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PUCO Nominations in Process

PUCO Nominating Council to meet February 6
COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb. 5, 2008)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 at 8:45 a.m. to interview applicants for the position of commissioner.

The meeting will take place in Hearing Room 11-E at the PUCO offices, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus.

The council will be recommending to the governor four candidates to fill the commissioner term commencing April 11, 2008.

After a public session, the Nominating Council will go into executive session pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code to interview candidates.

The agenda for the Nominating Council meeting is as follows:

Meeting Called to Order by Thomas Green
Remarks by PUCO Chairman Alan R. Schriber

Oath of Office

Election of Officers


9:15 Cheryl Roberto

9:35 Howard Petricoff

9:55 G. Raymond Lorello

10:15 Dave Rinebolt

10:35 Break

10:45 Fred Strahorn

11:05 Steven Lesser

11:25 Paul Duffy

11:45 Gretchen Hummel

12:05 Donald Mason

Following the interviews, the Nominating Council will return to public session to discuss and decide the four candidates that will be submitted to the governor for his consideration.


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business, and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe, and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO hotline at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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