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MPUC Staff Announcement
September 10, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) Chairman Sharon Reishus announced today that Evelyn deFrees has joined the MPUC as Public Information Officer. “We are pleased that Evelyn deFrees has joined the MPUC,” said Chairman Reishus, ”Informative and timely communication with ratepayers, consumers, stakeholders, the general public, and policy makers is an important part of the Commission’s work. Evelyn’s experience in public policy and communications is a great asset to the MPUC, and we welcome her enthusiasm and energy.”
Until this month, deFrees ran a consulting practice for eight years focused on providing strategic advocacy, communication, outreach and organizational management services to organizations at the state and federal level. deFrees, a Rumford native, was Legislative and Outreach Director for a decade at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, held several management posts at Penguin Books in New York City, and graduated from Brown University.
deFrees can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her desk phone is (207) 287-6141
The Maine Public Utilities Commission is committed to ensuring that consumers have access to safe and reliable service for public utilities and that the rates for these utilities are just and reasonable. PUC programs include Maine Enhanced 911 Service, Efficiency Maine, and Dig Safe.
To arrange an interview with Chairman Sharon Reishus, Commissioner Vendean Vafiades or Commissioner Jack Cashman, please contact Evelyn deFrees at 207.287.6141 or by e-mail at email@example.com. The Commission’s website, www.maine.gov/mpuc, may be accessed through the Maine School and Library Network at all public libraries in Maine.
CONTACT: Evelyn deFrees 207-287-6141; 207-485-4243 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
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