Gladys Brown Dutrieuille Named Among “2024 Black Trailblazers” by City & State PA

HARRISBURG, PA February 28, 2024 – Stevens & Lee is proud to announce that Gladys Brown Dutrieuille has been recognized by City & State PA as among its listing of “2024 Black Trailblazers.”

Distinguished as among Pennsylvania’s leading 100 Black trailblazers, Ms. Dutrieuille is spotlighted for her dedication to public service and her legacy in shaping energy and public utility policy across the Commonwealth.

A national authority in the public utility industry, Ms. Dutrieuille is a former Commissioner and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PAPUC) and for more than thirty years has helped to shape the public utility landscape in the Commonwealth and across the country. A two-term PAPUC Commissioner, Ms. Dutrieuillebegan 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. Across 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. As a former Deputy Chief Counsel for the Senate Democratic Leader, she worked on major utility issues considered by the General Assembly, including all of the major deregulation bills for telecommunications, electricity and natural gas; the handling of consumer terminations and reconnections; energy efficiency and procurement updates; and the expansion of distribution system improvements.

Ms. Dutrieuilleis 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 resolution urging the FCC to retain its $2.3 billion federal budget for broadband deployment across the country. The resolution was unanimously adopted by NARUC’s Board of Directors.