Ronald Russell is a former Commissioner of the Michigan Public Service Commission (1988-1995). Mr. Russell is a former Executive Committee member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and Chairman of its Committee on Electricity (1992-95) and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Issues (1990-92). In these capacities he was responsible for guiding development and formulation of the Association's policy on various issues including the implementation of the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. He also served as President of the Sixteen State Great Lakes Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (1992-1993). Mr. Russell is published, participates on several energy and environmental organization's boards of directors and national electric industry policy discussion groups. He holds as BA in Economics with minors in math and statistics from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan. Mr. Russell served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1971 and was a certified SCUBA/Salvage diver aboard a diesel-electric submarine, the USS Threadfin (SS410). He is licensed to practice before the state and federal courts in Michigan and is a former member of the Association of Black Judges of Michigan and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Harvard Public Utilities Group at the JFK School of Government; his practice includes litigation and ADR, schools and municipalities, insurance defense and commercial transactions.


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