Speakers

You'll find a diverse range of speakers from IOUs, to cooperatives, to public power utilities.

Julia Hamm

President and CEO, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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Maria Pope

President and CEO, Portland General Electric

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Maria Pope Maria Pope is president, chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Portland General Electric, Oregon’s largest electric company. Before becoming CEO in 2018, she served as PGE’s senior vice president of Power Supply, Operations and Resource Strategy. In that role, she oversaw PGE’s transition to the Western Energy Imbalance Market, a foundational step in creating a regional smart grid. She joined PGE in 2009 as the company’s chief financial officer. As CEO, Pope leads PGE’s strategy to create clean, affordable energy Oregon customers expect, while keeping reliability and resiliency at the forefront of the company’s planning efforts. Prior to PGE, Pope was CFO of Mentor Graphics Corporation. She has also held senior operating and finance positions within the forest products and consumer products industries. Pope began her career in banking with Morgan Stanley. Pope serves on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Her other board and commission activities include the Oregon Global Warming Commission, The Nature Conservancy, Electric Power Research Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Pope is an alumna of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

Melissa Washington

Senior Vice President, Customer Operations and Chief Customer Officer, ComEd, ComEd

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Bonnie Latta

Sr. Project Manager, TVA

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Sara Norris

Program Manager, Austin Energy

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Sydnie Lieb

Energy and Environmental Policy Manager, Xcel Energy

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Ernie Palomino

Sr. Distribution Planning Engineer, SRP

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Ernie Palomino Ernie Palomino is a senior distribution planning engineer at Salt River Project (Phoenix, AZ). He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Arizona. Ernie is an experienced engineer with over 12 years of experience. Over the past few years, he has led the annual distribution planning process which builds long-term distribution plans to meet customers energy needs safely and reliably and support the integration of new technologies such as Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Electric Vehicles (EV) to the distribution grid. Ernie is an active participant of the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), acting as the SRP representative on multiple projects including the EPRI DRIVE hosting capacity tool. Prior to joining the utility industry, he worked as an engineer in the semiconductor industry and as a high school math and physics teacher. Ernie is a native of Arizona and has enjoyed being in a position that helps plan for the future growth of the valley.

Larry Bekkedahl

Senior Vice President Advanced Energy Delivery, Portland General Electric

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Larry Bekkedahl

Larry Bekkedahl is responsible for advancing PGE’s strategy to build the grid of the future — one that is resilient, smart, and delivers a clean energy future.


He oversees PGE’s strategic system architecture and system upgrades, which will serve as the foundation for the smart grid of the future. This includes initiatives related to system integration and operations, smart cities, enabling distributed energy resources, energy storage, dispatchable standby generation, transmission system performance and market interfaces, as well as research and development.


Bekkedahl joined PGE in 2014 as vice president of Transmission & Distribution. He has more than three decades of leadership experience in the energy industry. Before joining PGE, he was senior vice president for transmission services at the Bonneville Power Administration and held leadership positions at Clark Public Utilities, PacifiCorp and Montana Power Company.


He has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Montana State University and serves on the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Research Advisory Committee, the Stanford University Bits and Watts Advisory Council, the University of Akron Energy Advisory Committee, and the All Hands Raised board for Portland Public Schools Foundation.

Ann Collier

Research Analyst, Research and Industry Strategy, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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Ann Collier Ms. Collier is a Research Analyst at Smart Electric Power Alliance where she supports the Utility Transformation Challenge as well as a variety of utility sector decarbonization research and advisory services for our members. Ann is an experienced research professional with nine years of expertise in demand-side management program design and evaluation, customer engagement strategies, and economic analysis of policies and programs. She holds a M.S. in Resource Economics & Policy from the University of Maine and a B.S. in Biology from Bates College.

Carter Prescott

Director of Electrification, Southern California Edison

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Carter Prescott Carter Prescott is currently responsible for eMobility and Building Electrification at SCE, one of the nation's largest electric utilities. The organization includes SCE's vehicle and building electrification programs and services, with a planned budget of over $800 million. The team's mission is to help California electrify 75% of transportation, which translates to getting 26 million passenger EVs on the road and converting 70% of space and water heating in buildings by 2045.

Garrett Fitzgerald

Sr. Director, Electrification, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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Garrett Fitzgerald Garrett joined SEPA in 2021 as Principal, Electrification. He leads SEPAs work focused on the beneficial electrification of transportation and buildings. Garrett collaborates with utilities and other stakeholders to navigate a smooth transition to a highly electrified and low-carbon future. He has extensive expertise in technical and business model aspects of EV charging infrastructure, EV-specific tariff design, energy storage, and demand side flexibility.

