Governor Peter Shumlin today announced his support for the reappointment of Public Service Board Chair Jim Volz for a six-year term. ‘Chair Volz has been a judicious Chair for the past six years,’ Gov. Shumlin said. ‘Vermont would be well served by his reappointment.’By law, the Judicial Nominating Board is required to solicit and screen applications for the position, and the Governor may appoint a Chair from the list of qualified candidates provided by the Board. Governor Shumlin has asked the Judicial Nominating Board to begin that process.‘I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve Vermont for another term and I thank the Governor for his confidence in me,’ Volz said.Volz was appointed chair of the Public Service Board in 2005. He has extensive public utility regulatory experience, including 20 years with the Vermont Department of Public Service, where he most recently served as Director for Public Advocacy. Volz serves on the Executive Committee of the Department of Energy’s Eastern Interconnection State Planning Council. Volz also serves on the Electric Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, chairs the Electricity Committee of the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners and sits on the Board of Directors of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. He also serves on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Northeast Joint Board on Security Constrained Economic Dispatch and FERC’s Federal/State Collaborative on Demand Response.