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Commissioner Art Graham
Art Graham was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission by Governor Charlie
Crist in July 2010 and was reappointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve a term through
January 2014. From October 2010 through January 1, 2012, Commissioner Graham served
as Commission Chairman and worked with his colleagues and industry representatives
to find ways to hold down rates for Florida's consumers and businesses.
Commissioner Graham is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility
Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on the Committee on Water. Prior to his appointment,
Commissioner Graham served on the Jacksonville City Council. Among his duties as
Council Member, Commissioner 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.
He is a past chair of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and
vice president of the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Association. He was President
of 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, Commissioner Graham was a regional sales manager from
1989 to 1991 for Goodyear Tire and Rubber, where he also held an application engineer
position from 1988 to 1989.
Commissioner Graham received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the
Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He is also a 2001 graduate of Leadership
Jacksonville and a 2008 graduate of Leadership Florida.
- Contact Information:
Phone: (850) 413-6040
Jim Varian - Chief Advisor to the Commissioner - (850) 413-6022
Betty Leland - Executive Assistant to the Commissioner - (850) 413-6024
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