Andrew Price

Business Development Manager, Clean Power Research

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Andrew Price Andrew Price joined Clean Power Research in 2020 and helps utilities shape and implement their transportation electrification strategies. He also serves as a co-chair of the SEPA Electric Vehicle Working Group Subcommittee on Managed Charging and Vehicle-to-Grid. Prior to joining Clean Power Research, Andrew spent four years at Nissan Europe’s European Headquarters where he supported the Electric Vehicle and Energy Services departments with policy and business development initiatives. He has authored and contributed to several white papers and studies analyzing the opportunities and impacts associated with vehicle-grid integration. Andrew holds an MBA from Durham University in England and a B.S. in International Business from the College of Charleston.

Nancy Harvey

Chief DEI Officer, NYPA

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Courtney Galatioto

Chief of Staff and VP, Strategic Partnerships, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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Courtney Galatioto Courtney V. Galatioto joined SEPA in 2019. As the Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, she works to align SEPA’s mission and goals with high-quality execution, fosters inclusive and productive relationships throughout the organization and externally, evaluates and manages risks, and facilitates timely decision-making to ensure a productive balance between short- and long-term priorities. She serves as an advisor to the President & CEO and is the principal liaison for SEPA’s Board of Directors and strategic partnerships. Courtney serves on the boards of the National Energy Foundation and Women’s Energy Network DC Chapter. Courtney came to SEPA with a decade of experience in the energy industry, and previously oversaw business development and corporate relations at the Alliance to Save Energy and served as a policy fellow for the state of North Carolina. She has a master’s degree in government from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on energy, climate change, and security. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Scott Vogt

VP of Strategy and Energy Policy, ComEd

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Kate Strickland

Manager, Utility and Regulatory Strategy, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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Becca Trietch

Manager, Research and Industry Strategy, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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Becca Trietch Dr. Becca Trietch is an effective clean energy professional with a strong communications background and 5+ years’ experience in state energy efficiency, demand response, and building decarbonization policy and program management. She combines her technical and analytical knowledge with leadership and project management expertise to support energy decarbonization, sustainability, and equity. At SEPA, she is a manager on the Regulatory and Business Innovation team and helps ensure that SEPA members have access to the data, research, insights, and facilitation necessary to support the electric power industry’s smart transition to a clean and modern grid. She holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Yale University, a masters in environmental science and management from the University of Rhode Island, and a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University.

Jenell McKay

Development Manager, Advanced Clean Technology, San Diego Gas & Electric

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Jenell McKay Jenell McKay is the Development Manager for San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Advanced Clean Technology Department. She focuses on identifying, advancing, and building clean energy technologies to shape a brighter future for SDG&E, its customers, and communities. As part of the project development process, Jenell’s team manages all aspects from identifying opportunities, issuing RFPs, contract negotiations, construction, and commissioning of projects, all the way through to the oversight of long-term service agreements supporting the operation of SDG&E’s assets. SDG&E’s portfolio of assets includes, among others, battery energy storage, hydrogen technologies, and microgrids. Jenell has spent the last five years at SDG&E in various capacities, including Business & Financial Planning, Major Projects, and Electric Rate Design & Strategy. Jenell began her career in 2010 at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) performing transmission system planning and resource adequacy studies. She aided in developing, performing, and writing ERCOT’s first system planning study and report spanning a 20-year horizon. In 2013, Jenell took her experience in production cost modeling, power flow studies, load forecasting analysis, and energy market economics to Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) where she held various roles as part of the Transmission Asset Management department focusing on interregional, economic, and environmental studies impacting the MISO system. Jenell holds a Master of Finance with an Energy Specialization from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in both Economics and Psychology from Tulane University, in New Orleans.

Ashley Dickens

Sr. Project Manager, Innovation, TVA

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Ashley Dickens

Last spring, Ashley Dickens joined the Innovation and Research team at TVA to lead the Innovation Network, which aligns innovative activities and ideas at TVA through a single front door. The Innovation Network establishes a standard approach and ensures sustainability of innovative efforts across the organization.


