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CURRENT ISSUES

Aug 29-Sept 1, 2021

ELDORADO HOTEL · SANTA FE, NM

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

Brochure: Click here

Speakers and topics are subject to change.

Location: Eldorado Hotel • Santa Fe, New Mexico

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


REGISTER NOW

  • Early registration discounts if made by August 13, 2021
  • Registration is limited

Registration and Payment Options:

  • Online: Payment options are credit card, check/money order, or we can invoice your organization.
  • Fax, phone, or email: Fill out the enrollment form on the last page of the program brochure. Follow the instructions on the form for a preferred payment option.

Registration instructions for Guest Speakers/Responders:

  1. Click the "Register Now" link above
  2. Chose the registration category: Current Issues 2021 Guest Speaker/Responder ($0.00).
  3. Press "Proceed to Payment" button
  4. Guest speakers/responders will be sent a formal confirmation from the CPU staff.

CANCELLATIONS: Due to COVID-19 and the possibility of continued travel restrictions, there will be no cancellation fee. However, we do ask that you let us know if you will be unable to attend by August 10, 2021. Substitutions can be made at any time. Send the appropriate attendee contact information to Jeanette Walter at jeawalte@nmsu.edu 


Eldorado Hotel Reservations

To reserve your room at the special conference rate of $196 per night, single or double:

  • Online: CLICK HERE
  • Group code: 2108PUBLIC 
  • Call: 1-800-955-4455 and mention the NMSU Public Utilities conference
  • Deadline: Reserve by August 13, 2021, for special conference room rate.

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

 


SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS:

Last First Panel
Binswinder Louie Clean Energy Paradigm
Hudson David Clean Energy Paradigm
Moeller Clair Clean Energy Paradigm
Norton Cheryl Industry Leaders' Roundtable
Powell Rich Emerging Clean Generation Technology
Rich Leslie Environmental, Social and Governance Principles at Work
Sandberg JC Clean Energy at Scale
Schilling Cameron Emerging Clean Generation Technology
Sherwood Pamela 1st Annual Taste of Telecom
Tomc Matthew How Do We Get it Right?
Trautz Rob Emerging Clean Generation Technology

