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Vermont Public Utility Commissioner Hofmann Appointed to NARUC Executive Committee
WASHINGTON—Commissioner Sarah Hofmann, of the Vermont Public Utility Commission, was appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners by President Nick Wagner.
Hofmann was appointed to the PUC in 2015 by Governor Peter Shumlin. She serves on NARUC’s Telecommunications Committee and the Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal and also chairs the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition. In addition, she is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council on Electricity Policy and serves on the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations in Telecommunications. Hofmann was the executive director of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners, Inc., the Deputy Commissioner and the Director for Public Advocacy of the Department of Public Service. Hofmann is a graduate of Rollins College and the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
“Commissioner Hofmann has a broad range of regulatory and executive experience, having presented matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, along with a strong understanding of telecommunications issues,” said Wagner. “We are looking forward to her contributions to the Executive Committee.”
“I am pleased and honored to join NARUC’s Executive Committee,” said Commissioner Hofmann. “This body plays an essential role in guiding NARUC’s mission and helping to ensure that our priorities are consistent with national issues. I am grateful for this appointment from President Wagner and I look forward to working with my other committee members.”
The Executive Committee consists of the president, the first vice president, the second vice president, the treasurer, the executive director and two appointed members, responsible for the overall direction of the Association.
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.