After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelors in Political Science, Ashley entered the Army as an Arabic Linguist. After five years of service, Ashley rejoined the civilian world and began her career at TVA in 2008, carrying on the family tradition of service as she followed in the footsteps of her mother and her grandfather before her. She received a Masters of Science in Sustainability in 2012. Upon graduation, Ashley worked as Renewable Energy Analyst supporting all of TVA’s Renewables programs. In 2016, she joined EnergyRight for Business and Industry, supporting the team’s marketing and communications efforts while managing National Account customers. Her previous role included managing My Energy Advisor, a cobranded online platform offering energy resources to businesses and industries.


Ashley lives in La Vergne, TN, with her husband Nicholas and their children, Hayden, Brenya and Lucas. She enjoys hiking, reading and playing with her quarantine English bulldog pup, Doof. She enjoys being a social butterfly and taking her kids to concerts in her Nissan Leaf!

Jared Leader

Sr. Manager, Research and Industry Strategy, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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Lakin Garth

Sr. Manager, Research and Industry Strategy, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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Mary C Palmer

Environmental Program Coordinator, Austin Energy

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Mary C Palmer Endorsed for her specific brand of organization, compassion, and focus, Mary C Palmer is a leader within the Customer Renewable Solutions group at Austin Energy. As an Environmental Program Coordinator, she implements strategies that leverage renewable energy adoption and environmental corporate social responsibility goals to accelerate carbon reduction. Mary specializes in program development and cross-functional collaboration, leaning on perspectives gained from 7 years in the non-profit sector. She is passionate about being an agent of change and inclusive engagement. Her proudest achievement is working with local communities and volunteers from all over the world to install rainwater harvesting systems; a total capacity of 82,900 liters of potable, accessible water to residents of Fiji.

Courtney Kennedy

Manager, Alternative Energy Program, OPPD

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Bryce Yonker

Executive Director, Grid Forward

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Erin Miller

Assistant VP, Energy Policy & Sustainability, American Municipal Power, Inc.

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Erin Miller Erin Miller is the Assistant Vice President of Energy Policy and Sustainability for American Municipal Power (AMP). Erin has been with AMP since 2017. In this role, she spearheads the organization’s sustainability programs, manages the member-led Focus Forward initiative and associated electric vehicle sub-group and Technology Task Force, and tracks renewable energy policies at the state and federal level. Previously, Miller served as the Environmental Steward with the City of Columbus for nearly eight years. She has also occupied various positions with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and other organizations in central Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in ecology and environmental sciences from Otterbein University, has completed the Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute at the Ohio State University and also has attained the designation of LEED® Green Associate™ from Green Business Certification Inc.

Janet Gail Besser

VP, Regulatory and Business Innovation, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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William Ellis

VP, Government and External Affairs, Pepco Holdings

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Peter Muhoro

Chief Strategy, Technology & Innovation Officer, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

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Peter Muhoro Dr. Peter Muhoro is the Chief Strategy, Technology & Innovation Officer for REC and the Vice President and General Manager of RE Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cooperative. Peter is responsible for developing and monitoring long-term strategies related to the Cooperative's technology systems, new service offerings to the membership and business planning. Strategies developed under his leadership will include a technology strategy that addresses not only the Cooperative's needs of today, but more importantly, the information, distributed generation, clean energy, emerging technologies and advanced electrification needs of tomorrow. Peter is an accomplished electric utility executive with over 15 years of experience in the energy industry. In his most recent role as Vice President of Strategic Industry Research and Analysis at National Rural Utilities Finance Corporation (CFC), Peter led research activities, provided strategic leadership, and consulted with electric cooperative leadership and board members on trends, technologies and the future of electric cooperatives. Over the course of his career, Peter held several positions working for, and with electric cooperatives. He served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the largest distribution electric cooperative in the U.S. Prior to that he was an Advisor at the Cooperative Research Network, the technology research arm of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. He has previously launched several small businesses focused on energy analysis, bottom of the pyramid issues and poverty reduction through efficient electrification. He serves on the board of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, as well as other advisory committees. He is a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Hampton University, a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan.

Luke Whittemore

Transportation Electrification Engineer, PGE

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Luke Whittemore Luke is a Transportation Electrification Engineer on the Grid Edge Solutions team at Portland General Electric. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Oregon State University, and over 5 years of experience in the utility industry. Luke is the Lead Engineer on PGE's Fleet Partner program, providing engineering studies, site designs, and cost estimates to fleet customers. He is also a subject matter expert supporting the development and implementation of new PGE transportation electrification programs. Since 2019, Luke has been supporting PGE's own fleet electrification project by developing the recommendation to leadership for PGE's corporate goal to electrify 60% of its fleet by 2030, and designing the charging infrastructure installations at PGE facilities.

