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David C. Coen David C. Coen
Board Member
Current Term:
2007 - 2013

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.

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