Gov. Nixon appoints Daniel Hall to the Public Service Commission


Gov. Nixon appoints Daniel Hall to the Public Service Commission

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Daniel Hall, of Columbia, to the Missouri Public Service Commission.

“From his days teaching high school social studies more than two decades ago, Daniel Hall has dedicated his professional life and exceptional talents to public service,” Gov. Nixon said. “Daniel’s keen intellect, tireless work ethic and strong values have contributed immensely to the effectiveness of this administration and the strength of our state. I thank him for his service and look forward to his continued work on behalf of Missouri families, businesses and communities as a member of the Public Service Commission.”

Since 2009, Hall has served as Legislative Director for the Office of the Governor, supervising the Administration’s legislative operations and serving as its chief liaison to the General Assembly. Hall previously served in a number of positions in state government, including Senior Counsel to then-Attorney General Jay Nixon.

Prior to his work in state government, Hall served as an associate at Bryan Cave, LLP in Kansas City where he handled labor and employment matters, class action defense and commercial disputes. He was also a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Dean Whipple.

The Governor appointed Hall to a term ending in September 2019. He replaces Commissioner Terry M. Jarrett whose term has expired. Hall’s appointment will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

The five-member Public Service Commission is responsible for deciding utility cases brought before it, and for the promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules. The PSC conducts hearings in contested cases and renders decisions in a timely manner to afford all parties procedural and substantive due process and to comply with statutory time limits. The PSC also regulates the mobile home, modular unit and recreational vehicle industries to ensure compliance with uniform manufacturer and dealer standards established for the protection of the consumer.