PURC Annual Conference
for Utility Service Providers, Policy Makers, and Regulators

For over 40 years, the annual conference has served as a neutral forum for engaging dialogue about issues facing utility service providers, policymakers and regulatory agencies.

The event is held every February in Gainesville, and it brings key leaders in industry and academia together, primarily from Florida and the Southeast.

PURC is registered with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a provider of continuing professional education programs. Each year, we apply to the DBPR for technical business CPE credit for conference sessions, as well as to the Florida Bar for general CLER credit for Florida law practitioners.

46th Annual PURC Conference

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February 20 – 21, 2019
Registration for the 2019 conference will begin November 2018

Past Annual Conferences

PURC Distinguished Service Award

Each year at the PURC Annual Conference, PURC honors an individual who has contributed to the understanding of regulatory economics and finance. The PURC Distinguished Service Award recognizes the cumulative impact of an individual's research and policy analyses on both the academic community and regulatory policymakers.

Gerald L. Gunter Distinguished Service Award

The Gerald L. Gunter Distinguished Service Award is presented jointly at our Annual Conference by PURC and the Florida Public Service Commission. It recognizes a Public Service Commission employee who has made a significant contribution to the development of regulatory policy.

The award is named after the late FPSC Commissioner Gerald L. Gunter, who was especially supportive of the relationship between the University and the Florida PSC. After his death in June 1991, the Gerald L. Gunter Memorial was established by his friends and colleagues. In addition to the Gunter Award, financial gifts enabled the establishment of the Gunter Professorship in the Warrington College of Business. Mark Jamison serves as the Gerald L. Gunter Professor of research in regulatory policy.


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Past Recipients

  • 2018
    Patti Daniel
  • 2017
    Rick Moses
  • 2016
    Jim Breman
  • 2015
    Mary Anne Helton
  • 2014
    Greg Shafer
  • 2013
    Andrew Maurey
  • 2012
    Tom Ballinger
  • 2011
    Robert J. Casey
  • 2010
    Kathy Welch
  • 2009
    Mark Futrell
  • 2008
    David Smith
  • 2007
    Connie S. Kummer
  • 2006
    Cheryl Bulecza-Banks
  • 2005
    Marshall Willis
  • 2004
    Tim Devlin
  • 2003
    James A. Ward
  • 2002
    Lisa Harvey
  • 2001
    David Dowds
  • 2000
    Sally Simmons
  • 1999
    J. Alan Taylor
  • 1998
    Dale Mailhot
  • 1997
    Bob Trapp
  • 1996
    Cindy Miller
  • 1995
    John Williams
  • 1994
    Beth Salak
  • 1993
    Joe McCormick
  • 1992
    Jill Butler


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Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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