For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750

PUCO Nominating Council to meet January 25

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 18, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council will meet on Jan. 25, 2018, to interview applicants for the position of commissioner of the PUCO to fill one vacancy. The position of commissioner is for the term beginning April 11, 2018 and ending on April 10, 2023. The meeting will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Hearing Room 11-B at the PUCO offices, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus.

The agenda for the Nominating Council meeting is as follows:

8:45 a.m.       Meeting called to order by Mike Koren
                       Opening remarks by Chairman Asim Z. Haque
                       Oath of office
                       Ratification of Jan. 26, 2017 minutes

Upon the conclusion of the opening public session, the Nominating Council will convene an executive session pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code to interview the following candidates.

9:15 a.m.         M. Beth Trombold

9:40                 Douglas Bolton

10:00               Ten minute break                  

10:10               David W. Wade

10:35               Stephen R. Serraino

10:55               Ten minute break

11:05               Trey M. Addison

11:30               Ronald Russo

The Nominating Council will reconvene its public session at 12:15 p.m. and select four candidates to submit to Gov. John R. Kasich for his consideration.

The public session will be webcast live on the PUCO website.

The PUCO Nominating Council is a broad-based 12-member panel charged with screening candidates for the position of commissioner. For additional information about the PUCO commissioner appointment process, visit


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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