Kyle Cherrick

VP, Business Development, Electrum

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Kyle Cherrick Kyle is a 15-year veteran of startups in the solar industry and currently leads business development for Electrum where he focuses on evangelizing the benefits of their home electrification concierge marketplace with unbiased energy advisors whose only goal is to find the best solutions for homeowners. He has supported Electrum's expansions into energy storage, community solar, EV charging, and heat pumps. He's also an overly frequent tweeter on #energytwitter using hashtags including #ElectrificationISefficiency #EnergyStorageIsGridBacon and #SolarIsEatingTheWorld. He holds a BSBA in Entrepreneurship & Marketing from the University of Arizona and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.

Greggory Kresge

Sr. Manager, Utility Engagement and Transportation Electrification, World Resources Institute

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Greggory Kresge Greggory ("Gregg") Kresge joins WRI as a Senior Manager, Utility Engagement and Transportation Electrification focusing on school bus electrification and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration. Prior to joining WRI, Gregg was the Electrification of Transportation-Project Delivery Manager for Hawaiian Electric servicing the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Moloka`i and Oahu. In various capacities over a span of 12 years, he worked in two separate island utilities. Gregg was also a previous Co-chair of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) EV Working Group for several years. He is an EV owner since 2013 and lives in a condominium with no access to dedicated charging and is looking forward to increased public charging options. Gregg holds several degrees including Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability and Green Building, Master of Business Administration in Sustainability, Master of Science in Environmental Management, and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Communications. Gregg is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction (AP BD&C) and a Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP). In his spare time, Gregg takes advantage of the Maui environment and paddles outrigger canoes, kayaks, swims and runs.

Jason Krupp

Sr. Project Manager, TVA

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Jason Krupp Jason Krupp is a senior project manager at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He has been with TVA since 2001 and during that time he’s held various roles in the company. He’s provided engineering support at TVA’s gas generation sites, helped Local Power Company (LPC) customers better understand how to use electricity more effectively, run TVA’s industrial energy efficiency and electrification programs, and managed the central business support team for TVA’s customer relationship team. Currently, he is leading the Regional Grid Transformation initiative, one of TVA’s Transformative Innovation Initiatives, which is designed to advance modernization of the electric grid through collaborative visioning, research, and technology demonstrations with LPCs.

Angela Long

Manager of Planning and Strategy, Portland General Electric

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Dylan Lockwood

Sr. Content Editor, Zpryme

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Dylan Lockwood As Zpryme’s Senior Editor, Dylan writes, edits, and finalizes much of Zpryme’s research, event content and digital media. He also edits, produces, and hosts ‘Zpryme on the Grid’, Zpryme’s industry-focused podcast.

Audrey Burkhardt

Energy Storage & Resiliency Product Manager, Portland General Electric

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Dan Cross-Call

Director, Market Development & Regulatory Innovation, Uplight

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Dan Cross-Call Dan Cross-Call is Director of Market Development and Regulatory Innovation at Uplight, where he leads regulatory and policy engagement in support of growing Uplight’s clean energy solutions. He applies research and regulatory expertise to solve problems and grow the market for clean energy. Previously, Dan was a Principal in Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carbon-Free Electricity Program, where he led RMI’s regulatory reform initiative to decarbonize utilities. Before RMI, he was a researcher in the MIT Energy Initiative and a consultant in Charles River Associates’ Energy practice.

Mac Keller

Senior Analyst, Research and Industry Strategy, Smart Electric Power Alliance

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Briana Kobor

Program Manager, Global Energy Regulatory Policy, Google

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Briana Kobor Briana Kobor is Google’s Global Regulatory Lead for Energy Markets and Development. In this role she oversees regulatory and legislative work to create strategic solutions to meet Google's energy goals. Briana has been in the energy industry since 2007, spending five years leading regulatory efforts for Vote Solar and eight years in energy consulting at MRW & Associates. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Bill Sproull

VP, Business Development, ESS, Inc.

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JOSEPH SULLIVAN

Head of Sales & Business Development, PXiSE Energy Solutions

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JOSEPH SULLIVAN Joe Sullivan leads sales at PXiSE Energy Solutions. Joe is a proven sales and growth executive with over a decade of energy industry experience in utilities, renewables, energy markets, AI and weather. Early in his energy career he led efforts to develop more accurate power production and electric load forecasts leveraging advanced AI and weather technology. Additionally, he led the management of remote field measurement and data management for large renewable energy developers. At IBM, Joe partnered with large utilities worldwide and supported their outage management with detailed forecasts leveraging AI and high-resolution weather data. Most recently Sullivan helped develop a startup company leveraging AI for utility infrastructure and worker safety. Sullivan graduated with a bachelor’s in Earth Science and Meteorology from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN.

