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01/08/2015 Contact: 850-413-6482

Julie Brown Sworn in for Second PSC Term


TALLAHASSEE — Julie Imanuel Brown was sworn in today to a second four-year term on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), which oversees the state’s investor-owned electric, gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications companies.

Originally appointed in January 2011, Commissioner Brown was recently reappointed by Governor Rick Scott for a second term through January 1, 2019.

“I am proud of my service at the Commission and look forward to serving the public interest by ensuring the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure,” said Commissioner Brown. “The work is both interesting and rewarding, and I’m honored for the opportunity to forge ahead on important issues for the present and the future.”

Commissioner Brown is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on the Committee on Gas and the Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues–Waste Disposal and formerly served on the Committee on Energy Resources and Environment.  She chaired the Florida Legislature’s Study Committee on Investor-Owned Water and Wastewater Utility Systems and serves on the New Mexico State University’s Center for Public Utilities Advisory Council.

Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Brown was Associate Legal Counsel of First American Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, where she handled a variety of legal issues in the Eastern, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions, including corporate compliance with regulatory authorities.  Previously an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tampa, Commissioner Brown specialized in contract, regulatory, and administrative law while acting as legal advisor to the City of Tampa for wastewater, storm water, land development coordination, and other matters.

She earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

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