Beverly Jones Heydinger retired from her position as Chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in 2017, a position to which she was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2012. During her tenure, she oversaw a wide range of proceedings, including rate cases, integrated resources plans, pipeline, transmission line, wind farm, and solar siting, and development and implementation of Minnesota’s solar programs.
She served as a state Administrative Law Judge from 1999-2012, following twenty years as an Assistant and Deputy Attorney General for Attorneys General Warren Spannaus and Hubert H. Humphrey III. Since November, 2018, she has assisted Attorney General Keith Ellison with his transition.
Beverly currently serves as chair of the board of YWCA St Paul, and is dedicated to its mission of Eliminating Racism; Empowering Women. She is a member of the Citizens Utility Board – Minnesota, and volunteers at Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary School. Beverly graduated from Carleton College and the University of Michigan Law School, grew up in New Hampshire, and has lived in St. Paul, Minnesota with her family since 1978.