For Immediate Release: November 12, 2015
Contact: Regina L. Davis, 202-898-9382, firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved by the Board of Directors during the 127th Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON—The Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners confirmed Greg R. White as the new Executive Director of the Association. White will assume his new role on December 1 and succeeds outgoing Executive Director Charles Gray, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
“On behalf of NARUC and its members, we are grateful for the 37 years of service, regulatory intellect and camaraderie exemplified by Chuck Gray. He has left a lasting imprint on the Association,” said NARUC Immediate Past President Lisa Edgar.
“The Association has made an excellent choice in its selection of Greg White, as he not only understands—but has lived through—the issues that face regulatory Commissions,” said President Travis Kavulla. “We anticipate a seamless transition in his ability to continue the excellent leadership of Chuck Gray.”
White served for more than five years as a Commissioner with the Michigan Public Service Commission and held previous positions with the agency since 1987 as an advisor, legislative liaison, manager of federal relations and professional staff specialist. In addition, he has worked for the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth; Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Utilities; and the Michigan Energy Administration.
As a Commissioner, he exercised economic regulation over investor-owned and cooperative electric and gas utilities and water companies, provided oversight of competitive markets in telecommunications and regulated for-hire motor carrier companies. In addition to extensive supervisory experience, he has managed energy policy initiatives and research, principally on issues related to the electric industry, such as restructuring and deregulation, economic development, utility diversification, nuclear waste and environmental impacts of energy production and consumption.
“We are so pleased for Greg White to serve as NARUC’s incoming Executive Director,” added Edgar. “Greg has over 30 years of related experience, and is respected by State and federal officials all across the country. Greg listens, builds consensus and leads. He understands the issues and has an excellent ability to articulate the needs of our members in the context of a highly complex and politically charged regulatory arena.”
On behalf of NARUC, he has chaired the Washington Action Committee, served on the Committee on Electricity, chaired the Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues—Waste Disposal and served on the Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access. He has also testified before Congress on matters such as policies on nuclear waste management.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to lead NARUC. Its principled approach and service to its members are outstanding and I look forward to building on the excellent leadership foundation established by Chuck Gray,” said Greg White.
White holds a Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Science in Resource Development from Michigan State University. His professional achievements include serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Regulatory Research Institute, Chairman of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition’s Executive Committee, President of the Board of Directors of the Organization of PJM States, Inc. and he is a lifetime member of the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.
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NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.
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