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06/11/2015 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida PSC Commissioner Brisé Elected SEARUC President


TALLAHASSEE — Florida Public Service (PSC) Commissioner Ronald A. Brisé was elected President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC), representing utility regulators in 11 southeastern states and Puerto Rico.  He served as First Vice President prior to this election.

“I am honored to represent Florida in SEARUC’s leadership and look forward to working with my fellow State Commissioners on policies that benefit the public interest we serve,” said Commissioner Brisé. “The work we do at SEARUC demonstrates our commitment to collaborate and explore innovative solutions in an ever-changing regulatory landscape.”

Commissioner Brisé, who has served as PSC Chairman, was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission by Governor Charlie Crist in July 2010 and was reappointed by Governor Rick Scott for a term through January 2018.

Commissioner Brisé is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), representing utility regulators across the county, and serves in the following capacities:

• Board of Directors

• Committee on Telecommunications

• Committee on International Relations

• Subcommittee on Utility Market Access

• Board of Directors, Universal Service Administrative Company

• Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, Federal Communications Commission

• Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, Federal Communications Commission

He previously served on the NARUC Task Force on Federalism and Telecommunications. In addition, he is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Utilities Diversity Council. 

Before being appointed to the PSC, he represented District 108 in the Florida House of Representatives for four years. During his tenure, Commissioner Brisé was named Democratic Whip and served as Vice Chairman of the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators. He gained membership on several committees which produced significant legislation that tackled many of Florida’s most relevant issues including energy, telecommunications, redistricting, appropriations and Medicaid reform. Commissioner Brisé also sponsored successful legislation expanding broadband deployment in Florida to address digital divide as well as legislation improving consumer protection for Floridian families.

Brisé was elected at SEARUC’s Annual Meeting, June 7-10.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

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