Brad Davids

Head of Utility Business Development, SPAN

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Brad Davids Brad works with utilities across the U.S. to design and implement electrification and load management programs based on Span's technology and software platform. Brad has more than two decades of experience in the utility industry -- before joining SPAN, he was Head of Demand Response Partnerships at Google Nest, where he led sales and business development efforts for Nest's "Rush Hour Rewards" product, expanding the number of utility partners and number of enrolled devices by more than 4x from 2015 to 2018. Previously, Brad was Vice President of Utility Solutions for EnerNOC, Inc., where he managed a 40-person team responsible for sales, marketing, and consulting to electric and gas utilities worldwide, and was directly involved in securing more than $750 million in utility contracts. Earlier in his career, Mr. Davids held a variety of leadership positions related to retail energy services, including Vice President for EPRI Solutions, President and CEO of Primen, and Senior Vice President of the energy research firm E Source, which he co-founded in 1992 as a subsidiary of Rocky Mountain Institute. Mr. Davids received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Desiree Villalobos

Senior Manager, eMobility Business Development & Partnerships, Southern California Edison

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Desiree Villalobos Desiree Villalobos is a senior manager at Southern California Edison, with more than 24 years of experience at SCE in Finance, Information Technology, and Customer Service. She currently leads SCE’s eMobility® Business Development & Partnerships team, responsible for helping customers make the switch to clean transportation. SCE’s $800M portfolio of electric vehicle charging infrastructure programs are the largest utility-led EV infrastructure programs in the nation. Desiree holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in business administration from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Shinjini Menon

Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison

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Shinjini Menon Shinjini Menon is managing director of State Regulatory Operations at Southern California Edison (SCE). She is responsible for key aspects of the company’s regulatory policies and strategy at the state level and for overseeing regulatory matters associated with wildfire management, grid upgrades and modernization, and the utility’s cost recovery through customer rates. Shinjini holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from IIT BHU, India and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and statistics from Purdue University.

Jillian Page

Manager - Business Customer Relations, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE)

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Jillian Page Jillian Page is the Manager of Business Customer Relations at Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) where she leads a team of account managers responsible for developing and maintaining working relationships with business customers by serving as the single point of contact that connects customers to energy solutions. Jillian and her team advise business customers on optimal strategies to achieve their energy efficiency goals, explore renewable energy opportunities, and promote available products and services. In addition to her role at MGE, Jillian is the WI Chapter Secretary for Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP), Board Vice President at Dane Buy Local, and sits of the United Way of Dane County Lead United Council.

Steve Thrall

Vice President of Development - North America, eleXsys Energy

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Steve Thrall Steve is the Vice President of Development – North America at eleXsys Energy, first joining the team in 2018 and working in their Australia office before returning to his home country of Canada to lead eleXsys Energy’s global expansion into North America. Steve specializes in strategic decision making and business development as it pertains to identifying, educating, and establishing relationship opportunities with key stakeholders in the North America clean energy market. Steve has been involved in the energy sector for nearly 10 years, first beginning with investment banking and the execution of oil & gas acquisitions before applying his knowledge and skillset to the renewable energy industry. He seeks to become an expert in the field and to help eleXsys Energy succeed in decarbonizing the electricity sector to create a clean energy world. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, specializing in economics and finance.

Scott Martin

Chief Strategy Officer, SMUD

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Adam Schultz

Lead, Electricity & Markets Policy Group, Oregon Department of Energy

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Jason Altamirano

Vice President, TITAN Freight Systems Inc

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Jason Altamirano After serving two tours in Iraq with the United States Marine Corps, Jason moved back to Oregon and joined TITAN Freight Systems in August of 2005 as a part-time, on call dock worker while he was working on a business degree at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. In the years since, he has served in a variety of roles and gained expertise in all areas of the business. He played an integral role in the design and implementation of TITAN’s industry-leading Transportation Management System and website. In 2012, Jason was promoted to Director of Operations where he further honed his skills in P&D, linehaul and dock operations. As Vice President and throughout his career with TITAN, Jason has been a key player in helping TITAN reduce its environmental impact by implementing several initiatives such as: paper free deliveries to reduce paper consumption, aftermarket aerodynamic equipment retrofits to achieve industry leading fuel economy, first private for-hire fleet in Oregon to use carbon reducing Renewable Diesel, and now the electrification of both its passenger vehicle fleet and its heavy duty truck fleet.

