Commission Elects Lauren “Bubba” McDonald as Commission Chair

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, February 26th, 2018

The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) has unanimously elected Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald as Commission chair for a two year term. McDonald succeeds Commissioner Stan Wise who resigned from the Commission effective February 20, 2018. McDonald will begin his term as chair.

“I am honored that my colleagues have entrusted me with this leadership position,” said McDonald. “I look forward to chairing this Commission as we continue to deal with the construction of two new nuclear power plants, placing more renewable energy in Georgia’s portfolio and ensuring that consumers of Georgia have just and reasonable rates.”
Commissioner McDonald is in his third term on the Commission, having been appointed and elected in 1998, and re-elected in 2008 and 2014. He previously chaired the Commission in 2009.