Renee Salmon is Operations and Rail Safety Manager at the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Tracey Lamb is Senior Safety Specialist at the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
PUF was delighted at the opportunity to travel to Richmond virtually to visit the home of the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The Commission is a unique regulatory body with authority over utilities, insurance, state-chartered financial institutions, securities, retail franchising, railroads, and well, a long laundry list. No wonder the Commission employs over six-hundred Staff.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: Renee, talk about your background and how you came to be Operations and Rail Safety Manager at the Commission.
Renee Salmon: I graduated high school and came to work here about a year and a half after that. That was thirty years ago. I worked in the clerk's office for seven and a half years and then moved up to energy regulation. We became utility and railroad safety, and I've been here for nearly twenty-five years.
I'm the operations manager and the rail safety manager. I was recently certified as a highway-rail grade crossing inspector.
PUF: Tracey, talk about your background and how you came to be Senior Safety Specialist at the Commission.