Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214

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Event Date Fri Jun 10 CDT - Wed Jun 15 CDT (in 12 days)
In your timezone (EDT): Fri Jun 10 1:00am - Wed Jun 15 1:00am
Location Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214
Region Americas

This Conference is your time to reconnect, recharge, and power up for the future at the nation’s premier gathering of public power leaders. Join us and explore how changing policy, technology, and lifestyles are reshaping the energy industry and how that impacts your community. Engage with visionaries and experts, exchange strategies and solutions with other public power leaders and policymakers, and discover tools for your future success. Join us to plug in to the experience, innovation, and leadership of your national public power community.

Who Should Attend?
• General managers and CEOs
• Senior managers, rising stars and future leaders
• Mayors
• Governing board members
• City council members
• Policy and strategy makers
• Industry partners and vendors
• Consultants and subject matter experts


2022 Speakers

Steve VanderMeer
Executive Consultant, Hometown Connections

Collin Emery, PMP, CFE
Senior Accountant

Camille Mackey
Senior Consultant

Shivani Patel, CPA

Chris Terry, PMP, CFE
Senior Manager – Forensic & Integrity Service, Ernst & Young LLP

Cameron Freberg
Utility Strategist, Austin Energy, Texas

Dave Roberts
Senior Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Patricia Taylor
Senior Manager, Regulatory Policy & Business Programs, American Public Power Association

Mark Beauchamp
President, Dawn Lund, Vice President, and Chris Lund, Financial, Business & Technology Consultant, Utility Financial Solutions

Doug Westlund
Senior Vice President, AESI – US, Inc.

Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Principal, Northbridge Energy Partners

Joy Ditto
President and CEO, American Public Power Association

Geoff Bennett
PBS NewsHour Chief Washington Correspondent & Weekend Anchor

Carolyn Slaughter
Director, Environmental Policy, American Public Power Association

Dawn Lund
Vice President, Utility Financial Solutions

Sam Choi
Director, Strategy & Planning, Orlando Utilities Commission, Florida

Gary Ivory
General Manager, Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County, Washington

Gabrielle Benigni
President, Brian Hudson, Electric Engineer, SME Utility IT Web and Mobile Solutions

Rob Russakoff
Program Manager, QAQC Disaster Financial Recovery, Disaster Programs & Operations, Inc.

Dan Aschenbach
Principal, AGVP Advisory

Adrienne Lotto Walker
Vice President and Chief Risk & Resilience Officer, New York Power Authority

Doug Peebles
Director, Ocala Electric Utility, Florida

Jennifer Rogers Smith
Director of Member Services, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority

Samantha Hart
Director of Innovation & Development

Jim Purcell
Consultant, Milepost Consulting

Melissa Martin
Program Manager, Energy Education

Frank Rapley
Senior Manager, EnergyRight, Tennessee Valley Authority

Andrew Mitchell
Director of Utility Solutions

Jeremy Wilson
Senior Director, Product Marketing, Tantalus

Desmarie Waterhouse
Vice President, Government Relations

John Godfrey

Corry Marshall

Amy Thomas
Senior Government Relations Directors

Sarah Mathias
Government Relations Director, American Public Power Association

Marc Bauer
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Cindy Wu
Senior Director – Public Finance, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Dr. Trish Holliday
Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services, Nashville Electric Service, Tennessee

David Libby
Partner, Krause Bell Group

Jessica Breaux
Manager, Economic Development, Amazon

James Fenton
Executive Director, Gallatin Economic Development Agency, Tennessee

Chassen Haynes
Director of Business Development, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

Carla Nelson
Engineering Supervisor, Nashville Electric Service, Tennessee

Ming Ho
Head of User Experience and Strategic Innovation, EnergyIP

Wayne Dias
US Head of Grid Simulation Software, Siemens

Laura Meilander
Vice President, Business Development, Convergent Energy + Power

Adrienne Clair
Partner, Thompson Coburn LLC

William Huang
Partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP

Joel Laubenstein
Principal, and Brooke Opel, Grant Advisor, Baker Tilly

Frank Honkus
Associate Director, Intelligence Programs & CRISP Manager, Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC)

