WEBINAR | Public Utilities Section Annual Meeting/Meet the Newest PUC Commissioner and the New PUC Executive Secretary

Event Description

Online registration is now closed.  To register, call Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316.

Due to the current situation, all bar association programming is remote participation only. There will be no in-person attendance.

Deadline to Register: June 15, 2020

The Public Utilities Section will briefly host their 2019-2020 Annual Meeting and elections at the beginning of the program.  
PUC Commissioner Joseph K.  Sullivan will speak about his professional background and provide insights into his duties and responsibilities as the PUC’s newest Commissioner, including how his role has changed from Deputy Commissioner of Energy Resources at the MN DOC to one of five independent commissioners responsible for the oversight and regulation of utility service providers in Minnesota.  He will also entertain questions from the Bar Section attendees. 

PUC Executive Secretary Will Seuffert, was selected by the PUC to serve as Executive Secretary to the PUC beginning on January 30, 2020.  Will has spent his career in pubic service and will describe some of his policy, executive and legislative background and his duties and responsibilities as Executive Director. He will also entertain questions from Bar Section attendees.


Joseph K. Sullivan | Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Joseph Sullivan was appointed to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission by Governor Tim Walz, effective April 6, 2020 and appointed to Vice-chair on May 21, 2020.  Commissioner Sullivan currently serves as a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).  Sullivan previously served as Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Energy Resources at the Minnesota Department of Commerce. In this role, Joe led the Division and supervised the Minnesota State Energy Office and the Energy Planning and Advocacy unit. 

Will Seuffert | Executive Secretary, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Will Seuffert was selected by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to serve as Executive Secretary starting January 30, 2020. Will has spent his career in public service. From 2013-2020, Will served as the Executive Director of the Environmental Quality Board (EQB). Before joining the EQB in 2013, he served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, working closely with the cabinet agencies and legislators involved in energy, environment, and agriculture issues

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 307748


Section Member:  $15.00
MSBA Member not in the section:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Member:  $25.00
Law Student: Free

Join the Public Utilities Law Section:  $32.00
MSBA members who are not members of the Public Utilities Law Section can join the section and attend this CLE for FREE and get discounted future CLE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Tram Nguyen to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation only.  Instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the CLE. 

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Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen  | 612-278-6316

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Tram Nguyen via 612-278-6316 or email:  tnguyen@mnbar.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM