Columbia man earns presidential nomination to NRC

Updated: May. 23, 2017 at 6:38 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON, DC (WIS) - President Trump has nominated a Columbia man to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

David Wright has been selected to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2020.

Wright is currently the President of Wright Directions, LLC, a strategic consulting and communications business in the energy sector. He previously served as a member and Chairman of the South Carolina Public Service Commission (SCPSC) from 2004-2013. He was elected to serve as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) for 2011-2012.

Wright has owned and operated several different businesses, and served as a councilman, Mayor and a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

He received his bachelor's degree from Clemson University.

Wright lives in Columbia.

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