FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 16, 2013
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Chairman Kevin Gunn To Step Down
JEFFERSON CITY---Kevin D. Gunn, Chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission, today announced he will step down from the Commission, effective March 1, 2013.
Gunn was first appointed to the Commission on March 13, 2008 by Governor Matt Blunt, and was named Chairman by Governor Jay Nixon on February 10, 2011.
“I’m very proud of what we have accomplished on the Commission. However, every organization can benefit from the energy and perspective of new leadership.” Gunn said. “I will always be thankful for the years I have spent with the Commission and the opportunity to serve the public as I have.”
I want to specifically thank Governor Nixon for giving me the privilege to serve as Chairman, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in ensuring a bright energy future for Missouri.”
Gunn said he is proud of the efforts he and the Commission has taken to balance the interests of consumers, industrial groups, environmental advocates and utility providers, including approving an agreement on energy efficiency, reorganizing the Commission and developing consumer outreach programs.
As a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Gunn served on the International Relations Committee, which is charged with assisting developing nations develop and implement regulatory schemes. NARUC recognized his work in this area with the first annual award for promoting international cooperation among utility regulators and development of professional regulation.
Prior to his appointment to the PSC, Gunn worked for several large law firms in St. Louis, and prior to that served as Chief of Staff to then Majority Leader Dick Gephardt.