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Commissioner Brooks McCabe

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Commissioner McCabe was appointed to the Public Service Commission in November 2014 to fill an unexpired term. He is the Managing Member and Broker of West Virginia Commercial, LLC and has been involved in commercial and investment real estate for more than thirty years. He is also General Partner of McCabe Land Company LP which owns commercial real estate, land, and mineral interests within West Virginia. Prior to joining the Commission, he served as a State Senator representing Kanawha County from 1998 – 2014. During his tenure, he served as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee and Vice Chair of the Finance and Pension Committees. Other Committees he served on were Banking and Insurance, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure.

Commissioner McCabe has served on the boards of the Charleston Renaissance Corporation, Chemical Alliance Zone, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia State College Foundation, the University of Vermont, and the GOW School (from which he graduated), a private college preparatory school for dyslexic students in South Wales, NY.

Commissioner McCabe is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering and a Master of Education in Education Administration. He received his Doctor of Education degree from West Virginia University, with a concentration in planning and community development. His professional designations include the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Certified Commercial Investment Member of the REALTORS® National Marketing Institute. He and his wife Barbie reside in Charleston and have one daughter Katie and two grandchildren.

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