Colorado Governor Jared Polis has announced the appointment of Susan Perkins to the Public Utilities Commission.
"Susan is consumer-minded and has the experience and forward-thinking focus Colorado needs on the PUC to keep rates low," said Polis. "Last session, we took a number of steps to modernize the PUC and I am excited to nominate someone who can help build on that vision and will stand up for rate-payers from Southern Colorado and across our state."
Susan Perkins has spent the last six years as a member and pro bono attorney for Pueblo's Energy Future. Previously, she was a Principal at Perkins Energy Law, where she focused on providing legal and energy policy assistance for the development of renewable energy resources in Colorado. Prior to that, Perkins worked at Randstad North America (2000-2002); Total Petroleum (1983-2000); Dechert Price and Rhoads (1981-1983); Pannill and Hooper (1978-1981); and Vinson & Elkins (1975-1978). Perkins graduated with a JD (1976) and BA (1972) from the University of Houston, and an MBA from Regis University.
Perkins' four-year appointment is effective January 13, 2020 subject to Senate confirmation.