Commissioners

Commission Chairman Ron Allen
Ron Allen

Ron was appointed to his first term as a Commissioner of the Public Service Commission of Utah by Governor Jon M. Huntsman on March 18, 2005. and was reappointed on February 28, 2011 for an additional six year term. Ron was appointed as commission chairman on January 1, 2013.

Prior to his appointment he served as a Utah State Senator representing Magna, West Valley and Stansbury Park. While in the senate he served as Minority Whip and on the Executive Appropriations and Executive Management Committees. Ron also served on the Utah Tax Review Commission and on the Privatization Review Board. He also served on the Energy and Electric Utilities Committee for the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Ron is formerly a self-employed business and technology consultant and has owned and operated several Utah businesses, making the list of Utah's 100 fastest growing firms several times. Ron has a B.S. degree in Accounting and an M.A. degree in Art History from the University of Utah.


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Commissioner David Clark

Dave Clark

David was appointed to the Public Service Commission on January 1, 2013.  At the time of his appointment, he had been serving as the Commission’s legal counsel since 2010.

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 Thad LeVar


Ted LaVar

Thad was appointed to the Public Service Commission of Utah by Governor Gary Herbert on January 1, 2013. 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.