Jonathan Osgood has worked in energy and building related fields his entire professional career, beginning with UNH Extension as the Grafton County Energy Agent. He conducted more than 300 home and 100 business energy audits in the North Country before moving south to accept a series of appointments with the Governor's Energy Office under Governor John Sununu. Osgood was appointed Director of that office by Governor Judd Gregg who later asked Osgood to form the Governor's Office of Energy and Community Services. Jon served as director of that office until 1998, when he joined the Public Utilities Commission staff to run the energy code program and upgrade the code. He held positions in the Consumer Affairs, Finance, Telecommunications and Safety Divisions within the PUC before resuming responsibility for the energy code in 2007.
Jon is a Portsmouth native who was educated in West Germany, Maine and New Hampshire public schools. He earned an Economics degree from the University of New Hampshire. During and after high school and college he worked in the building trades as a carpenter/plumber/electrician. He has also been a volunteer Fire Fighter and part-time Police Officer.