Mark C. Christie was sworn on this week as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission throughout a ceremony within the chambers of the Virginia State Corporation Commission in Richmond. Judge G. Steven Agee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit carried out the swearing-in ceremony.
Commissioner Christie involves FERC from the Virginia State Corporation Commission, having served three phrases totaling virtually 17 years, most not too long ago as Chairman. He is a former president of the Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI), which is comprised of regulators representing the 13 states and the District of Columbia that type the PJM area.
He is also a former president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC).
A West Virginia native, Commissioner Christie earned Phi Beta Kappa honors upon graduating from Wake Forest University, and acquired his legislation diploma from Georgetown University. He has taught regulatory legislation as an adjunct school member on the University of Virginia School of Law and constitutional legislation and authorities in a doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Commissioner Christie additionally served as an officer within the U.S. Marine Corps.
FERC contains current appointees Christie and Allison Clements, Richard Glick, former chairman Neil Chatterjee (whose time period ends in June) and present chairman James Danly.
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