Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission
June 12, 1974 |
|Spouse(s)||Jo An S. Brisé|
Ronald Brisé II;Elizabeth Christiane Brisé
|Alma mater||Oakwood College,
American Intercontinental University,
|Profession||Florida Public Service Commissioner|
Ronald A. Brisé (born June 12, 1974) serves as a Commissioner for the Florida Public Service Commission. He previously served as Florida State Representative of District 108. He is a Haitian-American and a strong supporter of the Haitian-American Community.
Early life and education
Ronald A. Brisé was born on June 12, 1974 to Roland Brisé, a pastor with the Seventh-day Adventist Church for more than 30 years and Nicole Henry, his wife for 36 years. Brisé attended High School at Miami Union Academy (established in 1917), where he served in Student Government, and was Co-Captain of the Basketball Team, a Class Officer and an Officer in the Honor Society. He was nominated to Who's Who Among America's High School Students and was selected to represent the State of Florida at the Congressional Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. in 1992. As an adult, Brisé later returned to Miami Union Academy where he served as Chairperson of the Science Department, Sponsor for the Student Government, Basketball Coach, Trumpet Coach and Vice-President of the Teacher's Association. He is currently the Vice-President of the Miami Union Academy 's Alumni Association.
Brisé graduated from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, with degrees in Biology and Biology Education. Upon graduation from college, Chairman Brisé taught science at his alma mater, Miami Union Academy. He eventually became responsible for the school’s development and fundraising operations.
He later earned two MBAs, one in Marketing and the other in Management at American Intercontinental University in Illinois.
In 2005, Brisé served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of IPIP Corp., an international telecommunications carrier based in Miami, Florida.
Brisé began his career in public service in North Miami as a member of the North Miami Planning Commission. Brisé would go on to serve as a Community Liaison for State House District 108 and was a member of the Planning Commission for the City of North Miami.
After a crowded race for Miami-Dade's open Democratic seat, Brisé was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006, succeeding The Honorable Philip J. Brutus as Representative from the 108th District, which encompasses the communities of North Miami, Miami Shores, Pinewood, Biscayne Gardens, El Portal, Biscayne Park and a portion of Miami. Once elected, Brisé gained bipartisan support for diverse legislation. During his tenure, Chairman Brisé was named Democratic Whip and served as Vice Chairman of the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators. Brisé led legislation on Florida’s most relevant issues including energy, telecommunications, redistricting, appropriations and Medicaid reform. Chairman Brisé also sponsored successful legislation expanding broadband deployment in Florida to address digital divide as well as legislation improving consumer protections for Floridian families. Brisé was reelected unopposed for the 2008-2010 term.
Florida Public Service Commission
Ronald A. Brisé was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission by Governor Charlie Crist in July 2010 and was reappointed by Governor Rick Scott for a term through January 2014.
In December 2011, he was elected to Chair the Commission through January 1, 2014.
Brisé is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
- Reinhard, Beth. Miami Herald June 17, 2008. Florida's Democrats rally to back Obama. http://www.miamiherald.com/campaign08/story/570703.html
- Miami Herald June 21, 2006, http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/story/578268.html