Princeton-based Stevens & Lee announced Wednesday that former Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille has joined the Stevens & Lee Cos., a platform of professional services firms that includes Stevens & Lee, GSL Public Strategies Group and Stevens & Lee Public Affairs.
A national authority in the public utility industry, Brown 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 and was appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, where she chaired the NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee and, as a member of the NARUC Telecommunications Committee, sponsored a unanimously adopted resolution urging the Federal Communications Commission 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,” William Thornton Jr., CEO and president of Stevens & Lee, said. “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, Brown Dutrieuille began her tenure at the PAPUC in 2013 and was first appointed chairman of the commission in 2015 by then-Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. Then-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 Black chairman in the commission’s history. During her leadership at PAPUC, Brown 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, Brown 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.