For Immediate Release: March 3, 2015
Contact: Robert J. Thormeyer, 202-898-9382, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Lisa Edgar of Florida has named Commissioner Anne Hoskins of Maryland as Chair of the Association’s Committee on International Relations.
Commissioner Hoskins, a former Co-Vice Chair of the Committee, is replacing Commissioner Eric Callisto of Wisconsin, who recently left regulation. Commissioner Francisco X. Salazar of Mexico will remain Vice Chair.
Established in 1996, the Committee on International Relations manages NARUC's outreach activities across the globe, including partnerships with numerous countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and Bangladesh. With the trend of energy market development expanding overseas, several countries have sought help and best practices from their American counterparts.
“Change in the energy sector isn’t confined to our shores and strong, independent utility regulation knows no boundaries,” said President Edgar. “Thanks to our federal partners at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Department of State, we are able to facilitate educational and peer-to-peer reviews of new regulatory initiatives across the globe. Commissioner Hoskins is well-suited to further strengthen these efforts and I am thankful for her volunteer service. I’d also like to thank Immediate Past Chair Callisto for his dedication and leadership.”
“I am honored by President Edgar’s appointment,” said Chair Hoskins. “The work we do abroad takes a concerted effort from all involved. These partnerships provide vital information sharing and learning opportunities with our peers and I hope to facilitate increased participation from commissioners and staff in this exciting work. I echo President Edgar’s gratitude for Commissioner Callisto's leadership and look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee, particularly Vice Chair Salazar."
Commissioner Hoskins was appointed to the Maryland Public Service Commission in September 2013 to complete a term through June 2016. In addition to her service on the Committee on International Relations, Commissioner Hoskins is a member of NARUC’s Committee on Gas and has served as a mentor through the Women in Energy Initiative of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators. Prior to joining the Maryland commission, she served as a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University, conducting policy research on distributed generation and lecturing on energy and environmental issues. She previously served as an executive at an energy utility, providing leadership on sustainability and public policy, and as a regulatory counsel for a telecommunications firm.
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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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