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. In December 2011, he was elected to Chair the Commission through January 1, 2014.
Chairman 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
- Task Force on Federalism and Telecommunications
- Committee on Telecommunications
- Committee on International Relations
- Subcommittee on Utility Market Access
- Board of Directors, Universal Service Administrative Company
- Federal Communications Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee
Before this appointment, he represented District 108 in the Florida House of Representatives
for four years. During his tenure, Chairman 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. Chairman 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, Chairman 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
Chairman 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.
Chairman 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.