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April 14-17, 2024

Current Issues • Eldorado Hotel • Santa Fe, New Mexico

ATTENDEE LIST  Contact: Jeanette Walter at jeawalte@nmsu.edu or 575.649.4812

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The 2024 Current Issues will include the following topics:

  • CEO and Industry Leaders Panel - Moderated by NARUC President & Commissioner Julie Fedorchak
  • De-risking the Energy Transition
  • Virtual Power Plants on the Horizon
  • Can Artifical Intelligence Really Beat Human Intelligence?
  • Telecom Broadband: On the Way to Universal Service
  • It's a Brave New World - Natural Gas as a Foundation Fuel
  • Technology & Our Energy Future
  • Commissioner Grill

For a detailed agenda, hotel information, and general conference information, please see the program brochure.


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  • Early registration discounts end on March 22, 2024
  • Registration is limited

Payment Options:

  • Major credit cards accepted, mail in or ACH check, invoice your organization

Mail, email or phone-in your registration by following the instructions on the registration form on the last page of the brochure.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be accepted in writing by COB April 8, 2024. Cancellations after April 8, 2024, will be subject to a $200 cancellation fee. Substitutions can be made in writing at any time. Send the appropriate attendee contact information to Jeanette Walter at jeawalte@nmsu.edu.


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To reserve your room at the special conference rate of $219 per night, single or double:

  • Call: 505-836-6700 and mention the NMSU Public Utilities conference or Group Code 2402NMSUG
  • Deadline: Reserve by March 22, 2024 for special conference room rate.

Should you have any problems reserving a hotel room, please call Jeanette Walter at 575-649-4812. 


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 2024 Current Issues Attendees

