Chairman Betty Ann Kane

Betty Ann Kane began her tenure as a Commissioner in March 2007 and became Chairman on March 3, 2009.  In 2014, she was confirmed for a third term, to end on June 30, 2018.  However, her term has been extended to December 31, 2018. 

Betty Ann Kane is an experienced public official combining over 40 years of service to the District of Columbia Government in elected and appointed positions with extensive private sector experience in regulatory, administrative and public policy matters. Before joining the PSC, Chairman Kane served as a Trustee and as Executive Director of the District of Columbia Retirement Board. She served four years as an At-Large member of the DC Board of Education, and was elected to three terms as an At-Large member of the City Council. Her service on the Council included chairing the Public Services and Cable Television Committee, with legislative, budgetary and oversight responsibility for the Public Service Commission, the Office of Peoples Counsel, and the Office of Cable Television.

Chairman Kane is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Board of Directors, a member of the NARUC Telecommunications Committee, a NARUC appointee to the Virtual Working Group on Education, Training and Best Practices for The International Confederation of Energy Regulators and Treasurer of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI), the research arm of NARUC. Additionally, she is a past Chairman of the Board of NRRI, and a past President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC). Chairman Kane also serves in two FCC-appointed positions, as Chairman of the North American Numbering Council and as a member of the Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunication Service.

She is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and she also has a Master’s Degree in English from Yale University, as well as specialized academic study in Telecommunications Regulations at the Annenberg School and Investing and Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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