Governor Greg Abbott appointed DeAnn Walker to the Public Utility Commission of Texas and named her chair of the PUC. Her term expires September 1, 2021.
Walker currently serves as a senior policy advisor to Governor Abbott 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. Walker received a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law.
The PUC regulates the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, implements legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.