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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s state utility regulatory agency has a new top administrator, chosen from within the agency’s ranks.

The Louisiana Public Service Commission chose Brandon Frey to be its executive secretary, a position that oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency.

Frey had been working as interim executive secretary since Eve Kahao Gonzalez retired from the job in January. She had held the position since 2009. Frey previously worked as the chief lawyer for the commission.

PSC spokesman Colby Cook says Frey will be paid $137,000 annually.

Cook says the five elected commissioners agreed unanimously to Frey’s appointment.