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For Immediate Release: Contact: Peter Peretzman
Date: 06/07/2023 609-900-5626
TRENTON, N.J.—June 7, 2023—Christine Guhl-Sadovy and Marian Abdou are the newest Commissioners of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) replacing Bob Gordon and Dianne Solomon. 


“I would like to welcome Christine and Marian to the Board and I look forward to working with both of them,” said NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso. “Our two new Commissioners are distinguished individuals who are coming to the Board at a very important time as we continue to advance several important initiatives like expanding broadband access for all New Jerseyans and achieving the Governor’s Clean Energy goals.”


“Christine and Marian have an important role as state utility regulators as we work to ensure our policies meet the BPU’s mission of providing safe and reliable utility services as affordably as possible to benefit our ratepayers.”


“I am thrilled to be joining the Board as a commissioner and so appreciative of this opportunity to continue to work towards Governor Murphy’s clean energy goals,” said Commissioner Guhl-Sadovy. “I’m committed to the mission of the BPU and look forward to working with President Fiordaliso and my colleagues to ensure we consider the costs to customers, and the benefits to all New Jerseyans, as we strive for a clean energy future.


“I am very excited to be joining the Board,” said Commissioner Abdou. “I look forward to working on the clean energy initiatives that come before us while balancing the impact our policies have on New Jersey ratepayers.”


Commissioner Guhl-Sadovy has significant experience in energy and environmental topics. She most recently served as Cabinet Secretary to Governor Murphy. Prior to that, she was Chief of Staff at NJBPU.


Prior to serving in her role at NJBPU, Commissioner Guhl-Sadovy was the Legislative and Political Director for Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey. She began her career working on energy and environmental issues with the National Sierra Club. A lifelong New Jersey resident, Commissioner Guhl-Sadovy received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. She is also on the board of Anchor House, Inc., a Trenton-based youth homelessness organization.


Commissioner Abdou comes to the Board from NRG Energy, where she was Managing Senior Counsel. She joined NRG from Direct Energy and Hess Corporation where she served in their respective legal groups. Prior to moving in-house, Commissioner Abdou worked at several law firms.  


Commissioner Abdou received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law—Newark, her Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in finance, from the Rutgers Business School- Newark and her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rutgers University. 


New Jersey’s newest NJBPU Commissioners will join President Joseph L. Fiordaliso and Commissioners Mary Anna Holden and Dr. Zenon Christodoulou.


About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)

NJBPU is a state agency and regulatory authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate and proper utility services at reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications and cable television. The Board has general oversight and responsibility for monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and investigating utility accidents. To find out more about NJBPU, visit our website at