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Robert Nelson

East Lansing

Robert Nelson (Bob) is a Non-Voting Advisory Member (Commissioner) of the Board of Commissioners representing utility customers in East Lansing. Mr. Nelson is a graduate of Michigan Law School and Wayne State University. He worked as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Ingham County Prosecutors Office and a Trial Attorney with the FCC. He held several positions with the Michigan Public Service Commission, including six years as a Commissioner. He was President of the Michigan Electric and Gas Association and an attorney with Fraser Trebilcock in Lansing. Mr. Nelson has served on numerous boards and committees, including the chairmanship of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Telecommunications Committee. He taught Energy Law at the MSU School of Law and has volunteered with Ele's Place, the Lansing Kiwanis Club and various mentoring programs.