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Commissioners


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Ann Wilkinson, Chairman
Ann C. Pongracz, Commissioner

Ann C. Pongracz was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada by Governor Brian Sandoval in October 2016. Commissioner Pongracz has significant experience working on utility regulatory issues. She moved to Las Vegas in 1993 to become General Counsel to Sprint of Nevada, which was then the major telecommunications utility serving Southern Nevada. Earlier, she represented Sprint’s competitive long distance division in state regulatory and legislative proceedings throughout the Western United States.

Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Pongracz served as Deputy Attorney General/Special Counsel to the Colorado River Commission of Nevada, where she supported the CRC’s electric services staff, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Commissioner Pongracz graduated cum laude from Harvard University and earned her Juris Doctorate from Temple University. Commissioner Pongracz raised her family in Las Vegas, where she currently resides.

C.J. Manthe, Commissioner

C.J. Manthe was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada by Governor Brian Sandoval, effective November 5, 2018.

Commissioner Manthe has more than 30 years of management experience in both the public and private sectors in the fields of banking, healthcare, public accounting, non-profits and state and local governments. She most recently served as the Director for the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, where she had oversight for 12 diverse state divisions and 25 boards, commissions and advisory committees.

Previously, Commissioner Manthe was elected to serve as a council member for the City of Blaine in Washington State and as a county commissioner for Marathon County in Wisconsin.

Commissioner Manthe earned a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a certified public accountant.