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Salmon Elected to 19th Term Leading NARUC's Commissioners Emeritus Group

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Salmon Elected to 19th Term Leading NARUC’s Commissioners Emeritus Group

WASHINGTON (January 14, 2020)—Former state utility regulator Dr. Edward H. Salmon was elected to his 19th term as president of the Commissioners Emeritus organization of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

He served six years as a utility regulator for the New Jersey Board of Public Utility and three years as president. An ever-present and active member of NARUC, Salmon distinguished himself by serving as vice president and president of the Great Lakes Conference (16 states), chairman of NARUC’s Executive Committee and the founder of the Washington Action Committee. 

The Commissioners Emeritus program was established in 1979 to represent the interests of NARUC’s former state public utility commissioners. It serves as a resource and network of experience for NARUC, its officers and members.

Presently, Salmon is the chairman of Salmon Ventures Limited, a New Jersey-based consulting firm that he helped found in 2003. He also holds other positions, including chairman/founder of the New Jersey Energy Coalition, president of the National Aviation Research & Technology Park and chairman/founder of Stockton University’s William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. 

He also served as member of the National Regulatory Research Institute Board of Directors and a board member for the National Society of Rate of Return Analysts. Prior to his regulatory career, Salmon spent 26 years in government as a mayor, freeholder director, state legislator and a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Cabinet.

“On behalf of the Association and its members, I am very pleased to congratulate our friend, Dr. Ed Salmon, on his re-election as president,” said NARUC President Brandon Presley, of the Mississippi Public Service Commission. “He has consistently earned the trust and respect of his peers to lead our Commissioners Emeritus program. Dr. Salmon and the other officers provide an important service to NARUC, its members and the regulatory community, for which we are all extremely grateful.”

Also re-elected as officers to NARUC’s Commissioners Emeritus are Vice President Jim Sullivan of Alabama and Secretary/Treasurer Kim Pizzingrilli of Pennsylvania.



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.