October 11, 2018: C. J. Manthe has been appointed as a Member of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) by Gov. Brian Sandoval, Sandoval announced on Friday, October 5, 2018. Manthe succeeds Bruce Breslow, who is scheduled to retire on Nov. 2, 2018. Manthe is currently the Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. Before she took this position, she was the Housing Administrator at the Department of Business and Industry. Manthe is a certified public accountant, with government and private sector experience, and she has worked in the banking, healthcare, public accounting, non-profit, and state and local government fields. She was previously a Blaine, Wash., City Councilman, and a Marathon County, Wis., County Commissioner. Manthe graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.