Ann Berwick
Ann Berwick was appointed Chair of the Department of Public Utilities by Governor Deval Patrick in June, 2010. Prior to that, Ann was the Commonwealth's Undersecretary for Energy and also served as Acting Chair of the Energy Facility Siting Board. As Undersecretary, Ann was a key participant in the development of the Green Communities Act, the Patrick Administration's signature energy legislation, and worked closely on its implementation with the state's Department of Energy Resources and Department of Public Utilities. Ann worked with those agencies on a range of issues, including the introduction of a more progressive building code and the development of renewable resources in the Commonwealth.

Before serving in the Patrick Administration Ann was a senior consultant at M.J. Bradley & Associates in Concord, Massachusetts. In that role she advised non-profit organizations and electric distribution and generating companies on a wide range of issues, including environmental science; pollution control technology; and developments in state and federal energy and environmental law, regulation, and policy.

Ann served as Chief of the Environmental Protection Division in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office from 1991 to 1996, where she exercised joint oversight of the Massachusetts Environmental Strike Force. From 1996 to 1997 she worked in the Alaska Attorney General's Office, where she participated in litigation before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also been a legal services attorney, and a partner in the litigation department at the Boston law firm Goulston & Storrs.

Ann holds a B.A. from Radcliffe College and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She has four grown children and lives in Newton with her husband.






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