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Event Date Mon Sep 14 EDT - Tue Sep 15 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location Virtual Event
Region Americas

The Business & Financial Conference is the annual meeting for public power professionals in the areas of business and finance, offering 60+ sessions bringing you the latest in:

• Accounting & Finance
• Customer Accounting & Services
• Human Resources & Training
• Information Technology
• Pricing & Market Analysis
• Risk Management & Insurance

Who Should Attend
Conference attendees get the latest information from experts in their fields, learn about the national issues and industry-wide activities and trends that are affecting their communities and utilities, and share experiences and strategies for dealing with key issues and challenges at more than 50 breakout sessions and roundtables. Bringing together more than 450 public power professionals, the conference is ideal for both industry veterans and those new to the electric utility industry who are interested in professional development and networking.

Conference sessions are designed for utility employees at both the professional and management levels, in the fields of accounting and finance; customer accounting and services; human resources and training; information technology; and pricing and market analysis. Attendees typically include specialists, coordinators, analysts, managers, directors and vice presidents in their area of specialty. The conference is also recommended for utility employees with interests and responsibilities in conference topics and with cross-departmental responsibilities, as well as rising stars and future leaders those who would benefit from learning more about these strategic areas and making connections with the national public power community.


2020 Speakers

Jolene Thompson
President & CEO, American Municipal Power, Inc., Columbus, Ohio; and Chair, American Public Power

Joy Ditto
President & CEO, American Public Power Association

John Kolar
Fraud Manager, Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dan Aschenbach
Consultant, AGVP Advisory, Cranford, New Jersey; and Michael Vigeant, CEO, Great BlueResearch, Inc., Glastonbury, Connecticut

Caitlin Humrickhouse
Consulting Manager

Ann Nelson, Senior Marketing Associate, Baker Tilly, Madison, Wisconsin

Adrienne Lotto
Senior Director, Energy Security & Resilience Programs, New York Power Authority, White Plains, New York

Jamie Ward
CIS Services Account Executive, Center for Internet Security, East Greenbush, New York

John Wolfram
Principal, Catalyst Consulting, Louisville, Kentucky

Jonathan Benoit
Senior Vice President, McGriff, Seibels, & Williams, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama

Heath Silvey
Manager – Risk/Damage Prevention, City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri

Cindy Shipley
Manager – Customer Service

Dan Weiss
Manager – IT Applications, City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri

Chris Linder
Partner, BKD - CPAs and Advisors, Lincoln, Nebraska

Heather Overby
Vice President - Finance & Accounting and CFO, Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency, Paducah, Kentucky

Dethra Giles
Chief Bridge Architect, ExecuPrep, Atlanta, Georgia

David Herrick
Planning Analyst

Pete Westlake
New Products and Solutions Manager, Orlando Utilities Commission, Florida

Rob Logan
Senior Vice President, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., Addison, Texas

John Munno
Director of Risk Engineering

Tyler Wooldridge
Director, Gallagher Consulting - Energy Practice, Bentonville, Arkansas

Lori Wheeler
Managing Director, Senior Placement Specialist, QSG – FINPRO, Marsh Wortham, Houston, Texas

Terry Choate
Co-founder and CEO, Blue-U Defense, Hancock, New Hampshire

Gail Cohen
Support Services Manager, Braintree Electric Light Dept., Massachusetts

Joseph Hileman
Executive Vice President, Blue-U Defense, Hancock, New Hampshire

David Bodek
Senior Director, S&P Global Ratings, New York City, New York

Dennis Pidherny
Managing Director, Public Finance, Fitch Ratings, New York City, New York

Tammie Krumm
Director of Human Resources, Missouri River Energy Services, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Garry Johnson
Energy Analyst, Austin Energy, Texas

Josh Fleischer
Vice President, Loss Control, AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc., East Rutherford, New Jersey

Anthony Natale
Emergency Preparedness, Consolidated Edison, New York

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• J.P Morgan
• NewGen Strategies & Solutions
• TEA EnergyAuthority