Dr. Kathie Fleck is the chief of staff at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. She oversees operations at the agency, which regulates providers of utility services, including electric and natural gas companies, local and long distance telephone companies, water and wastewater companies, and rail and trucking companies. Prior to her appointment at the PUCO, Fleck was a tenured associate professor at Ohio Northern University, where she served as chair of the Budget & Appropriations committee and on various national professional organizations.
Fleck has worked in Ohio state government for Gov. George V. Voinovich and the Ohio EPA. She also worked for Indiana Secretary of State Sue Anne Gilroy and served as chief deputy clerk of the courts in Allen County, Indiana. In addition to her work in the public sector, she also has led nonprofit organizations both as the area executive director for the American Cancer Society and as a member of several boards of directors. She was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Allen County Public Library system and worked as VP of client relations for a private MBW/WBE certified company with large government contracts. Additionally, she has her own consulting agency that has done work for local government agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Fleck has a Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Arts from Indiana University and a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University.
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