in alphabetical order; speaker information will be added as it is received

Melissa E. Adams
Division Head, Sustainability & Business Development, Washington Gas

Breakout Session C – Finance: Investment Drives Results
Residential Customer – Facilitating Affordability
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Profile – Ms. Adams holds the post of Division Head for Sustainability and Business Development at Washington Gas where she leads the company’s carbon reduction initiatives, including internal sustainability, customer efficiency programs and new business development.

Professional History – Before assuming this new role, Ms. Adams led the investor relations functions of WGL and other Fortune 500 energy companies.

Industry Leadership – She serves on a number of appointed regional commissions and task forces devoted to reducing the carbon footprint of the Washington Metropolitan Area –She is a charter board member of the Association of Climate Change Officers, an Executive Board member of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, and a member of Leadership Greater Washington.

Education – Ms. Adams is a graduate of The George Washington University.


Gregory Aliff
Vice Chairman and Senior Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte LLP

Plenary I – Future of the Utility Marketplace: the Customer Relationship
Tuesday, October 14, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Profile – Gregory Aliff is Vice Chairman and Senior Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte LLP. He is the leader of Deloitte’s Integrated Market Offerings professional services to U.S. businesses and also led the Deloitte’s U.S. Sustainability Practice. For 10 years, Mr. Aliff served as the Firm’s U.S. Energy & Resources Leader. The U.S. Energy & Resources Group is responsible for the coordination of Deloitte’s audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to the U.S. energy and resources industry.

Professional History – A certified public accountant (CPA), Mr. Aliff has provided professional services in accounting and auditing, regulatory strategy development, rate case preparation, lead-lag studies, expert testimony on a variety of accounting and financial subjects, and acquisition due diligence services. Mr. Aliff has testified as an expert witness before the state regulatory commissions of Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He has also appeared before the Canadian National Energy Board and the U.S. Tax Court.

Industry Leadership – A member of the Board of Directors of the United States Energy Association, Mr. Aliff is co-author of the annually updated industry reference book Accounting for Public Utilities, published by Matthew Bender since 1983. His articles and commentary have appeared in Electric Light & Power, Electric Perspectives, The National Interest and Public Utilities Fortnightly. Most recently he authored a series of papers (the “Math Series”) that examines the foundational changes occurring in the U.S. electric industry and the electric business models of the future, the third of which was released in March 2014. During his 38-year career he has appeared on industry programs sponsored by organizations such as the American Gas Association, Edison Electric Institute, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the United States Energy Association, and Corporate Board Member (an NYSE Euronext Company).

Education – A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, he holds both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration.


Veronique Bugnion
CEO, ClearlyEnergy, Inc.

Breakout Session B – Technology: Technology Drives Results
Residential Customer – Out of the Dark, Into the Light
Wednesday, October 15, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Profile – Co-founder of ClearlyEnergy, a platform designed to simplify energy decisions for households and small businesses. ClearlyEnergy provides customized estimates of savings from alternative energy choices; solar; home energy improvements and appliance upgrades; and vendor-neutral estimates of the investments required to achieve those goals.

Her current philosophy is to save the world from climate debacle… one home and refrigerator at the time.

Industry Leadership – Ms. Bugnion spent a number of years analyzing U.S. climate policy and markets as founder of PointCarbon North America.

EducationMs. Bugnion has a Ph.D. in climate physics from MIT.


Calvin G. Butler, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE)

Keynote Address
Wednesday, October 15, 9:15 AM

calvin_butler_278x198Calvin G. Butler, Jr., became Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) on March 1, 2014. Mr. Butler previously served as BGE’s Senior Vice President, Regulatory and External Affairs. In that role, he was responsible for executing the utility’s strategic direction and cultivating relationships with government, regulatory, community and other key stakeholders. Mr. Butler also served as Exelon’s senior vice president of corporate affairs and held other leadership positions within Exelon and BGE’s sister utility, ComEd. He played a critical role in helping to successfully navigate company and stakeholder relations during the merger between Exelon and Constellation Energy.

Before joining Exelon in 2008, Mr. Butler held leadership positions for eight years with the print, digital and supply chain solutions company RR Donnelley, including Vice President of Manufacturing, Senior Director of Government Affairs, and Senior Vice President of External Affairs. He also managed RR Donnelley’s supplier diversity and government sales groups and served as president of RR Donnelley’s nonprofit foundation. Mr. Butler spent his early career with CILCORP (Central Illinois Light Co.), where he worked in government affairs, legal and operations.

Mr. Butler is very active in civic and community relations. While living in Chicago, he served on the boards of Leadership Greater Chicago, the Illinois Energy Association, the Chicago Public Library Foundation, Voices for Illinois Children and Econ Illinois. He was appointed chairman of the board of directors for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and 2009, and was also chosen to join the Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change. Mr. Butler currently serves on the board of directors for the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and the Maryland Zoological Society (Maryland Zoo in Baltimore) and is chair of the American Heart Walk 2014.

Mr. Butler has received several honors and recognitions for his business, civic and community contributions. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, he was recognized by Uptown Professional Magazine as one of the top “100 Executives in America.” He was also named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ “40 under 40” emerging leaders in 2008. In 2006, Mr. Butler was honored with a Career Focus Eagle award from the National Eagle Leadership Institute. He received a Chicago Tribune and YMCA African-American and Hispanic Leadership Award in 2003, and a Mahogany Foundation Award for Black Achievers in 2002.

Mr. Butler earned a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and a Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo.


Joel Cohn
CPA, CohnReznick

Breakout Session C – Finance: Investment Drives Results
Small Business & Retail Customer – Jousting with Costs and Investment Strategies
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:45 PM

Profile – Joel Cohn is a partner in the Transaction Consulting Group of CohnReznick. Since 1995 he has provided transaction structuring advice and technical services to sponsors of various tax credit projects including, among others, renewable energy projects. His broad experience in raising tax equity brings to bear solutions where business goals and tax rules would appear to conflict. The key is having an understanding of the goals of the various stakeholders, and the alternative ways those goals can be achieved.

