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A Regulatory Primer for Board Members with Non Regulatory Backgrounds
with Dr. Mark Jamison, Director and Gerald Gunter Professor of Public Utility Research Center at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida


Welcome to Episode 27, Season 7 of A CEO’s Virtual Mentor

Are you a new board member serving on a regulated company board, but from a non-regulatory background? This episode is directed especially to newer board members and executives in utility companies regulated at the state and even federal levels.  

My guest in this episode is Dr. Mark Jamison. Dr. Jamison is Director and Gerald Gunter Professor, Public Utility Research Center at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in Gainesville. PURC is an internationally recognized academic center dedicated to research and to providing training in utility regulation and strategy to support effective utility policy, regulation, management, and leadership. PURC helps government and industry officials develop efficient utility infrastructure to better meet the needs of their customers. PURC’s view is educated executives, employees, and board members, organizations benefit from better decision making and thus a more promising future. 


Our discussion today is merely a survey of the history, development, structure, and process of utility regulation with advice on a few best practices in regulatory affairs posture and approach. Lyceum sees fitting coverage of the vast subject of regulation as well beyond this brief podcast. This is an appetizer.  For the main course - and to help you navigate more thoroughly through the changing regulatory landscape - please contact our guest Dr. Mark Jamison at the Public Utility Research Center.  For more about PURC, its ever-expanding body of research and its training courses, conferences and other events see the PURC webpage thought the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. See important hyperlinks in the program’s album notes.

Program Guide

A CEO’s Virtual Mentor Episode 27: A Regulatory Primer for Board Members with Non Regulatory Backgrounds

0:00    Introduction to the program and to guest, Dr. Mark Jamison

3:50    Part 1: The history of regulation

15:25  Break 1

15:45  Part 2: The structure of the regulatory commission

21:49  Break 2

22:09  Part 3: How does the regulator set prices?

30:01  Break 3

30:44  Part 4: Regulatory risk and strategies for dealing with risk

52:27  Closing comments

We would like to express our special thanks to the clients of Lyceum Leadership Consulting that enable us to bring you this podcast.

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See you next time.


Informative and Helpful Links 

PURC Webpage  

Links to Biographies of Guests


Mark A. Jamison

Your host Thomas B. Linquist is the Founder and Managing Director of Lyceum Leadership Consulting and Lyceum Leadership Productions. Over his 20 years in management and leadership consulting he has served a wide array of corporate clients.  This includes leadership assessment and search for chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers and boards of directors.  He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and over his 32-year career has served in a variety of roles: as an engineer with Shell Oil Company, a banker with ABN AMRO Bank, and as treasurer was the youngest corporate officer in the 150+ year history at Peoples Energy Company in Chicago.  He is an expert on hiring and promotion decisions and leadership development.  Over the course of his search career, he has interviewed thousands of leaders.

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