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Lawrence K. Friedeman
April 23, 2020 | About Us

Lawrence K. Friedeman

Term ends: April 10, 2025

Lawrence K. Friedeman was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) by Governor John R. Kasich in 2017 and reappointed to a second term by Governor Mike DeWine in 2020.

Commissioner Friedeman is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) where he serves on the Committee on Consumers and the Public Interest and the Committee on Gas.

For more than 20 years, Commissioner Friedeman held various roles in the energy sector related to regulatory and compliance disciplines. His tenure afforded him the opportunity to work with regulatory commissions, utilities, consumer advocates and competitive suppliers in a dozen states, including Ohio.

Throughout his career, Friedeman had the distinction of serving on the boards of the Ohio Gas Association and the Ohio Gas Suppliers Association, as well as a number of business and community-related organizations.

Commissioner Friedeman received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He and his wife, Beth, a retired educator, reside in Waterville, Ohio. Commissioner Friedeman has two adult daughters and two grandchildren.