Professional History – Mr. Cohn is a part of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, SEIA, Tax Policy Working Group, Board of Directors & Treasurer, along with the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore & Downtown Management Authority.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Cohn’s tax credit transaction experience has included several hundred projects throughout the country. He has also contributed policy advice to working groups across the country, advising on both federal and state tax credit law, consequently generating substantial improvements to the programs and to the public’s understanding of the law. His advice has included maximization of credits through re-categorization of costs, contract restructuring and tax planning, all while working within the framework of tax law; creation of transaction structures designed to satisfy the key agendas of various stakeholders; exit strategy development for investors/ developers – including the creation of various option strategies; development of strategies which maximize sponsor return on investment; and creation of transaction structures that permit economic participation by nonprofits.

Education – Mr. Cohn holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration, Concentration in Finance, from Loyola University in Maryland.


James L. Connaughton
Position Executive Vice President, C3 Energy

Breakout Session B – Technology: Technology Drives Outcomes
Small Business & Retail – A Look at Making it Easy For Your Customer
Wednesday, October 15, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Profile – James L. (Jim) Connaughton is the Executive Vice President at C3 Energy, a utility analytics software provider offering smart grid solutions that enable energy companies and utilities to realize the full economic value of their investments in grid, product and service modernization.

Professional History – Mr. Connaughton formerly was Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor of Exelon Corporation and served on the company’s Executive Committee. Before that, he was Executive Vice President of Constellation Energy. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Connaughton was Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, a Senate-confirmed position, where he served as senior energy, natural resources and environment advisor to President George W. Bush. During his service with the federal government, Mr. Connaughton led a wide variety of Cabinet-level policy and management committees, resulting in new market-based energy programs, incentives, technology initiatives and public-private partnerships that included bipartisan energy legislation in both 2005 and 2007, and nearly $90 billion appropriated for energy technology research and incentives to accelerate commercial deployment of advanced technologies. Internationally, Mr. Connaughton led work for the G8 leaders related to energy, climate change and sustainable development, and helped establish a broad series of international energy technology initiatives, including the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Change, and the Major Economies Meetings on Energy and Climate Change, where he served as the President’s personal representative.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Connaughton serves on the Board of Governors of the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory; the Board of Advisors to the University of Maryland Energy Research Center; and the U.S. Commission to the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Mr. Connaughton is an Outside Advisor to Shine Medical Technologies.

Education – Mr. Connaughton earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University.


Robert J. Dixon
Vice President, Industry Affairs, Siemens

Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, October 15, 12:30 – 2:15 PM

Profile – Bob Dixon is experienced in local, national, and international business practices, with contacts spanning the globe. He is a recognized industry leader and expert in performance contracting, energy services, and building controls. He serves on industry-based board of directors, and as a subject-matter-expert and motivational keynote speaker at venues around the world. Mr. Dixon currently serves as the Vice President of Industry Affairs, Building Performance & Sustainability for the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Infrastructure and Cities. In this position, is responsible for strategy development, market positioning, and industry leadership to businesses, industry, and governments on efficiency and sustainability in buildings in North America.

Professional History – Previously he served as the Global Head of Efficiency & Sustainability, Vice President, and Senior Advisor to the Management Board for the International Headquarters of the Building Technologies Division of Siemens. In this position, he was responsible for advising government and business leaders around the world on global initiatives for building efficiency and sustainability that reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption, and conserve natural resources. In addition, he was responsible to the Management Board to identify, and assess the strategic implications of energy efficiency and sustainability global trends and opportunities, plus identify and provide strategic fit evaluation of partnership opportunities, including sourced technologies, that would support the efficiency and sustainability strategies. He was the first designated Senior Principal Expert for the 39,000-employee Building Technologies division. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President, Global Head, Energy and Environmental Solutions, with worldwide P&L responsibilities. In this capacity, the business expanded from the United States in five offices, to 24 nations throughout Europe and Asia Pacific. He served as the Industry Member on the Buildings and Appliances Task Force under the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate. Mr. Dixon spent the first 19 years of his professional career with Johnson Controls in a variety of leadership positions and served as an officer in the California National Guard.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Dixon currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), recently served as the Industry First-Vice Chair for the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), and is a past president of National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).

Education – He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, and is a graduate of the Minnesota Executive program at the University of Minnesota.


Richard Doran
Director of Program Services, Fuel Fund of Maryland

Roundtable Discussions – Literacy
Tuesday, October 14, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Profile – Mr. Doran is the Director of Program Services and oversees both the Watt Watchers and the Bill Assistance projects. He also participates in Fuel Fund of Maryland advocacy efforts at the local, state and national levels. Mr. Doran is a native of Detroit who has lived in Baltimore City for 37 years.

Professional History – Mr. Doran has a career spanning about 30 years working for nonprofit organizations. He began by serving seniors and disabled people in recreation therapy and housing programs.

Industry Leadership – His interest in energy issues began in 1991 when he became Program Director at Community Assistance Network (CAN). CAN is the community action agency that serves Baltimore County and one of the local fuel funds in the Fuel Fund of Maryland (FFM) network. He served eight years in that position, followed by eight years as CAN’s Executive Director. Five years ago, Mr. Doran reconnected with energy issues by contracting with FFM to develop the Watt Watchers of Maryland program.

Education – He holds a Bachelors of Science in Education from Central Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from University of Baltimore.


Jeffrey W. Eckel
President & CEO, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure

Opening Remarks
Tuesday, October 14, 1:00 – 1:15 PM

Profile – Mr. Eckel is President and CEO of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (NYSE:HASI). Structured as a Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure makes debt and equity investments in sustainable infrastructure projects. Mr. Eckel’s experience spans 30 years and includes the creation and management of energy service companies, as well as project and corporate finance functions.

