Commissioner Wilson is an attorney, admitted to practice law in Alaska since 1975. She was a Commissioner and the last Chairman of the Alaska Pipeline Commission (APC), the agency created to administer AS 42.06, the Pipeline Act. In 1981 the APC merged into the Alaska Public Utilities Commission (APUC). Commissioner Wilson served as an administrative law judge for the APUC and its successor agency, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA), from the time of the merger until her appointment to the Commission in 2006.
Commissioner Wilson has extensive experience in oil and gas pipeline issues. As an APC commissioner and an administrative law judge she worked closely with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates interstate oil and gas pipelines. She conducted all proceedings the APC, APUC, or RCA held concurrently with the FERC from 1980 to 2006. Earlier in her career, Commissioner Wilson was City Attorney for the City of Kenai and an Assistant Attorney General in Juneau, serving in the Oil and Gas Special Litigation section.
Commissioner Wilson earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Mount Holyoke College and a law degree from the University of Denver.