Stan Wise has served on the Public Service Commission since January 1995, having been elected statewide four consecutive times. He was reelected for his fourth term as Commissioner in November 2012 and is currently the longest serving elected state constitutional officer. He first held elected public office in 1990 a Cobb County Commissioner, serving through 1994. Prior to his time on the Cobb Commission he served the county as a member of the Cobb County Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Wise also served as a Board Member of the ten-county Atlanta Regional Commission from 1992 through 1994.
Wise is currently serving on the National Petroleum Council for the 2016-2017 term following his appointment by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In 2003 his regulatory peers elected him President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) for 2003 and 2004, furthering his responsibilities and interaction with Congress, federal agencies, state officials, industry leaders, Wall Street, consumer groups and the news media. Stan has testified multiple times before Congress. He is currently chairman of the Gas Committee of NARUC and also serves on the International Relations Committee. He is on the Advisory Council for the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities. Commissioner Wise serves on the Friend of the Strand Board of Directors and is a member of the Action Ministries Board of Directors, a faith-based charity. Wise is a past President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC).
His alma mater, Charleston Southern University, named Wise the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2006. In addition, he was named the Bonbright Center of the Terry College of Business Honoree of the Year in 2005.
He has also served on the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Advisory Board, the Cobb County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc., the Board of Directors of the Cobb YMCA, the Boys Club of Cobb County and the Advisory Board of the North Georgia Law Enforcement Academy. He owned and operated an insurance business in Cobb County for twenty years. Wise was awarded his B.S. in Business Management from the Charleston Southern University in 1974. He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for six years. He and his wife Denise have two grown children and one grandchild.