Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition (NWSC)
A former Florida Public Service Commissioner (2006-2009), Katrina McMurrian currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition (NWSC), an ad hoc organization representing the collective interests of member state utility regulators, state consumer advocates, state radiation control officials, state energy agencies, tribal governments, local governments, electric utilities with operating and shutdown nuclear reactors, and other public and private sector experts on nuclear waste policy matters. McMurrian also serves as the Executive Director of the Critical Consumer Issues Forum (CCIF), a unique national forum in which state utility regulators, consumer advocates, and electric utilities – via a series of facilitated, interactive dialogues – engage in productive debate and develop consensus on key issues of importance to consumers and policymakers.
McMurrian frequently interacts with Congressional offices; Administration officials with the Department of Energy (DOE); state and federal utility regulators; state and national consumer organizations; industry representatives; and numerous other public and private stakeholders on matters related to the work of the NWSC (nuclear waste policy) and the CCIF (grid modernization, distributed generation, etc.).
As a commissioner, McMurrian decided numerous cases involving Florida’s electricity, gas, communications, water, and wastewater providers; appeared before Congress; worked with other state and federal agencies; and participated on a number of influential national policy boards. She served on several National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) committees, including Electricity, Nuclear Issues (Vice Chair), Consumer Affairs, and Education & Research, as well as on collaboratives with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including Demand Response (Co-Chair), Smart Grid, and Competitive Procurement. She also served on the Executive Committee of the NWSC, Advisory Council to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Board, EPRI Energy Efficiency/Smart Grid Group, Keystone Energy Board, Eastern Interconnect States Planning Council, and the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC).
Prior to her appointment by Governor Bush, McMurrian served in a number of roles at the Florida Commission, addressing issues including but not limited to environmental cost recovery, territorial agreements and disputes, electric industry restructuring, nuclear waste, and electric reliability.
A Northwest Florida native, McMurrian received a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University in 1994 and an MBA from FSU in 1998. She and her husband currently reside in the Nashville area.