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NARUC Welcomes Judith Jagdmann and Brandon Presley to Executive Committee
WASHINGTON (June 19, 2019) — National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Nick Wagner has appointed Virginia State Corporation Commission Judge Judith Jagdmann and Mississippi Public Service Commission Chair Brandon Presley to the NARUC Executive Committee.
Jagdmann, who became an SCC Commissioner in 2006, chairs the NARUC Committee on Electricity and led the Task Force on Military Workforce Development. She was educated at the University of Virginia, where she graduated with distinction, and earned a law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Prior to being elected to the Commission, she was the 43rd Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, serving from 2005 to 2006. From 1998-2005, Jagdmann served as the Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Litigation Division. Before her work in the Office of Attorney General, she served for 13 years as counsel to the SCC and its staff on securities and utility matters.
Presley was elected to the Mississippi PSC for the Northern District of Mississippi in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011, 2015 and 2019. Before joining the PSC, he served as the mayor of Nettleton from 2001 to 2007. Presley serves on the NARUC Board of Directors and is a member of the Committee on Consumers and the Public Interest and the International Relations Committee. He is a former member of the board of directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute and serves on the advisory committee for the New Mexico’s State University Center for Public Utilities, as well as the advisory committee for Midcontinent Independent System Operator. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School program for State and Local Government Executives.
"We are pleased to welcome Judge Jagdmann and Chairman Presley to the Executive Committee,” said Wagner. “They each possess broad, diverse experiences and hold the respect of their peers, as has been shown. The excitement and insights that they offer will bring meaningful contributions to the committee and we look forward to their participation.”
“I am honored to have been appointed by President Wagner to serve on NARUC’s executive committee,” said Presley. “The Executive Committee shapes not only the current path of NARUC, but also the future direction of utilities. I look forward to serving my fellow commissioners in NARUC and representing the people of my state on the national level in this new role.”
“I am honored that President Nick Wagner has appointed me to this leadership position in NARUC, an organization dedicated to sound public policy and service,” said Jagdmann.
NARUC’s Executive Committee consists of the president, the first vice president, the second vice president, the treasurer, the executive director and two appointed members. These officers are responsible for the organization’s overall direction.
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.