Thought Leaders

Paula Gold-Williams

President & CEO
CPS Energy

Dr. Ralph Izzo

Chairman & CEO
PSEG

Ben Fowke

Chairman, President & CEO
Xcel Energy

Jackie Sargent

General Manager
Austin Energy

Latisha Hill

SVP, Avista Development | VP Community & Economic Vitality
Avista Utilities

Calvin G. Butler Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Utilities
Senior Executive Vice President, Exelon

Patrick Byrne

CEO
GE Digital

Dennis V. Arriola

Executive Vice President and Group President
Sempra Energy

Sadzi Oliva

Commisioner
Illinois Commerce Commission

Joseph Hamrock

President & CEO
NiSource

Paul Lau

Chief Grid Strategy & Operations Officer
SMUD

Blair Peberdy

Vice President, Government and Corporate Relations
Alectra Utilities

Gil Quiniones

President & CEO
New York Power Authority

Jon Wellinghoff

CEO
GridPolicy

Pat Wood

President
Hunt BEE Network

Gordon van Welie

President & CEO
ISO New England Inc.

Melissa Dykes

Interim Managing Director & CEO
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

Erin Hardick

Lead 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

Kumi Premathilake

Division Vice President, AMI and Services
Hubbell Power Systems

Frederick S. Bresler

Senior Vice President - Market Services
PJM Interconnection

Manish Rukadikar

Manager, Business Planning and Development
DTE Energy

Michael Conklin

External Engagement Manager
CenterPoint Energy

Gary Rackliffe

Vice President for Smart Grids North America
ABB

Cristin Lyons

Partner and Energy Practice Leader
ScottMadden

Gregg Rotenberg

CEO
Smart Wires

Trevor Theunissen

Director of Public Policy and Communications
Uber Technologies

Dan O’Shea

Director of Business Development, EV Infrastructure
ABB

Adrienne Lalle

Section Manager | Utility of the Future group
Con Edison

Mike Bianco

Partner
Guidehouse

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

Chief Strategy, 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

Sybil Montegut

General Manager of Transformation
Cleco Corporation

Shuli Goodman

Founder & Executive Director
Linux Foundation Energy