March 20, 2023

Gov. Hutchinson appoints Katie Anderson as chair of PSC

Gov. Asa Hutchinson introduced Thursday (Sept. 29) his appointment of Katie Anderson of Scott as chairman of the Public Service Fee. Her begin date on the highly effective regulatory company is Oct. 2.

Anderson works as an Administrative Legislation Choose for the Arkansas Employees’ Compensation Fee. She can also be a vp of I.F. Anderson Farms, Inc. in Lonoke, a fourth technology family-owned bait fish farm in operation since 1949.

She beforehand served as a legislation clerk for the Honorable Erin Wiedemann, U.S. Justice of the Peace Choose for the Western District of Arkansas; the Honorable Audrey Evans, U.S. Chapter Choose for the Jap and Western Districts of Arkansas; and the Honorable Karen Baker, Choose, Arkansas Court docket of Appeals.

From 2012 – 2015 she was senior supervisor of the State and Native Coverage Staff for Walmart Shops, Inc. Anderson is a graduate of the College of Arkansas and the College of Arkansas College of Legislation.

“Katie has confirmed to be a good arbiter of essential points all through her profession,” Hutchinson mentioned. “I’m assured she’s going to carry a good and balanced strategy to issues earlier than the Public Service Fee. She has served the state properly as an Administrative Legislation Choose and her judicial temperament and sense of equity make her match within the Public Service Fee.”

“I need to thank Governor Hutchinson for his confidence and belief in me to function Chairman of the Public Service Fee,” Anderson mentioned. “I’m really honored to just accept this appointment, and I’m past grateful for this chance. On this new capability, I’ll proceed to serve the individuals of Arkansas with the utmost stage of integrity and professionalism.”

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Anderson will change Chairman Ted Thomas, who introduced he would go away the submit on Oct. 1. Anderson’s begin date is Oct. 2, 2022. She’s going to serve the rest of Thomas’s time period which expires Jan. 14, 2027.

The APSC regulates the intrastate charges and companies of the general public utilities in Arkansas. By means of its tax division, the Fee additionally determines advert valorem assessments for property tax functions on public utilities and carriers, together with telecommunications suppliers, electrical, gasoline and water utilities, pipeline firms, railroads, airways, barge strains, cable tv suppliers, motor carriers, and bus strains.