Snyder appoints Sally Talberg to Michigan Public Service CommissionWednesday, June 26, 2013
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Sally Talberg of Williamston to serve on the three-member Michigan Public Service Commission. Talberg replaces Orjiakor Isiogu, whose term on the commission expires July 2.
The commission provides regulatory oversight of Michigan's utilities and enhances the quality of life of the state's communities by assuring safe and reliable energy, telecommunications and transportation services at reasonable prices.
"Sally brings a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding energy to the Michigan Public Service Commission," said Snyder. "She will help our state achieve its goal of an energy supply that is reliable, affordable and protects our environment. That is a critical task in the reinvention of Michigan. In addition, I would like to thank Orji for his many years of dedicated service to the state and its citizens at the commission, and especially his past six years of service as chair and as a commissioner."
Talberg will represent political independents on the commission. She is a senior consultant at Public Sector Consultants in Lansing. There she serves as an energy expert, conducting research and preparing reports. In addition, she is manager of program design and implementation at Michigan Saves, a financing program for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Previously, Talberg was a department analyst at the Michigan Public Service Commission. She has also worked for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and for the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Talberg holds a bachelor's degree in environmental and natural resources policy studies from Michigan State University. She has a master's in public administration from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin. Talberg studied Spanish in the Mexican cities of Monterrey and Merida.
Talberg will serve a six-year term on the commission beginning July 3. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Michigan Senate.