On September 30, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate James P. Danly for Commissioner of FERC. If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Danly would fill the seat vacated by the passing of former Chairman Kevin McIntyre for a term to expire on June 30, 2023, resulting in three Republican Commissioners and one Democratic Commissioner.
Mr. Danly is the current General Counsel of FERC, a position that he has held since September 2017. Before joining FERC, Danly worked in private practice for an international law firm. He has previously served as law clerk to Judge Danny Boggs at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also has served as the managing director of the Institute for the Study of War and was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Danly is also a former United States Army officer and served two tours in Iraq, receiving a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
If Mr. Danly is appointed and confirmed, there will remain one additional vacancy on FERC, which is the former seat of Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur.
The White House announcement is available here.