Kentucky Public Service Commission

Meet the Commissioners

Kent A. Chandler
Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission

Kent A. Chandler was appointed to the Public Service Commission by Governor Andy Beshear on July 6, 2020, and designated as Chairman on August 3, 2021. His term expires June 30, 2024.

Prior to his appointment, he served as Executive Director of the PSC. Previous to becoming Executive Director, he was an advisor to the commissioners, focusing on federal wholesale gas and electricity markets.

Before coming to the PSC, Chairman Chandler advocated for Kentucky ratepayers as an attorney in the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Rate Intervention. In that position, he regularly represented consumers before the PSC in electric, gas, water and sewer utility cases and also served on the executive committee of the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States.

Chairman Chandler is a member and co-vice chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) electricity committee, and represents the Mid-Atlantic region on NARUC’s executive committee. He serves on the EPRI advisory council and the Board of Directors of the Organization of MISO States, and is vice president of the Organization of PJM States. He is a member of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners, where he serves as president. Chairman Chandler, a native of Providence, Kentucky, earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Murray State University. He received a Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Kent A. Chandler
Angie C. Hatton
Vice Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission

Angela C. Hatton was appointed to the Public Service Commission and designated as Vice Chair by Governor Andy Beshear on March 10, 2023. Her term expires July 1, 2025.

Prior to her appointment, in addition to her private law practice, Vice Chair Hatton served three terms representing Letcher, Pike and Harlan Counties in the House of Representatives, and served the General Assembly as House Minority Whip. Much of her legislative work centered around energy and utility issues. She served on the House Standing Committee on Natural Resources and was appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Southern Legislators Conference Committee on Energy and Environment.

Vice Chair Hatton was named to the Kentucky Gazette’s 50 Most Notable Women in 2019, named a KACO Outstanding County Advocate, awarded the Legislative Champion Award at the 2022 Senior Hunger Summit, given a Warrior for Working Families Award from the Working Families PAC, the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative Henry Clay Award, the Cumberland Valley ADD Outstanding Advocate Award, the KCTC Outstanding Higher Education Advocate and numerous other awards. She served as Co-Chair of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Nonprofit Caucus, President of the Letcher County Bar Association, as Letcher County Trial Commissioner, as City Attorney for the City of Fleming-Neon and the City of Whitesburg, and on the Board of Directors for Eastern Kentucky Red Cross, Kentucky Community Farm Alliance, EKY Heritage Foundation, and several other nonprofit boards.

After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in journalism, she worked as a newspaper reporter before earning her law degree at the University of Kentucky School of law. Vice Chair Hatton and her family reside in Whitesburg.

Vice Chairman Angie C. Hatton
Mary Pat Regan
Commissioner, Kentucky Public Service Commission

Mary Pat Regan was appointed to the Public Service Commission and designated as Commissioner by Governor Andy Beshear on July 11, 2022. Her term expires June 30, 2027.

Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Regan was the Commonwealth’s Deputy Secretary for Education & Labor. Her previous professional experience includes key senior executive roles with the AT&T Corporation including responsibility as National Vice President-Regulatory for AT&T and Kentucky State President of AT&T Communications. Commissioner Regan also held several senior sales executive positions with MCI Telecommunications Corporation.

Commissioner Regan has participated in and provided Chair leadership for several Louisville based community and civic programs during the last ten years including Greater Louisville Inc., Kentucky Chamber, Business Leaders for Education, and United Way. She has served as member of the Board of Directors for Kentucky Educational Television, The Louisville Science Center, the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation and the Louisville Collegiate School.

Commissioner Regan attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a life-long interest and participation in sports and competitive athletic activities to include cycling, running and swimming. She has earned participation completion medals in seven Ironman National Competitions.

Originally from Minneapolis, Commissioner Regan has resided in the Commonwealth for over twelve years and currently lives in St. Mathews

Mary Pat Regan