FERC Commissioner Kevin J. McIntyre passed last evening, January 2, 2019, having lost his hard-fought battle with brain cancer. McIntyre was nominated to the Commission in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2017, at which time be assumed the role of Chairman. To focus on his ongoing health needs, McIntyre stepped down as Chairman in October 2018. Prior to joining the Commission McIntyre was a well-known and respected FERC practitioner. He served as co-leader of Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, where he practiced law for most of his nearly 30-year legal career. McIntyre was active in the Energy Bar Association, having served in numerous volunteer and leadership positions. With the loss of Commissioner McIntyre, FERC maintains a quorum with four remaining commissioners.