News Release      
  For Immediate Release: 12-29-17      
  Media Contact | Holly Ward      
  Direct | 602-542-3847      
  E-Mail | hward@azcc.gov      
         
 
Commission names two appointments to lead agency’s Hearing Division
 
 

PHOENIX — The Arizona Corporation Commission announced today the appointment of Jane Rodda and Sarah Harpring to lead its Hearing Division. Rodda’s appointment as Chief Administrative Law Judge and Harpring’s appointment as Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge will take effect on December 30, 2017.

Rodda has been serving as the Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge with the Corporation Commission since September 2017 following the retirement of Dwight Nodes. Harpring has been an Administrative Law Judge with the Commission since August 2007 and has been serving as the Acting Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge since early September 2017.

Rodda, who has been an Administrative Law Judge with the Commission since 1995, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis, an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Prior to joining the Hearing Division, she practiced law in Tucson with a general business and litigation emphasis.

Harpring moved to Arizona in 1998, after serving on active duty for several years as a U.S. Army JAG officer in Darmstadt, Germany. She has worked for the state since 1999, first briefly with the Department of Agriculture and then for eight years with the Department of Health Services, where she served as a Senior Rules Analyst. During Harpring’s last year and a half with Health Services, she also served as Assistant Administrative Counsel. Harpring earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Ohio and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

The Hearing Division includes Administrative Law Judges who preside over evidentiary hearings and other proceedings, and provide recommended resolutions of utility, securities, rulemaking, and other types of cases in the form of Recommended Orders and Recommended Opinions and Orders that are then considered by Corporation Commissioners during Open Meetings. The Hearing Division also includes the Commission’s Docket Control Center, which receives and maintains all filings made with the Commission for any case and makes those filings and the Commission’s Decisions accessible to the public through eDocket on the Commission’s website.

 

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The Arizona Corporation Commission was established by the state’s constitution to regulate public utilities and business incorporation. The five Commissioners elected to the Corporation Commission oversee executive, legislative, and judicial proceedings on behalf of Arizonans when it comes to their water, electricity, telephone, and natural gas resources as well as the regulation of securities, pipeline, and railroad safety. To learn more about the Arizona Corporation Commission and its Commissioners, visit http://azcc.gov.