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Timothy Alan Simon
Biography

Timothy Alan Simon was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on February 15, 2007.  As a former securities and banking industry attorney involved in financial products and services, Commissioner Simon firmly supports investment in California’s utility infrastructure as being critical to California’s economic future, and encourages a balanced public policy in areas of utility regulation.  He actively promotes and encourages diversity in utility procurement, educational opportunities, and the workplace.
 
On the national level, Commissioner Simon is Chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Committee on Natural Gas.  He also is a member of NARUC's Board of Directors, Critical Infrastructure Committee, Consumer Affairs Committee, Utility Market Access Partnership Sub-committee, Gas Speculation Task Force, and Wireless Task Force.  In his role as NARUC Gas Committee Chair, Commissioner Simon also sits on the National Petroleum Council, an oil and gas advisory committee to the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE).  Commissioner Simon is a member of the First Friday Caucus, a national educational group on competitive utility markets, the Annual Baseline Assessment of Choice in Canada and the United States (ABACCUS) reporting committee, and the former Chair of the Liquefied Natural Gas Partnership between NARUC and DOE.

 
At the state level, Commissioner Simon is a member of the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative at U.C. Berkeley, and the California Green Collar Jobs Council.  Prior to joining the CPUC, Commissioner Simon served as the Appointments Secretary to Governor Schwarzenegger, the first African American in California history to hold that post. 
 
Commissioner Simon received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco, and a Juris Doctor from Hastings College of the Law, University of California.  He currently is an adjunct professor of Securities Regulations at the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, and acts as an advisor on international securities in Golden Gate’s U.S. Legal Studies Program.

 

As an active member of the Bay Area community, Commissioner Simon serves on several non-profit boards, including the Saint Ignatius College Preparatory Board of Regents, Catholic Charities/CYO of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Megan Furth Catholic Academy.  He is engaged and is the proud father of three children and one grandchild. 


 

Awards

 

2011

  • Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce “Public Service Award”
  • Norman Hill Award from the A. Phillip Randolph Organization
  • California Republican Party Chairman’s Republican Leadership Award
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Utility Marketplace Access Partnership (UMAP): Leadership Award

2010

  • Edison Electric Institute:  Supplier Diversity Award
  • Black Economic Council:  Maynard H. Jackson Award

2009

  • Greater Sacramento Urban League:  Unity Award

2008

  • Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce “Public Service Award”
  • Norman Hill Award from the A. Phillip Randolph Organization
  • California Republican Party Chairman’s Republican Leadership Award

2007

  • California Legislative Black Caucus Community Empowerment Foundation: “For Public Service and Contributions to the African American Community”
  • Black Business Association: “Outstanding Support and Contribution as Keynote Speaker of 33rd Annual Awards Dinner

2006

  • Asian American Republican Women Federated: “In Appreciation of Dedicated Support as Their Keynote Speaker”
  • Unity Bar Association : “Unity Award For Distinguished Service and Outstanding Contributions to the Community and Commitment to Diversity”
  • California Association of Black Lawyers: “In Celebration of your Extraordinary Achievement and Recognition of your Dedicated Service to the Legal Community”
  

Last Modified: 10/4/2012


 
 
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