Former PA Public Utility Commission Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille Joins Stevens & Lee and Its Affiliated Companies
Platform Continues Expansion of Its Multidisciplinary Energy Industry Group
HARRISBURG, PA, and PRINCETON, NJ, January 3, 2024 – Stevens & Lee announced today that former Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PAPUC) Gladys Brown Dutrieuille has joined The Stevens & Lee Companies, a platform of professional services firms which includes Stevens & Lee, GSL Public Strategies Group and Stevens & Lee Public Affairs.
A national authority in the public utility industry, Ms. Dutrieuille has helped to shape the public utility landscape in the Commonwealth and across the country. She is the immediate past President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC) and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), where she chaired the NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee and, as a member of the NARUC Telecommunications Committee, sponsored a unanimously-adopted resolution urging the FCC to retain its $2.3 billion federal budget for broadband deployment across the country.
“We are very pleased to welcome Gladys to our growing energy and utilities team,” said William P. Thornton, Jr., President and CEO of Stevens & Lee. “Her skill and experience reach all facets of the industry, from fossil fuels and renewables to hydrogen and broadband. Her unique skills are a great asset to our platform and will help us provide a higher level of service to our clients operating in and working with this industry.”
A two-term PAPUC Commissioner, Gladys Brown Dutrieuille began her tenure at the PAPUC in 2013 and was first appointed Chairman of the Commission in 2015 by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. Gov. Tom Wolf nominated her for a second term in 2018 and reappointed her as Chairman in 2019, placing her as the longest-serving female and African American Chairman in the Commission’s history. During her leadership at PAPUC, Ms. Dutrieuille advanced transformative efforts in Pennsylvania’s energy generation, use and distribution, including the implementation of key consumer assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to her career at the PAPUC, Ms. Dutrieuille served the Pennsylvania Senate for 22 years and, as a Deputy Chief Counsel for the Senate Democratic Leader, worked on key utility issues considered by the General Assembly.
Ms. Dutrieuille joins a number of high-profile energy and utilities professionals who in recent months have joined the energy industry practice at Stevens & Lee and its affiliated companies. Stevens & Lee Public Affairs added former New Jersey Senator and Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Bob Gordon and Dennis Culnan to its ranks in September and Erick Ford in late March, and Brett Kilbourne, former General Counsel to the Utilities Technology Council, joined the law firm in November.