Travis Kavulla works to ensure that companies to which the government has granted monopoly privileges are faced with the same real-world incentives as other businesses, providing customers of those companies with the maximum possible choice over their energy supply. He also serves on the governing body of one of North America’s largest electricity markets, the Western Energy Imbalance Market.

Before joining R Street, Travis served eight years as a commissioner at the Montana Public Service Commission, where he variously held roles as chairman and vice chairman during his tenure. Prior to that he was an editor and journalist, writing for National Review and other publications.

Travis received his bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University and a master’s in history at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar.

Travis recently relocated from Helena, Montana to Washington, D.C., where he lives with his wife, Laura.