Gladys Brown Dutrieuille Presents at the 2024 Women in Business Conference

Lancaster, PA, April 12, 2024 – Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, Of Counsel, joined professionals from across Pennsylvania on the panel “We All Have the Same 24 Hours As Beyoncé” at the 2024 Women in Business Conference hosted by the PA Chamber of Business and Industry in Lancaster, PA.

Ms. Dutrieuille, along with fellow panelists Cynthia Figueroa, President & CEO of JEVS Human Services, Ana Meyers, Regional Vice President of Commonwealth Charter Academy, and moderator Megan Martin, Vice President and General Counsel of the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, explored empowering strategies, tips and personal stories on how women professionals can maximize productivity, prioritize effectively and carve out enriching personal time.

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. 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. 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. Dutrieuille 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 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.