The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC) Governing Board appointed Bruce Weston to lead the agency as Consumers’ Counsel, in March 2012. Board members are appointed by the Ohio Attorney General. Previously, Mr. Weston served as the Deputy Consumers’ Counsel, also by Governing Board appointment. As Deputy, he also directed the services of OCC’s Legal Department.
Mr. Weston brings 35 years of experience in public utilities law to OCC. He is committed to protecting the interests of Ohio’s residential utility consumers. His priorities for OCC include advocating for affordable rates, benefits of competition, and reliable service for Ohioans.
Prior to joining OCC for a second time in October 2004, Mr. Weston was in private law practice. He served as legal counsel for clients in cases involving utility rates, service quality, industry restructuring and competition.
Mr. Weston received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati. He began his career at OCC in 1978, as a legal intern. After earning his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law, he began a 12-year tenure as an attorney for the agency. Mr. Weston served as the chairman of the Public Utilities Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association for two years ending in June 2012.