Barbour Names Virden Jones for PUS
August 6, 2011 Leave a comment
JACKSON, Miss. — Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Virden Jones as executive director of the Public Utilities Staff.
Jones begins the new position immediately and must be confirmed by the Senate.
The Public Utilities Staff works with the Public Service Commission to represent the interests of ratepayers, utilities, state agencies and the broad public interests of the state of Mississippi.
Jones has worked as director of the Electric, Gas and Communications Division at the Public Utilities Staff since 1999. He joined the agency a year earlier as financial modeling manager. As director, he oversaw rate reviews and fuel audits across utility sectors.
Jones, a certified public accountant, previously worked as chief financial officer at Pay Telephone American Inc. and as a registered representative at Morgan Keegan & Co.