Andrew G. Place serves as Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Vice Chairman Place joined the Commission on October 1, 2015, having been nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf. His term will continue until April 1, 2020. Place was elected by his fellow Commissioners to the position of Vice Chairman on December 16, 2015. Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Place was the corporate director for energy and environmental policy at Pittsburgh-headquartered EQT Corporation, where he focused on the economic, social and environmental balance inherent in energy policy choices. He also worked to establish the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, whose collaborative efforts have been praised by The Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor. Additionally, Place has served a number of roles at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, including Deputy Secretary for the Office of Energy Technology Deployment and as a research fellow in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy. Place received his bachelor’s degree in economics, with a concentration in mathematics, from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in public policy and management from the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University. He resides with his family in Greene County, where they own and operate a 210-acre cattle and sheep farm.