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Maine PUC Chairman Mark Vannoy Appointed to NARUC Board of Directors

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For Immediate Release: March 28, 2016
Contact: Regina L. Davis, 202-898-9382,

WASHINGTON—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Travis Kavulla has appointed Maine Public Utilities Commission Chairman Mark Vannoy to NARUC’s Board of Directors. His board term will end October 31, 2018.

Vannoy was appointed Chairman of the Maine PUC in December 2014 by Governor Paul R. LePage. He served previously as a commissioner, being appointed in June 2012 and was reappointed in May 2013.

“Chairman Vannoy is a well-respected leader whose knowledge and breadth of experience make him an excellent addition to the NARUC Board,” said President Kavulla.

“NARUC’s knowledge base and support for its members bring tangible value to Commissions across the country,” said Chairman Vannoy. “I am honored by President Kavulla’s appointment and look forward to serving in this leadership role.” 

Before joining the PUC, Chairman Vannoy was an associate vice president in the infrastructure and civil practice group at Wright Pierce in Topsham, Maine. He has served as an officer in the United States Navy, completing tours as a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor at Cornell University, and a nuclear tour, as the damage control assistant aboard the USS California CGN36. Chairman Vannoy graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. He completed his Masters of Engineering at Cornell University in 2000. His PUC term expires in March 2019.


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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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