Thought Leaders

Paula Gold-Williams

President & CEO
CPS Energy

Dr. Ralph Izzo

Chairman & CEO
PSEG

Ben Fowke

Chairman, President & CEO
Xcel Energy

Maria Pope

President and CEO
Portland General Electric

Jackie Sargent

General Manager
Austin Energy

Dennis V. Arriola

Executive Vice President and Group President
Sempra Energy

Joseph Hamrock

President & CEO
NiSource

Paul Lau

Chief Grid Strategy & Operations Officer
SMUD

Gordon van Welie

President & CEO
ISO New England Inc.

Melissa Dykes

President & COO
JEA

Mark O. Webb

Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Dominion Energy

Brian Savoy

Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation and Administrative Officer
Duke Energy

Alen Orchard

General Manager & CEO
SMUD

Susan Buehler

Chief Communications Officer
PJM

Deepak Garg

Founder and Chairman
Smart Energy Water

Jim Madej

CEO
VEIC

Stephen W. Bergstrom

Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Williams Companies, Pipeline

Peter Esposito

Energy Attorney and Consultant
Crested Butte Catalysts, LLC

Robert Gaudette

Senior Vice President, Business Solutions
NRG Energy

Karl Popham

Manager - Emerging Technologies & EVs
Austin Energy

Lincoln Bleveans

Assistant General Manager
Burbank Water and Power

Ted Thomas

Chairman
Arkansas Public Service Commission

Nancy Bui-Thompson

Member, SMUD Board of Directors
SMUD

Sadzi Oliva

Commisioner
Illinois Commerce Commission

Erin Hardick

Research Analyst
Zpryme

Erin Autin

Director, Research Programs
Zpryme

Lawanda Parnell

Chief Information Officer
PEC

Frankie McDermott

Chief Energy Delivery Officer
SMUD

Suzanne Russo

CEO
Pecan Street

Bryan Hannegan

President & CEO
Holy Cross Energy

Willie L. Phillips

Chairman
Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (PSC)

James B. Robb

President & CEO
NERC

Scott Boose

CEO
CLEAResult

Jan Vrins

Leader of Guidehouse’s global Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure segment
Guidehouse

Lara Cottingham

Chief of Staff of the Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department & Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Houston

Kelly Barr

Associate General Manager, Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Executive
Salt River Project

John Miri

Chief Administrative Officer
LCRA

Rick Cutter

Managing Director
Cloud for Utilities

Lon Huber

Vice President, Rate Design and Strategic Solutions
Duke Energy

Peter Kelly-Detwiler

Principal
NorthBridge Energy Partners

Gary Brinkworth

Director of Enterprise Research & Technology Innovation
Tennessee Valley Authority

Shuli Goodman

Founder & Executive Director
Linux Foundation Energy