Commissioner Diversity: The Diversity Toolkit

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 The Honorable Monica Martinez, Commissioner Emeritus, Michigan Public Service Commission; Principal and Chief Policy Development Strategist, Ruben Strategy Group

 The Honorable Sadzi Oliva, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission and Chair,
Select Committee on Regulatory and Industry Diversity, NARUC; NUDC Board Member

 The Honorable Timothy Alan Simon, Commissioner Emeritus, California Public Utilities Commission; President, TAS Strategies

 The Honorable Greg White, Commissioner Emeritus, Michigan Public Service Commission;
Executive Director, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

 Moderated by: Laurie Dowling, Executive Director, National Utilities Diversity Council

Regulatory commissions play a crucial role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in utilities and communications.  They ensure access for customers from across the community and encourage workforce, Board, and supplier diversity in the utilities they regulate; and advance diversity inside the commissions as well. To realize these goals, and to fully represent the diversity of the community, states require diversity among their regulators. 

What is the diversity landscape among today’s regulatory commissioners? What can be done to encourage diversity in commission appointments and elections? Join us as current and former regulatory commissioners share insights on diversity among current and future commissions.  And for a look at – Commission Diversity - the newest bucket in our free Diversity Toolkit.

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