June 11, 2018
ERCOT‘s Shelly Botkin has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to a seat on the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
The Austin resident is currently director of corporate communications and government relations for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
She replaces Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez, who resigned effective April 7th.
Botkin has been at ERCOT for about eight years; her PUC term will expire on September 1st, 2019.
Botkin is an anthropology graduate of St. Louis’ Washington University.
“Shelly’s knowledge of electric market policy and the regulatory and legislative process has been a tremendous asset to ERCOT over the last eight years,” said ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness. “We wish her continued success in her new role and look forward to working together.”
The PUC announced in March the hiring of its former director of government relations, John Paul Urban, as its new executive director, replacing Brian Lloyd, who resigned.