Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Governor Steve Beshear appointed David L. Armstrong Chairman of the Kentucky Public Service Commission on June 3, 2008, and reappointed him to a second term on July 8, 2011. His term ends on June 30, 2015.
Prior to joining the PSC, Chairman Armstrong was of counsel to the law firm Greenebaum Doll & McDonald in Louisville.
Chairman Armstrong has had a lengthy career in government, beginning as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 30th Judicial District from 1976 to 1983. He served as mayor of Louisville from 1999 to 2003, Jefferson County Judge-Executive from 1989 to 1999 and Kentucky Attorney General from 1983 to 1988. Chairman Armstrong has also been a prosecutor and juvenile court judge and taught urban planning at the University of Louisville.
Chairman Armstrong is a member of the Louisville and Kentucky bar associations and the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus. He is admitted to the practice of law in Kentucky and before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Over the course of his career, Chairman Armstrong has served in many leadership positions, including as president of the National Council of County Executives, chairman of the Southern Conference of Attorneys General and president of the National District Attorneys of America. He was named Kentucky’s Outstanding Mayor in 2002 and Louisville was twice named a Most Livable City in America during his tenure. The University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law has named him an Outstanding Alumnus and in 2008 he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Hanover College.
Chairman Armstrong serves on many boards and civic groups. He is a trustee of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and the University of Kentucky School of Design. He is on the boards of the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, the Kentucky Opera Board, the Muhammad Ali Center, the Frazier History Museum and the Partners for Livable Communities.
Chairman Armstrong is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, is chairman of its international relations committee and serves on its electricity committee, the subcommittee on clean coal and carbon sequestration and the subcommittee on nuclear issues-waste disposal. He is past president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissions.
Chairman Armstrong serves on the Research Advisory Committee of the National Regulatory Research Institute and served on the advisory committee to the Midwest Independent System Operator, a regional transmission organization, and the advisory council for the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University. He was on the planning committee for the 2012 World Forum on Energy Regulation.
Chairman Armstrong attended Hanover College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Murray State University. He received his law degree from the University of Louisville.
Chairman Armstrong and his wife Carol reside in Louisville. They have two grown children and two granddaughters.
Vice Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Governor Steve Beshear appointed James W. Gardner as vice chairman of the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) on June 16, 2008.
Vice Chairman Gardner is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), member and former Chair of the Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation, Chair of NARUC’s Subcommittee on Education and Research, and Co-Vice Chair of the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment. He co-chaired the December 2009 NARUC/National Council on Electricity Policy Conference on Utilities of the Future. Gardner also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute, and the Advisory Boards of the Financial Research Institute, the Gas Technology Institute, and the Electric Power Research Institute.
Vice Chairman Gardner was elected to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council in 1982 and served until 1986. He was a member of the Fayette County Board of Education from 1993 to 1997, serving as its chairman from 1995 to 1997.
Vice Chairman Gardner graduated from Franklin County High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Georgetown College, graduating summa cum laude. Vice Chairman Gardner holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal and Order of the Coif.
He is married to Michelle Milby Gardner and they have one son, Wilson Gardner.
Commissioner, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Governor Steve Beshear appointed Daniel E. Logsdon Jr. as a member of the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) on February 12, 2015. His term expires June 30, 2017.
Prior to joining the PSC, Commissioner Logsdon held a number of positions in the public and private sectors. He served as Governor Beshear’s deputy chief of staff in 2009 and 2010 and as Assistant Kentucky State Treasurer in 2004, after holding several other posts in the treasurer’s office over the previous four years. Commissioner Logsdon also has experience in the telecommunications industry as a state government affairs representative from 2004 to 2009. His most recent position was chairman and executive director of the Kentucky Democratic Party, a position he assumed in 2010.
Commissioner Logsdon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Murray State University.