Advisory Board Vice-Chair
Tricia Pridemore joined the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2018. She was unanimously elected chairman of the Commission by her fellow Commissioners in July 2021. Previously, she chaired the Telecommunications Committee that focuses on telecom matters, including rural broadband. In addition to her duties with the Commission, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Financial Research Institute at the University of Missouri, the Gas Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the NARUC Subcommittee on Education and Research. She is also the NARUC liaison to the University of Wisconsin School of Public Utilities. In 2020, Pridemore was appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy and NARUC Natural Gas Partnership, a partnership designed to facilitate the exchange of information on emerging regulatory and technological solutions.
Commissioner Pridemore is a businesswoman with a background in technology, consulting and workforce development. Since the acquisition of Accucast, the software company she founded with her husband, she served on the Georgia World Congress Center Board of Governors, the 2011 Transition team of Governor Deal and co-chaired both of Governor Nathan Deal’s Inaugural Committees in 2011 and 2015.
Commissioner Pridemore formerly served as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development and started Georgia’s skilled trade initiative aimed at encouraging careers in the energy, transportation and construction trades. She was also a member of the Cobb Galleria Authority Board of Governors. Pridemore is a member of the Rotary Club of Marietta, established in 1919.
Commissioner Pridemore earned a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University. She and her high school sweetheart turned husband, Michael, reside in Marietta, Georgia and are members of Mount Paran Church in Atlanta, where Tricia serves on the Women’s Ministries Board.