Term ends: April 10, 2026
Dennis P. Deters was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) by Governor Mike DeWine in 2019 and reappointed to a second term in 2021.
Prior to joining the PUCO, Commissioner Deters has served in local government for the last decade, most recently as a judge on Ohio’s First District Court of Appeals. Prior to that, Deters served as a Colerain Township Trustee, a Hamilton County Commissioner, and a trial attorney representing local government interests.
In these positions, Deters has overseen local regulation of basic public service, has been tasked with adopting and enforcing administrative regulation of local services, worked to solve public service disputes, and represented individuals and businesses navigating government regulation.
Commissioner Deters is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). He currently serves on the NARUC Committee on International Relations, which manages outreach activities across the globe, including partnerships with numerous countries in Eastern Europe, Africa and Bangladesh. He also serves on the NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure, which discusses protection of the nation’s energy and telecommunications infrastructure. Deters focuses extensively on cybersecurity as it relates to utility services.
Commissioner Deters has earned his Bachelor of Arts, English and government from the University of Notre Dame, and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati.