Julie Imanuel Brown was reappointed to the Florida Public Service Commission by
Governor Rick Scott for a four-year term beginning January 2, 2015. She was first
appointed to the Commission by Governor Charlie Crist and was also 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 NARUC’s Committee on Gas, Subcommittee on Nuclear
Issues – Waste Disposal, and on the Gas Technology Institute’s Public Interest Advisory
Committee; she previously served on NARUC’s Committee on Energy Resources and the
Environment. 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 in France.
Commissioner Brown and her husband have two children.