Commissioner Bonnie A. Suchman

Bonnie A. Suchman was appointed to the Maryland Public Service Commission in June 2023 by Governor Wes Moore. Commissioner Suchman was most recently the owner of Suchman Law LLC and has more than 35 years of experience in the energy field, representing clients on a broad range of issues including transmission policy and regulation, reliability and cybersecurity, cross-border transmission permitting, distributed generation, and renewable energy financing mechanisms.

Prior to opening her own law firm, she was counsel at Troutman Sanders LLP and was special counsel for electric utility restructuring at the Department of Energy. She had a principal role in the drafting of both the Clinton administration’s Comprehensive Electricity Competition Plan and the legislation implementing the provisions of the plan. She was also a senior attorney at the Edison Electric Institute and an associate at Webster & Fredrickson, a law firm representing the D.C. Public Service Commission.

Commissioner Suchman serves as a member of the Committee on Critical Infrastructure and the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

A resident of Potomac, Maryland, Commissioner Suchman is a graduate of Bard College and the George Washington University Law School, and is a member of the D.C. and Maryland bars.

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