Professional History- He has held senior executive positions as CEO of EnergyWorks (Bechtel’s early foray into renewable energy), as CEO of Wärtsilä Power Development (a leading international IPP developer for much of the 90’s), and with Booz Allen in its energy practice.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Eckel has testified on energy matters before U.S. Senate Subcommittees and the California Energy Commission and published papers on demand-side and supply-side energy topics with the Electric Power Research Institute and the Financial Analysts Journal. Mr. Eckel holds the Series 24, 79 and 63 securities licenses. Mr. Eckel has served on the Board of the Maryland Clean Energy Center, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland, since its inception in 2008 and is the current Chair. Additionally, Mr. Eckel is a member of the Johns Hopkins Environmental, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute’s advisory council and a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance to Save Energy.

Education – Mr. Eckel received a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.


Bennett Fisher
CEO & Co-Founder, Retroficiency

Breakout Session B – Technology: Technology Drives Outcomes
Commercial & Industrial Customer – Seeing is Believing
Wednesday, October 15, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Profile – Bennett Fisher has spent more than a decade building and leading companies around data analytics. Whether it was to acquire and operate more than $500 million in commercial building assets or to enable more effective institutional portfolio management for endowments and high-net worth individuals, Bennett has consistently developed innovative ways to utilize data, software, and emerging analytical approaches.

Industry Leadership – In 2009, Bennett co-founded Retroficiency, the leader in building energy analytics, to address the manual bottleneck that was preventing commercial buildings from realizing their true energy efficiency potential. Retroficiency enables utilities and energy service providers to target the right buildings, engage customers with compelling analytics, convert real projects, and track opportunities to achieve goals.

Education – Bennett has a BA in economics and entrepreneurship from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. He is a featured speaker and writer for industry trade shows and publications.


Michael Galiazzo, Ph.D.
President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland

Breakout Session B: Technology – Technology Drives Outcomes
Commercial & Industrial Customer – Seeing is Believing
Wednesday, October 15, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Profile – Dr. Galiazzo serves as the President of the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI), Maryland’s premier stakeholder-driven non-profit organization representing the interests of manufacturers statewide – providing programs, services, and advocacy. For over two decades, RMI has provided educational forums and outreach to Maryland manufacturers and policy makers on the value of trending technologies, sustainability, energy efficiency and workforce development while also working to build a positive image of manufacturing.

Professional History – Dr. Galiazzo served as the first Maryland State Manufacturing Coordinator, promoting economic development and an awareness of manufacturing transformation and innovation. He serves as a member of Congressman Steny Hoyer’s “Make it in America” Advisory Board, Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, Governor’s p-20 Council, Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Competitiveness Coalition Steering Committee, and Sparrow Point Business Partnership.

Industry Leadership – In partnership with the Maryland Energy Administration, RMI is in the first year of a three-year project to improve energy efficiency in manufacturing companies in the BGE service area employing a different approach that gets results.


Charles J. Hanna
Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region, Constellation

Breakout Session C: Finance – Investment Drives Results
Commercial & Industrial Customer – Making Enlightened Energy Investments
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Chuck HannaProfile – Chuck Hanna has extensive experience in the energy sector including competitive retail markets, wholesale markets, and transmission and distribution businesses. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region at Constellation and leads a regional team of sales professionals in providing sustainable energy solutions to commercial and industrial retail customers. With 16 years of experience in the energy sector, Mr. Hanna has deep expertise in the energy market and can speak extensively on its long-term trajectory and forward-looking trends. He can also provide great insights into market volatility in the energy sector and how customers can re-think their energy strategy to mitigate changes in the energy market.

Professional History – Prior to his current role, Mr. Hanna worked as Vice President of East Regional Sales at Constellation Energy Company, which is the competitive retail business within Exelon Generation Company, LLC. He was responsible for leading over 50 sales professionals across the Mid-Atlantic, New York, and New England in electricity, natural gas, demand response, renewable energy, energy efficiency and other services directly to commercial and industrial customers. Prior to the merger of Exelon and Constellation, Mr. Hanna led the retail sales team for all regions at Exelon Energy. With experience in sales, marketing and origination across many geographic regions, he has a vast knowledge of the energy business from portfolio management and delivery systems to sales strategies and product offerings.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Hanna is a Member of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s Board of Directors.

Education – He is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He earned his Master of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Bath in England, which he attended as a Rotary Foundation Scholar.


Debbie Haught
Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

Plenary I – Future of the Utility Marketplace: the Customer Relationship
Tuesday, October 14, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Profile – Debbie Haught is a program manager in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Research and Development Division, which leads DOE’s efforts to modernize the electric grid through the development and implementation of national policy pertaining to electric grid reliability and the management of research, development and demonstration activities for “next generation” electric grid infrastructure technologies.

Industry Leadership – She is currently responsible for the overall program management of the Recovery Act Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program.

Professional History – Prior to joining DOE, Ms. Haught worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in White Oak, Maryland.

Education – She received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and her master’s degree in materials science from the University of Virginia. She holds nine U.S. patents.


Timothy Heinle
Director of Business Development, groSolar

Breakout Session B: Technology – Technology Drives Outcomes
Commercial & Industrial Customer – Seeing is Believing
Wednesday, October 15, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Profile – Timothy Heinle is Director of Business Development for groSolar based in the company’s Columbia, Maryland, office.

Professional History – Mr. Heinle has nearly 20 years of experience in the energy industry, specializing in the development and financing of large independent power projects. He has held management roles with Duke Energy, Pace Global, Magellan Resources, Community Energy and Siemens.

Industry Leadership – His broad-based experience covers natural gas, coal, wind, solar, landfill gas, alternative fuels and technology commercialization. Mr. Heinle has played a key role in the development of over 2500 MW of new power generation that is currently operational across the eastern United States.

Education – Mr. Heinle earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Georgetown University and his Master of Business Administration from the College of William & Mary.


