Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday appointed Anne E. Hoskins, an executive with a New Jersey-based energy company, to the powerful board that regulates utility rates in Maryland.
Hoskins, a Baltimore resident, would fill the vacancy left on the Public Service Commission when Kevin Hughes was named chairman of the agency. If confirmed by the Senate, her term would continue until June 2016.
In a statement. O'Malley said Hoskins would help protect the interests of Maryland families.
"As an expert in clean energy and climate change, Anne understands the importance of ensuring a resilient electric grid for all Marylanders in the face of increasingly severe weather," he said.
For the past six years, Hoskins has been senior vice president for public affairs an sustainability for the Public Service Enterprise Group, a publicly traded energy company based in Newark. She also served as a visiting research scholar at the Andlinger Center on Energy and the Environment at Princeton University.
A graduate of Cornell University, Hoskins also holds a masters in public administration from Princeton and a law degree from Harvard.