Ronald A. Brisé was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission by Governor
Charlie Crist in July 2010 and was reappointed by Governor Rick Scott for a term
through January 2018. He served as Commission Chairman in 2012-2013.
Commissioner Brisé is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility
Commissioners (NARUC) and serves in the following capacities:
- 2nd Vice President, Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
- Board of Directors
- Committee on Telecommunications
- Committee on International Relations
- Subcommittee on Utility Market Access
- Board of Directors, Universal Service Administrative Company
He previously served on the Federal Communications Commission’s Intergovernmental
Advisory Committee as well as the NARUC Task Force on Federalism and Telecommunications.
Before this appointment, he represented District 108 in the Florida House of Representatives
for four years. During his tenure, Commissioner Brisé was named Democratic Whip
and served as Vice Chairman of the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators.
He gained membership on several committees which produced significant legislation
that tackled many of Florida’s most relevant issues including energy, telecommunications,
redistricting, appropropriations and Medicaid reform. Commissioner Brisé also sponsored
successful legislation expanding broadband deployment in Florida to address digital
divide as well as legislation improving consumer protection for Floridian families.
Upon graduation from college, Commissioner Brisé taught science at his alma mater,
Miami Union Academy. He eventually became responsible for the school’s development
and fundraising operations. In 2005, he became the Chief Operating Officer at a
VoIP telecommunications carrier.
Commissioner Brisé began his career in public service in North Miami as a member
of the North Miami Planning Commission. His civic engagements include Board Member
of the North Shore Hospital and past president of the Albert C. Pierre Community
Center. He is a member of the NAACP, Leadership Florida and serves on the Board
of Directors of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida.
Commissioner Brisé received a bachelor’s degree in biology education from Oakwood
University in Huntsville, Alabama and received MBA degrees in management and marketing
from American Intercontinental University in Illinois. He and his wife, JoAn, have
two children, Ronald Brisé II and Elizabeth Christiane Brisé, and together are faithful
members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.