Sonny Popowsky served as the consumer advocate of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 2012. He started his career at the Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) as an assistant consumer advocate in 1979. He served as the President of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) from 1996 to 1998 and was previously chairman of the NASUCA Electric Committee. Popowsky served on the board of trustees of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) from 1997 to 2001 and the NERC Stakeholders Committee from 2001 to 2006. In 2010, he was appointed to the United States Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee and served as vice chair of that committee from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Popowsky currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Board of Directors of the Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia, the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AARP, the Consumer Advisory Council of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and as a member of the City of Philadelphia Water, Sewer, and Storm Water Rate Board.
Popowsky graduated cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.