Terry M. Jarrett
Commissioner Terry M. Jarrett was appointed by Governor Matt Blunt to the Missouri Public Service Commission for a six-year term on September 11, 2007. Commissioner Jarrett received unanimous Senate confirmation on January 17, 2008.
Commissioner Jarrett serves as Chairman of the Missouri Universal Service Board, which was established on March 31, 2002 to help low-income and disabled Missourians receive additional discounts for basic local telephone service. He additionally serves, by gubernatorial appointment, on the Committee on 911 Service Oversight. This committee has a variety of responsibilities, including aiding in and collecting information relating to use of a universal emergency telephone number, reviewing existing and proposed legislation and providing recommendations for model systems in preparing a model 911 service plan.
Commissioner Jarrett is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). He serves on the NARUC Board of Directors and is Chairman of the NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee, a member of the NARUC Gas Committee and the NARUC/FERC Smart Response Collaborative. Commissioner Jarrett is also a member of the NARUC Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration and a member of the Energy Bar Association. Commissioner Jarrett was invited recently and accepted a position on the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI).
He is also a member of the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities Advisory Council. The Advisory Council assists the Center for Public Utilities in providing educational and research services to the energy, water and telecommunications industries, and regulatory commissions.
Prior to his appointment to the PSC, Commissioner Jarrett was the Presiding Commissioner of the Administrative Hearing Commission. He formerly served as general counsel to Matt Blunt in both the Office of the Governor and the Office of the Secretary of State.
Commissioner Jarrett has practiced law as a private attorney and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Duane Benton at the Supreme Court of Missouri. A veteran, he served as a Judge Advocate officer in the Army Reserves and Missouri Army National Guard from 2002-2010.
Commissioner Jarrett received a B.S. degree from Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) and a J.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. While in law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Missouri Law Review. In 2005, Jarrett was honored with the Most Recent Distinguished Graduate Award by the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Law.
Commissioner Jarrett is a member of the Cole County Bar, as well as the Missouri Bar where he is active on several committees, including serving as the chair of the Military Law Committee. He routinely lectures on administrative law, military law and other regulatory issues.
Commissioner Jarrett and his wife, Joan, live in Jefferson City. They have four children.
Published In EnergyBIZ Magazine (July/August 2012)
Presented at the EUCI Demand Response Conference, San Diego, CA - June 4, 2012
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Presented at the The Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association 2008 Industry Affairs Conference - May 2008
Presented to the SEMA Advisory Committee Meeting - May 2008
Presented to the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Leadership Missouri, April 16, 2008
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Presented to the Missouri Energy Development Association, St. Louis - September 3, 2009