A Day at the Iowa Utilities Board
Richard Lozier Jr. is a Board Member at the Iowa Utilities Board.
The PUF team traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, the home of the Iowa Utilities Board, which got its start in 1878 as the Iowa Board of Railroad Commissioners, and later the Iowa State Commerce Commission.
PUF: How did you become a Board Member?
Board Member Lozier: I practiced law in Des Moines for a long time. About the last twenty-plus years of my practice, I got involved in utility work. I was encouraged by an outgoing member of the Utilities Board to consider going on the Board. So, I put my name in the hat, and was fortunate to have the Governor appoint me.
PUF: What's the most rewarding thing you do as a Board Member?
Board Member Lozier: As an attorney I advocated for my clients in cases before the Board, in court, in commercial transactions, in negotiations and other matters, but I didn't make the decisions. In this position, it's a completely different exercise, to evaluate the parties' different positions and come up with a decision that works.