Last Name First Name Title Organization City State
Aguilera Gabriel Commissioner New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Albert John Chief Research Officer The Water Research Foundation Denver CO
Allen Chad Regional Director MISO Little Rock AR
Anderson Katie Commissioner Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
Barnes Conitsha State Energy Policy Director Duke Energy Charlotte NC
Bindewald Gilbert Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Electricity Department of Energy Washington DC
Bonfield Shawn Sr. Manager of Regulatory Policy & Strategy Avista Spokane WA
Brown Waymond Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Arkansas Court of Appeals LIttle Rock AR
Cimerman Rick VP - External & State Affairs Lead NCTA - The Internet & Television Association Washington DC
Cohen David Manager, Regulatory Strategy ITC Great Plains Topeka KS
Coleman Maida Commissioner MO Public Service Commission St Louis MO
Cordova Tammy Commissioner Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Carson City NV
Craig Justin Managing Attorney Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
Crews Mark VP of Public Policy Southern Company Gas Atlanta GA
Danner Dave Chair Washington State Utilities and Transporation Commission Olympia WA
E Harris Brian Attorney Law Office of Brian Harris Santa Fe NM
Fenton Mark Executive Director Regulatory Policy PNM Albuquerque NM
Frazier Bridgette ALJ Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
Garner Ron Senior Research & Policy Analyst Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
Gee Robert President Gee Strategies Group, LLC Falls Church VA
Gerwatowski Ronald Chairman Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission Warwick RI
Grumet Jason CEO American Clean Power Washington DC
Gunn Kevin VP State & Federal Reg Policy Evergy Kansas City MO
Gunnells John Senior Manager, State Affairs American Gas Association Washington DC
Hanson Gary Commissioner South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Pierre SD
Harder Charles Deputy Attorney General Office of Arkansas Attorney General Little Rock AR
Hart Anita Director, Regulatory Affairs New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. Albuquerque NM
Henry Cynthia VP - General Counsel El Paso Electric El Paso TX
Hillman Todd SVP and Chief Customer Officer MISO Carmel IN
Holden Mary-Anna Commissioner Emeritus New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Madison NJ
Holmes Tamarah Director, Office of Broadband VA Department of Housing and Community Development Richmond VA
Holmes Tamarah Director, Office of Broadband DHCD Richmond VA
Jenkins Ashley Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs Gas South Atlanta GA
Kerr Jim Chairman, President and CEO Southern Company GAS Atlanta GA
Kjellberg Scott Director, State Government & Regulatory Affairs Competitive Power Ventures Braintree MA
Lane Charles Vice President - Regulatory NorthWestern Energy Helena MT
Lees Zoe RVP, Policy and Planning Xcel Energy -SPS Albuquerque NM
LeFevers Daniel Director State and Consumer Programs GTI Energy DesPlaines IL
Linton Keddie Shelby Sr. Director, Gov't, Reg, and External Affairs PPL Electric Utilities Harrisburg PA
Lodge Edward Commissioner Idaho Public Utilities Commission Boise ID
Lucarelli Patricia Administrative & Legal Support Services Administrator Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission Warwick RI
MacLean Robert President and CEO SouthWest Water Company Sugar Land TX
Malone Kiran VP, Government & Industry Affairs Anterix McLean VA
Villegas Pedro Executive Director, Regulatory & Political Affairs NextEra Energy Resources, LLC San Francisco CA
Meissner Thomas Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer Unitil Corporation Hampton NH
Monroy Henry VP PNM Regulatory PNM Albuquerque NM
Nelson Brad Sr. Governmental Affairs Manager Gas South, LLC Gainesville FL
O'Brien Thomas Sr. VP, Chief Information Officer PJM Aidibpm PA
O'Connell Pat Commissioner New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Oden Jeremy Commissioner Alabama Public Service Commission Montgomery AL
O'Guinn Kimberly Senior Director of State Regulatory Policy Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Little Rock AR
Powers Delton Vice Chairman Public Service Commission of South Carolina Columbia SC
Pridemore Tricia Commissioner Georgia Public Service Commissioner Atlanta GA
Propst Sarah VP, State Affairs American Clean Power Washington DC
Rudd Ryder President RSR Strategies LLC Saint Marks FL
Scully Patrick Commissioner Maine Public Utilities Commission Naples ME
Sheahan Brien President Regulatory Strategies, LLC Hinsdale IL
Sherwood Pamela Vice President Regulatory Compliance and Broadband Office Brightspeed Fishers IN
Skrmetta Eric Commissioner Louisiana Public Service Commission Metairie LA
Sorensen Craig President South Carolina Water Utilities Elgin SC
Springe David Executive Director National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) Silver Spring MD
Stipnieks Elizabeth President E. Stipnieks Strategies Alexandria VA
Sugarek Julienne Managing Director CPP Investments New York NY
Tao Len SPP Director of FERC Policy Southwest Power Pool Little Rock AL
Tate Justin Commissioner Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
Thompson Emile Chairman Public Service Commission of DC Washington DC
Throne Mary Chairman Wyoming Public Service Commission CHEYENNE WY
Tiffin Lisa VP Planning & Analytics Tri-State G&T Association Denver CO
Trammell Brooke RVP Regulatory and Pricing Xcel Energy- SPS Amarillo TX
Trujillo Lisa Regulatory Project Manager New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. Albuquerque NM
Wardin Karl AVP National Regulatory AT&T Chicag0 IL
Warnock Loyd President Aldie Warnock and Associates Mt Juliet TN
Webb Doyle Chairman Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
Wheeler Michele Vice President, Regulatory & Political Affairs NextEra Energy Resources, LLC Juno Beach FL
White Jordan Executive Director NextEra Energy Transmission Washington DC
Wiggins Dena President & CEO Natural Gas Supply Association Arlington VA
Wiley Kristine VP, Low Carbon Energy Solutions GTI Energy Des Plaines IL
Pfeiffer Daniel Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs ITRON Liberty Lake WA
Pizarro Pedro President & CEO Edison International Rosemead CA
Potts Yok Director of Policy, Research & Industry Strategy Smart Electric Power Alliance Washington DC
Powers Delton Vice Chairman Public Service Commission of South Carolina Columbia SC
Pridemore Tricia Commissioner Georgia Public Service Commissioner Atlanta GA
Propst Sarah VP, State Affairs American Clean Power Washington DC
Rendahl Ann Commissioner Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission Olympia WA
Rudd Ryder President RSR Strategies LLC Saint Marks FL
Sappington Michael Associate General Counsel - Regulatory & Compliance Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Little Rock AR
Schaefer James Senior Managing Director Guggenheim Partners New York NY
Scully Patrick Commissioner Maine Public Utilities Commission Naples ME
Shaheen Freeman President, Chevron Global Gas Chairman NGSA Houston TX
Sheahan Brien President Regulatory Strategies, LLC Hinsdale IL
Sherwood Pamela Vice President Regulatory Compliance and Broadband Office Brightspeed Fishers IN
Skrmetta Eric Commissioner Louisiana Public Service Commission Metairie LA
Sorensen Craig President South Carolina Water Utilities Elgin SC
Springe David Executive Director National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) Silver Spring MD
Stipnieks Elizabeth President E. Stipnieks Strategies Alexandria VA
Stockton Paul Senior Fellow Applied Physics Laboratory Santa Fe NM
Sugarek Julienne Managing Director CPP Investments New York NY
Tao Len SPP Director of FERC Policy Southwest Power Pool Little Rock AL
Thompson Emile Chairman Public Service Commission of DC Washington DC
Throne Mary Chairman Wyoming Public Service Commission Cheyenne WY
Tiffin Lisa VP Planning & Analytics Tri-State G&T Association Denver CO
Trammell Brooke RVP Regulatory and Pricing Xcel Energy- SPS Amarillo TX
Trujillo Lisa Regulatory Project Manager New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. Albuquerque NM
Tyran Barbara Director, External Relations NHA Chevy Chase MD
Villa Brook Vice President & Deputy General Counsel Lumen Baton Rouge LA
Wardin Karl AVP National Regulatory AT&T Chicag0 IL
Warnock Loyd President Aldie Warnock and Associates Mt Juliet TN
Webb Doyle Chairman Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
Wheeler Michele Vice President, Regulatory & Political Affairs NextEra Energy Resources, LLC Juno Beach FL
Whitacre Rachelle Director, Regulatory Affairs Southern Company/Nicor Gas Elburn IL
White Jordan Executive Director NextEra Energy Transmission Washington DC
Wiggins Dena President & CEO Natural Gas Supply Association Arlington VA
Wiley Kristine VP, Low Carbon Energy Solutions GTI Energy Des Plaines IL
Woods Charles Patrick Director, Business Affairs ITC Holdings, Corp. Topeka KS
Zalewski Carrie VP of Markets and Transmission American Clean Power Association Washington DC