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Rebecca Cameron Valcq reappointed PSC Chair, joins National Utilities Diversity Council Board of Directors

The Public Service Commission (PSC) announced in a press release that Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq has accepted state and national leadership positions, being reappointed as PSC Chairperson and being elected to the National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC) Board.

Rebecca Valcq. Photo supplied.

PSC Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq was reappointed by Governor Tony Evers as Chairperson for an additional two-year term effective March 1, 2023. Gov. Evers first appointed Valcq as a Commissioner for a six-year term on January 7, 2019, and soon after appointed her Commission Chairperson.

“I am honored to have these opportunities to serve the public at both the state and national levels,” Valcq said in a statement. “As PSC Chairperson, I am proud to continue to lead our agency’s ongoing work to close Wisconsin’s digital divide; see that our state’s transition to zero carbon is done reliably, responsibly, and affordably; and view our agency decisions and actions through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. I thank the Governor for his continued trust.”

On March 2, 2023, Chairperson Valcq was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC). The NUDC is an organization that conducts research to educate, develop best practices and guide efforts that will promote diversity in the utilities and communications industries in the areas of governance, employment, procurement, language access/customer service, and philanthropy.

“Promoting diversity in the utilities and communications industries ensures we have more professionals with different backgrounds and experiences who understand and can appropriately respond to the diverse public service needs of their communities,” Valcq said in a statement. “Now as a NUDC Board member, I look forward to working collaboratively with leaders across the country to encourage diverse representation in all aspects of this industry.”

Prior to accepting her position at the PSC, Becky was a Partner at Quarles & Brady in the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources practice group. Previously, Becky was Regulatory Counsel for Wisconsin Electric Power Company, where she advised management on all areas of regulatory law in multiple jurisdictions and compliance matters. She was named one of Wisconsin’s most influential Latino leaders in 2019 by Madison365. In 2013, Becky was named a “40 Under 40″ by the Milwaukee Business Journal and received a Girl Scout Leadership G.I.R.L. award in 2019. She has served on several non-profit boards of directors, including Centro Legal, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, and the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. She was a member of the United Way’s Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Committee and Marquette University Law School’s Diversity Committee.

Valcq earned her undergraduate degree from Drake University and her law degree from Marquette University.  She lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband Rob and their two daughters.