Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Presley Elected President of Regional Association of Public Service Commissioners

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley was recently elected to lead the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC) for the upcoming 2013-2014 year, as its President. Presley, who is in his second term as Northern District Public Service Commissioner, was unanimously elected at the group's recent annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina. Presley succeeds North Carolina Commissioner Tonola Brown-Bland. SEARUC is comprised of Public Service Commissioners from the eleven southeastern states and Puerto Rico.

"It is an honor to be chosen to lead such a prestigious group as SEARUC. Southeastern states share many of the same issues and challenges to protect the public interest, save consumers money and bring services to our constituents." Presley said. "It is particularly important for SEARUC to continue to be the unified voice for our region of the nation. I look forward to working with my colleagues to carry on that tradition."

The Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC) is a non-profit corporation founded on March 22, 1989. The purpose of the Association shall be the advancement and education of commission regulation through the study and discussions of subjects concerning the operation and supervision of public utilities to protect the interests of the people with respect to regulation of the Southeastern States. SEARUC is also to promote cooperation among the commissions of the 11 states and the unincorporated territory of the United States of America.