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John R. Norris

John R. Norris was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2010 and reconfirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2012 for a full term expiring in June 2017.

Commissioner Norris, a lawyer, has years of experience in energy policy and regulatory affairs. He most recently served as Chief of Staff to Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prior to joining the USDA, he served as Chairman of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) from 2005 to 2009. During his tenure as IUB Chairman, Commissioner Norris served on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Electricity Committee and was Co-Chair of the 2009 National Electricity Delivery Forum. Learn More

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  • Staff

    Aileen Roder,
    Legal Advisor

    Andrew Weinstein,
    Legal Advisor

    Shawn Bennett,
    Technical Advisor

    Benjamin Williams,
    Program Analyst

    Laura C. Vendetta,
    Confidential Assistant

  • Sworn In

    Sworn In for the New Term:
    June 18, 2012
    Term Expires:
    June 30, 2017

    *Note: Commissioner Norris was sworn in for a new term prior to the expiration of his previous term

    Previously Sworn In:
    January 11, 2010
    Term Expired:
    June 30, 2012

Updated: July 24, 2014

Commission Members Acting Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur Commissioner Philip D. Moeller Commissioner John R. Norris Commissioner Tony Clark