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NARUC Executive Director Gray Announces Retirement


For Immediate Release: April 30, 2015
Contact: Regina L. Davis, 202-898-9382,


WASHINGTON—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Executive Director Charles Gray has announced his plan to retire later this year. Gray will have served on the NARUC staff for 37 years upon retirement in December 2015, including 17 years as Executive Director. Members of the Association, including the Washington staff, were informed on Wednesday.

“I have enjoyed a rewarding career with NARUC and have had the support of an excellent staff throughout my career,” said Gray, who added that he will work with President Lisa Edgar and the Executive Committee to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

“I have worked with Chuck Gray in my roles as both a Commissioner and now as NARUC President, I have seen firsthand the commitment, dedication, and intellect that embodies his work for the Association and its mission. NARUC has thrived under his leadership, and he has given a credible voice to the complex issues facing our Commissions every day. I have enjoyed working with Chuck and, along with my Commission colleagues, wish him the best during his well-deserved retirement,” said NARUC President Lisa Edgar.


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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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