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Glen Thomas

Glen Thomas is President of GT Power Group.  Mr. Thomas is the former chairman of the Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) where he oversaw the restructuring of Pennsylvania’s electricity, natural gas, and local telephone markets.  Before his appointment to the PUC, Mr. Thomas served as Deputy Director of Governor Ridge’s Policy Office, where he advised the Governor on energy and environmental issues.  In addition, Mr. Thomas was appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on the Governor’s transition team for energy related issues in 2003.  Mr. Thomas is also a former partner at the law firm of Blank Rome.

Mr. Thomas has served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners; Chairman of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Washington Action Committee; member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Board; the National Regulatory Research Institute's Board of Directors; the Keystone Center Energy Board; the Organization of MISO States Board of Directors; and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committee on International Relations, Telecommunications and Critical Infrastructure.

Mr. Thomas received his J.D. from Dickinson School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/Religion and Political Science from Colgate University. He attended the Governors Center of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University and was one of the 60 civilians chosen by the Secretary of Defense to participate in the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Civilian Orientation Conference.

Mr. Thomas has been honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal as recipient of the “40 Under 40” Award.  He is also a member of the Wilson High School Academic Hall of Fame.

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