Nick Wagner officially began serving as a member of the Iowa Utilities Board on May 24, 2013. Governor Branstad appointed Wagner on May 24, 2013, to fill a term ending on April 30, 2019.
Board member Wagner serves on NARUC’s Committee on Gas, Committee on Critical Infrastructure and the Washington Action Program. He is the treasurer for Smart Grid Interoperability Panel 2.0 (SGIP) and serves as board member for the state and local regulators category. He also serves on SGIP’s market/membership committee. Wagner is a member of Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC).
Prior to joining the Board, Wagner was the Director of Quality Management for the ESCO Group in Marion, Iowa. His professional and management duties at ESCO Group included project execution in the utility industry primarily focused on standby and emergency diesel generator control, facility energy and efficiency audits, and building control.
Wagner served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2008 to 2012. He served as ranking member and chair of the Local Government Committee and as vice chair of the Appropriations Committee. Wagner also sat on the Administration and Regulation Budget Sub Committee and the Commerce, Transportation, and Ways and Means Committees.
Wagner previously served four years as an at-large elected member of the Marion City Council.
Wagner received his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering in 1996 and a Master’s of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1998, both from the University of Iowa. He and his wife, Mandie, reside in Marion and have a daughter and son.