TIMOTHY A. SIMON
Former CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES Commissioner
Timothy Alan Simon, Commissioner Emeritus, (Simon) was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on February 15, 2007 ending his term on December 31, 2012. During his time as commissioner, Simon served on the Board of Directors of the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley Energy Collaborative ( BERC) and the Energy Imbalance Market ( EIM) Regional Taskforce. Prior to this appointment Simon served as Appointments Secretary in the Office of the Governor, the first African American in California history to hold this post. Simon also served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law and the University of California Hastings. Prior to public service he was in-house counsel and compliance officer with Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Robertson Stephens.
In 2013 Simon created TAS STRATEGIES and serves as an attorney and consultant on utility, infrastructure, financial services and broadband projects. He is a frequent public speaker and panelist on topics including energy, infrastructure, diversity and inclusion.
Simon served as Chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Gas Committee, Chair of the LNG Partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE) and NARUC, member of the Gas Pipeline Safety Taskforce with the U.S. DOT, member the NARUC Board of Directors and also served on the Critical Infrastructure and Consumer Affairs Committees, the NARUC Wireless Task Force, and Vice Chair of the Utility Marketplace Access Subcommittee.
In February 2019, Simon was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the California Black Chamber of Commerce. He was also appointed to the University of San Francisco (USF) Board of Trustees in June of 2019. Simon also serves on the North American Energy Standards Board Advisory Council and member of the California Green Jobs Council and Advisory Board of the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) at U.C. Berkeley. He also serves as a member of the American Bar Association and on the National Board of Directors for the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE).
Simon received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco (Distinguished Alumni), and a Juris Doctor from the U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Simon is an active member of the State Bar of California and serves on several non-profit and educational boards.