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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, 271-2443, Appointed December 2013, term ends June 30, 2019.  Amherst College (BA, Economics, 1981); Vanderbilt University (JD, 1985).

Came to the Commission from Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC in Concord (2003-2014), where he practiced administrative law and litigation, and was head of the firm’s government relations group.

Prior public sector experience:   Senior Assistant Attorney General, NH Attorney General’s Office (1994-1999); and Special Counsel to Governor Jeanne Shaheen (2002).

Prior private practice experience:  Before coming to New Hampshire, spent four years at Dickstein Shapiro & Morin in Washington, DC, and five years at Goodwin Procter & Hoar in Boston, MA.  Between the Attorney General’s Office and Governor Shaheen, was with Rath Young & Pignatelli in Concord.


Robert R. Scott, Commissioner, 271-2290; Appointed March 2012, term ends July 1, 2017.  Lehigh University (BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1986)

Commissioner Scott was appointed by Governor John Lynch as Commissioner of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in March 2012.  He previously served with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services as Air Resources Division Director (2003-2012), a position to which he was originally appointed by Governor Craig Benson.  Prior to 2003 he served in various positions with the Department of Environmental Services.  He worked as an engineer in private industry from 1990 to 1995 and as a munitions and aircraft maintenance officer in the United States Air Force from 1986 to 1990.

Commissioner Scott currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and is a member of the Committee on Critical Infrastructure as well as the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment. Commissioner Scott is on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI) Board of Directors, and Co-Chairs the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC) subcommittee on cyber security.  In 2013 Governor Maggie Hassan appointed Commissioner Scott as New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) manager to represent New Hampshire on regional electricity matters. He also formerly served as co-chair of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Forum Steering Committee.

He recently retired as a cyberspace operations officer with the Air National Guard after 30 years of military service, having commanded three Air Force squadrons in his career. 

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.

  Debra A. Howland, Executive Director
F. Anne Ross, General Counsel
David Shulock, Director, Legal Division
Michael C. Ladam, 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
Mark A. Naylor, Director, Gas and Water Division
Karen J. Moran, Chief Auditor, Audit Division