Libby Jacobs

Lowa Utilities Board Chair

Libby Jacobs was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to serve on the Iowa Utilities Board from May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2017. Additionally, she was appointed Chair of the Board, serving in that capacity from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2015. Jacobs is a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) member and serves as Co-Vice Chair of the NARUC Committee on Electricity. She also serves on NARUC’s Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal and the Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation. Jacobs serves as President of the Organization of MISO States (OMS) and is a voting member on the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council. Jacobs serves on the advisory council of the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University as well as the advisory board of the Financial Research Institute. Jacobs served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1994 to 2008 and was elected by her peers to serve as Majority Whip for seven years. Jacobs earned her Bachelor of Arts degree “With Distinction” in political science from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Drake University.