Stan Wise joined The Pendleton Group in April, 2018. Previously he served as a Commissioner on the Georgia Public Service Commission from January 1995 through February 2018, having been elected statewide four consecutive times (1994, 2000, 2006, 2012). During those 23 years he served as chairman numerous times. He was first elected to public office as a Cobb County Commissioner in 1990 and served the county as a member of the Cobb County Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Wise was a Board Member of the ten-county Atlanta Regional Commission from 1992 through 1994. Stan was in the inaugural class of the Regional Leadership Institute. He is a member of Honorary Commanders sponsored by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.
U. S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appointed him to serve the 2016 – 2017 term on the National Petroleum Council. In 2003, his regulatory peers elected him President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) for 2003 and 2004. His presidency allowed him to further 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. When Wise left office he had chaired the Gas Committee of NARUC for 3 years and had also served on the International Relations Committee. Wise was twice past President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC). He is currently on the Advisory Council for the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities.
Stan serves on the Friends of the Strand Board of Directors. He is a member of the Action Ministries Board of Directors, a faith-based charity.
His alma mater, Charleston Southern University, named him 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.
Stan has 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 Charleston Southern University in 1974. He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for six years. He and his wife of 44 years, Denise, have two grown children and one grandchild. Stan has been an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for 44 years.