Crist Makes Two Appointments to PSC
With the terms of Nancy Argenzenio and Nathan Skop ending on the Public Service Commission, Gov. Charlie Crist announced his choices to replace them -- West Palm Beach Assistant City Administrator Eduardo Balbis and Tampa-based attorney and Realtor Julie Brown.
An environmental engineer by training, Balbis also served on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council -- experience that Crist said would help him on the PSC.
“Eduardo’s duties overseeing municipal utilities and public works during the past three years have already given him the opportunity to demonstrate his commitment to protecting consumers,” said Crist. “As an engineer, he also understands the importance of safeguarding Florida’s freshwater supply.”
Brown works in the legal department for First American Corp. and owns her own real estate company.
“Julie understands the fairness and judgment that must be exercised by Public Service Commissioners,” said Crist. “Her past experience ensuring real estate agreements comply with all regulations, as well as reviewing proposed changes to historic properties as a member of a zoning board, have provided her valuable insight into the needs of Florida consumers.”