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Chairman 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 for a term through
January 2018. He is also Commission Chairman, serving his second term. Previously
he chaired the Commission from October 2010 through January 1, 2012 and worked with
his colleagues and industry representatives to find ways to hold down rates for
Florida's consumers and businesses.
Chairman Graham is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
(NARUC) and serves on the Committee on Water. Prior to his appointment, he served
on the Jacksonville City Council. Among his duties as 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.
He is a past chair of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and
vice president of the Northeast Florida Regional Council. He was President of ART
Environmental Consulting Services from 2005 to 2009, and worked on electric power
generating boilers and wastewater reduction as 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 held an application engineer position from
1988 to 1989.
He 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 Chairman - (850) 413-6022
Betty Leland - Executive Assistant to the Chairman - (850) 413-6024
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