John F. Coleman

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John F. Coleman
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Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
In office
June 2010 - Present
Term ends
April 1, 2017
Years in position 5
Base salary$145,241
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 2, 2010
Appointed byGov. Ed Rendell (D)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSaint Francis University (1982)
ProfessionEconomic Development Professional
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John F. Coleman is the current Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. He was first appointed to the commission on June 18, 2010 and elected by the other commissioners to serve as vice chairman on February 24, 2011. His current term expires on April 1, 2017.[1]


Coleman is a certified Economic Development Professional. He is a founding investor and Corporate Treasurer of SilcoTek, a performance coating company. Coleman serves as a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committees on Gas and Pipeline Safety. Vice Chairman Coleman was appointed to the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) for a two-year term on Sept. 1, 2011.

Before joining the Commission, Coleman served 12 years as the President/Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, based in State College. In this role he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation.[2]


  • Bachelor’s of science, business management, Saint Francis University
  • Graduate of the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management at Notre Dame

Political career

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (2010-present)

Coleman has served as a member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission since June 2010. He was elected as Vice Chairman by his fellow Commissioners on February 24, 2011. His current term will expire April 1, 2017.[2]



Coleman was renominated to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission by Gov. Tom Corbett (R) on February 17, 2012 and unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate on April 2, 2012.[2]


Coleman was nominated to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission by Gov. Ed Rendell (D) on June 2, 2010 and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate on June 15, 2010.[2]


Coleman and his wife Julie live in Port Matilda. They have two children, Allie and Tyler.[2]

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