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State of Texas
Texas Governor's Appointments
News Release
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Governor Abbott Appoints And Names Walker Chair Of Public Utility Commission Of Texas

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed DeAnn Walker to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for a term set to expire September 1, 2021. Additionally, the Governor has named Walker chair of PUC. PUC regulates the state's electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.

DeAnn Walker of Austin currently serves as a senior policy advisor to Governor Greg Abbott relating to policy matters on regulated industries. Previously, she served as the director of Regulatory Affairs and as an associate general counsel for CenterPoint Energy, serving there for 15 years. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Mary Isham Keith Chapter, and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Southwestern Lieutenancy. Walker received a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law.

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