COLUMBIA REGIONAL BUSINESS REPORT, 7 NOVEMBER 2017, FEAT. PROF. ROBERT BOCKMAN:
Robert Bockman, a former assistant Attorney General, has been appointed an interim commissioner of the South Carolina Public Service Commission by Gov. Henry McMaster. Bockman replaces Nikiya Hall, who resigned from her position as District 6 commissioner on Oct. 31 to take a job with Washington, D.C.-based utility Pepco.
Bockman, 71, served as general counsel of the Public Service Commission from 1977-81, providing advice to the commission and its members and representing the commission and staff in regulatory proceedings and appeals.
“It has never been more important for the Public Service Commission to be made up of public servants that will ask the difficult questions on behalf of South Carolinians, and I am confident that Mr. Bockman will do exactly that,” McMaster said in a news release.