Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur was nominated by President Barack Obama in early 2010 to serve as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a term that ends in June 2014.
Commissioner LaFleur has more than 20 years experience as a leader in the electric and natural gas industry. She retired in 2007 as executive vice president and acting CEO of National Grid USA, responsible for the delivery of electricity to 3.4 million customers in the Northeast. Her previous positions at National Grid USA and its predecessor New England Electric System included chief operating officer, president of the New England distribution companies and general counsel. Earlier in her career, she was responsible for leading award-winning conservation and demand response programs for customers.
Commissioner LaFleur is a frequent speaker on energy issues, particularly reliability and grid security, transmission planning, and enabling clean energy resources. She is a member of the NARUC Committees on Electricity and Critical Infrastructure.
Commissioner LaFleur has been a nonprofit board member and leader, and has been honored by Bryant University, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the YWCA of Central Massachusetts.
Commissioner LaFleur began her career as a lawyer at Ropes and Gray in Boston. She has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and an A.B. from Princeton University.
Commissioner LaFleur is married to William A. Kuncik, a retired attorney, and they are the parents of two grown children.