Commissioners

Commission Chair Thad LeVar


Thad LaVar

Thad was appointed to a partial term on the Public Service Commission of Utah by Governor Gary Herbert on January 1, 2013, and was reappointed to a full term effective March 1, 2015. He had been with the Utah Department of Commerce since 2004, and at the time of his appointment he was the agency's deputy director. In that role Thad had oversight responsibilities related to both the Office of Consumer Services and the Division of Public Utilities, and twice served as interim director of the division. While working with the Department of Commerce Thad was appointed to be a member of the steering committee for Governor Herbert’s 2011 Utah Business Regulation Review, a project that resulted in over 300 changes to Utah state government including streamlining and eliminating a significant number of rules and regulations.

Previously in his career Thad held jobs first as an administrative law judge, and then as division director, with the Division of Consumer Protection, an agency that investigates allegations of deceptive sales practices. He also worked as associate general counsel for the Utah Legislature, where his duties included serving as legal counsel for both the House and Senate committees on public utilities and technology. Before law school, Thad taught in secondary schools in Texas and Arkansas. He is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. 

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Commissioner David Clark

Dave Clark

David was appointed to the Public Service Commission of Utah by Governor Gary Herbert on January 1, 2013. At the time of his appointment, he had been serving as the Commission’s legal counsel since 2010. David serves in a number of national and regional organizations related to public utility regulation, including: the Electricity Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); the Member Representatives Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC); the Member Advisory Committee of the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC); the Steering Committee of the Northern Tier Transmission Group (NTTG); and the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB).

During a 22 year legal career in California, David represented energy and telecommunications utilities in administrative hearings, and practiced corporate law for a public utility holding company, serving as manager of the company’s Legal Division. He began his law practice as a member of the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

More recently, David founded a financial services business in the banking sector, serving clients in the western United States. He also spent three years in full-time, volunteer church service. David’s other community activities have included service on the boards of the San Diego Urban League, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, the San Diego Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the San Diego Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. David received his undergraduate and law degrees from Brigham Young University.

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Commissioner Jordan A. White

Jordan White

Jordan was appointed to the Public Service Commission of Utah by Governor Gary Herbert on June 5, 2015, and confirmed by the Utah Senate on June 17, 2015. At the time of his appointment, he was serving as the Commission’s legal counsel.

Prior to joining the Commission, Jordan worked in private practice at the law firm of Fabian & Clendenin, where he represented clients on real property and natural resource matters. Jordan later worked as in-house counsel for energy companies including PacifiCorp and most recently, NextEra Energy, Inc., where his work focused on real property, utility regulatory matters, electric transmission and renewable energy project development.

Jordan previously served as President of the National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys and as a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Subcommittee on Law. Jordan also served on the Farmington City Planning Commission. Before law school, Jordan practiced as a mental health therapist, working primarily with children, adolescents and families. He received his undergraduate, masters of social work and law degree from the University of Utah.

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