Paul Clanon was appointed Executive Director May 1, 2007.
Mr. Clanon previously served as Deputy Executive Director for Administration and Operations at the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC), a position he held since January 2005, following eight years as Director of the PUC's Energy Division. He joined the PUC in 1984, and has since served in every major staff role, from advisor to a Commissioner to supervisor to staff analyst.
Mr. Clanon holds a Bachelor's Degree in economics from UC Berkeley and is a jazz and blues doublebassist in his spare time. He grew up in the Sacramento Valley and lives in San Francisco.
The PUC's Executive Director works with Commissioners, Directors, staff, oversight agencies, the Legislature, the Governor's Office, and all external stakeholders to coordinate and facilitate timely handling of procedural matters and efficient internal operations. The Executive Director's office works to anticipate regulatory and agency needs in order to develop and implement appropriate strategies to meet those needs.