Julie Imanuel Brown was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission by Governor
Charlie Crist and reappointed by Governor Rick Scott for a four-year term beginning
January 2, 2011. Prior to her appointment, she was Associate Legal Counsel of First
American Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, where she handled a variety of legal
issues in the Eastern, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions, including corporate compliance
with regulatory authorities.
Previously an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tampa, Commissioner Brown
specialized in contract, regulatory and administrative law while acting as legal
advisor to the City of Tampa for wastewater, stormwater, land development coordination,
and other matters. Commissioner Brown also worked as a corporate attorney at Shumaker,
Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Tampa, Florida, specializing in mergers and acquisitions
and securities law.
Commissioner Brown is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility
Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment
and the Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues – Waste Disposal. She chaired the Florida
Legislature’s Study Committee on Investor-Owned Water and Wastewater Utility Systems
and serves on the New Mexico State University’s Center for Public Utilities Advisory
Council. Her civic affiliations have included the City of Tampa’s Architectural
Review Commission, the Board of Directors for the Tampa Firefighters Museum, the
Florida Bar’s 13th Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee, and acting as Vice
Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Judicial Campaign Practices Committee.
Commissioner Brown graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science
from the University of Florida, where she was the recipient of the Outstanding Female
Leader award, President of Florida Blue Key, inducted into the Hall of Fame, and
received the Dean’s Cup for the College of Journalism and Communications. She earned
a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, is a member
of the Florida Bar, and a member of Leadership Florida, Class XXXIII. Her graduate
education included study abroad at the University of Montpellier College of Law
Commissioner Brown and her husband have two children.