Hayley Williamson was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada by Governor Steve Sisolak, effective April 29, 2019.
Commissioner Williamson has worked at the PUCN since 2013 and has more than a decade of public utility law experience. Before her appointment to the Commission, Commissioner Williamson served as senior assistant general counsel, having also served as acting general counsel.
During her time with the PUCN, Commissioner Williamson successfully represented the agency in the Nevada Supreme Court and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Commissioner Williamson also was instrumental in drafting the PUCN’s comments on the Clean Energy Plan. Prior to working at the PUCN, Commissioner Williamson taught environmental law and environmental science at the University of Wisconsin and at Sierra Nevada College.
Commissioner Williamson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, where she earned her bachelor’s degree; and magna cum laude from Vermont Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctorate. At Vermont Law School, Commissioner Williamson was an editor of the Vermont Law Review. She also holds a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, where she wrote her master’s thesis on renewable energy and land use issues on the West Coast.
Commissioner Williamson was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and lives in Stateline, Nevada, with her husband and son.