Benjamin F. Hobbs
Director, Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute

Breakout Session A – Policy & Incentives: Policy Drives the Market
Government & Institutional – Regulatory Decress
Wednesday, October 15, 11:15  AM – 12:15 PM

Profile - Benjamin F. Hobbs is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute and the Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Chair of Environmental Management at the JHU Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. His research applies systems analysis and economics to electricity policy, planning, and operations, as well as to ecological restoration and water resources management.

Industry Leadership - In addition to his posts at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hobbs chairs the Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). Dr. Hobbs presently serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Energy Economics, Energy, the Journal of Energy Engineering, the EURO Journal on Decision Processes, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, Journal of Energy Markets, and the Electricity Journal. He was previously Deputy Editor for Systems Analysis and Economics for Water Resources Research. He is PI for social sciences at the NSF National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics.

Education - Dr. Hobbs earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Cornell University.


Abigail Hopper, Esq.
Director, Maryland Energy Administration

Maryland Energy Administration Presentation
Tuesday, October 14, 1:15 – 1:30 PM

Profile – Since 2010, Abigail Ross Hopper, Esq., has served as Energy Advisor to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and, since 2012, has simultaneously served as Director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). Working out of the state capital of Annapolis, she regularly advises the Governor on matters related to the State’s highly successful and progressive renewable energy and energy efficiency goals.

Professional History – Prior to her appointments, Director Hopper spent over two years as Deputy General Counsel to the Maryland Public Service Commission. In that role, she was a liaison and advisor to the Commissioners on a broad range of legal matters in the realm of utility regulation. Before embarking on a career in public service, Ms. Hopper spent over nine years in private practice with the Washington-based international firm of Hogan and Hartson, LLP (now Hogan Lovells), and the Greenbelt, Maryland-based firm of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, where she specialized in complex litigation and corporate law. While there she represented the interests of publicly and privately held corporations in transactional work. Further, she has acted as a counselor and advocate to numerous venture capital and investment banking firms in connection with multi-million dollar equity offerings.

Industry Leadership - In her dual role she works with businesses in the energy sector, often partnering with the State’s utilities, to coordinate inter-agency projects among the Governor’s Office, the Public Service Commission and the Maryland Energy Administration. During her tenure with Governor O’Malley, Director Hopper has led numerous policy initiatives to address challenges facing Maryland, including chairing the Governor’s Grid Resiliency Task Force and the Governor’s Resiliency through Microgrids Task Force. She also led the coalition to pass the Governor’s Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 and served as one of the lead negotiators for the State during the Exelon/Constellation merger, as well as the First Energy/Allegheny Energy merger. Under her leadership, MEA has continued to develop a suite of programs designed to accomplish several of the Governor’s strategic policy goals including increasing renewable energy production, reducing energy consumption, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These include the Smart Energy Communities program, which provides funding to local governments. Thanks largely to her leadership, Maryland is taking real and measurable steps toward a clean and reliable energy future.

Education – Abigail Ross Hopper graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1999, after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1993. She is admitted to the bar in both the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C. She is also a 2013 graduate of Leadership Maryland.


Bert Hunter
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Connecticut Green Bank (formerly Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority)

Breakout Session C – Finance: Investment Drives Results
Government & Institutional Customer – Green Banking as the Gold Standard
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

CI_Hunter-smThe Connecticut Green Bank (“CTGB” and formerly The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority or “CEFIA”) is recognized as the first full-scale state-level “Green Bank” in the nation. The CTGB is the successor of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund which promoted – through rebates, cash incentives and “venture loans” – investments in clean energy technologies, such as solar pv, solar thermal, geothermal (ground source heat pumps), fuel cells and small hydroelectric power. CTGB is, instead, driving investment in energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy by leveraging government funds with private capital through many programs and innovative structures across all sectors of the economy

As Chief Investment Officer, Bert Hunter leads the development of new and innovative financing programs. With a mission to attract and deploy private capital for clean energy to Connecticut, in the first year since he joined, Connecticut’s Green Bank has:

  • Attracted more than $85M in private capital for Connecticut’s residential programs including a Solar Lease Fund, a Solar Loan fund and “Smart-E” Clean Energy Loan program using structures with tax equity, non-recourse financing, loan loss reserves and “crowd funding”;
  • Structured a $6M subordinated secured loan that facilitated the development of the largest fuel cell project outside South Korea ($70M/15 MW); and
  • Auctioned a portfolio of a dozen Commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) loans totaling nearly $10M to private capital providers (with access to up to $30M).

The CTGB team is focused on introducing an “open access” on (utility) bill repayment program to link homeowners seeking to reduce their energy spending or “go solar” with multiple financial institutions offering long-term loans at low, affordable rates. The team is also sourcing tens of millions of dollars needed for energy efficiency retrofits for state and local government buildings.

Before joining CEFIA, Mr. Hunter was Vice President, Finance, and CFO of Spectrum Capital, Ltd., an investment bank focused on global commercial aircraft finance and investment in U.S. electric power generation. Prior to Spectrum, he was Vice President and Treasurer of the international leasing company of what was then Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) where he managed the funding for a billion-dollar portfolio of aircraft and equipment loans outside the United States.

Mr. Hunter, a native of Washington, D.C., received a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.


Peter Jackman
Director, Stern, Kessler, Goldstein, & Fox

Breakout Session B – Technology: Technology Drives Outcomes
Government & Institutional Customer – Fabricating the Energy Renaissance
Wednesday, October 15, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Profile – Peter A. Jackman is a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group at Washington, DC-based IP law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, as well as a member of the firm’s CleanTech Industry Group. He frequently lectures and publishes on intellectual property issues surrounding green technologies, and he was an Associate Editor for Clean Tech Law & Business, the first peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to the pursuit of environmentally sustainable technology.

