By Public Regulation commission
SANTA FE – Commission Vice Chairwoman Cynthia Hall has been selected to represent the
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) as an appointed member to the
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Committee on Electricity.
“Your active service on this Committee is important to the cause of strengthening effective
public regulation,” stated NARUC President John W. Betkoski III in a letter congratulating
Commission Vice Chair Hall on the appointment.
Hall represents District 1 for the NMPRC, which is comprised wholly of the metro
Albuquerque area, since January 1, 2017.
“I’m excited to participate on electricity policy matters at a national level because these
matters invariably impact policies at the state level,” Hall stated.
Prior to being elected as the District 1 Commissioner, Hall served as associate general counsel
for the NMPRC, and as associate general counsel, hearing officer, felony insurance fraud
prosecutor, and staff attorney in the New Mexico Office of Superintendent of Insurance.
Previously, she served as assistant staff counsel in the New Mexico Public Service
Commission, precursor agency to the PRC, and in the New Mexico Energy & Minerals
Hall has worked in private practice in medical malpractice and tribal law, and as a corporate
attorney in the general counsel’s office of Sandia National Laboratories, where she was the
first woman attorney, and in the general counsel’s office of the United States Navy’s Naval
Facilities Engineering Command, Western Division, which oversees naval facility construction
and maintenance in eight western states. At both Sandia Labs and the Navy, Hall’s primary
focus was environmental, land use, and regulatory compliance law.
At the outset of her legal career, Hall was law extern for the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Judge,
United States District Court for the Central District of California, and law clerk for the
Honorable Oliver Seth, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.