Emilie Bolduc

VP, Distributed Energy Resources, New York Power Authority

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Emilie Bolduc Emilie M. Bolduc is the Vice President, Distributed Energy Resources at the New York Power Authority. In this role she is responsible for their customer energy analytics, DER advisory, and demand flexibility solutions. She has 15 years of energy efficiency and energy management experience having worked with distribution utilities as an energy efficiency program consultant and with private companies as a strategic energy program advisor. She is a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers, has an MBA in Sustainability from Bard, and received her bachelor's from Vassar.

Michael M. Bell

Workforce Development Director, California Mobility Center

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Suzy Oversvee

Senior Program Manager, Energy Service Policy and Strategy, Snohomish County PUD

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Suzy Oversvee Suzy Oversvee is a Senior Program Manager in the Energy Services department at Snohomish County PUD based in Everett, WA. Suzy collaborates on utility policy and strategy and leads the development of customer-centric projects, partnerships and initiatives that increase accessibility to clean energy innovations and enhance grid and community resiliency. She has 14 years of experience in designing and implementing conservation and renewable energy programs and projects for Snohomish PUD.

Michael Sheehan

Chief Customer Officer, BrightNight

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Michael Sheehan Michael leads BrightNight’s Origination and Commercial teams and works with customers to provide optimized solutions with benefits tailored to each customer’s unique needs. He brings over 20 years of experience from the engineering, investment, and energy industries. Prior to joining BrightNight, Michael spent 11 years at NextEra driving power origination, transmission development, and renewable generation and storage asset management. Earlier in his career, Michael worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch where he led the execution of capital market transactions, and at Gannett Fleming as an engineer designing and constructing infrastructure projects. Michael received his BS in Civil Engineering from Villanova University, a MS in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, and an MBA from Georgetown University.

David Logsdon

Director of Electrification and Strategic Technology, Seattle City Light

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David Logsdon David Logsdon is Seattle City Light’s Director of Electrification and Strategic Technology. In this role David works with City leaders to achieve the strategic intent of deep decarbonization through electrification, leading the development and implementation of a portfolio of electrification projects, programs, and partnerships. This includes the implementation of leading-edge technologies and projects including Grid Modernization and emerging technology pilots as key components of Seattle City Light’s objective to promote and facilitate equitable electrification. David previously worked at Con Edison for a decade where he led Product and Service Development, revamping energy efficiency programs and launching new Non-wires and Non-pipeline solutions portfolios.

PATTI J BEST

Senior Program Specialist, Idaho Power

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PATTI J BEST Patti is a Senior Program Specialist at Idaho Power and currently coordinates the company’s transportation electrification efforts and generation interconnection process. Prior to joining Idaho Power, Patti worked for the state of Idaho where she helped advance alternative transportation fuels, air quality and sustainability. She worked to secure the Boise area’s Clean Cities designation. Patti serves on the Board of Directors of Forth and the Board of the Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition. Patti holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and Masters in Science from the University of Colorado.

Charity Fain

Executive Director, Community Energy Project

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Charity Fain Charity Fain (she/her) has over 25 years of experience building stronger communities in the US and around the world in fields such as climate justice, women's human rights, civil society development and independent media. Since 2013, Charity has served as Executive Director at Community Energy Project (CEP) where she leads the organization, and ensures that CEP’s mission that everyone deserves a safe, healthy and efficient home, regardless of income, is met. Before moving to Portland in 2007, Charity served as the Country Director for Internews Network in Kyrgyzstan working to build stronger journalists, radio stations and public interest television. Charity has a BA in International Relations from The American University in Washington, DC and also speaks Russian.

Hamody Hindi

Transmission Planning Engineer, Department of Energy Office of Electricity

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Hamody Hindi Hamody Hind is an electrical engineer with the DOE Office of Electricity where he is currently leading a National Transmission Planning Study to inform grid needs for the Administration's clean electricity by 2035 goal. Prior to joining DOE, he was a transmission planning engineer with the Bonneville Power Administration, has experience with NERC reliability standards, generator and load interconnection requirements, and development of plans of service for transmission service requests. He is former chair of the WECC Load Modeling Task Force, and has been active in a number of WECC and NERC technical working groups. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Washington. He received a B.A. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley and a M.S.E.E. from University of Washington, Seattle.