Commissioner Kayla Hahn was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission by Governor Michael Parson on June 1, 2023. Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Hahn was on the Governor’s senior staff team as Policy Director and had served as Senior Advisor and Policy Director for Governor Parson since August 2018.
As Policy Director, Commissioner Hahn helped lead the Governor’s legislative agenda, prepare the Governor’s annual budget recommendations to the General Assembly, implement the Governor’s policy priorities across all 17 Executive Branch agencies, and spearhead the state’s response to COVID-19. As a member of the senior staff, Commissioner Hahn also represented the State of Missouri on the Southern States Energy Board and the Midwestern Higher Education Commission.
Prior to her tenure in the Governor’s office, Commissioner Hahn served as Assistant Director and Research Analyst for the Missouri Senate Division of Research from 2013 until 2018.
Commissioner Hahn received a Bachelor of Science in political science from Missouri State University and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Commissioner Hahn and her family reside in Jefferson City, Missouri.