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10/26/2010 Contact: 850-413-6482

Art Graham Elected Chairman of the Florida Public Service Commission


TALLAHASSEE — Art Graham was elected Chairman of Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today to fill an unexpired Chairmanship term through January 1, 2012.  

“Serving as the PSC Chairman is an honor, and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Chairman Graham.  “In the coming months, we will consider critical issues as a collegial body to benefit the public interest.”    

Chairman Graham was appointed to the PSC in July by Governor Charlie Crist to fill an unexpired term through January 2, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Chairman Graham served on the Jacksonville City Council.

Among his duties as a council member, Chairman Graham helped oversee the budget of JEA, a publicly owned electric, water, and wastewater utility, and chaired the Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee. He also served on the Jacksonville Beach City Council from 1998 to 2002.

Chairman Graham is a past chair of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and vice president of the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Association. He headed ART Environmental Consulting Services from 2005 to 2009 and was a recovery engineer with Georgia Pacific Pulp and Paper from 1995 to 2002.  A sales engineer with Betz PaperChem from 1991 to 1995, Chairman Graham was a regional sales manager from 1989 to 1991 for Goodyear Tire and Rubber, where he also was an application engineer from 1988 to 1989.

Chairman Graham received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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