San Antonio attorney named to Public Utility Commission

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Rolando Pablos of Olmos Park to the vacant post on the Public Utility Commission and reappointed Ken Anderson Jr. of Dallas to the PUC.

Pablos is an attorney and a senior advisor of law firm SNR Denton. He is honorary consul to Spain, chair of the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance, and a member and past board chair of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Pablos fills the seat vacated by Barry Smitherman, who left to take an appointment at the Texas Railroad Commission earlier this year.

Pablos’ term expires Sept. 1, 2013.

Previously Pablos was past chair of the Texas Racing Commission and City of San Antonio Small Business Advisory Committee, and a past board member of the Nueces River Authority and Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He is also a former adjunct professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, a past member of the UTSA College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, and a graduate of Leadership San Antonio.

Pablos received a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a master’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Houston, and a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Anderson is a current commissioner of the PUC, and a former corporate and securities attorney in private practice. He is also past director of governmental appointments for Gov. Perry, and chief deputy director of governmental appointments for former Gov. Bill Clements.

Anderson is president of the Entergy Regional State Committee and a member of the State Bar of Texas Administrative and Public Law and Public Utility Law sections. He is also a past board member of the North Central Texas Health Facilities Development Corporation and Texas Securities Board, and a past member of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from Southern Methodist University.

Anderson’s new term expires Sept. 1, 2017.