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Chairman Sam Randazzo

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Sam Randazzo

Term ends: April 10, 2024


Sam Randazzo is the chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). He was appointed to the PUCO and designated chairman by Governor Mike DeWine in 2019.

Chairman Randazzo, an attorney, began his career as a member of the PUCO’s technical staff. After leaving the PUCO, he was appointed to act as an assistant attorney general for the State of Ohio and assigned to the PUCO section. He then entered private practice where he focused on energy, communications and utility law.

At the end of 2018, Chairman Randazzo retired from the law firm of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC where he provided guidance to a broad range of clients including residential, commercial and industrial customers, cooperatives, municipally-owned and investor-owned utilities. His experience includes developing Ohio’s innovative self-help natural gas program in 1973; implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in Ohio; proactive leadership on Ohio utility legislation providing customers with supply side and demand side choices; and general counsel to the Industrial Energy Users-Ohio (IEU-Ohio). Throughout his professional career, Sam has strongly supported and been an active participant in utility consumer education activities.

Chairman Randazzo is a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School, the University of Akron and Capital University Law School.