Gov. Mike Parson has appointed Ryan Silvey as the new chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission.
Silvey, formerly a Republican state lawmaker representing the Kansas City area, has served since January on the Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities and other monopolistic businesses in the state.
He replaces former PSC Chairman Daniel Hall, who still remains on the five-member commission.
Commissioners are confirmed by the Missouri Senate and serve six-year terms.
Two of the commissioners — Hall and Bill Kenney — have terms that expire next year. Commissioner Scott Rupp’s tenure ends in 2020.
Silvey’s appointment provides “stability and continuity long-term,” according to spokesman for Parson’s office.
Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch