Michael CARON

President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Commissioner, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), USA

Michael Caron is a Utility Commissioner of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). Governor Dannel P. Malloy nominated Caron to serve on the three member regulatory authority on July 12, 2012. His appointment was confirmed by both the House of Representatives and State Senate in the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly.

Commissioner Caron is the President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) as well as a member of NARUC's Electricity, Telecommunications & Critical Infrastructure Committees. Caron served as the past President, current Treasurer of the New England Council of Public Utility Commissioners (NECPUC) and NECPUC President in 2019 and is the Authority's former designee to the Connecticut Siting Council and is PURA's representative for AdvanceCT.

Prior to his appointment, Caron was the Director of Public Affairs – Global Sites for Pfizer, Inc. and an associate lobbyist for the lobbying and business development firm Camilliere, Cloud & Kennedy. 

Caron previously served as a State Representative from the 44th District for nine terms (1991-2009) and Assistant Republican Leader for five terms (1999-2009). During his time as a member of the General Assembly, Caron served on the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee, as Ranking Member of a number of legislative committees including the Transportation Bonding Sub-Committee. He was a member of the Energy and Technology Committee and was an ex officio member of the Connecticut State Bond Commission. 

Caron received his B.A. in History and a B.S. in Finance from Central Connecticut State University. He lives in West Hartford with his wife Maureen.