David W. Danner - Chair

Commissioner Dave Danner

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed David Danner chair of the Utilities and Transportation Commission in February 2013 and re-appointed him to a second term in December 2018.

Danner had been the agency’s executive director since 2005 and secretary since 2008. Before that, he served as executive policy advisor to Washington Gov. Gary Locke on energy, telecommunications, finance and elections issues. In 2004, Gov. Locke named Danner to the state Pollution Control Hearings Board and Shoreline Hearings Board, where he served before moving to the commission.

Danner has also been a telecommunications attorney in private practice, counsel to the Washington Senate Energy and Utilities Committee, and senior policy advisor at the Washington State Department of Information Services. 

Danner serves on the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI). He is Chair of the International Consortium of Energy Regulators, and a member of the State Technology Services Board and the Executive Council of the National Council on Energy Policy. He also serves on advisory boards of the Critical Consumer Issues Forum and the Center for Public Utilities at the New Mexico State University College of Business.

Danner has a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. in communications from the University of Washington, and a law degree from George Washington University.

Ann Rendahl - Commissioner

Commissioner Ann Rendahl

Ann Rendahl was first appointed to serve as a commissioner of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission by Gov. Inslee in December 2014 for a six-year term that ended Jan. 1, 2021. Ann has been reappointed and confirmed to a second six-year term ending Jan. 1, 2027.

Ann serves as the Second Vice President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, or NARUC, and serves as a member of the Committees on Electricity and Critical Infrastructure, prior chair of the Committee on Electricity, a member of the Executive Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors.

Ann serves as a member of the Southwest Power Pool’s Markets+ States Committee, and has served on the Body of State Regulators for the California ISO's Energy Imbalance Market. Ann also serves as a member of the Electric Power Research Institute's Advisory Council, and as a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University.

Prior to being appointed as a commissioner, Ann served as the Director of Policy and Legislation for the UTC. Prior to leading the UTC’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Section, she served as the Director of the Administrative Law Division, as an administrative law judge for the UTC, and as an assistant attorney general representing the UTC.

Ann is a graduate of Wellesley College. She received a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and her law degree from  UC Law San Francisco.

Milt Doumit - Commissioner

Commissioner Milt Doumit

Milt was appointed to serve as a commissioner to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in September 2022.

Milt is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Committees on Energy Resources and the Environment, International Relations and the Washington Action Program. Milt also serves on the Board of State Regulators for the Western Energy Imbalance Market.

Before the commission, Milt served as vice president of Pacific Northwest State Government Affairs for Verizon Communications. In this role, he worked on state laws and municipal ordinances, including policies relating to broadband deployment, and advocated issues before several public utility commissions in the Northwest and Mountain states.

Milt served as chief of staff in the Washington Attorney General's Office, held roles supporting and representing the Washington State Senate, including secretary of the Senate and Senate Counsel, and worked as a private practice attorney. 

Milt has a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame School of Law, and a bachelor's in political science from Washington State University.