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WASHINGTON (January 14, 2021) — Former state utility regulator Dr. Edward H. Salmon was elected to his 20th 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 Utilities 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, former president and now board emeritus 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.
“In regulatory circles, 20 years generally means that something is fully depreciated and ready to be replaced. But as it relates to Dr. Salmon, 20 years is just another milestone in a tremendous career that has always focused on regulatory excellence. Congratulations on again being recognized by your colleagues as president of the Commissioner Emeritus Group,” said NARUC President Paul Kjellander of Idaho.
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. www.naruc.org