Steve Kolbeck, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Pierre, S.D.
Steve Kolbeck was elected to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission in November 2006 and sworn in to office in December 2006. He is serving his second year as the commission's vice chairman. He is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, serving on the association's Committee on Telecommunications. He holds appointed positions as a member of the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations and NARUC's Ad Hoc Committee on National Wireless Consumer Protection Standards. Commissioner Kolbeck holds offices as treasurer of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference and chairman of the Regional Oversight Committee. Prior to joining the PUC he held positions with Northern Telecom (now Nortel Networks), AT&T, South Dakota Network (now SDN Communications), and Alliance Communications. He was a Brandon, S.D., city councilman for three years. Commissioner Kolbeck attended Northern State University and holds an associate's degree in telecommunications from Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute.
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