Meet Our Chairman and Commissioners

Chairman Lane

 
Chairman Lane

Charlotte R. Lane was appointed to the Public Service Commission and as Chairman on July 1, 2019. She previously served on the Commission from 1985-1989 and 1997-2003, serving as Chairman from 1997-2001. She has a long career of public service in addition to her prior work on the Commission, having been elected to three terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates (1979-1980, 1991-1992 and 2017-2018). She served on the U.S. International Trade Commission from 2003-2011, having been appointed by President George W. Bush. She has practiced law in State and Federal Courts in West Virginia for many years and has been admitted to practice in the Third and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Chairman Lane has served as President of the West Virginia Bar Association, the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (MACRUC) and the Charleston Rotary Club. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of the Rotary Foundation of Washington, D.C.; the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); the Charleston Chamber of Commerce; on the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar and as a member of the West Virginia University College of Law Visiting Committee.

Chairman Lane graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science and received her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the West Virginia University College of Law. She has been awarded the Justitia Officium Award from the WVU College of Law, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Marshall University and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the West Virginia Bar Foundation.

She currently resides in Charleston. She has a daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren living in South Carolina.


Commissioner Larrick

 
Commissioner Larrick

Renee A. Larrick was appointed to the Commission in July 2017 to a full term ending June 30, 2023. She is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Water Committee and recently moderated a panel on Wholesale and Retail Power Markets, Grid Transformation and Regulatory Policies at the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (MACRUC) Annual Education Conference.

Prior to joining the Commission, she served as the Business Manager for a private law firm in Beckley. She has also taught on the college and high school levels in Raleigh County.

Commissioner Larrick has served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Southern West Virginia and is the past President of the Raleigh County Garden Council, the Woodcliff Garden Club and the Black Knight Country Club Ladies Golf Association.

Commissioner Larrick is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley and the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics with a concentration in Finance. She and her husband live in Daniels, West Virginia.

 

Commissioner McCabe

Commissioner McCabe

Brooks F. McCabe, Jr. was appointed to the Commission in November 2014 to fill an unexpired term and was reappointed to a full term ending June 30, 2021. He currently serves as President of MACRUC. Prior to joining the Commission, he served as a State Senator representing Kanawha County from 1998-2014, and served on the Finance, Economic Development, Pensions, Banking and Insurance, Natural Resources and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. His 35-plus years in business have focused on commercial real estate with a concentration in downtown redevelopment through West Virginia Commercial, LLC and similar business ventures.

Commissioner McCabe has served on the boards of the Charleston Renaissance Corporation, Chemical Alliance Zone, The Nature Conservancy’s West Virginia Chapter, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia State College Foundation, the University of Vermont and the GOW School, a private college preparatory school for dyslexic students.

Commissioner McCabe is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering and a Master of Education in Education Administration. He received his Doctor of Education degree from West Virginia University, with concentration in Planning and Community Development. His professional designations include the American Institute of Certified Planners and the REALTORS® National Marketing Institute, in which he is a Certified Commercial Investment Member. He and his wife reside in Charleston and have one daughter and two grandchildren.

 
 
 
 

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