The 2020 USGO Meeting has been postponed.

Utilities State Government Organization

Past Presidents

Term
Name
Organization
2018-2019
Laura Lutz
Evergy
2017-2018
Peter Trufahnestock
Columbia Gas
2016-2017
Christine Martin
PPL Corporation
2015-2016
David Freibert
LG&E and KU Energy LLC
2014-2015
Dan Moore
Eversource Energy
2013-2014
Mark Schreiber
Westar Energy
2012-2013
Gifford W. Ormes
Mississippi Power
2011-2012
Robert Smith
Northeast Utilities
2010-2011
Chuck Claunch
Duke Energy
2009-2010
John (JD) David
MidAmerican Energy
2008-2009
Alexander Nunez
Constellation Energy
2007-2008
Tom Armstrong
Exelon
2006-2007
Paul Renfrow
OGE
2005-2006
Lofton Cox
Mississippi Power
2004-2005
Jeanelle McCain
Progress Energy
2003-2004
Joe Farley
Delmarva Power
2002-2003
Ed Holcombe
Georgia Power
2001-2002
Mary Dempsey
Constellation Energy
2000-2001
Jim Morrison
Wisconsin Power
1999-2000
Johnny Atherton
Mississippi Power
1998-1999
Carlos Vazquez
The United
Illuminating Company
1997-1998
Tara Ryker
Northern Indiana
Public Service Co.
1996-1997
Andy Dreher
Entergy
1995-1996
Doug McCuen
New York State Electric & Gas
1994-1995
Kenyon Kies
Wisconsin Utility Association
1993-1994
Gary Roberts
Florida Power
1992-1993
Kevin Lynott
Public Service Electric & Gas
1991-1992
Don Speyer
Dayton Power
1990-1991
Hank List
Kentucky Power
1989-1990
Mike Rose
National Fuel Gas
1988-1989
Jim Roberts
Minnesota Power
1987-1988
Jim Griffith
Georgia Power
1986-1987
Jeff Fleming
Boston Edison
1985-1986
Ernie Varhola
Duquesne Light
1984-1985
Don Mason
Mississippi Power
1983-1984
Howard Shapiro
Energy Association
of New York
1982-1983
Bill Saller
Public Service Electric & Gas
1981-1982
Bill O’Byrne
Baltimore Gas & Electric
1980-1981
Rick Oxender
Jim Crawford
Cincinnati Gas
Pennsylvania Power & Light
1979-1980
Jim Crawford
Pennsylvania Power & Light
1978-1979
Dick Jones
Florida Power
1977-1978
Frank Kenny
Northeast Utilities



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