Professional History – Mr. Jackman’s practice includes counseling clients in areas such as global patent portfolio procurement and management strategies, FDA/ANDA practice, technology transfer, invalidity, noninfringement, freedom-to-operate and patentability opinions and due diligence investigations. He has also written and prosecuted patent applications domestically and internationally in areas such as immunology, genomics, molecular and cell biology, recombinant DNA technology, transgenics, bioprocessing, advanced biofuels, microbiology, therapeutic methods and food science. He has further been involved in U.S. patent interference, reexamination and litigation matters as well as foreign oppositions.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Jackman previously served as a member of the MdBio Program Committee, a Division of the Tech Council of Maryland, which plans, organizes and facilitates educational seminars that provide a forum for members of the biotech and life science business community to learn and network with their peers. He further served as a member of the 2011/2012 BIO International Convention Program Committee and the 2013/2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Program Committee. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law co-teaching a course in Technology Transfer.


John Johansen
President and Founder, GeoViron, LLC

Breakout Session C: Finance – Investment Drives Results
Residential Customer – Facilitating Affordability
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Profile – Mr. Johansen is the President and Founder of GeoViron, LLC, a start-up company that underwrites the cost of residential and commercial geothermal heat pump systems with an innovative finance platform that utilizes tax equity and other third party funding.

Professional History - For three years, he led the on-bill finance program at the Department of Energy through its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He previously served as the Deputy Director of Virginia Tech’s Energy Efficiency Partnership. John is the founder of the Extra Mile, a national monument in Washington, D.C., that honors the founders of social movements that have shaped our nation’s history.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Johansen is a Member of the Hawaii Public Utility Commission on-bill finance working group and Maryland Clean Energy Center green bank working group. He has advised both utilities and municipalities in the establishment of commercial and residential energy efficiency loan programs.

Education – Mr. Johansen is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with a major in Finance.


David Jurgens, CEM, BA
National Multi Family Housing, Energy & Environmental Solutions/RAD
Siemens Industry, Inc.

Breakout Session C – Finance: Investment Drives Results
Residential Customer – Financing Affordability
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Profile – David Jurgens is an expert in all activities associated with energy efficiency contracting. These include, but are not limited to: Project Development, Project Implementation, Section 3, HUD Compliance and Regulatory Assurance, MBE/WBE, Measurement & Verification and other critical activities associated with assuring a successful energy efficiency project.

Professional History – Mr. Jurgens has 30 years of experience in energy-related businesses with experience overseeing the entire energy efficiency process from procurement to measurement and verification. Previous experience includes; Vice President of the National Public Housing/HUD for Constellation Energy; Director of the National Public Housing/HUD for Siemens BT; United Technologies/Carrier Air conditioning and Project Development National Energy Services.

Industry Leadership – He is a member of many organizations, including the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA).

Education – Mr. Jurgens holds an Associates degree in Aeronautics, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering & Technology, and is certified as an Energy Manager (CEM) and Building Analyst (BPI).


John Kelly
Executive Director, Perfect Power Institute

Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER Course)
Tuesday, October 14, 8:00 – 10:00 AM

Profile – As the Executive Director of the Perfect Power Institute John Kelly worked with industry leaders for the past six years to research and create innovative approaches to building a more sustainable electricity system. This includes developing microgrid designs and prototypes that demonstrate the art-of-the-possible in terms of consumer requirements for cost-efficiency, conservation, environmental protection, and reliability. Most recently, Mr. Kelly led a diverse industry technical panel that developed Version 1 of a sustainable microgrid guide modeled after LEED for buildings, called Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER). Just as LEED improved the ability to compare the relative sustainability of buildings, PEER provides a common design, performance, and verification methodology for the electricity sector that scales to grids of all sizes.

Professional History – He is a founder of the Perfect Power Institute (www.perfectpowerinstitute.org), National Energy Center for Sustainable Communities (www.necsc.us), and is also one of the founders and past treasurer of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (www.mwalliance.org).

Industry Leadership – Mr. Kelly has provided consulting services to the electric and natural gas industries for 30 years, focusing the past decade on developing innovative sustainable energy plans and designs for cities, large multiuse developments, and commercial buildings. This included authoring numerous research papers on energy technology, electricity reliability, markets, pricing, smart grid cost/benefit and state policy reform best practices.

Education- Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in energy engineering and completed studies in electricity restructuring, and environmental engineering.


Alex Laskey
President & Founder, Opower

Keynote Introduction
Wednesday, October 15, 9:00 – 9:15

Profile – Alex Laskey is responsible for Opower’s business strategy, public profile, and company culture. He leads and develops Opower’s partnerships with utilities and governments, including the company’s international expansion on three continents. In his role as Opower’s President, Mr. Laskey has been invited to the White House to meet with President Obama to discuss innovation and job creation, and to testify before the United States Senate.

Professional History – Prior to founding Opower, Mr. Laskey enjoyed a career in politics and policy, serving as a campaign manager, strategist, and public-opinion analyst.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Laskey was featured in Fortune‘s “40 under 40,” has been a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and serves as a Commissioner on the Alliance National Commission on Energy Efficiency Policy, chaired by U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tom King, President of National Grid USA. Mr. Laskey also serves on the board of the Conservation Lands Foundation.

Education – Mr. Laskey received his Bacholor of Arts in the History of Science from Harvard.


Michael Leslie
CHP, C&I Energy Efficiency Program Manager, MEA

Breakout Session C – Finance: Investment Drives Results
Commercial & Industrial Customer – Making Enlightened Energy Investments
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:45 PM

Profile – Michael Leslie works at the Maryland Energy Administration where he develops and executes commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs, which are funded through the Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund. His responsibilities include providing technical review and implementation of the commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs, including the combined heat and power (CHP) program. These programs are developed by public utilities under the authority of the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act of 2008.

