Commissioner Rabon was appointed to the North Carolina Utilities Commission by Governor Mike Easley and joined the Commission on January 7, 2009. Her term expires on June 30, 2015. She is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and is Co-Vice Chair of the Committee on Gas. Commissioner Rabon also serves on the Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety and on the Washington Action Program.
Susan Rabon was born in Onslow County, North Carolina and grew up in Danville , Virginia where she attended George Washington High School . She graduated from North Carolina State University summa cum laude with a B. A. in Political Science and in 1986, received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Upon graduation and admission to the North Carolina State Bar, she clerked for The Honorable Jack L. Cozort, North Carolina Court of Appeals and then joined private practice with the firm, Carr, Swails, Huffine and Crouch in Wilmington, NC. In 1993, she joined the staff of the North Carolina Department of Justice in Raleigh as Special Counsel and in 1994 became Deputy Attorney General for Administration. There she oversaw the day-to-day operation of the Department of Justice as Chief of Staff.
In 2001, she moved to the Governor's Office as Senior Assistant for Administration and served as one of the Governor's top three advisors where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office. She provided advice to the Governor in many areas of state government but particularly in the areas of budget, personnel and technology.
Commissioner Rabon is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and is a North Carolina Certified Mediator. She is an active volunteer in the schools and in other community affairs, including previous service on the North Carolina State University Board of Visitors and currently serves on Kraft YMCA Advisory Board and the North Carolina State University College of Humanities and Social Science Advisory Board. She and her husband Tom have one son.