|Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission|
|June 19, 2008 - Present|
|April 1, 2014|
|Years in position||7|
|Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chair|
|February 24, 2011 - Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||June 19, 2008|
|Appointed by||Gov. Ed Rendell (D)|
|Bachelor's||St. Joseph’s University|
|Master's||University of Pennsylvania|
Powelson began his career as the Director of Government Relations for the Delaware County Chamber. From 1990-91, he served as a Staff Assistant to Congressman Curt Weldon. Powell joined the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry in 1994, going on to serve as President and CEO. In 2005, he was chosen by the Eisenhower Presidential Fellows to be a U.S. fellow in Singapore and Australia.
On March 8, 2011, Governor Corbett named Powelson to serve as a member of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. Soon after he was appointed to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Board of Directors.
- Bachelor of Administration, St. Joseph’s University
- Master of Governmental Administration with a concentration in public finance, University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (2008-present)
Powelson was renominated to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission by Governor Rendell for a full five-year term on February 12, 2009, and unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate on April 22, 2009.
Powelson was first nominated to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on June 19, 2008, by Governor Edward G. Rendell to fill the remainder of an unexpired term and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously on June 30, 2008.
Powelson is a native of Delaware County. He and his wife, Lauren, and sons Ryan and Shane, live in Kennett Square.
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