Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige appoints Colin Yost to Public Utilities Commission

Posted on Oct 20, 2022 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Colin Yost, an attorney and local business leader, to the Public Utilities Commission to fill the seat being vacated by Commissioner Jennifer “Jennie” Potter, who announced she will be resigning from her position effective Oct. 31, 2022.

“Colin will bring a valuable combination of legal and business experience to the Commission at a time when both are needed to ensure that Hawaiʻi can reach its energy transformation goals,” said Gov. Ige.

Yost is currently the chief operating officer of RevoluSun, a solar and energy company headquartered in Honolulu. He has also served as the company’s general counsel. In addition, he founded and managed a law practice, Cruise & Yost LLLC, and was an associate trial attorney at Paul Johnson Park & Niles in Honolulu. He was also an assistant attorney general for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Consumer Protection/Financial Fraud Section.

Yost earned his juris doctorate from Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law and graduated with BAs in English and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

“I’m honored by the opportunity to serve the people of Hawaiʻi on the Public Utilities Commission, and I’ll do my best to continue the Commission’s important work to make utility services more affordable, resilient and environmentally beneficial,” said Yost.  

Yost’s appointment is effective Nov. 1 and will run through June 30, 2024. 

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

 

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