George N. Dorn Jr.
fills the job left vacant when Bruce F. Duke resigned suddenly July 28 following questions about discrepancies on his resume.
, 61, has served more than three decades in state government, most recently as director of the State Budget
and Control Board's
general services division.
"I'm retired and have no intent to keep the job. ... I'm not a candidate for the permanent job," he
The PSC regulates utilities and helps set prices for utility services.Dorn
hoped to help smooth the transition as the agency reorganized and sought a permanent executive director.Legislators recently passed a law that includes moving part of the commission's staff into an independent investigative agency.Dorn earned a master's degree in public administration from USC and a bachelor's degree from Clemson University.During his career, he served as director of administration in the state auditor's office and director of the state's budget office.
Duke had held the job seven months.He went to work for the commission in 2002, spending a year as deputy director before taking over the top job in January.
Before that, he
spent seven years working for a pair of legislative commissions.
After nagging questions about his
resume would not fade away, the PSC said it had investigated the matter before turning it over to the Office of Human Resources.