Charles Gray, executive director of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) since 1999, recently was named the recipient of the 2014 State Regulatory Practitioner Award, the Energy Bar Association announced.
The award recognizes innovation and superior advocacy by members of the state utility regulatory bar. Gray has worked tirelessly in promoting effective state and federal energy regulations.
As NARUC executive director, Gray is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day operation of NARUC’s Washington office. Gray works with NARUC leadership, including the executive committee and board of directors, to develop and implement the association’s policy and business plan. He has represented the Association in various proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Federal Courts of Law.
Gray started at the association in 1979 as deputy assistant general counsel. In 1981, he was promoted to assistant general counsel and in 1996, before being named executive director, he was tapped as the association’s general counsel. Gray received a bachelor’s degree in 1973 from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. From there, he received his J.D. from Cornell University School of Law in 1977. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar as well as the bars of numerous U.S. Courts of Appeals.
Gray was presented with the EBA State Regulatory Practitioner Award on Nov. 4 during EBA’s Mid-Year Meeting & Conference.