2021 Current Issues Attendees

Surname Last Name First Name Title Organization City State
Anderson David President & CEO NW Natural Portland OR
Armstrong Valoria Chief Inclusion Officer, VP External Affairs American Water Camden NJ
Aron Benjamin Assistant Vice President - State Regulatory Affairs CTIA Washington DC
Ayers Chris Executive Director North Carolina Utilities Commission RALEIGH NC
Hon. Balasbas Jay Commissioner Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission Olympia WA
Barua Raj Chief of Policy & Development Public Service Commission of the DC Washington DC
Hon. Becenti-Aguilar Theresa Commissioner New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Hon. Betkoski John Vice Chairman  Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority New Britain CT
Bezecny Stephen VP-Regulatory CenterPoint Energy Houston TX
Binswanger Lewis Vice President, Internal Affairs Nicor Gas Naperville IL
Black David  Staff Attorney New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Black Noel Vice President Southern Company Washington DC
Hon. Bocanegra Maria Commissioner Illinois Commerce Commission Chicago IL
Bogatko John Supervising Attorney New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Bright Ben Manager - Regulatory Southwest Power Pool, Inc.  Conway AR
Brown Daryl Executive Director  MISO-Little Rock Little Rock AR
Burns Nancy Deputy General Counsel El Paso Electric Santa Fe NM
Butler Jolynn Director Regulatory Strategy AT&T Columbus OH
Byrd Jefferson Commissioner  Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Camp H Ward VP, Regulatory Powerley Albuquerque NM
Casey Phillip Attorney Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Indianapolis IN
Hon. Charles Peterson Karen Commissioner Department of Telecommunications and Cable Boston MA
Cocco Kristie  GM Reg Affairs & Compliance Arizona Public Service Phoenix AZ
Collier  Katherine  Executive Director  Mississippi Public Service Commission Jackson  MS 
Cooper Theresa Technical Advisor Oklahoma Corporation Commission Oklahoma City OK
Crowley Stacey VP External and Customer Affairs California ISO Granite Bay CA
Hon. Danner David  Chair Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission Olympia WA
Darin Thomas Western State Affairs Director American Clean Power Washington DC
Dion Phil Vice President & CCO American Electric Power Columbus OH
Hon. Duffy Susan Commissioner Kansas Corporation Commission Topeka KS
Hon. Dutrieuille Gladys Chairman Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission  Harrisburg PA
Elliot Gideon Assistant Attorney General New Mexico Attorney General Santa Fe NM
Elliott Lee Analyst Southwest Power Pool, Inc.  Little Rock AR
Ellis Joan Staff Attorney New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Hon. Fedorchak Julie Commissioner North Dakota Public Service Commission Bismarck ND
Felix David Manager SRP Phoenix AZ
Fenton Mark Executive Director Regulatory Policy & Case Management PNM Albuquerque NM
Hon. Fischmann Steve Chairman New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Foreman Linda Administrative Law Judge Oklahoma Corporation Commission Oklahoma City OK
Fornstrom Kara Director, State Regulatory Policy Southwest Power Pool, Inc.  Pine Bluffs WY
Fowler Lynne President Astera Group Austin TX
Freeman Bryce Administrator Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate Cheyenne WY
Hon. Freeman Sarah Commissioner Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Indianapolis IN
Hon. French Andrew Commissioner Kansas Corporation Commission Topeka KS
Gates Davis Legal & Policy Advisor Mississippi Public Service Commission Terry MS
Gedko Keven Assistant Attorney General New Mexico Office of the Attorney General Santa Fe NM
Gee Robert President Gee Strategies Group, LLC Falls Church VA
Gillan Joseph Economist Gillan Associates Merritt Island FL
Guldner Jeff Chairman, President & CEO Arizona Public Service Phoenix AZ
Gunn Kevin Principal Paladin Energy Strategies Ladue MO
Gunnells John Manager, State Affairs American Gas Association Washington DC
Hon. Hall Cynthia Commissioner New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Hammons  Ross  Senior Attorney  Mississippi Public Service Commission Jackson  MS 
Hon. Hanson Gary Commissioner South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Sioux Falls SD
Harder Charles Deputy Attorney General Office of Arkansas Attorney General Little Rock AR
Hartman Kristy Director, Stakeholder Strategy & Engagement Nuclear Energy Institute Washington DC
Herrmann Keith Attorney Stelzner, Winter, Warburton, Flores & Dawes, P.A. Albuquerque NM
Hestermann Thomas Manager Transmission Policy Regulations Sunflower Electric Power Corp Hays KS
Hillman Todd Sr. Vice President & CCO MISO Carmel IN
Hon. Holden Mary-Anna Commissioner New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Trenton NJ
Hollingsworth Steve Director Resilient Utilities Now! Oakland MD
Holt David President Consumer Energy Alliance Houston TX
Hoss Jennifer Assistant General Counsel AECC Little Rock AR
Howard John President Howard connections Moncks Corner SC
Huebsch Mike President Huebsch Consulting Group LLC West Salem WI
Jacobs Libby President The Jacobs Group LLC Des Moines IA
Jeffreys Elizabeth Staff Attorney New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Joaquim Nancy Lead Rate Specialist Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority New Britain CT
Hon. Johnson Brad Vice Chairman Montana Public Service Commission Helena MT
Katz Elin VP Tilson East Hartford CT
Hon. Keen Dwight Commissioner Kansas Corporation Commission Topeka KS
Kelly Suedeen Partner Jenner & Block Washington  DC
Hon. Kimbrel Ethan Commissioner Illinois Commerce Commission Chicago IL
President Kjellander Paul NARUC President President, Idaho Public Utilities Commission Boise ID
