Jeremy H. Oden was appointed to the Place 1 vacancy on the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) by Governor Robert J. Bentley at the beginning of December, 2012. He was elected to a full term in 2014.
Previously, Oden was elected as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives. A lifelong member of the Republican Party; he was first elected to the State House in 1998 and represented District 11 (Cullman, Blount and Morgan Counties) until his appointment to the PSC.
Before his appointment, Oden worked in the financial industry as a Branch Manager and Vice President for Eva Bank in Cullman, Alabama. He was also a small business owner, primarily involved in the construction industry. Oden is a proud Christian and an ordained minister. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Asbury University as well as two years of post-graduate Seminary studies.
Commissioner Oden represents the State of Alabama on various committees including the Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council (EISPC), the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition (NWSC), and the Electricity Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) among others.