Tricia Pridemore Takes Her Seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Tricia Pridemore has taken her seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission after Governor Nathan Deal appointed her to fill the vacancy on the Commission following the resignation of long time Commissioner Stan Wise. Pridemore is a resident of Marietta, Georgia. She will serve out the remainder of Wise’s term through December 31, 2018.
“First of all, I want to thank Governor Nathan Deal for entrusting me with this appointment, and to Stan Wise for his years of service to Georgia,” said Pridemore. “I look forward to serving on the Commission and working with my fellow Public Service Commissioners to keep rates reasonable and affordable now and in the future.”
Tricia Pridemore is a businesswoman with a background in technology, consulting and workforce development. Since the acquisition of Accucast, the software company she founded with her husband in 2006, she served on the Georgia World Congress Center Board of Governors, the 2011 Transition team of Governor Deal and co-chaired both of Governor Deal’s Inaugural Committees in 2011 and 2015. Pridemore formerly served as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development and started Georgia’s skilled trade initiative aimed at encouraging careers in the energy, transportation and construction trades.
Pridemore was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District and a member of the Cobb Galleria Authority Board of Governors. Pridemore earned a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University. She and her high school sweetheart turned husband, Michael, reside in Marietta, Georgia and are members of Mount Paran Church in Atlanta
"Tricia Pridemore is the perfect choice for a commissioner," said Vice-chair Tim Echols. "She is committed to keeping the state competitive, embraces innovation, and understands the need to be accessible to the public."