Richard Mroz

Senior Advisor, State and Government Relations

Richard Mroz is one of the leading advocates in securing the grid from both cyber and physical attacks. He is the immediate past President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and was nominated by former Gov. Chris Christie in 2014. The nomination was unanimously approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Mr. Mroz was also a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and served as chairman of the NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure, which was established on a temporary basis after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the now-permanent Critical Infrastructure Committee provides State regulators a forum to analyze solutions to utility infrastructure security and delivery concerns.

Mr. Mroz is a thought leader on issues the Committee regularly addresses including cyber security, workforce development, and infrastructure improvements in all industries.

From 1991-1993, Mr. Mroz served as the County Counsel for Camden County, N.J. In 1993 then Governor Christine Todd Whitman appointed him to the first of several senior positions in her administration. He served as Director of Authorities, Governor’s counsel, and liaison to New Jersey’s largest independent agencies.  In 1998 Governor Whitman appointed him as Special Counsel.

In 1999, Governor Whitman recognized Mr. Mroz’s thought leading abilities and appointed him to Chief Counsel. Mr. Mroz served as the Governor’s primary advisor for legislative affairs, judicial and prosecutorial appointments, as well as, legal, policy and management issues of the State government.

Richard Mroz is a graduate of the University of Delaware and holds a J.D. from the Villanova School of Law.