Philip Jones was appointed to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission by Gov. Chris Gregoire in March 2005.
Jones served as president of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He previously served on the Board of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI). Jones is a member of the International Relations, Critical Infrastructure, Telecommunications and Washington Action Committees of NARUC. He presently serves on the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Prior to his commission appointment, he served as managing director of Cutter & Buck (Europe), BV in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for five years.
From 1983 – 1988 he served as senior legislative assistant to Senator Daniel J. Evans, the former U.S. Senator from Washington State, and staffed him on energy policy issues and for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as well as international trade policy. He was responsible for a broad range of energy issues, including hydroelectric re-licensing, nuclear waste management, energy conservation and renewables, and the Bonneville Power Administration.
Jones is a native of Spokane, Washington. He graduated from Harvard College with honors with a degree in East Asian Studies in 1977.