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Iowa Utilities Board Member Nick Wagner Appointed to NARUC Board of Directors

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For Immediate Release: March 28, 2016
Contact: Regina L. Davis, 202-898-9382,

WASHINGTON—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Travis Kavulla has appointed Iowa Utilities Board Member Nick Wagner to NARUC’s Board of Directors. His board term will end October 31, 2018.

Wagner was appointed to the IUB by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on May 24, 2013, to fill a term ending on April 30, 2019.

“Nick Wagner’s diverse portfolio of related experience, combined with his active participation in NARUC Committees, will make him an asset to our Board,” said President Kavulla.

“NARUC is the national authority on critical utility regulatory issues facing our states,” said Wagner. “I thank President Kavulla for this leadership appointment and I look forward to working collaboratively with the NARUC Board.”  

Wagner serves on NARUC’s Committee on Natural Gas, is co-chair of the Washington Action Program, and is co-vice chair of the Committee on Critical Infrastructure. He serves on the Board of Directors and as treasurer for Smart Grid Interoperability Panel 2.0. Wagner is also secretary of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference and treasurer of the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council.  Before joining the Iowa Board, he was the Director of Quality Management for the ESCO Group in Marion, Iowa. Wagner received his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering in 1996 and a Master’s of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1998, both from the University of Iowa.


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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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