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09/08/2011 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida Public Service Commission Selects Executive Director

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Public Service Commissioners (PSC) decided today to extend an offer to Braulio L. Baez to serve as the agency’s new executive director in a 3 to 2 vote.

“Rarely is there a candidate who possesses all the necessary qualities to fill a particular position,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham.  “After considering more than 130 candidates, the collective judgment of the Commission was to select Mr. Baez for the agency experience and knowledge he will bring to lead our staff and work with Commissioners and the Legislature.”

Baez is an attorney who most recently ran his own law firm in Miami.  A former PSC Commissioner, Baez served from 2000 to 2006 and chaired the Commission in 2004 and 2005.  He served as an aide to former PSC Commissioner Joe Garcia from 1994 to 1998.  Baez has also worked for several law firms, concentrating on public policy and utility regulation issues.  He earned degrees in Marketing and Political Science from Florida International University and received a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Baez is expected to start serving in the position on October 1.

The other two finalists interviewed for the position were Aster Adams of the Ohio Office of Consumers' Counsel and former Hillsborough County Commissioner Charles "Chris" Hart.

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