Former Arkansas Commissioner to Lead MISO's South Region Government and Regulatory Affairs 

Lamar B. Davis Named Executive Director

For Immediate Release
November 28, 2016

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Little Rock, AR – MISO announced today that Lamar B. Davis, Former Commissioner of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, has been named Executive Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for MISO’s South Region. Mr. Davis, a native of North Little Rock, will serve as MISO’s primary liaison with the governors and state regulatory and legislative policymakers in the MISO South region.

 A life-long academic and public servant, Lamar B. Davis was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to the Public Service Commission in 2015.  Prior to the appointment, Davis served eight years as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of Governor Mike Beebe. In that position, he worked with state agencies on a myriad of issues ranging from policy coordination and human resource management to organizing state agency emergency response efforts. 

Mr. Davis’ professional background also includes serving as an Assistant Attorney General in Arkansas’ Consumer Protection Department, teaching Consumer Law as an Adjunct Professor at the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock and serving as a law clerk for the Arkansas Appeals Court.

Mr. Davis is a graduate of the Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Post Graduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He has served on multiple committees including the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner’s Gas, Critical Infrastructure, and Consumer Affairs committees; the Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access; the Financial Research Institute Advisory Board; and the Gas Technology Institute Public Interest Advisory Committee.

Mr. Davis received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts Political Science from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“MISO is truly honored and excited to have Lamar join our team,” said Todd P. Hillman Vice President of the MISO South Region. “We look forward to Lamar representing MISO South and the work we are doing to facilitate collaboration among state regulators, policymakers and stakeholders.”

Mr. Davis will begin working at MISO on December 1.

About MISO
MISO ensures reliable operation of, and equal access to  high-voltage power lines in 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO manages one of the world's largest energy markets, with $26 billion in gross annual market charges.  MISO was approved as the nation's first regional transmission organization in 2001.  The non-profit 501(C)(4) organization is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is headquartered in Carmel, Ind. Membership is voluntary.