Commissioner Robert S. Kenney

Robert KenneyChairman Robert S. Kenney was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission and appointed its Chairman by Governor Jay Nixon and unanimously confirmed by the Missouri State Senate.

Chairman Kenney is an active member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He serves as co-vice-chair of the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment. He also serves on the Consumer Affairs Committee, the Subcommittee on Utility Market Place Access, and the International Relations Committee. He is the Immediate Past President of the Organization of MISO States.

Prior to his appointment to the PSC, Chairman Kenney served as Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's Chief of Staff. Chairman Kenney also practiced commercial and business litigation as a shareholder at the St. Louis law firm Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC. Chairman Kenney also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Missouri Attorney General's Office, practicing in the Consumer Protection Division. In that division, Chairman Kenney worked to enforce state and federal consumer protection laws, including initial implementation and enforcement of Missouri’s Telemarketing No-Call List Law.

Chairman Kenney is actively involved in a host of civic and bar related activities. Chairman Kenney is a member of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors. He is Vice-Chair of the Missouri Bar's Twenty-Second Circuit Judicial Evaluation Committee and Vice-Chair of the Missouri Bar's Environmental and Energy Law Committee. Chairman Kenney is a past President of the Mound City Bar Association.

Chairman Kenney earned his undergraduate degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia and his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Saint Louis University Public Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Team and Board and the recipient of the Judge Robert Dowd and the William and Regina Kniep Awards for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy.