Commissioner Lisa Edgar to leave Florida PSC

With satisfaction in accomplishments made on behalf of Florida’s public interest, Lisa Edgar announced May 5 that she will not seek a fourth term on the Public Service Commission (PSC). The veteran Commissioner, whose first term began January 1, 2005, intends to serve until her term ends on January 1, 2017.

“When reflecting on your career, nothing is more rewarding than feeling a sense of achievement” said Commissioner Edgar. “For the past twelve years, I’ve been honored and humbled to work on complex regulatory issues, finding ways to accomplish what’s best for the public good. I look forward to applying my regulatory and governmental experience as I pursue new endeavors and other career opportunities.”

Appointed by three different governors (Governors Bush, Crist, and Scott) for three PSC terms, Commissioner Edgar quickly rose to national prominence among her peers as an expert in regulatory policy, becoming the first Florida Commissioner to ever serve as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

As NARUC president in 2014-2015, she leveraged the expertise of more than 200 Commissioners to examine key issues, challenges, and opportunities—for consumers, service providers and public officials—through the convergence of traditional utility services in the energy, water, and advanced communications sectors.

During her career in public service, Edgar served as Deputy Secretary of Planning and Management for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from August 1999 through January 2005. She also served as chief environmental policy analyst in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget, as a senior cabinet aide in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and as staff counsel and legislative analyst for the Florida Senate Committees on Reapportionment and Regulated Industries. 

Edgar received a juris doctorate from the College of Law at Florida State University, where she also received a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is a member of the Florida Bar.