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John Robert Norris, American federal commissioner.


Norris, John Robert was born in 1958.


Bachelor, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, 1981. Juris Doctor, University Iowa College Law, 1995.


State director Iowa Farm Unity Coalition. Restaurant owner, manager Greenfield, Iowa, 1989—1993. Chief of staff for Republican Leonard Boswell United States House of Representatives, 1997—1998.

Chief of staff to Governor Tom Vilsack State of Iowa, Des Moines, 1999—2000. Chairman Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), 2005—2009. Chief of staff to secretary United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 2009.

Commissioner Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), since 2009. Chairman Iowa Electric Restructuring Task Force, 1999—2000. Board member, secretary, president Organization of Midwest Independent Systems Operator States.

Member electricity committee National Association Regulatory Utility Commissioners, 2005—2009. Board directors National Regulatory Research Institute. Advisory council Iowa Energy Center, Finance Research Institute, University Missouri College Business, Center Global and Regional Environmental Research, University Iowa.

Board trustees Iowa Energy Center.


Married Jackie Norris. 3 children.

Jackie Norris