Governor Pence today announced the reappointment of James D. Atterholt as Chairman of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC).
"Jim Atterholt is a person of deep conviction and commitment to his family, community and state," said Governor Mike Pence. "He has demonstrated the kind of character and competence Indiana will need to develop energy policy, create jobs and protect ratepayers."
Atterholt has dedicated much of his life to public service. He is a former member of the Indiana General Assembly, having served on the House Commerce, Economic Development and Technology Committee, which has jurisdiction over all utility-related legislation. Atterholt was also a member of the House Environmental Affairs and Labor Committees.
A native of Fort Wayne, Atterholt received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) where he serves on the Committee on Gas. He also serves on the board of directors of the Saint Florian Center for at-risk children.
Atterholt was first appointed to the IURC by then Governor Mitch Daniels on June 22, 2009, and on October 5, 2010 was appointed chairman.