Commissioner Tricia Pridemore joined the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2018. She was unanimously elected chairman of the Commission by her fellow Commissioners in July 2021. Previously, she chaired the Telecommunications Committee that focuses on telecom matters, including rural broadband. In addition to her duties with the Commission, she serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of the Financial Research Institute at the University of Missouri, on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners as Vice Chair of Pipeline Safety and the NARUC Subcommittee on Education and Research. She is also a member of the Board of the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities and the NARUC liaison to the University of Wisconsin School of Public Utilities.
In 2020, Pridemore was appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy and NARUC Natural Gas Partnership, a partnership designed to facilitate the exchange of information on emerging regulatory and technological solutions.
Commissioner Pridemore is a businesswoman with a background in technology, consulting and workforce development. She has served on the Georgia World Congress Center Board of Governors, the 2019 Transition Team of Gov. Brian Kemp, the 2011 Transition team of Governor Nathan Deal and co-chaired both of Governor Nathan Deal’s Inaugural Committees in 2011 and 2015. She was also a member of the Cobb Galleria Authority Board of Governors.
Commissioner Pridemore earned a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University. She and her high school sweetheart turned husband, Michael, reside in Marietta, Georgia and are members of Mount Paran Church in Atlanta.