Chuck Gray was appointed executive director at National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in 1999 after serving as general counsel and deputy general counsel for the association. NARUC represents the nation's state utility commissioners, who regulate the rates, terms, and conditions of utility services such as electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water, and transportation. As executive director, Gray oversees NARUC's Washington office of 25 staff members. In this role, Mr. Gray has represented NARUC in congressional debates over the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the recent Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and Senate floor debate over climate-change legislation. He has also overseen NARUC's advocacy work before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Supreme Court.