Staff Directory

Name Title Phone
Charlotte A. Mitchell Chair 919-733-0829
ToNola D. Brown-Bland Commissioner 919-733-0825
Lyons Gray Commissioner 919-733-4071
Daniel G. Clodfelter Commissioner 919-733-0825
Kimberly W. Duffley Commissioner 919-733-4071
Jeffrey A. Hughes Commissioner 919-733-0825
Floyd B. McKissick Jr. Commissioner 919-733-4071
Kathy Lowell Assistant to Chair Mitchell 919-733-0829
Lisa Henderson Assistant to Commissioners Brown-Bland, Clodfelter, Hughes 919-733-0825
Maribel Lazo Assistant to Commissioners Duffley, Gray, McKissick 919-733-4071

The Clerk’s Office reviews incoming filings, ensures that they meet any filing requirements, categorizes them, and posts them on our website. It also issues the Commission’s orders. The IT Section oversees the operation of the Commission’s computer hardware and applications, including this website, the docket system and email.

Name Title Phone
Kim Jones Director 919-733-0846
Chief Clerks Office    
Kim Campbell Chief Clerk 919-733-0839
Shonta Dunston Deputy Clerk 919-715-5974
Janice Fulmore Deputy Clerk 919-715-0917
Joann Snyder Deputy Clerk 919-715-5976
Tamika Conyers Processing Assistant 919-715-0396
Julie Kennedy Processing Assistant 919-715-0610
Latisha Gupton Processing Assistant 919-715-4343
Erica Green Processing Assistant 919-715-0611
Jeremy Taylor Processing Assistant 919-715-5975
Lindsey Worley Processing Assistant 919-733-7214
Information Technology    
Lisa Needham IT Manager 919-733-1034
John Morales Applications Systems Analyst 919-715-0492
Sean Warren Systems Administrator 919-715-0493
Hubert Hardy User Support Analyst 919-733-0813

The Fiscal Management Division processes the fees required to be paid by the regulated utilities to support the work of the Commission. It also manages the Commission’s budget.

Name Title Phone
Pat Jeter Director 919-733-0832
Sherry Hall Accountant 919-733-7683
Vacant Administrative Specialist 919-733-0850
Terreca Ettson Accounting Tech. 919-715-0422
Regina Williams Accounting Tech. 919-733-5265
Name Title Phone
Beverly Blue Human Resource Officer 919-368-1118

The Legal Division provides legal advice to the Commissioners and Commission employees. It also assists the Commission with scheduling hearings and preparing orders.

Name Title Phone
Sam Watson General Counsel & Director 919-715-7057
Portia Barnes Assistant 919-733-3977
Tracy Condie Assistant 919-733-0837
Pat Swenson Processing Assistant 919-733-2794
Patrick Buffkin Attorney
Kathryn Cooper Attorney 919-733-0833
Heather Fennell Attorney 919-715-9006
Leonard Green Attorney 919-733-0834
Warren Hicks Attorney 919-268-7436
Lynn Jarvis Attorney 919-715-0578
Derrick Mertz Attorney 919-733-0836
Court Reporters    
Kim Mitchell Court Reporter 919-715-5993

The Operations Division consists of accountants, engineers, and other utility experts who review utility filings and assist in preparing orders. The pipeline safety engineers inspect the records and practices of pipeline facilities owners to assure compliance with federal safety requirements.

Name Title Phone
Vacant Director 919-733-0854
Mona Riggins Assistant 919-733-0838
Water, Sewer & Transportation    
Bridget Paschal Deputy Director 919-715-4006
Heather Robinson Assistant 919-733-0626
Vacant Engineer 919-733-0849
Freda Hilburn Financial Analyst 919-733-0847
Fenge Zhang Financial Analyst 919-733-0845
Nick Jefferies Transportation Utilities Reg. Director 919-733-4036
Electric & Telecommunications    
George Sessoms Deputy Director 919-715-5292
Nathan Barber Financial Analyst 919-715-0848
Catherine Eastwood Financial Analyst 919-733-0853
Steve McDowell Financial Analyst 919-733-2924
Vacant Financial Analyst 919-715-1092
Natural Gas  
Poornima Jayasheela Deputy Director 919-733-9563
Doneisha Washington Administrative Assistant 919-733-6000
Ellen Burns Financial Analyst 919-733-1249
Pipeline Safety    
Steve Wood Gas Pipeline Safety Manager 919-733-6000
Harry Bryant Pipeline Safety Officer 919-733-6000
Michelle Flowers Pipeline Safety Officer 919-733-6000
Hilary King Pipeline Safety Officer 919-733-6000
Brooks Tate Pipeline Safety Officer 919-733-6000
Frank Terry Pipeline Safety Officer 919-733-6000
Anna Williams Pipeline Safety Officer 919-733-6000
Name Phone
Commissioners 919-715-5970
Fiscal Mgmt. 919-733-1585
Chief Clerk's Office 919-733-7300
Legal & Administration 919-715-2166
Operations 919-733-1585


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