Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Dec. 30 appointed Ann Rendahl to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC), effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Rendahl is a 21-year veteran with the agency, both on its staff and as outside legal counsel. She has been its legislative and policy director since 2010, and was previously director of administrative law. She began her career as an assistant attorney general representing the commission’s regulatory staff in rate cases and other proceedings, and later served more than a decade as an administrative law judge for the commission.
The UTC regulates the rates and services of the state’s investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities, landline telephone companies, solid waste haulers, and private water systems, among other industries. The agency also manages the state’s pipeline, railroad, and intrastate bus and trucking safety programs.