FRI News

New York PSC Chair Rory Christian Joins FRI Advisory Board

February 19, 2024 FRI is pleased to welcome Rory Christian, Chair of the New York Public Service Commission, to FRI's Advisory Board. Chair Christian was first appointed to the NY PSC in June 2021, and appointed Chair and CEO in September 2021. He joined the PSC after several years experience in and related to the…

Kristin Munsch Joins FRI Advisory Board

February 13, 2024 FRI is pleased to welcome Kristin Munsch, Senior Associate General Counsel for Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), to our Advisory Board. Her work focuses on regulatory policy and litigation, including the implementation of Illinois’ most recent energy legislation, the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act. Before working with ComEd, Kristin was the Director for Regulatory…

Rob Daniel Joins FRI Advisory Board

January 29, 2024 FRI is pleased to announce that Rob Daniel, Director of Regulatory for Black Hills Energy, has joined the FRI Advisory Board. In his role with Black Hills, Rob is responsible for overseeing and participating in the development of regulatory strategy, policy, tariffs, regulatory filings, and regulatory relations for Arkansas and Kansas.Rob has…

Patrice Jones Hunter Joins FRI Advisory Board

January 3, 2024 FRI is pleased to welcome Patrice Jones Hunter, Senior Director of State Regulatory Policy for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), to FRI's Advisory Board. Patrice was promoted to Senior Director after servicing as Director of State Energy and Regulatory Policy for two years. In her current role, she serves as the lead…

FRI, Looking Back and Looking Ahead

December 21, 2023 Written by Dr. Michael Sykuta, Executive Director of FRI As 2023 draws to a close, so does my third year as Executive Director of FRI. To say the past three years have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. It's been a time of growth for me personally, learning about the issues…

Rachelle Whitacre and Nicor Gas Join FRI Advisory Board

November 7, 2023 FRI is pleased to welcome Rachelle Whitacre, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Nicor Gas, to the FRI's Advisory Board, and to announce Nicor Gas as our newest Gold-level FRI Sponsor. As Director of Regulatory Affairs for Nicor Gas, Rachelle leads regulatory policy, strategy and planning and is responsible for regulatory activities with…

Kansas Commissioner Annie Kuether Joins FRI Advisory Board

October 19, 2023 FRI is pleased to welcome Commissioner Annie Kuether from the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to our Advisory Board. Commissioner Kuether was appointed to the KCC in September 2023. She is a former member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 55th district from 1997 to 2022. She was the highest ranking…

FRI Welcomes New Advisory Board Members Helland, Gunn, and Kuzman

October 2, 2023 FRI is pleased to welcome Chairman Erik M. Helland of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), Kevin Gunn of NextEra Energy Resources, and Robert (Bob) Kuzman of MISO to FRI's Advisory Board. Chairman Helland began his service at the IUB on May 1, 2023, for a term that runs through April 30, 2029.…

Josiah Cox Joins FRI Advisory Board

July 21, 2023 FRI is pleased to announce that Josiah Cox, President and Founder for Central States Water Resources, has joined FRI’s Advisory Board. An experienced and deeply passionate water utility industry executive, early in his career, Josiah spent several years leading wildlife habitat studies and water and wastewater civil engineering land development efforts. In…

California Commissioner John Reynolds Joins FRI Advisory Board

July 5, 2023 FRI is pleased to welcome Commissioner John Reynolds of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to the FRI Advisory Board. Commissioner Reynolds was appointed to the CPUC by Governor Gavin Newsom on Dec. 23, 2021, and reappointed on Dec. 22, 2022. Commissioner Reynolds had previously served as Managing Counsel at Cruise LLC…