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Commissioners & Staff

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Governor's Council for six year staggered terms. Staff: 70.

 

Amy Ignatius

Amy L. Ignatius, Chairman, 271-2442; Appointed June 2009, term ends June 30, 2015. University of Wisconsin (BA, American History, 1977); University of Virginia (JD, 1982).

Prior experience:  NH Department of Justice, General Counsel, NH PUC; Executive Director, New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners, Inc.; Director, NH Office of Energy and Planning; Commissioner, NH PUC  

Vice Chairman, NH Site Evaluation Committee; Member, NH Nuclear Decommissioning Finance Committee; NARUC Committee on Telecommunications; Interstate TRS Fund Advisory Council

   
Robert Scott

Robert R. Scott, Commissioner, 271-2290; Appointed March 2012, term ends July 1, 2017.  Lehigh University (BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1986)

Commissioner Scott was appointed by Governor John Lynch as Commissioner of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in March 2012.  He previously served with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services as Air Resources Division Director (2003-2012), a position to which he was originally appointed by Governor Craig Benson.  Prior to 2003 he served in various positions with the Department of Environmental Services.  He worked as an engineer in private industry from 1990 to 1995 and as a Munitions and Aircraft Maintenance officer in the United States Air Force from 1986 to 1990. 

Commissioner Scott currently Co-Chairs the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership’s Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Forum Steering Committee, and Co-Chairs the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC) subcommittee on cyber security. He serves on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI) Board of Directors and in September 2013 Governor Maggie Hassan named Commissioner Scott as the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) manager for the State of New Hampshire.

He remains active in military service having commanded three Air Force squadrons and currently commands the 265th Combat Communications Squadron of the Maine Air National Guard in South Portland, Maine.  

   
Martin Honigberg

Martin P. Honigberg, Commissioner, 271-2443, Appointed January 2014, term ends June 30, 2019.  Amherst College (BA, Economics, 1981); Vanderbilt University (JD, 1985).

Came to the Commission from Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC in Concord (2003-2014), where he practiced administrative law and litigation, and was head of the firm’s government relations group.

Prior public sector experience:   Senior Assistant Attorney General, NH Attorney General’s Office (1994-1999); and Special Counsel to Governor Jeanne Shaheen (2002).

Prior private practice experience:  Before coming to New Hampshire, spent four years at Dickstein Shapiro & Morin in Washington, DC, and five years at Goodwin Procter & Hoar in Boston, MA.  Between the Attorney General’s Office and Governor Shaheen, was with Rath Young & Pignatelli in Concord.

  Debra A. Howland, Executive Director
F. Anne Ross, General Counsel
David Shulock, Director, Legal Division
Lynn Fabrizio, Director of Administration and Assistant Executive Director
Amanda O. Noonan, Director, Consumer Affairs Division
Randall S. Knepper, P.E., Director, Safety Division
Thomas C. Frantz, Director, Electric Division
Kathryn M. Bailey, P.E., Director, Telecommunications Division
Mark A. Naylor, Director, Gas and Water Division
Karen J. Moran, Chief Auditor, Audit Division
Jack Ruderman , Director, Sustainable Energy Division