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PSC chairman says executive director's resignation is "private"

Public Service Commission Chairman Art Graham offered no reasons Tuesday for the ouster of the agency's executive director, Timothy Devlin.

"I had a private conversation with the executive director, and if he wanted to go public with it we would have. I think with his wishes we’ll just keep it private. He tendered his resignation, and I think that’s enough said," Graham told reporters after Tuesday's morning meeting.

Devlin offered his resignation Monday after working for the PSC about 35 years. He served as executive director since Jan. 25, 2010. He did not respond to requests for an interview by the Herald/Times.

PSC General Counsel Curt Kiser will serve as interim executive director, Graham announced. Commissioner Julie Brown will lead a nominating committee for a permanent replacement.

Reporters pressed Graham for more details surrounding Devlin's resignation, but he did not change his position. "Once again, out of respect for the executive director, I think that’s a private matter," he said.

Graham said Devlin "chose to go on to something else" rather than talk publicly about leaving the agency at Tuesday's meeting.




The meeting continues Tuesday afternoon.