News Release: January 3, 2019
FERC Announces Passing of Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre.
“Today is a deeply sad day for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and for all those who had the pleasure of knowing Kevin McIntyre both personally and professionally,” Chairman Neil Chatterjee said. “During his tenure at the Commission, Kevin exhibited strong leadership and an unmatched knowledge of energy policy and the rule of law. He exemplified what it means to be a true public servant each and every day, no matter the challenges that lie ahead of him.
“In the face of adversity, Kevin’s dedicated faith, devotion to family and sharp wit never faltered. His unwavering strength was – and will continue to be – an inspiration to us all. I will miss the wise guidance of my colleague, the dear camaraderie of my good friend and the frequent banter with my fellow sports fanatic, Kevin.
“My wife Rebecca and I send prayers for comfort to his wife, Jenny, and three children, Lizzie, Tommy and Annie at this immensely difficult time.”
Chairman McIntyre was nominated to the position of FERC Chairman by President Donald J. Trump, and joined the Commission as Chairman on December 7, 2017. He served as Chairman until October 24, 2018, after having spearheaded several initiatives, including a proceeding on resilience of the wholesale electricity grid, an inquiry into whether to revise the Commission’s pipeline certification process, and an agreement with the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to coordinate the siting and safety review of FERC-jurisdictional LNG facilities.
Prior to joining the Commission, Chairman McIntyre was the co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, where he practiced law for most of his nearly 30-year legal career. At the firm, he had an expansive FERC practice, counseling and representing clients in nearly all industry sectors, including natural gas, conventional electricity, oil, hydropower, wind power and other renewable resources, and energy marketing and trading. His work for energy clients spanned administrative and appellate litigation, compliance and enforcement matters, and corporate transactions.
Chairman McIntyre graduated from San Diego State University and Georgetown Law. He and his wife, Jenny, have three children: Lizzie, Tommy and Annie.
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