Anthony Z. Roisman, Chairman
Current Term: 2017 - 2023
Anthony Roisman was appointed Chairman of the Public Service Board by Governor Phil Scott for a six-year term beginning on June 12, 2017.
Margaret Cheney, Board Member
Current Term: 2013 - 2019
Margaret Cheney was appointed to the Public Service Board by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2013. At the time of her appointment, she was serving her fourth term in the Vermont Legislature, where she was vice chair of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee and concentrated on state energy policy. She received her B.A. with honors from Harvard University. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and editor in California for three years before serving as managing editor of The Washingtonian magazine in Washington, DC, for eleven years. In Vermont, she joined the faculty of Sharon Academy, where she taught Spanish and courses in energy and the environment. As a freelance writer in Vermont, she has published work in The Washingtonian, the Washington Post, the Foreign Service Journal, and Arcadia Press, and her writing awards include the Harvard Bowdoin Prize and the Dateline award for feature writing.
Before her election to the Vermont Legislature in 2006, she served nine years on the Norwich School Board and as chair of the interstate Dresden School Board. She currently serves on the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. She is also a trustee of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and a member of the board of advisors for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. The daughter of a Foreign Service officer, she grew up and was educated in Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, and India before attending college in the US. She has spoken on energy policy both in the US and in Germany as a guest of the Heinrich Boll Foundation.
Sarah Hofmann, Board Member
Current Term: 2015 - 2021
Sarah Hofmann was appointed to the Public Service Board by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2015. She serves on the Telecommunications Committee and the Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues - Waste Disposal of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. She also serves as chair for the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition (NWSC). She is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council on Electricity Policy (NCEP) and serves on the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations in Telecommunications.
Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Hofmann was the Executive Director of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners, Inc. (NECPUC). NECPUC provides regional regulatory assistance on matters of common concern to the six New England states. Before becoming Executive Director of NECPUC, Ms. Hofmann was the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Service. She also has served as the Director for the Public Advocacy and Consumer Affairs and Public Information for the Department and prior to that, Special Counsel. In her roles at the Department, she often directed the Department's litigation, including matters before the Public Service Board, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the state and federal courts.
Ms. Hofmann is a graduate of Rollins College and the University of New Hampshire School of Law. She resides in Montpelier, Vermont.