Brian Kroshus is a Commissioner for the North Dakota Public Service Commission.
The small but mighty North Dakota Public Service Commission handles a lot in this vast agricultural and ranching state. North Dakota PSC is also in charge of weights and measures, protecting consumers by making sure they get what they pay for. Commissioners in North Dakota are elected and spend a lot of time traveling to hearings held among constituents for the serious business of regulating in the public interest.
PUF: How did your background lead to becoming a Commissioner?
Commissioner Brian Kroshus: Prior to being appointed to the Commission by Governor Burgum, I spent approximately thirty years in the private sector.
The last twenty of that, I was an executive for a publicly traded company, managing businesses across the United States. I met Governor Burgum when he was campaigning for Governor and got to know him.
Around that same time, I had begun to dabble in politics. Then an opening occurred on the Commission in 2017. He called and asked if I would be interested. I accepted immediately.