Thursday, May 7, 2015

Daily Agendas:

Tuesday, May 5 | Wednesday, May 6 | Friday, May 8

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Exhibits Open

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Legislative Crossfire

Symphony Ballroom

 

Panelist:

  • Star Parker, syndicated columnist and founder, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
  • Clarence Page, syndicated columnist, Member Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

 

Moderator:

  • David Owens, Executive Vice President Business Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Edison Electric Institute

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

“Women in Power”

Symphony Ballroom

Throughout the energy industry, trailblazing women are leading the way in positions that traditionally have only seated males.   This panel will feature of female executives who are lighting the way through the Energy Industry.

 

Panelists:

  • Melody Birmingham-Byrd, Senior Vice President of Midwest Delivery Operations, Duke Energy
  • Telisa Toliver, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Chevron Pipeline Company
  • Beth Reese, President, AGL Resources
  • Carolene Mays-Medley, Commissioner, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

 

Moderator:

  • Julia Johnson, President, NetCommunications LLC

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Scholarship Luncheon

Carolina Ballroom

 

Speaker:

  • Calvin Williams, Chief of the Planning and Real Estate Branch in the Facilities Engineering and Real Property Division, NASA

Concurrent Sessions I

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

“Balancing the Workforce – Recruitment and Retention Addressing Generational Differences”

Symphony VII

New technologies and newer equipment will require highly-experienced, highly-skilled technical professionals to run them. The never-ending search for such a specific group of people continues to be an issue. How are we cultivating the skillsets today to meet the demands of the future? Will new technologies be enough to attract and retain Generation X, Y and Millennial minorities?

 

Panelists:

  • Randy Cobb, Atlanta Gas & Light – Managing Director, Diversity and Inclusion, AGL Resources
  • Steve Hightower, President & CEO, Hightowers Petroleum
  • John Amos – Director of Siemens Onshore Wind Power Americas Customer Order Engineering
  • Pamela Carabello, Software and SCADA Manager, Siemens Wind Power, Onshore Americas
  • Talib Graves-Manns, Entrepreneur, Google Recruiter, Durham’s American Tobacco Campus

 

Moderator:

  • LaTonya King, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Duke Energy

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Energy Infrastructure: Moving from Point A to Point B

Symphony V & VI

With a growing energy economy in the U.S., understanding the existing infrastructure and addressing challenges is key to realizing all the opportunities which are presented.

 

Panelists:

  • Kate Marks, Senior Policy Advisor, State, Local and Tribal Cooperation Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jerome Myers, Project Manager, Mastec
  • Heather Holland, Manager of Supplier Diversity & Local Content, TransCanda

 

Moderator:

  • Ralph Cleveland, Global Head Customer Support & Business Operations, AIG

3:00 PM-3:15 PM

Break

Concurrent Sessions II

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Entrepreneur Connection Workshop

Symphony V & VI

“Beyond the Meter, Non-Regulated Service Offerings”

Symphony VII

How can the non-regulated utility industry increase revenue given the dramatic changes to the energy landscape? Utility companies are offering products/services to customers that extend “beyond the meter”.

 

Panelists:

  • Felicia Rhue-Howard, Vice President, Gas Operations, South Carolina Electric & Gas
  • Ron Via, Independent Consultant

 

Moderator:

  • Phil Croskey, CEO, Maryland Energy Advisors

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Hospitality Suite

The Float Room