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Richard Mroz


Richard Mroz is senior adviser for state and local government relations for Protect Our Power, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the reliability and resilience of the U.S. electric grid. He is a past president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and former chairman of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Committee on Critical Infrastructure.

Mroz held several senior positions in New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman's administration; in 1999, she appointed him as chief counsel, serving as the governor's primary adviser for legislative affairs and judicial and prosecutorial appointments. From 1991-1993, he served as the county counsel for Camden County, N.J. A graduate of the University of Delaware, he holds a law degree from Villanova University.

To recover quickly from a major outage, electric utilities should be stockpiling critical equipment. Regulators can help make that happen.