Commissioner Ronald A. Brisé was unanimously elected Chairman of Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today to serve a two-year term beginning January 2, 2012.
“I look forward to serving as Chair and working with my colleagues on behalf of Florida’s citizens,” said Commissioner Brisé. “I want to work toward ensuring the protection of the public interest, as that should be our goal all of the time.”
In nominating Commissioner Brisé, Commissioner Lisa Polak Edgar spoke of his “quiet strength” and “heart of a public servant.” Chairman Art Graham in providing the second, said, “I can’t think of a better person to hand this off to.”
Ronald A. Brisé was appointed to the PSC by Governor Charlie Crist in July 2010 and was reappointed by Governor Rick Scott for a term through January 2014. Commissioner Brisé is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on the Committee on Telecommunications, the Committee on International Relations, and the Subcommittee on Utility Market Access. Commissioner Brisé also serves on the Federal Communications Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. Before this appointment, he served in the Florida House of Representatives.
As a Representative, Commissioner Brisé was named Democratic Whip from 2006 to 2008 and served as Vice Chairman of the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators. He served on many Committees regarding education and health care to represent the citizens of North East Miami-Dade (District 108).
Recently, Commissioner Brisé was the Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Partner Consulting, LLC, which provides leadership and development strategies for corporate clients. Until 2008, Commissioner Brisé was also the Chief Operating Officer for IPIP Corporation, a VoIP telecommunications carrier. Prior to this, he was the Science Department Chairperson at Miami Union Academy from 2000 to 2005 and was also the Academy’s Director of Development, Marketing, and Recruitment from 2003 to 2005.
Commissioner Brisé received a bachelor’s degree in biology education from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama and received MBA degrees in management and marketing from American Intercontinental University in Illinois. He and his wife, JoAn, have a son and a daughter, Ronald Brisé II and Elizabeth Christiane Brisé, and together are faithful members of Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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