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Jodi Jerich

Jodi Jerich – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jodi JerichExecutive director, Arizona Corporation Commission

As executive director of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Jerich oversees a state agency that has 300 employees and a $27 million budget. She came to the commission after serving about three years as director of the Arizona Residential Utility Consumer Office, a state agency that advocates for consumers on electric, gas, phone, water and telecommunication issues. The commission is responsible for granting or denying utility rate adjustments, enforcing transportation safety and public service requirement. Jerich is an attorney and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Surprising fact: “I have never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”

Biggest challenge: “My parents gave me good advice: “Don’t ignore a challenge; instead, set a course to conquer it.”

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Brewer appoints leader of utility agency

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed a former electric utility executive to serve as the new leader of a state agency that advocates for consumers on electric, gas, phone, water and telecommunication issues.

Patrick Quinn will take over as director of the Arizona Residential Utility Consumer Office on Monday.

Quinn replaces outgoing director Jodi Jerich.

Quinn served as president of Qwest Arizona from 2002-2008 and held several other positions at the company dating back to 1977.

He has been president of a business and political consulting firm since 2008.