Eugene Kipniss
MS-ISAC Director of Partnerships and Stakeholder Maturity, Center for Internet Security

Carter Manucy
IT/OT & Cybersecurity Director, Florida Municipal Power Agency

Steve VanderMeer, Consultant

David Mehlhaff
Chief Communications Officer, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, Kansas

Amy Adamy
Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Breina Pugh
Government & Community Relations Manager

Deanna Sparks
Customer Operations Manager, Lansing Board of Water & Light, Michigan

Dominick Claudio
Director of Sales, NuScale Power

Sercan Teleke
Principal Engineer, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Drew Smith
Sales Engineer, Smarter Grid Solutions

Jeff Lyash
President & CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority

Marci Rossell
Expert Economic Forecaster, Former Chief Economist for CNBC and Co-Host of Squawk Box

Kaela Mainsah
Director, Environmental Justice, New York Power Authority

Reagen Price
Race & Social Justice Initiative Program Manager, Seattle City Light, Washington

David Bodek
Senior Director, S&P Global Ratings

Dennis Pidherny
Managing Director, Public Finance, Sector Head – U.S. Public Power, Fitch Ratings

Scott Solomon
Vice President & Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service

Jeff Bertholdi
Director - SpringNet, City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri

Jim Ferrell
President & CEO, Jackson Energy Authority, Tennessee

Brian Taylor
General Manager, CDE Lightband, Clarksville, Tennessee

Gary Vondrasek
Manager, Telecom Sales & Services, JEA, Jacksonville, Florida

Troy Adams
General Manager, Manitowoc Public Utilities, Wisconsin

Judith Dykes-Hoffman
Board Trustee, New Braunfels Utilities, Texas

R. John Miner
President, Collaborative Learning

Elaina Ball
CEO and General Manager, Fayetteville Public Works Commission, North Carolina

Ken Nolan
General Manager, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority

Jay Stowe
Managing Director/CEO, JEA, Jacksonville, Florida

Megan Flynn
Chief Diversity Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority

Tangela Johnson
President/CEO, North Georgia Corporate Consulting, LLC

Elba Marshall
Director, Corporate Services & Diversity, Knoxville Utility Board, Tennessee

Laura Lewis
Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, California

Dan Reilly
Director of Public Affairs, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Corey Peters
Senior Manager of Communications (Enterprise Network Services), New York Power Authority; and Carla Shaffer, Vice President of Wireless, North America, WESCO Anixter

Patrick Van Horne
Deputy Director of Preparedness, Hagerty Consulting

Melinda Avelino-Walker
General Services Manager, Anaheim Public Utilities, California

Jackie Flowers
Director/CEO, Tacoma Public Utilities, Washington

Ann Hyland
Chief Communications Officer, Heartland Consumers Power District, South Dakota

Kelley Porter
Manager, Customer & Corporate Communications, Lincoln Electric System, Nebraska

Thomas Kiggen
Manager, Business Development

John Shultzabarger
Senior Director, Origination & Power Marketing, EDF Renewables

Willy Shih
Global Authority on Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and Technology Development and Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Colin Hansen
Chair, American Public Power Association, and CEO, Kansas Power Pool

Anthony Cannon
General Manager/CEO, Greenville Utilities Commission, North Carolina

David Hume Kennerly
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and Canon Explorer of Light

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• Tenaska
• CSA1
• Utility Services
• Bluefin
• Milsoft
• SpryPoint
• Landis+Gyr
• Hometown Connections
• Itron
• Caterpillar
• S&P Global Ratings
• Arcos
• Fulcrum
• Innovative Systems
• Pamentus
• PowerSecure
• Viance
• Archer
• Ubicquia
• Power Engineers
• Alliant
• Goldman Sachs
• Wells Fargo
• Spiegel & McDiarmid
• Fortress
• Milepost
• Tantalus
• Convergent
• Siemens
• Duncan & Akin
• NewGen Strategies
• Energy Authority
• GDS Associates
• Fitch Ratings
• Sensus
• Nisc
• IP keys
• BofA Securities
• Bakertilly
• Burns McDonell
• JP Morgan
• Milwaukee
• National Grid Renewals
• nFront Consulting