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Susac to move from PSC to DEP, ASAP

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Jeremy Susac, 32, has been picked to become director of the Florida Energy Office at the Department of Environmental Protection.

Susac has worked for the Public Service Commission since 2003, first as a senior attorney, then as chief advisor to Commissioner Katrina McMurrian. The Florida Energy Office is the state's primary center for energy policy under Gov. Charlie Crist. In addition to developing and implementing Florida's energy policy, the Florida Energy Office coordinates all federal energy programs delegated to the state, including energy supply, demand, and conservation. Susac's last day with the Commission is August 2nd.

In January, Crist named Susac to serve as one of the Public Service Commissioners after removing two Jeb Bush appointees, Isilio Arriaga and Ken Littlefield, as not consumer friendly enough. But it turned out the governor did not have direct authority to install replacements; rather, the nominating process had to begin again. When it was over, Susac did not make the cut.

-- Asjylyn Loder and Alex Leary

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:55pm]

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