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GOVERNOR IGE DESIGNATES PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONER JAMES GRIFFIN AS PUC CHAIR
News Release from Office of the Governor, Jan 8, 2019
HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has designated James (Jay) Griffin as Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission chairman. Griffin was initially appointed to the commission in May 2017.
Griffin previously served as chief of policy and research with the PUC. He was also assistant researcher and assistant specialist with the Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute.
Griffin has a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Williams College, joint master’s degrees in public policy and environmental management from Duke University, a master’s degree in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in policy analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica.
“Serving on this commission has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I am proud of the progress that we have made and am deeply committed to building on this momentum,” said Griffin.
Griffin becomes PUC chair immediately.
Link to photo and resume here
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