VINITA - Tulsa attorney Pete Regan has been appointed to the Grand River Dam Authority Board of Directors by Oklahoma Senate President Pro-Tempore Mike Morgan.

Regan officially began his term on the board during its Thursday, meeting in Tulsa.

Principal of Devonshire Investments LLC, a government relations firm, Regan is also of counsel with the firm of Riggs, Abney, Turpen, Lewis and Orbison.

Regan has 15 years' of experience in business development and government relations, and has served as an aide to both former governor George Nigh and former U.S. Sen. David Boren.

Regan also served as chief of staff and legal counsel to U.S. Congressman Dan Boren.

Regan's government experience, combined with a long history of community service makes him “a tremendous asset to the GRDA Board,” said GRDA chief executive officer Kevin Easley. “We are fortunate to have him in this new role. He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership that we can draw from as we move this agency forward.”

Regan's community involvement includes his service as a member of the City of Tulsa's Economic Development Commission and the University Hospitals Authority and Trust.

In addition, he is a member of the University of Tulsa Friends of Finance and serves as deputy director of the Nigh Leadership Academy. In September, he was appointed to a three-year term on the Oklahoma Foundation For Excellence Board of Trustees.

Regan was appointed to finish the term of outgoing GRDA board member Mike Cantrell. That term expires in September 2010.

Regan received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Central Oklahoma and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.

Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA generates and transmits electricity to customers in a 24 county service area in Oklahoma. GRDA customers include municipal, electric cooperatives and industries.