Marybeth Purvis is the Director of the Kentucky Public Service Commission's Division of Financial Analysis.
It was a bright, crisp winter day when Public Utilities Fortnightly went to Kentucky's capital to meet with the Kentucky Public Service Commission. Despite the snow on the ground, we had a warm welcome inside. PUF met with the PSC's three commissioners and its staff.
PUF: What do you do on an average day?
Marybeth Purvis: It varies every day. It depends on what we are dealing with that day as far as the caseload and where we are procedurally. I have a staff of fifteen and that is counting my administrative assistant.
I have fourteen analysts that work under me and I review their work. I try to stay up with the cases and make suggestions for them. I do some of the analysis myself and write certain orders or parts of certain orders.
I do probably more than I should. I manage all these people, and I deal with all the emails and associated administrative work. I love it though.