Bryan Beatty

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Bryan Beatty
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North Carolina Utilities Commissioner
In office
July 1, 2009 - Present
Term ends
June 30, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$138,849
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 7, 2009
Appointed byGov. Mike Easley
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSalisbury High School
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Stony Brook (1980)
J.D.University of North Carolina School of Law (1987)
Date of birthMarch 10, 1958
Place of birthEnglewood, New Jersey
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Bryan Beatty (b. March 10, 1958 in Englewood, NJ) is a Commissioner of the North Carolina Utilities Commission. He has served in this position since January 7, 2009.[1]


Beatty was born in Englewood, New Jersey. He later moved to Salisbury, North Carolina, where he graduated from Salisbury High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook before returning to the Tarheel state for his legal education, graduating in 1987 with a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Beatty is also a graduate of the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation Academy.

Before his appointment to the commission, Beatty worked in the North Carolina Department of Justice in a number of capacities. He served as an SBI agent, an associate attorney general, an assistant attorney general, the state's first inspector general, and the deputy attorney general for policy and planning. From October 1999 to January 2001, Beatty was the agency's director, and from 2001 until his appointment to the utility commission, he served as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.[1]


  • Salisbury High School
  • B.A., Political science, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law

Political career

North Carolina Utilities Commission (2009-Present)

Beatty has served on the North Carolina Utilities Commission since 2009.[1]



Beatty was first appointed to the North Carolina Utilities Commission on January 7, 2009, by then-Governor Mike Easley, to a term that expired on June 30, 2009. He was re-appointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue to a term that runs from July 1, 2009 until June 30, 2017.[1]


Beatty and his wife, Rhonda, have three children.

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North Carolina Utilities Commission
July 1, 2009 - Present
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