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

PUCO Nominating Council to meet March 14

COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 8, 2019) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council will meet on March 14, to interview applicants for the position of commissioner of the PUCO to fill one vacancy. The position of commissioner is for the unexpired term beginning immediately upon appointment and ending on April 10, 2021. 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, Interim Chair M. Beth Trombold                   
                         Ratification of Jan. 31, 2019 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.

9:00 a.m.         William Schuck

9:20 a.m.         Eugene Krebs

9:40 a.m.         Ronald Russo

10:00 a.m.       Ten minute break

10:10  a.m.      William Jennings

10:20 a.m.       Bryce McKenney

10:40  a.m.      Dennis Deters

The Nominating Council will reconvene its public session at 11 a.m. and select four candidates to submit to Governor Mike DeWine for his consideration to fill the vacated commissioner term.

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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