Wayne Olson, CFA, CPA

MA, Economics, University of North Dakota; BS, Economics and Accounting, University of North Dakota

Wayne Olson was a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting until June 2013, where he focused on regulatory and public utility issues in the electric, gas, telecommunications, and water utility industries. Before joining NERA, Mr. Olson was Director of Finance of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (Maine PUC), where he was heavily involved, as an advisor to the Commissioners, in rate cases for all of the major electric and telecommunications utilities in the state, including consideration of both revenue requirement and rate design issues. He has also served as Manager of Financial and Economic Analysis at Palmer Bellevue Corporation (subsequently acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers), as an International Banking Officer at Westpac Banking Corporation, and as a Financial Analyst in the Economics and Rates Department of the Illinois Commerce Commission.His international experience includes assignments in Argentina, Barbados, Canada (Alberta, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland), Ireland, Malaysia, Panama, South Africa, and Turkey, among others.

Mr. Olson has published numerous articles in industry journals, such as Public Utilities Fortnightly and the Electricity Journal. He authored a chapter in the book, Reinventing Electric Utility Regulation (Vienna, Virginia: Public Utilities Reports, Inc., 1995), and is writing a book entitled The A to Z of Public Utility Regulation forthcoming from Public Utilities Reports, Inc. in late 2013.

Mr. Olson received an M.A. in economics and a B.S. in business administration with majors in economics and accounting from the University of North Dakota. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and passed the examinations to be a Certified Public Accountant.


Download CV (PDF)
Download Bio (PDF)
Download V-Card


.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)