Speakers

William Polen

Senior Director
United States Energy Association
As USEA’s Senior Director, Mr. Polen possesses more than 20 years of experience directing cooperative... more

Ted Atwood

Chief, Office of Sustainable Energy
City of Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Atwood manages the Baltimore City’s Office of Sustainable Energy. In that position he raised substantial... more

Steve MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)
Steve MacDonald is CEO of (ERA), an Alberta-based, board-governed, not-for-profit corporation with a mandate... more

Sheila Hollis

Of Counsel, Partner & Chair, Washington Office
Duane Morris, LLP
Sheila Slocum Hollis is chair of the Duane Morris, LLP Washington, D.C. office, and was the office's founding... more

Senator Lisa Murkowski

Chairman
U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
Senator Lisa Murkowski is the first Alaskan-born Senator and only the sixth United States Senator to serve... more

Robert Nachtrieb, Ph.D.

Lead Scientist
Lutron Electronics
Dr. Robert Nachtrieb is Lead Scientist at Lutron Electronics. Rob is also a Senior Lecturer in System... more

Maria Tikoff Vargas

Senior Program Advisor Office of EERE
U.S. Department of Energy
Maria T. Vargas is a Senior Program Advisor at the Department of Energy and the Director of DOE’s Better... more

Majida Mourad

Vice President of Government Relations
Tellurian Inc.
Majida Mourad is the Vice President of Government Relations at Tellurian Inc. Ms. Mourad served as Vice... more

Lisa Bate

Chair
World Green Building Council
Lisa is a thought leader in high-performance sustainable design in architecture and large infrastructure... more

Lawrence Friedeman

Commissioner
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Lawrence K. Friedeman was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission (PUCO) of Ohio by Governor John R.... more

Kirsten Hillman

Deputy Ambassador of Canada to the United States
Kirsten is the Deputy Ambassador in Canada’s Embassy to the United States of America in Washington D.C. Prior... more

John W. "Jack" Betkoski III

Vice Chairman, Connecticut PURA
President, NARUC
John “Jack” Betkoski III is Vice Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).... more

John A. Kliem

Executive Director, Resilient Energy Program Office
The Department of the Navy
John A. Kliem is the Executive Director of the Department of Navy (DON)’s Resilient Energy Program Office (... more

Jeffrey W. Eckel

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hannon Armstrong
Mr. Eckel is President, CEO and Chairman of Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), a capital provider focused on... more

Jay Khosla

Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Sector
Natural Resources Canada
Jay Khosla joined Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in 2009 and assumed his current role in July 2013, in... more

Jason Hartke

President
Alliance to Save Energy
Jason Hartke was named President of the Alliance to Save Energy in 2018, bringing more than a decade of... more

James D. Freihaut, Ph.D.

Professor of Architectural Engineering
College of Engineering, PennState Institutes of Energy & Env
James Freihaut is a professor of architectural engineering. He is a recognized expert in energy-efficient... more

Francisco C. De La Chesnaye, Ph.D.

Senior Program Manager, Energy & Environmental Analysis Grp
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Dr. Francisco C. de la Chesnaye is the Senior Program Manager for the Energy and Environmental Analysis Group... more

Dipka Bhambhani

Director of Communications
United States Energy Association
Current Position Dipka is the inaugural Director of Communications for the United States Energy... more

David C. Caroll

President and CEO
Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
David Carroll oversees the company’s operations and directs its programs for developing technologies,... more