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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Public Service Commission Chair Appointment

Fills Seat Held by Outgoing PSC Chair W. Kevin Hughes

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Jason M. Stanek as incoming chair of the Public Service Commission (PSC). The PSC regulates public utilities and certain passenger transportation companies that do business in Maryland.

“Jason Stanek’s impressive career working in positions related to energy and utility policy demonstrates his vast experience and understanding of these complex issues,” said Governor Hogan. “He is knowledgeable in nearly every aspect of the utility industry, and I have no doubt that he will serve Maryland well in this new role.”

Stanek most recently served as Senior Counsel to the Energy Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee. Prior to that, he served 16 years in progressively senior positions in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Stanek holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tulane University and a J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law.

Stanek will fill the position currently held by W. Kevin Hughes, who is stepping down effective June 30, 2018.

The PSC regulates many of the utilities we use each day, such as gas, electric, telephone, water, and sewage disposal companies, along with electricity suppliers, and taxicabs operating in the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County, Cumberland, and Hagerstown.

 

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