Commissioner Dianne Solomon was nominated by Governor Chris Christie to serve as Commissioner of the Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on April 17, 2013, and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on June 27, 2013. She was re-nominated and confirmed in 2017. In her time at the BPU, she served as President and as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet from January 14, 2014, through October 5, 2014. Commissioner Solomon is also a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on the Gas Committee and the Critical Infrastructure Committee. She was also selected by NARUC to serve as a representative to the Gas Technology Institute’s Public Interest Advisor Council and as a member of NARUC’s Natural Gas Partnership with the US Department of Energy.
Prior to Commissioner Solomon’s appointment to the NJBPU she served as Commissioner of the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA), which is responsible for operating the Atlantic City Expressway, Atlantic City Airport and shuttle service in and around South Jersey.
Commissioner Solomon is a graduate of Rider University with a degree in Political Science and attended the Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Studies, concentrating on litigation. She served as President of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals and on the Board of Directors at the Katz Jewish Community Center, assisting in the transition to a much larger campus in Cherry Hill.
Commissioner Solomon, along with her husband, Lee A. Solomon, a New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, resides in West Berlin, NJ.