Nick Wagner officially began serving as a member of the Iowa Utilities Board on May 24, 2013, appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to fill a term ending on April 30, 2019.
Board member Wagner serves on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner (NARUC) Committee on Gas, is co-chair of the Washington Action Program, and is co-vice chair of the Committee on Critical Infrastructure. He serves on the Board of Directors and as treasurer for Smart Grid Interoperability Panel 2.0 (SGIP). Wagner is also secretary of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC) and treasurer of the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC).
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 industrial automation including 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 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, 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.