Regulatory Policy


David G. Loomis is a Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Illinois State University and has been with ISU since 1996.

Dr. Loomis is Director and Founder of the Illinois Wind Working Group.

  • Founded the organization and grew the organizing committee to over 200 key wind stakeholders
  • Organized annual wind energy conference with over 400 attendees
  • Organized strategic conferences to address critical wind energy issues
  • Initiated monthly conference calls to stakeholders
  • Devised organizational structure and bylaws

Dr. Loomis is Director of the Center for Renewable Energy.
  • Created founding document approved by the Illinois State University Board of Trustees and Illinois Board of Higher Education.
  • Secured over $150,000 in funding from private companies.
  • Hired and supervised 4 professional staff members and supervised 3 faculty members as Associate Directors.
  • Reviewed renewable energy manufacturing grant applications for Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a $30 million program.
  • Created technical "Due Diligence" documents for the Illinois Finance Authority loan program for wind farm projects in Illinois.

Dr. Loomis is Executive Director of the Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies.
  • Grown contributing membership from 5 companies to 16 organizations.
  • Doubled the number of workshop/training events annually.
  • Supervised 2 Directors, Administrative Staff and internship program.
  • Developed and implemented state-level workshops concerning regulatory issues related to the electric, natural gas, and telecommunications industries.

Dr. Loomis served as Chair for the International Communications Forecasting Conference from 1997-2002.
  • Expanded Planning Committee with representatives from over 18 different international companies and delivered high quality conference attracting over 500 people over 4 years.

Dr. Loomis was an economist in business research for Bell Atlantic from 1985-1996.
  • Wrote and taught Applied Business Forecasting multimedia course.
  • Developed and documented 25 econometric demand models that were used in regulatory filings
  • Provided statistical and analytic support to regulatory costing studies.
  • Served as subject matter expert in switched and special access
  • Administered $4 million budget including $1.8 million consulting budget.

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