Lapato Daniel Senior Director, State Affairs American Gas Association - Washington, DC Washington DC
Leopold Brett President ITC Great Plains Topeka KS
Hon. LeVar Thad Chair Utah Public Service Commission Salt Lake City UT
Linton Keddie Shelby Sr. Director, State Regulatory Policy EEI Washington DC
Lloyd Matt CSO Waller Industries LLC Denver CO
Lovato Jose Operations Manager Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Taos NM
Lubowsky Yakir Managing Director, Strategy Lumenium LLC Warrenton VA
Hon. Maestas Joseph Commissioner New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Hon. Manthe Carla Commissioner Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Carson City NV
Hon. Marquez Peterson  Lea  Commissioner Arizona Corporation Commission Phoenix AZ
McCaffree Matthew Director, Regulatory Affairs Itron Lakewood CO
Hon. McKissick Floyd Commissioner  North Carolina Utilities Commission Raleigh NC
Merrifield Jeffrey Partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Washington DC
Moeller Clair President& COO MISO Eagan MN
Mroz Richard Managing Director Resolute Strategies Haddonfield NJ
Hon. Murphy Dana Commissioner Oklahoma Corporation Commission Oklahoma City OK
Hon. Nelson Chris Vice Chairman South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Pierre SD
Nessing Sandy Managing Director American Electric Power Columbus OH
Newhouse Chad VP, Regulatory Policy and Strategy ComEd Chicago IL
Nixon Wally Managing Attorney Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
Norton Cheryl  EVP, Chief Operating Officer American Water Camden NJ
Hon. Nowak Ellen Commissioner Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Madison WI
O'Connell-Diaz Erin President FutureFWD, Inc. Bull Valley IL
Hon. Oden Jeremy Commissioner Alabama Public Service Commission Montgomery AL
Ohta Teri Director, Regulatory Affairs T-Mobile Seattle WA
Oppenheim Jerrold Principal Democracy And Regulation Gloucester MA
Painter Lama Michelle Principal Corporate Counsel T-Mobile Reston VA
Parker Chris Director State of Utah Salt Lake City UT
Hon. Petrie Christopher Chairman Wyoming Public Service Commission Cheyenne WY
Pfeiffer Dan Vice President of Government Affairs ITRON Liberty Lake WA
Hon. Pinocci Randall  Commissioner Montana Public Service Commission Helena MT
Powell Rich Executive Director  ClearPath Washington DC
Hon. Presley Brandon Commissioner MS Public Service Commission Tupelo MS
Hon. Pridemore Tricia Chairman Georgia Public Service Commission Marietta GA
Ramsey Nicole Regulatory Accountant Mississippi Power Company Gulport MS
Hon. Rasmus Richard Chairman Resilient Utilities Now! McLean VA
Hon. Rendahl Ann Commissioner Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Lacey WA
Revel Alexandra  Member Relations  Public Utilities Fortnightly  Arlington VA
Reynolds Chad Manager of Regulatory and Strategic Initiatives Entergy Mississippi Jackson MS
Rich Leslie Managing Director JP Morgan Asset Mgmt New York NY
Rippie Glenn Partner Jenner & Block LLP Chicago IL
Roach Zachary COO Waller Industries LLC Denver CO
Robertson Josh Director SRP Phoenix AZ
Hon. Robinson Michael Commissioner Wyoming Public Service Commission Cheyenne WY
Rogers Kyle VP, External Affairs Spire Birmingham AL
Ross Rodney Dir State Affairs & Compliance Arizona Public Service Phoenix AZ
Sandberg JC Chief Advocacy Officer American Clean Power Association Washington DC
Savarese  Melchior General I Attorney  New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Schilling  Cameron VP Market Strategies National Hydropower Association Washington DC
Sherwood Pamela Assistant General Counsel Lumen Technologies, Inc. f/k/a CenturyLink, Inc. Indianapolis IN
Shurden Shawn Senior Counsel Mississippi Power Company Madison MS
Hon. Skrmetta Eric Commissioner  Louisiana Public Service Commission Metairie LA
Smith Barbara Executive Director, Technical Operations Indiana Office Of Utility Consumer Counselor Indianapolis IN
Smoak Albert Malcolm President and COO AEP SWEPCO Shreveport LA
Snitchler Todd President & CEO EPSA Washington DC
Somers Torry VP  Charter El Segundo CA
Spitzer Marc Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP Washington DC
Hon. Stanek Jason Chairman Maryland Public Service Commission Baltimore MD
Steele Bill  President  Bill Steele and Associates LLC Highlands Ranch CO
Stipnieks Elizabeth President EStipnieks Strategies Alexandria VA
Sullivan Jim President The Sullivan Group Birmingham AL
Tanner Krista SVP & Chief Business Officer ITC Holdings Clive IA
Tao Len SPP Director of FERC Policy Southwest Power Pool, Inc.  Little Rock AR
Thadani Mishal VP of Strategy and Policy Urbint Washington DC
Hon. Throne Mary Commissioner Wyoming Public Service Commission Cheyenne WY
Tomc Matthew Director & Assistant General Counsel Ameren Services Company Wildwood MO
Trammell Brooke RVP Rates & Regulatory Affairs Xcel Energy Denver CO
Trautz Robert Technical Executive EPRI Palo Alto CA
Twomey Sean President - Bermuda and Great Basin Water Company Corix Group of Companies  Reno NV
Ueno Takanori Analyst Japan Electric Power Information Center, USA Washington DC
Vasington Paul Dir. - Public Policy Verizon Boston MA
Wagner Nick VP CO Regulatory Affairs and Policy Black Hills Energy Denver CO
Waller Nathan CEO Waller Industries LLC Colorado Springs CO
Warnock Loyd  President  Aldie Warnock \& associates  Lenoir city  TN
Whitacre Rachelle Director, Regulatory Affairs Nicor Gas  Naperville IL
Wiggins Dena  President & CEO Natural Gas Supply Association Washington DC
Willette Lynnae Director  EDF Renewables  Greenville SC
Woods Patrick Manager, Regulatory Strategy ITC Great Plains, LLC Topeka KS
Zito David Executive Assistant LA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Baton Rouge LA