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Kasich Announces Appointments of Daniel Conway and Lawrence Friedeman to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the following appointments:

Lawrence R. Friedeman of Waterville (Lucas Co.) has been appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a term beginning February 27, 2017 and ending April 10, 2020.  Friedeman is replacing M. Howard Petricoff, who resigned.

Friedeman received his bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate from University of Pittsburgh. He is currently Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at IGS Energy. For nearly 20 years Friedeman has held a variety of responsibilities in the energy industry. During his tenure he has worked with public utility commissions, utility companies, consumer advocates, stakeholder groups and state governments across the Midwest. Friedeman resides in Waterville.

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Daniel R. Conway of Upper Arlington (Franklin Co.) has been appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a term beginning April 11, 2017 and ending April 10, 2022.  Conway is replacing Lynn Slaby, whose term is expiring.

Conway received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University and his juris doctorate from the University of Michigan. He is currently an attorney at Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur LLP and is an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Law School. He has been actively engaged in the energy, telecommunications, electricity, natural gas and public utilities fields for more than 35 years, including representing a range of complex proceedings in state and federal courts. Conway resides in Columbus.