The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved hiring veteran attorney Keith Hetrick to serve as general counsel.
PSC Chairman Julie Brown said the PSC will benefit greatly from Hetrick’s vast experience in regulatory and administrative law, as well as his legislative, environmental, and governmental work experience. “Mr. Hetrick is an accomplished attorney, experienced in a variety of areas, including land use, environmental permitting and water issues, regulatory reform, building codes, appropriations matters, administrative rulemaking and other general government matters,” Brown said.
Hetrick has been in private law practice for several law firms, including Broad and Cassel and Greenberg Traurig, and has served as General Counsel to the Florida Home Builders Association for nearly 15 years. Before that, he served as Assistant General Counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and was a Staff Attorney in the Florida Senate Community Affairs and Economic, Community, and Consumer Affairs Committees.
Hetrick is a Board Certified attorney in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice. He is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He also received his graduate degree in Public Administration from FSU and his undergraduate degree in Public Affairs from the University of Southern California.
The commission’s former general counsel, Charlie Beck, retired in December.
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