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Contact. Jeanette Walter at if you have questions, registration inquiries, or require additional information.

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April 16-19, 2023


Industry leaders and commissioners discuss issues facing the electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications industries.

Brochure: Click here

Updated: Speakers and topics are subject to change.

Location: Eldorado Hotel • Santa Fe, New Mexico

Contact: Jeanette Walter at or 575.649.4812


  • Early registration discounts if made by April 3, 2023
  • Registration is limited

Registration and Payment Options:

  • Online:
    • Payment Options:
      • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover are accepted
      • Electronic Check is offered without a fee
      • Mail your check
      • Invoice your organization
  • Email or Phone-in: Fill out the enrollment form on the last page of the program brochure. Follow the instructions on the form for a preferred payment option.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be accepted in writing by COB April 10, 2023. Cancellations after April 10, 2023, 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

Eldorado Hotel Reservations

To reserve your room at the special conference rate of $209 per night, single or double:

  • Online: Click here
  • Group code: 2304NMSU
  • Call: 1-800-955-4455 and mention the NMSU Public Utilities conference
  • Deadline: Reserve by March 20, 2023 for special conference room rate.

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


Presentation will be posted after the conference and with speaker permission.

2023 Current Issues Attendees

Sur Last Name First Name Job Title Organization City State
Ayers Chris Executive Director Public Staff - North Carolina Utilities Commission Raleigh NC
Balkcom Kelley Director Georgia Power Company Atlanta GA
Bethke Lauren Regulatory Coordinator Minnesota Public Utilities Commission St. Paul MN
Bolton Scott SVP, Transmission & Market Development PacifiCorp Portland OR
Bonfield Shawn Sr. Manager of Regulatory Policy & Strategy Avista Spokane WA
Burke Jim President and CEO Vistra Corp. Dallas TX
Byrnes Josh Board Member Iowa Utilities Board Des Moines IA
Catania Chris President & CEO Subsurface Technologies, Inc. Marco Island FL
Crooks Ian Vice President, Engineering & Business Development California American Water San Diego CA
Hon. Danner Dave Chair Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Olympia WA
Easler Jennifer Attorney Iowa OCA Des Moines IA
Hon. Fedorchak Julie Commissioner North Dakota Public Service Commission Bismarck ND
Gannon Erin Senior Assistant Consumer Advocate Pennsylvania Office of ConsumerAdvocate Harrisburg PA
Gillan Joseph Emperor Economist The Federation Oviedo FL
Gomer Scott Design Manager Xcel Energy Lakewood CO
Gunnells John Senior Manager, State Affairs American Gas Association Washington DC
Hochstetter Byrd Sandra Vice President Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Little Rock AR
Hon. Holden Mary-Anna Commissioner New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Madison NJ
Hon. Hughes Jeffrey Commissioner North Carolina Utilities Commission Raleigh NC
Infante Lola Executive Director Executive Director, Government and External Affairs Washington DC
Lapato Daniel Managing Director, State Affairs American Gas Association Washington DC
Hon. LeVar Thad Chair Utah Public Service Commission Salt Lake City UT
Lut Agnes Senior Policy Principal Salt River Project Phoenix AZ
Hon. Manthe C.J. Commissioner Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Carson City NV
Marciszewski John Vice President Business Development SmartCover Rumson NJ
McKaig Paul Retired Oncor Electric Delivery Austin TX
Mroz Richard Managing Director Resolute Strategies | Archer Public Affairs Haddonfield NJ
Hon. Nelson Chris Commissioner South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Pierre SD
Nelson Spencer Managing Director of Research ClearPath Washington DC
Hon. O'Connell Pat Commissioner New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
O'Guinn Kimberly Director of State Regulatory Policy Southwest Power Pool Little Rock AR
Pawlowski Matt Executive Director NextEra Energy Resources Juno Beach FL
Pfeiffer Dan Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs ITRON Liberty Lake WA
Hon. Rendahl Ann Commissioner Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Olympia WA
Rudd Ryder President RSR Strategies LLC Saint Marks FL
Schaefer James Senior Managing Director Guggenheim Securities, LLC New York NY
Shannon Nathan President and CEO Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative Atlanta GA
Sherwood Pamela Senior Regulatory, Broadband Infrastructure and Compliance Counsel Brightspeed Fayetteville NC
Sibley Robert Director, Water Outcomes Itron Inc Granite Bay CA
Hon. Skrmetta Eric Commissioner Louisiana Public Service Commission Metairie LA
Snitchler Todd President & CEO Electric Power Supply Association Washington DC
Hon. Solomon Dianne Commissioner New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Trenton NJ
Sorgi Vincent President & CEO PPL Corporation Allentown PA
Hon. Stanek Jason Chairman Maryland Public Service Commission Baltimore MD
Stevens Tom VP Regulatory Black Hills Energy Rapid City SD
Hon. Sullivan Joseph Vice Chair Minnesota Public Utilities Commission St. Paul MN
Suskie Paul Executive Vice President SPP Little Rock AR
Hon. Throne Mary Commissioner Wyoming Public Service Commission Cheyenne WY
Trammell Brooke RVP Xcel Energy- SPS Amarillo TX
Tyran Barbara Director, Macro Grid Initiative ACORE Chevy Chase MD
Villa Brook Assistant General Counsel - State Regulatory Affairs Lumen Baton Rouge LA
Wagner Nick VP, CO Regulatory Affairs and Policy Black Hills Corporation Golden CO
Warnock Loyd President Aldie Warnock and Associates Mt. Juliet TN
Whitacre Rachelle Director, Regulatory Affairs Southern Company/Nicor Gas Elburn IL
Winner Curtis Dir Safety, Technical & Land Services New Mexico Gas Company Albuquerque NM
Hon. Winslow Dallas Chairman Delaware Public Service Commission Lewes DE