Vice President Regulatory Issues
Jay Morrison manages the Regulatory Issues Unit of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Government Relations Department, where he oversees a staff of professionals representing NRECA and its members on matters relating to federal and state utility regulation, power supply and delivery, and cooperative-law issues. Since joining NRECA in 1998, Morrison has focused extensively on issues relating to wholesale market design, power supply and delivery, industry restructuring, renewable energy, energy efficiency, distributed generation, and the smart grid. In 1993, Morrison earned his MPP, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He earned his BA summa cum laude from UCLA in 1989. Morrison has also clerked for the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph on the D.C. Circuit, served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, and represented cooperatives and other clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Congress, and the courts with the firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.