President Trump Nominates Mark Christie, Allison Clements to FERC
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Posted by: Judith Schultz
President Trump nominated Mark C. Christie and Allison Clements on July 27 as members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Mark Christie is the chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission. He is one of the nation’s longest-serving state utility regulators, having served for 16 years. Christie has served in several leadership roles in multi-state organizations of state utility regulators. He was elected president of the Organization of PJM States, Inc., comprised of states in the PJM power markets region and served on the board for more than a decade. He was also elected president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of State Utility Regulators.
Christie is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where he earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received his law degree from Georgetown. Mr. Christie has taught extensively as an adjunct, including regulatory law at the University of Virginia School of Law and constitutional law and public policy in a doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University for 20 years.Allison Clements has over two decades of public and private sector experience in Federal energy regulation. Clements is the founder and president of Goodgrid, LLC, an energy policy and strategy consulting firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously, Clements spent two years as director of the energy markets program at Energy Foundation. Before this. she worked for a decade at Natural Resources Defense Council in New York, New York, as the organization’s corporate counsel and then as director of the Sustainable FERC Project.
Clements also spent several years in private legal practice with the energy regulatory group at Troutman Sanders LLP (now Troutman Pepper) and then with the project finance and infrastructure group at Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright). She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School.