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NARUC Statement on the Passing of USEA Executive Director Barry Worthington

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For Immediate Release:

Contact: Regina Davis,

WASHINGTON (August 17, 2020) — The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has issued the following statement on the passing of United States Energy Association Executive Director Barry K. Worthington.

We were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of a well-liked and respected voice in the energy world. Barry Worthington was a true leader: his interest and natural curiosity was genuine; he was a mentor; and he encouraged meaningful dialogues in the United States and abroad. NARUC and USEA partnered on many important international activities.

The loss hits close to home for us at NARUC, as Barry’s daughter, Kerry, is a valued member of our team and we are keeping her and the entire Worthington family in our thoughts and prayers. To our friends at USEA, we understand that the loss is significant, both professionally and personally.

We hope that Barry’s family, friends and colleagues take comfort in knowing that he has left an indelible mark on modern concepts of energy knowledge, policy and practice.


Brandon Presley
NARUC President
Commissioner, Mississippi Public Service Commission


Greg White
NARUC Executive Director




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.