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Salmon Re-Elected President of NARUC's Commissioners Emeritus

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For Immediate Release: January 20, 2016
Contact: Regina L. Davis, 202-898-9382,

WASHINGTON—For the 15th straight year, Dr. Edward H. Salmon, a former State utility regulator, was elected President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Commissioners Emeritus organization.

Dr. Salmon served six years as a State utility regulator and three years as President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. During that time, he became a highly active member of NARUC and served as Vice President, President of Great Lakes Conference (16 states), Chairman of NARUC's Executive Committee and Founder of the Washington Action Committee.

Formed in 1979, the Commissioners Emeritus program represents former State public utility Commissioners from around the country. It serves as a resource and network of experience for NARUC, its officers and members.

Dr. Salmon is the current Chairman of Salmon Ventures Limited, a New Jersey-based consulting firm that he helped found in 2003. Dr. Salmon also holds positions that include: Chairman/Founder of New Jersey Energy Coalition, President of the NextGen ARTP and Chairman of Richard Stockton College's William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.

In addition, Dr. Salmon served on the Board of Directors for the National Regulatory Research Institute and the National Society of Rate of Return Analysts. Prior to his regulatory career, Dr. Salmon spent 26 years in government as a former mayor, freeholder director, state legislator and a member of the Governor's Cabinet.

"Congratulations to Dr. Salmon for being elected again to serve as President of the Commissioners Emeritus organization," said NARUC President Travis Kavulla. "His understanding of these issues and dedication to public service epitomizes what it means to be a part of NARUC. I thank him for his continued leadership and service."

Also elected as officers of NARUC's Commissioners Emeritus were Vice-President Jim Sullivan of Alabama and Secretary/Treasurer Kim Pizzingrilli of Pennsylvania.


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NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.

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