Public Service Commission, U.S. Virgin Islands
The Honorable Johann (John) A. Clendenin was appointed Commissioner on April 24, 2014 by Governor John P. de Jongh Jr. The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a quasi-judicial, regulatory agency established under Title 3, VIC Sec. 237. Currently operating under the provisions of Title 30 Virgin Islands Code Chapter 1, the PSC has broad mandate to maintain an important balance between the public utilities in the Virgin Islands and the territory’s ratepayers. He was twice elected as Chairman and renominated to continue serving the Territory by Governor Kenneth Mapp in 2017. The Commission sets rates that provide regulated utilities an opportunity to earn a return on their investment in order for them to provide adequate and reliable service and, that are also reasonable for the customer. The PSC also seeks to help consumers better understand its functions and how they can participate in the ratemaking process. At the Federal level, Clendenin has been appointed to the Telecommunications and International Relations Committees of the National Association of Utilities Commissioners (NARUC). Chairman of the Telecom Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC) he is a member of TeAM, a joint task force to recommend changes to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In 2017 he was selected to serve on the NARUC Task Force on Military Workforce. He is a mentor for the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) and the East Africa Regulatory Partnership. He is currently supporting the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He was nominated by the VIPSC for the NARUC Annual Award for Promoting International Cooperation among Utility Regulators and Development of Professional Regulation. Clendenin is Founder, President & CEO of Inner Circle Logistics, Inc. The company operates as the Inner Circle Group (ICGroup), with divisions that focus on strategic operations specialized in net-centric solutions. John started the company while on leave from the senior faculty of Harvard Business School. While a professor at Harvard, he served as a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Supply Chain Integration, which produced Surviving Supply Chain Integration, Strategies for Small Manufacturers. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Chicago. John is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain where he also served recently as Senior Associate Dean of Post Graduate Programs. He is also a Leadership Tutor in the Health Sciences Programmes for Hibernia College in Ireland. John specializes in the areas of multicultural leadership, executive coaching, quality, benchmarking, transportation and logistics competitiveness, supply chain optimization and business process management. While an executive at Xerox Corporation he was selected for listing in Who’s Who in the World in 1995 and in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering in 1998. He has conducted trade facilitation missions to Japan, Mexico, The Balkans and South East Europe. He has conducted Master Classes in multicultural leadership in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Egypt, China, UAE, Qatar, Spain, Brazil, UK, Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria. Clendenin, a sixth generation “Crucian” native of St. Croix, his background includes a career of 38 years in the active and reserve forces of the United States Marine Corps where he was a Field Grade Officer in Telecommunications Management. John has graduate degrees in Psychology, Communications Engineering and Business Administration. He was appointed to chair the New York Governor’s School and Business Alliance and was Chair of the Judicial Advisory Council, New York Seventh Judicial District. He has served on the Foundation Board of the State University of New York, College at Fredonia, and on numerous corporate boards. He has competed and coached internationally for the USA in multiple sports and consults as a Sports Psychologist.