Energy Leadership is Personal w/ NYPS Commissioner Burman

March 05, 2024 Tisha Schuller Running time:
Energy Thinks Podcast with Tisha Schuller. Title: Energy is Personal with Diane Burman. Visit at energythinks.com/podcasts/

Tisha Schuller welcomes Diane Burman, New York State Public Service Commissioner, to the Energy Thinks podcast. Listeners will hear Diane’s thoughts about the personal, emotional, and unique relationship stakeholders have with energy. Diane also discusses her experience engaging in the hard conversations about the expectations of the energy future from New Yorkers who are paying attention now more than ever.

Diane Burman currently serves as a Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission, which regulates the state’s electric, gas, steam, water, and telecommunications utilities. She is also a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, serving on committees related to critical infrastructure, natural gas, and pipeline safety.

Prior to the Commission, Diane was with the New York State Senate since 2009, including serving as the Chief Counsel to the Republican Conference. Prior to her position with the Senate, she served as Special Counsel to the New York State Public Service Commission.

Diane has held a number of other legal and management positions, including Executive Director of the New York State PTA, Assistant Executive Director of the Albany Jewish Community Center, and Director of Pro Bono Affairs for the New York State Bar Association.  She has served in several high-level positions within state government, including Assistant Counsel with the Department of Economic Development, Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Law, Senior Court Attorney with the Unified-Court System, and as a judicial clerk for the New York State Court of Appeals. She was also an adjunct legal professor at Hofstra University and Adelphi University.

Diane obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Molloy College and her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. She was admitted to the bar in 1992. A life-long New Yorker, Diane Burman currently resides in the Capital District with her family.

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[Interview recorded on February 14, 2024]

Energy Leadership is Personal w/ NYPS Commissioner Burman

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