CPUC Commissioner Rachelle B. Chong announced the hiring of two new staff members today. Joining the Chong office will be new interim Chief of Staff Lynn Carew and Energy Advisor Andrew Campbell. Dr. Timothy J. Sullivan will continue on as Commissioner Chong's Senior Telecommunications and Water Advisor. Her support staff will continue to be Vana White, Executive Assistant, and Christopher Mei, Senior Legal Typist.
Departing from Commissioner Chong's transition staff in early March is her current Chief of Staff and Energy Advisor, Brian C. Prusnek, who has announced he is leaving the Commission for another government opportunity. Also leaving her office in mid March will be Telecommunications Advisor Chris Poschl, who is returning to the Telecommunications Division.
Lynn Carew will assume the role of Commissioner Chong's new Chief of Staff. Ms. Carew has more than 25 years' experience as an attorney at the CPUC in a variety of positions. From 1980-1983, Ms. Carew was a Public Utilities Counsel. In this capacity, she represented the Commission staff in administrative hearings and also advised the Commission as Conflict of Interest Counselor. From 1983-1985 she served as Legal Advisor to Commission President Don Vial, and worked on both energy proceedings and telecommunications matters stemming from the AT&T divestiture. From 1985 to the present, Ms. Carew has had a variety of roles in the Administrative Law Judge Division, serving as an ALJ, the Chief ALJ for eleven years, and currently as the Assistant Chief ALJ supervising ALJs who handle energy proceedings. Ms. Carew has presided over major energy and telecommunications proceedings, and as the Chief ALJ managed a staff of over 90 people. During the past four years, she has been instrumental in developing the overall case management approach for energy policy proceedings, and facilitating CPUC/CEC interagency efforts in that area. Ms. Carew serves as a volunteer court-appointed arbitrator in the Marin County Superior Court, and has many community interests. A Bay Area native, she earned her law degree from the University of San Francisco and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dominican University of California.
Dr. Timothy J. Sullivan will continue his role as Senior Telecommunications and Water Advisor. Dr. Sullivan has extensive Commission experience, including previous appointments as an advisor to Commissioners Henry Duque and Susan P. Kennedy, as an administrative law judge, as project manager in the Commission's Division of Ratepayer Advocates, and as an analyst in the Division of Strategic Planning.
Nationally, he has served as chair and member of the National Regulatory Research Institute's Research Advisory Council and as a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Staff Subcommittee on Water. Dr. Sullivan holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and an A.B. in Mathematics from Yale. He authored Resolving Development Disputes through Negotiation, which examined the role of bargaining as an alternative to litigation in advancing the public interest. Before joining the Public Utilities Commission in 1988, Sullivan taught regulatory policy and public management for six years as an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Andrew Campbell will become Commissioner Chong's new Energy Advisor. For the last six months, Mr. Campbell was a member of the Commission's Division of Strategic Planning. Previously, Mr. Campbell worked for three years as an investment banker in Salomon Smith Barney's Global Energy group in New York, where he worked on energy mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. Prior to that, Mr. Campbell worked for ExxonMobil for two and a half years in Houston as a reservoir engineer. Mr. Campbell holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and Economics from Rice University.
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