Betty Anne Kane


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

Betty Ann Kane is an experienced public official combining over 35 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 DCPSC, 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:

  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Board of Directors,
  • NARUC Telecommunications Committee,
  • NARUC 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. She has undertaken specialized academic study in Telecommunications Regulation at the Annenberg School, and in Investing and Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Willie L. Phillips


Willie L. Phillips was nominated by Mayor Vincent Gray and confirmed as a DCPSC Commissioner by the D.C. Council effective July 14, 2014, for a term ending June 30, 2018.

Commissioner Phillips is an experienced regulatory attorney combining over a decade of legal expertise in private practice and as in-house counsel. Commissioner Phillips has an extensive background in the areas of public utility regulation, bulk power system reliability, and corporate governance.

Prior to coming to the DCPSC, Commissioner Phillips served as Assistant General Counsel for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a not-for-profit international regulatory authority, in Washington, D.C. Before joining NERC, Phillips was an attorney at Van Ness Feldman LLP in Washington, D.C., where he advised clients on regulatory compliance and policy matters and assisted on litigation and administrative proceedings on the Federal and State level. He has also worked as an aide on Capitol Hill.

Commissioner Phillips is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, where he serves on the Committee on Electricity, and he is Secretary-Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He is also a member of the Keystone Policy Center Energy Board, Energy Bar Association, and American Association of Blacks in Energy.

Commissioner Phillips has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Montevallo and a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar and Alabama State Bar Association.

Richard A. Beverly


Richard A. Beverly was nominated by Mayor Muriel Bowser and confirmed as a DCPSC Commissioner by the D.C. Council effective December 20, 2016, for a term ending June 30, 2020.

Commissioner Beverly has a long and distinguished record. He served as a Clinton Appointee to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board and has served as General Counsel for both the DCPSC and the Office of Employee Appeals for a total of over 30 years.

A Ward 1 resident, Mr. Beverly received a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Howard University and a Juris Doctorate from American University.