Jolette A. Westbrook is a Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. Ms. Westbrook was appointed a Commissioner by Governor Deval Patrick in April 2009. Ms. Westbrook has worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for several years. Most recently Commissioner Westbrook served as both general counsel and director of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board, a nine-member review board within the Department of Public Utilities charged with ensuring through the siting of transmission and generation facilities that the state has a reliable energy supply at the lowest possible cost and with the least environmental impact. In her role as Siting Board director, Ms. Westbrook oversaw the permitting of major energy infrastructure in Massachusetts, including power plants, electric transmission lines, natural gas pipelines and natural gas storage facilities. Commissioner Westbrook's service to the Commonwealth has also included positions as acting assistant general counsel, senior counsel and hearing officer at the Department of Public Utilities, and director of "Lemon Law" arbitration programs at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Consumer Affairs.
Prior to her public sector work for the Commonwealth, Commissioner Westbrook was managing attorney for the Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, and a litigator at the law firm of Dawkins & Quarles.
Commissioner Westbrook holds a J.D. from Northeastern School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and a B.S. in Criminal Science from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York.
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