Professional History – After a successful career in the aerospace industry, where he served the power generation and electro-mechanical needs of aircraft operators throughout the world, Mr. Leslie has spent the last seven years focused on facility resiliency and sustainable energy initiatives for utilities and large-scale energy users. During this time, he has served in executive leadership roles as the Director of Energy Management for an energy service company and Director of Mission Critical Infrastructures for a leading on-site electrical power generation manufacture. Mr. Leslie has been responsible for managing cross-functional teams focusing on electrical and mechanical system audit, design, development and project leadership; encompassing healthcare, manufacturing, processing, and facilities management clients across corporate, military and government markets.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Leslie has been active in the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) for over seven years, and is one of the founding members of the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers, where he served on the Board of Directors and managed the executive administration functions of the association. During his tenure, the organization grew from 35 active members to over 300. He also built a solid consortium of healthcare, construction, and facilities management professionals focused on innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement in infrastructure materials and design, efficiency in operations, and sound energy management solutions.

Education – Mr. Leslie graduated from the University of Colorado Denver Business School in Denver with a Master of Science in Global Energy Management.


Kenneth J. Mallette
Executive Director, Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Roundtable Discussions – Resiliency
Tuesday, October 14, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Profile – Ken Mallette was appointed Executive Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency by Governor Martin O’Malley on May 21, 2012. He is responsible for the coordination of local, state, federal and private sector engagements during state and federal declarations of disaster.

Professional History – Mr. Mallette retired from the New Jersey State Police as a Captain. He was the Executive Officer for the Homeland Security Branch, Special Operations Section. After retiring from the State Police he moved to the private sector and was Vice President of Preparedness for James Lee Witt Associates, a crisis management consulting firm headed by former FEMA Director James Lee Witt.

Education – Mr. Mallette did his undergraduate work at Benedictine College in Kansas, and his graduate work at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. He is a granduate of the FBI National Academy, the Naval Post Graduate School for Executive Leadership and the Harvard JFK School of Public Policy.


Michele Mitch-Peterson
Business Development Manager, Honeywell Building Solutions

Welcome Remarks
Wednesday, October 15, 9:00 – 9:15 AM

Profile – Michele Mitch-Peterson is currently the Business Development Manager for Honeywell Building Solutions for her assigned territory in the Northeast. In this position, she is responsible for designing and leading a sales strategy for Honeywell’s Energy Services programs in Performance Contracting and Renewable Energy. Ms. Mitch-Peterson has almost 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and management. She was born in Baltimore and grew up on the Eastern Shore.

Industry Leadership – Serving in a number of leadership roles, Ms. Mitch-Peterson has developed and implemented strategic processes that support account management, opportunity development and sales and marketing campaigns resulting in building brands, driving demand and growing profitable revenue. In addition, she has established analytics and created metrics to improve visibility and effectiveness of sales and marketing operations.

Education – Ms. Mitch-Peterson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Frostburg State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University. She has taken Executive Management courses in strategic planning, business development and finance and is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.


Michael Mount
Vice President, Pace Global, A Siemens Business

Plenary I – Future of Utility Marketplace: the Customer Relationship
Tuesday, October 14, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Profile – Michael Mount provides strategic and commercial advisory consulting to a wide range of clients focused on transformation energy generation and delivery.

Professional History – Mr. Mount has gained his industry experience serving both as a management consultant and as a VP-level corporate utility executive. He has directed multiple engagements to guide C-level leadership teams and business units in developing actionable and measurable strategic plans in utilities and other industries.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Mount’s experience includes directing energy planning, engineering, construction and transaction advisory services for utilities, IPPs and large energy users from Hawaii to Maine. As the head of planning for a multi-state utility, and as a management consultant, Mr. Mount has led integrated resource planning in numerous states. Mr. Mount has also used his knowledge of utility operations and management to lead multiple due-diligence and assimilation projects for gas and electric utilities and IPPs, including large renewable energy companies.

Education – Mr. Mount holds a Bacholor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Connecticut.


Joseph Paladino
Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Plenary III – Data Driven Decisions: The Need for Enlightenment
Wednesday, October 15, 10:15 – 11:15 AM


Profile -Joseph Paladino is Senior Advisor in the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, where he oversees efforts to determine the impact of smart grid projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Professional History - He has worked at DOE for 20 years in programs involving nuclear waste management, energy efficient buildings and electricity grid modernization. Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Paladino worked for over 10 years in the private sector.

Industry Leadership – His particular interest is in the advancement and commercialization of technology.

Education – Mr. Paladino earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Middlebury College and his graduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.


Robert G. Sanders
Senior Finance Advisor, Clean Energy Group

Breakout Session C – Finance: Investment Drives Results
Residential Customer – Facilitating Affordability
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Profile – With over 25 years of experience in community development and energy-related commercial finance, Rob Sanders is a consultant with expertise in designing, implementing and evaluating financing programs, financial products and related services in the areas of clean energy and sustainable community development.

Professional History – Mr. Sanders was formerly the Managing Director of Energy Finance for The Reinvestment Fund, a leading innovator in the financing of neighborhood and economic revitalization with $700 million under management from 800 investors. In this capacity, he served as Fund Manager for the Sustainable Development Fund, a $32 million fund created by the Pennsylvania PUC to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as TRF Fund Manager for the Pennsylvania Green Energy Loan Fund and the Philadelphia metropolitan area EnergyWorks Loan Fund – representing $80 million of new public and private resources for building-related clean energy projects. As lead for all energy investing, Mr. Sanders made loans, leases, equity investments and performance-based grant incentives and positioned TRF as a leader in energy finance among community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

Industry Leadership – He served two terms on the Board of the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority and was a director and officer of the Clean Energy States Alliance, a national organization comprised of members from 19 publicly-funded clean energy funds and state agencies. He represented U.S. clean energy fund managers and presented at meetings of the UN Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative in Bonn, Amsterdam and Paris. He has provided testimony at a U.S. Congressional briefing on the respective roles that federal and state funding should play to accelerate clean energy market development.

