David C. Coen was appointed as
a Member to the Vermont Public Service Board in 1995 by then-Governor Howard
Dean. Mr. Coen was reappointed in 2001 and has subsequently been reappointed
again to an third six-year term by Governor Jim Douglas. His current term
expires in 2013.
During his tenure, Mr. Coen has served in a variety of regional and national
leadership positions, including Chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee of the
New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC), chair of the
Board of Directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute, and as a
member of the Electricity, Gas, and Finance and Technology Committees of the
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). He currently
serves as NARUCís First Vice President and is a member of the Associationís
Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Coen serves as a
member of the Consumer Affairs Committee and the Task Force on Climate Policy.
Mr. Coen holds a Bachelorís Degree from Colgate University, and pursued graduate
study at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. His prior government service
includes the Vermont Goals 2000 Commission, the Lake Champlain Management
Conference, and the Governorís Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational and
Municipal Financing Reform. He also served as Deputy Mayor, Alderman and Water
Commissioner in the City of Vergennes. He has held a wide variety of community
leadership positions, including serving on and/or chairing the Boards of
Directors of the Vermont Business Roundtable, the Addison County Chamber of
Commerce, the Addison County Regional Economic Development Corporation, Porter
Medical Center and the Snelling Center for Government.
He previously served as President and CEO of Fishmanís Department Stores, in
Vergennes, Vermont, and Ticonderoga, New York, and began his career as a teacher
of English in Connecticut public schools.