Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Chairman Gardner was appointed to the Commission on June 16, 2008. Chairman Gardner is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Chair of the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment, member and former Chair of the Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation. Gardner also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Gas Technology Institute and the Electric Power Research Institute.
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.
Chairman Gardner graduated from Franklin County High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Georgetown College, graduating summa cum laude. 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 adult son.
Vice Chairman, 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. He was appointed vice chairman of the commission on October 19, 2015. His term expires June 30, 2017.
Prior to joining the PSC, Vice Chairman 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. Vice Chairman 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.
Vice Chairman Logsdon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Murray State University.