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, 2020.
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.