By a unanimous vote, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) elected Commissioner Art Graham as Chairman to serve a two-year term beginning January 2, 2018. Commissioner Graham previously served as PSC Chairman from January 2, 2014 through January 1, 2016, and October 2010 through January 1, 2012, working with his colleagues and industry representatives to find ways to hold down rates for Florida's consumers and businesses.
“Serving again as Chairman is a huge privilege, and I appreciate the support of my fellow commissioners and their confidence in my leadership,” said Chairman-Elect Graham. “We bring varying backgrounds to the bench, enabling us to carefully consider critical issues as a collegial body to benefit the public interest, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve.”
Commissioner Graham was initially appointed to the PSC in July 2010 and subsequently reappointed. In October, Governor Rick Scott appointed him to another four-year term beginning January 2, 2018.
Commissioner Graham is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on the Committee on Electricity. He also works with the international standards organization IEEE on National Electric Safety Code requirements for overhead line strength and loading. Pole and line integrity are particularly important to hurricane-prone Florida, and storm preparedness is a high-priority issue as Commissioner Graham returns to the PSC chairmanship.
Commissioner Graham received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He is also a 2001 graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and a 2008 graduate of Leadership Florida.
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