Susan Ackerman is currently the Chief Energy Officer at the Eugene Water & Electric Board in Eugene, Oregon, a position responsible for EWEB’s resource planning, power trading functions, and regional and legislative policy.
Prior to EWEB, she served on the Oregon Public Utility Commission from 2010 to 2016, the last four years as Chair of the Commission. She served as Chair of the Electricity Committee of NARUC, on the Advisory Committee to EPRI, and as one of NARUC’s representatives on the NARUC – U.S. DOE Smart Grid Working Group.
Prior to the OPUC, Ackerman was a lawyer representing a variety of clients in electricity and natural gas matters, including integrated resource planning, competitive solicitations, transmission services, reliability standards, power sales contracting, and electric and natural gas rate matters. She holds a BA in political philosophy and a J.D. She was admitted to practice law in Oregon, Washington, and California, although she is no longer a member of any bar association.