Education – Mr. Sanders holds a Master of City Planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.


Jeffrey Schub
Vice President, Coalition for Green Capital

Breakout Session C: Finance – Investment Drives Results
Commercial & Institutional Customer – Green Banking as the Gold Standard
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

jeffrey scwubProfile – Jeffrey Schub is Vice President of the Coalition for Green Capital, a non-profit consulting firm that partners with states to create and develop green banks. CGC has spearheaded efforts at both the federal and state level to build public and quasi-public entities that use limited public resources to leverage private capital in order to finance clean energy more quickly and at lower cost. Mr. Schub seeks out state-based opportunities and partnerships for the creation of new green banks.

Professional History – Prior to his work at the Coalition for Green Capital, Mr. Schub was an economic consultant at Analysis Group, focused on technology and innovation.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Schub also works with Connecticut’s green bank on solar finance and organization strategy, and helped develop the business plan for the New York Green Bank. In addition, he organized the Green Bank Academy, the first gathering of state government officials from a dozen states to learn about green bank best practices.

Education – Mr. Schub holds as Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management and has Bachelor’s Degrees in economics and public policy from Brown University.


Alison Shea
Senior Account Executive, Siemens Industry, Inc., Building Technologies

Awards Luncheon – Mistress of Ceremonies
Wednesday, October 15, 12:30 – 2:15 PM

Profile - Alison Shea is responsible for developing multidisciplined Energy and Environmental Solutions for both public and private sector business partners throughout Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and parts of Delaware and West Virginia. She is an accomplished energy professional and experienced project developer.

Industry Leadership – With a professional record that includes experience as an Energy Solutions Provider, Client, and Consultant, Ms. Shea represents a 360-degree view of strategic energy planning. Ms. Shea has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry.

Education - Ms. Shea holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


Genevieve Sherman
Assistant Director, Commercial & Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, CEFIA

Breakout Session C – Finance: Investment Drives Results
Commercial & Industrial Customer – Making Enlightened Energy Investments
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Profile - Genevieve Sherman is the Assistant Director for Commercial & Industrial Programs at the nation’s first green bank, the Connecticut Green Bank. Ms. Sherman manages the bank’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program and coordinates the Authority’s efforts around designing financing strategies for microgrids and district energy systems.

Professional History - Previously, Genevieve consulted with several leading developers of smart metering, information feedback, and energy efficiency programs, including Clean Energy Solutions Inc., Earth Markets, and HR&A Advisors.

Industry Leadership - Genevieve graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master in City Planning, where she developed financing and governance models to implement district energy and microgrids in commercial centers.

Education - Genevieve holds a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University and a Certificate in Environmental Policy from MIT.


Michael D. Smith
Vice President, Head of Technology Ventures, Constellation

Tech Showcase
Tuesday, October 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Michael D. SmithProfile - Mike Smith leads Constellation Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital investing arm of Exelon Corporation. CTV originates, executes and manages minority investments in a portfolio of start-up companies in the energy technology space. CTV is actively investing in early-stage companies across the energy tech space with an eye toward commercializing new technologies across the Exelon platform.

Professional History – Previously, Mr Smith was responsible for overseeing the strategy, development and implementation of Constellation’s renewable and sustainable retail product offerings, including onsite generation, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction strategies. In this capacity, he led Constellation’s retail solar power and energy efficiency origination efforts and a dedicated commercial sales team focused on the deployment of solar installations and energy conservation measures for customers across the United States.

Industry Leadership – During his 15-year career in the energy industry, Mr. Smith has worked extensively in multiple legal, regulatory and commercial roles throughout the United States and Europe. He has actively participated in numerous legal and regulatory matters involving the development and restructuring of the U.S. and European natural gas, power, renewable energy and carbon markets and the formation and structure of independent system operators.

Education – Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law.


Richard Sweetser
Senior Advisor, DOE CHP Technology Assistance Partnership

Breakout Session B – Technology Drives Outcomes
Commercial & Industrial Customer – Seeing is Believing
Wednesday, October 15, 2:15 – 3:15PM

Profile – Mr. Sweetser is a Senior Advisor to DOE’s Mid-Atlantic CHP Technology Assistance Partnership and EXERGY is a performer organization for DOE’s Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub.

Professional History – Richard Sweetser has spent 42 years commercializing advanced energy, refrigeration and HVAC technology. Mr. Sweetser has held management positions with York International, in the field of industrial refrigeration equipment application, design and sales; United Technologies, in the field of natural gas compression applications, design and marketing; SSCI, in the field of refrigeration, air conditioning and air compressor design and licensing; the AGCC in the field of engine-driven, absorption and desiccant system commercialization; and Fresh Air Solutions, in sales, service, engineering and manufacturing of desiccant dehumidification systems.

Education – Mr. Sweetser is a graduate engineer and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has published numerous technical, and policy articles, technical manuals, a book titled, The Fundamentals of Gas Cooling. He is leading a team developing ASHRAE’s CHP Design Guide.


Calvin Timmerman
Assistant Executive Director, Maryland Public Service Commission

Roundtable Discussions – Efficiency
Tuesday, October 14, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Profile – Calvin Timmerman is an Assistant Executive Director on the Staff of the Maryland Public Service Commission. He joined the Maryland PSC in 1989. He has managed the staff’s gas and electric restructuring and retail competition activities since 1994 and the staff’s energy efficiency, peak demand reduction and energy supply resource activities since 2001.

Industry Leadership – Mr. Timmerman has been the Staff policy witness in numerous rate, merger, energy policy, low income assistance and corporate reorganization proceedings. His current focus is energy efficiency, conservation, demand response, smart gird and new utility business model initiatives. He currently chairs the Smart Grid Implementation Working Group and the EmPOWER Maryland Working Groups.

