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Commissioners & Staff

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Governor's Council for six year staggered terms. Staff: 70.


Martin Honigberg

Martin P. Honigberg, Chairman, Term ended June 30, 2019. 

Kathryn Bailey

Kathryn M. Bailey, Commissioner, 271-2444, Appointed July 2015, term ends June 30, 2021. Union College (BS, Electrical Engineering, 1983)

Commissioner Bailey was appointed by Governor Margaret Hassan as Commissioner of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in August 2015. Prior to her appointment she served as Director of Regulatory Innovation and Strategy, Director of Telecommunications, and Chief Engineer for the Public Utilities Commission (2000-2015).   She held other staff positions with the Public Utilities Commission prior to 2000.  During her tenure she was appointed to and active on the E911 Commission, the Telecommunications Planning and Advisory Board and the NARUC and NECPUC staff subcommittees on telecommunications.

Before joining the Public Utilities Commission staff, Commissioner Bailey served in the United States Air Force as a communications officer (1983-1987).  She has been a licensed professional engineer in New Hampshire since 1991.


Michael S. Giaimo, Commissioner, 271-2290, Appointed August 2017, term ends June 30, 2023.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst (BA, History, 1996); Suffolk University Law School (JD, 2000).

Prior to joining the commission, Michael worked in the External Affairs Department for ISO New England (ISO).  While there he supported the ISO’s outreach plans for regional system planning, wholesale electricity markets, and power system emergencies. Michael managed relationships with legislators, regulators, and policymakers, and at one time or another during his decade-long tenure was ISO’s primary contact in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.   In his role with the ISO, he participated in legislative and regulatory proceedings throughout the region and testified before state legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy issues on a wide range of electricity issues.  Prior to joining the ISO in 2007, Michael spent 8 years as Vice President responsible for energy and environmental affairs for the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire.


  Debra A. Howland, Executive Director
David Shulock, General Counsel
David K Wiesner, Director, Legal Division
Kath Mullholand, Director, Regulatory Innovation and Strategy
Amanda O. Noonan, Director, Consumer Services and External Affairs Division
Randall S. Knepper, P.E., Director, Safety Division
Thomas C. Frantz, Director, Electric Division
Karen P. Cramton, Director, Sustainable Energy Division
Stephen P. Frink, Director, Gas and Water Division
Karen J. Moran, Chief Auditor, Audit Division


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