CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Kara Brighton to the Wyoming Public Service Commission.

Brighton will replace Deputy Chairman Commissioner Steve Oxley who is retiring. Her appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation.

The three-member PSC regulates public utilities that provide services to consumers in Wyoming and ensures public utilities in Wyoming provide safe and reliable service at reasonable rates.

Brighton is partner with a Cheyenne law firm. She previously worked for the Wyoming Attorney General and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming. Brighton serves on the Board of Advisers for the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.