The BPU has jurisdiction over the rates and facilities of electric, gas, water and wastewater, telephone and cable television companies and works to ensure that consumers have access to safe, reliable, and efficient services at reasonable costs. As part of its mission, the BPU is working to foster innovation, competition and consumer choice in the utility markets.
Additionally, the BPU is charged with the responsibility of implementing the Christie Administration’s energy policies as contained within the 2011 State Energy Master Plan. Through administration of NJ's Clean Energy Program, the BPU is tasked with meeting State renewable energy and energy efficiency goals and standards.
Prior to her nomination, Dianne served as Commissioner with the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA). On September 13, 2010, Governor Christie appointed Dianne to the position with the SJTA, which is responsible for operating the Atlantic City Expressway, Atlantic City Airport and shuttle service in and around South Jersey. As Commissioner, Dianne dealt with complex transportation funding and infrastructure issues, as well as tourism services during SJTA's focus on Atlantic City.
Prior to the SJTA, Dianne was a member of Governor Christie’s Transition Authorities Subcommittee.
Dianne graduated from Rider University with a degree in Political Science and attended the Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Studies, concentrating on litigation. She worked as a paralegal for a number of years on commercial, contract, and construction litigations matters and served as President of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals. Dianne also served on the Board of Directors at the Katz Jewish Community Center for seven years, assisting in the transition to a much larger campus and facility in Cherry Hill.
Dianne and her husband Lee A. Solomon, a New Jersey Superior Court Judge, have resided in Haddonfield for the past 16 years.