Name: Ronald Brisé
Organization: Florida Public Service Commission
What Makes This Person a Game Changer:
In 2010, the Honorable Ronald A. Brisé became the first Haitian-American to be appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission and to chair the Commission thereafter. Then as a legislator and now as a regulatory commissioner, Brisé works to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to access technology and the digital economy. He is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and sits on its Board of Directors and its Taskforce on Federalism and Telecommunications. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company and the Federal Communications Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. Prior to his current position, Brisé served as a State Representative for Florida’s 108th District. During his tenure as a representative, he successfully sponsored legislation on consumer protection and telecom, notably to expand broadband deployment throughout the state. He provided leadership as a Minority Whip and Vice President of the Black Caucus.