Education – Mr. Timmerman has Bachelor of Arts an Master of Arts degrees in History and a Specialist in Education degree from the University of Florida. He was a Graduate Exchange Fellow at Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany. Mr. Timmerman received his Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Myriam Tourneux
Program Manager, Fuel Fund of Maryland

Breakout Session A – Policy Drives the Market
Residential Customer – Motivating Enlightened Consumers
Wednesday, October 15, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Profile – Myriam Tourneux leads the Watt Watchers of Maryland program, a Fuel Fund of Maryland multifaceted energy conservation initiative seeking to ease vulnerable communities’ energy burden through behavior change.

Professional History – Previously, she worked with local governments to develop and implement comprehensive energy policies and monitored the implementation of biomass heating systems in the public and residential sectors. Ms. Tourneux also has developed successful energy outreach campaigns and advised thousands of individuals on energy efficiency and using renewable energy sources.

Industry Leadership - After 10 years of work in the nonprofit sector on both behavior-based and clean energy programs, she has become a big believer in the power of energy conservation as an incredible source of sustainable energy.

Education – A native of France, Ms. Tourneux is trained in Environmental Engineering and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Northeastern University.


Barbara Tyran
Director, Washington & State Relations, Electric Power Research Institute

Moderator, Plenary I
Future of the Utility Marketplace: The Customer Relationship
Tuesday, October 14, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Barbara TyranProfile – Barbara Tyran is Director, Washington & State Relations, in EPRI’s office in Washington, D.C. She serves as the principal liaison between EPRI executive management and Congress, the Administration, the national trade associations, the national leadership of the state public utility commissions, state legislators/regulators, and the Washington energy community.

Professional History – Ms. Tyran joined EPRI in 1998 after serving for several years as Manager of Federal Government Affairs for two electric utilities, Kansas City Power & Light (now Great Plains Energy, Inc.) and Empire District Electric Company. Previously, she was the Washington Representative for the Detroit Edison Company (now DTE Energy). Prior to that, Ms. Tyran worked as a management consultant, initially with Booz Allen & Hamilton in its Institutional Management Consulting Division and subsequently, with Pace Global, where she was engaged with energy-related clients in both the private and public sectors.

Industry Leadership – In recognition of her electricity industry expertise and knowledge, in 2005 Ms. Tyran was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Energy and Energy Services, elected Chairman in 2010, and re-elected in 2014. Ms. Tyran is Affiliates Co-Chair, National Association of State Energy Officials’ Board of Directors, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions. She is a member of DOE’s Electricity Advisory Committee Workforce Group, the Center for Public Utilities Advisory Council, Board of Directors for the Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment, and the Executive Council of the annual Energy Efficiency Forum at the National Press Club. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the Maryland Clean Energy Center. In 2014, Ms. Tyran is General Chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting Local Organizing Committee, hosting 3000 attendees from over 50 nations.

Education – Ms. Tyran holds a Bacehlor of Arts degree with Honors from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Yale University.


Laurie Vaudreuil
CEO, Mosaic Power

Breakout Session B – Technology: Technology Drives Outcomes
Residential Customer – Out of the Dark, Into the Light
Wednesday, October 15, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Profile – Laurie Vaudreuil is the CEO of Mosaic Power. Mosaic Power provides very fast electricity efficiency service to the power grid by shifting when residential water heaters run by just a few minutes. She is creating a unique business in the energy industry that focuses on efficiency solutions that have low capital cost, little to no impact on participants, and significant impacts on the power grid. Ms. Vaudreuil also focuses on projects with significant social impacts like enabling solar financing for churches and municipal installations.

Professional History – Prior to her work at Mosaic, Ms. Vaudreuil worked in the telecommunications and oil industries designing power systems, emergency outage systems, and physical installations for telephone switches and oil fields. She is experienced in operations and technical project management.

Industry Leadership – Ms. Vaudreuil works with the Maryland Clean Energy Center as an innovation advisor. She is active as an alumna of the CleanTech Open. Mosaic Power was a 2012 CleanTech Open semifinalist. Mosaic Power was Howard County’s Green Energy company of the year in 2013 and was nominated for Incubator Company of the Year in both 2013 and 2014.

Education – Ms. Vaudreuil holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas.


Malcolm D. Woolf
Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy

Breakout Session A – Policy & Incentives: Policy Drives the Market
Government & Institutional Customer – Regulatory Decrees
Wednesday, October 15, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Profile – Malcolm Woolf joined the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) in fall of 2012. As Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs, Mr. Woolf works to influence public policy, foster advanced energy innovation and business growth, and provide a unified voice for all segments of the advanced energy industry.

Professional History – Before joining AEE, Mr. Woolf served as a Cabinet-level official with Governor Martin O’Malley. As head of the Maryland Energy Administration from 2007-2012, he helped enact and implement one of the most ambitious sets of energy goals in the nation, including the EmPOWER Maryland Act, seeking a 15% reduction in peak demand and overall electricity consumption; a 20% renewable standard; and a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

To achieve these goals, MEA launched numerous innovative new programs to promote greater use of advanced energy technologies. Several of these programs received national recognition, including the Generating Clean Horizons program that was named one of the “Top 25 Innovations in American Government” by Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School.

Industry Leadership – An energy expert with experience at the national level and in the private sector, Mr. Woolf was the chair of the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), has testified before Congress on several occasions, and is frequently featured in national media. He has extensive energy experience both within federal and state government, as well as in private legal practice. Mr. Woolf previously served as the director of the National Governors Association’s Natural Resources Committee and counsel to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He also was a senior attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and an associate with the law firms of Winston & Strawn and Piper & Marbury, LLP.

Education – Mr. Woolf received his Bachelor of Arts. magna cum laude, from Tufts University, with a year abroad at Pembroke College, Oxford University. He earned his law degree, as well as a Masters of Public Administration and Public Policy, from the University of Virginia.


Tuesday & Wednesday
October 14 - 15, 2014

Marriott Inn & Conference Center
3501 University Boulevard, East
Hyattsville, Maryland 20783