Friday, May 8, 2015

Daily Agendas:

Tuesday, May 5 | Wednesday, May 6 | Thursday, May 7

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

C-Suite Conversation Panel

Symphony Ballroom

What keeps our leadership up at night? – The future of policy, people and company. Stock pricing, technology, LNG, energy resources, etc.



  • Lloyd Yates, Executive Vice President – Market Solutions & President – Carolinas Region, Duke Energy
  • Kevin Walker, Chief Operations Officer, Iberdrola USA
  • Curtis Wynn, CEO, Roanoke Electric Cooperative



  • Dana Hanson, Senior Partner, EY Consulting

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

A Sit Down with the Board of Directors

Symphony Ballroom

The perspectives and experiences of African Americans serving on the Boards of the top companies in the country.



  • Ambassador William Kennard, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union (Director, Duke Energy; Director, Met Life)
  • N. Wyman Winbush II, Eastern U.S. Mid Market Sales Leader, IBM (Director, EA)
  • Rose McKinney James, Managing Principal Energy Works, LLC (Director, MGM Resorts International)
  • Singleton McAllister, Attorney, Husch Blackwell



  • Joyce Hayes Giles, retired executive, DTE

10:30 AM -10:45 AM


Concurrent Session III

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Rising Stars in Energy Under 40: “Leading People, Processes, and Technology”

Symphony V & VI

As Baby Boomers exit the workplace who will be the ones to carry the torch? Come hear from a diverse panel of young professionals who represent our next generation of energy leaders. We have often heard that success happens when preparation meets opportunity. Find out from them what it takes to succeed in the energy sector, and what are the lessons that they have learned so far. Partake in this engaging dialogue as we hear from some of the industries rising stars.



  • Kevin Wren, Distributor Customer Relations-Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Keiana McMichael, Program Manager for Field Mobility & Technology-Consumers Energy
  • John Cornelius Jr., Area Manager-Southern Company
  • Gilbert G. Campbell III, Co-Owner, Director of Business Development, Volt Energy



  • Sean Jamieson, Counsel, Cheniere Energy

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

From Shortage to Surplus: How America’s Energy Future has Changed

Symphony VII

Just a few years ago, America was thought to forever be a net energy consumer, taking in foreign oil and natural gas for decades to come. Thanks to the shale revolution, America is producing more oil and natural gas than ever thought possible. With U.S. production at its highest levels in decades, is now the time to talk exports? Our panel will discuss the benefits, costs, and key implications if America decides to freely open its oil and natural gas reserves to the world market.


  • Jolette Westbrook, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • Khary Cauthen, Senior Director Federal Relations, American Petroleum Institute



  • Marshall Lang, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sequent Energy Management

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

AABE Talks

Symphony Ballroom



  • Dr. Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Entrepreneur Luncheon

Carolina Ballroom

“Entrepreneurial Leadership”

Keynote Speaker:

  • Bishop Claude Alexander, Park Ministries

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

AABE General Body Meeting

Symphony Ballroom

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

James T. Stewart Awards Gala

Symphony Ballroom

11:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Hospitality Suite

The Float Lounge