Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Michael J. Schmitt was appointed to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) by Governor Matthew Bevin on June 21, 2016. His term expires June 30, 2019.
Prior to joining the PSC, Chairman Schmitt was a partner in the law firm of Porter, Schmitt, Banks & Baldwin in Paintsville. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and is admitted to practice before all federal courts. He represented a variety of clients, notably energy companies and local boards of education. He has also worked for the Kentucky League of Cities, the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky Department of Education.
Chairman Schmitt is a member of the National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC).
Chairman Schmitt received a Juris Doctorate, with distinction, from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Kentucky.
Vice Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Robert J. Cicero was appointed to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) by Governor Matthew Bevin on April 26, 2016. He was appointed vice chairman of the PSC on June 21, 2016. His term expires June 30, 2016.
Prior to joining the PSC, Commissioner Cicero was a small business owner and a business executive. He is co-owner of High Performance Coolers LLC, a wholesale distribution company in Florence, and previously was co-owner of a small medical research company. In 2006, Commissioner Cicero retired from Aristech Acrylics LLC, where he served nearly 10 years as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. He previously worked 20 years for US Steel Corporation and its affiliates in various managerial and financial capacities.
Commissioner Cicero is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
He attends St. Paul Church in Florence, KY.
Vice Chairman Cicero holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting.
Commissioner, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Daniel E. Logsdon Jr. was appointed to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) on February 12, 2015.
Commissioner Logsdon is a member of the National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) Committee in Electricity and Subcommittee on Education and Research. He also serves on NARUC’s Washington action Committee. He is secretary of the board of directors of the Organization of PJM States and serves on the by-laws committee of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners. Commissioner Logsdon represents Kentucky on the advisory board of the Financial Research Institute at the University of Missouri.
Prior to joining the PSC, Commissioner Logsdon held a number of positions in the public and private sectors. He served as Governor Steve Beshear’s deputy chief of staff in 2009 and 2010 and as Assistant Kentucky State Treasurer in 2004, after holding several other posts in the treasurer’s office over the previous four years. Commissioner Logsdon also has experience in the telecommunications industry, serving as vice president for state government affairs for Windstream Kentucky from 2004 to 2009. He has also served as chair and executive director of the Kentucky Democratic Party.
Commissioner Logsdon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Murray State University.