Appointed: August 25, 1990, by Governor Bayh
Term Expires: April 2015
Commissioner Ziegner was appointed to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on August 25, 1990, by Governor Evan Bayh and reappointed to a full, four-year term in April of 1991 and again in December of 1995. He was reappointed by Governor Frank O'Bannon in 1999 and 2003. Commissioner Ziegner was reappointed by Governor Mitch Daniels in March 2007 and again in April 2011. A Democrat, Ziegner's term expires April 2015.
Commissioner Ziegner is the Treasurer of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' (NARUC) and is a member and former vice-chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' (NARUC) Committee on Electricity and is former chairman of its Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference.
Additionally, Ziegner was also former chairman of the Advisory Council of the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University and a member of the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Industry Advisory Board. He is a former member of the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Ziegner is a native Hoosier. He earned his B.A. in history and journalism from Indiana University in 1976. He obtained his J.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1979 and was admitted to the Indiana Bar and U.S. District Court in that same year.
Prior to joining the Commission, Ziegner served as a staff attorney for the Legislative Services Agency, where he developed his background in both utility and regulatory issues. As the agency's senior staff attorney, he specialized in legislative issues concerning utility reform, local measured telephone service, the citizen's utility board and pollution control. Most recently, Mr. Ziegner was the General Counsel for the IURC.
Ziegner, his wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Jennifer, reside in Greenwood and are members of the Northminster Presbyterian Church.