August 11, 2017: Neil Chatterjee was appointed as the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) at the U.S. Department of Energy yesterday, Thursday, August 10, 2017. Chatterjee was most recently an Energy Policy Adviser to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican. Chatterjee previously worked as a principal in government relations for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and as an Aide to U.S. House Republican Conference Chairman Deborah Pryce. He started his career in Washington at the House Committee on Ways and Means. A Lexington, Kentucky native, Chatterjee received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.