Commissioner Marc Spitzer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.
Marc Spitzer was nominated by President George W. Bush to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a term expiring June 30, 2011. He has a history of public service having been elected in 2000 to the Arizona Corporation Commission. In 2002 he was elected chairman of the ACC by his colleagues. In 1992, after many associations with civic, philanthropic and political causes, he was elected to the Arizona State Senate. Commissioner Spitzer served in the legislature as chair of the judiciary and finance committees and was elected by his peers to the position of Senate Majority Leader in 1996. As an attorney since 1982, Commissioner Spitzer represented taxpayers in proceedings involving the Internal Revenue Service. Commissioner Spitzer was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Philadelphia. After graduation from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he attended the University of Michigan, School of Law. Commissioner Spitzer believes the FERC's primary missions are to ensure America's ratepayers have safe, economic, and reliable supplies of electricity and natural gas; and transparent, robust and competitive wholesale energy markets. He believes successful regulation of
FERC-jurisdictional industries requires a balancing of all competing interests to ensure just and reasonable rates. Commissioner Spitzer is scheduled to deliver the keynote presentation during the conference luncheon on Tuesday, May 12.
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