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April 10-13, 2022


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

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Updated: April 9, 2022. 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 March 31, 2022
  • Registration is limited

Registration and Payment Options:

  • Online:
    • Payment Options:
      • Credit card payments will have a small processing fee. 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 my email will be accepted until COB MT, Friday, April 3, 2022. Cancellations after April 3, 2022, will be subject to a $200 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after the start of the conference. 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 $196 per night, single or double:

  • Online: CLICK HERE
  • Group code: 2204NMSU
  • Call: 1-800-955-4455 and mention the NMSU Public Utilities conference
  • Deadline: Reserve by March 18, 2022 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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2022 Current Issues Attendees

Surname Last Name First Name Job Title Organization City State
Armstrong Valoria Chief Inclusion Officer & Vice President, External Affairs American Water Camden NJ
Aron Benjamin Assistant Vice President, State Regulatory Affairs CTIA Washington DC
Ayers Chris Executive Director Public Staff - N.C. Utilities Commission Raleigh NC
Baker Amber Assoc. Regulatory Attorney El Paso Electric Las Cruces NM
Balasbas Jay President JMB Strategies Lacey WA
Barnes Conitsha Energy Policy Management Director Duke Energy Harrisburg NC
Beadles Cydney NM Clean Energy Program Manager Western Resource Advocates Santa Fe NM
Hon. Betkoski John Vice Chairman Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority New Britain CT
Bezecny Stephen Vice President, Regulatory CenterPoint Energy Houston TX
Binswanger Louie VP, External Affairs Nicor Gas Naperville IL
Black David Attorney III New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Black Noel Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs Southern Company Washington DC
Hon. Blank Eric Chair Colorado Public Utilities Commission Denver CO
Bloodworth Michelle President and CEO America's Power Arlington VA
Bogatko John Attorney III New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Bonrud Pamela Director Government & Regulatory Affairs NorthWestern Energy Sioux Falls SD
Bordine Andrew VP-Energy Markets and Innovation Anterix Woodland Park NJ
Borman Bradford Division Director New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Bromhal Grant Director, Minerals Sustainability, Office of Research and Development U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Resource Sustainability Washington DC
Brown Daryl Executive Director MISO Little Rock AR
Hon. Brown-Bland ToNola Commissioner North Carolina Utilities Commission Burlington NC
Burns Nancy Deputy General Counsel El Paso Electric Company Santa Fe NM
Buzard Luke Vice President Pipeline Safety & Regulatory Affairs TECO Peoples Gas Tampa FL
Hon. Byrd Jeff Commissioner Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Byrd Sandra Vice President Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Little Rock AR
Hon. Byrnes Joshua Utilities Board Member Iowa Utilities Board Des Moines IA
Hon. Caron Michael Commissioner Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority New Britain CT
Casey Phillip Attorney Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Indianapolis IN
Hon. Charles Peterson Karen Commissioner Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable Boston MA
Hon. Chatburn John Commissioner Idaho Public Utilities Commission Boise ID
Hon. Coleman Maida Commissioner Missouri Public Service Commission Jefferson City MO
Colussy Peter Director, Development NextEra Energy Resources Transmission San Francisco CA
Comeau Louise-Anne VP New Energy Markets and Innovation Emera Inc. Halifax NS
Conroy Keriann Research Associate Energy and Policy Institute Gunnison CO
Crowley Stacey VP External Affairs California ISO Folsom CA
Hon. Danner Dave Chair Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Olympia WA
Derr Matt Director / Regulation & Energy Efficiency Southwest Gas Corporation Phoenix AZ
Dority Matthew Director Regulatory Affairs Evergy, Inc. Kansas City MO
Dowling Laurie Executive Director National Utilities Diversity Council Los Angeles CA
Hon. Duffy Susan Commissioner Kansas Corporation Commission Topeka KS
Ellis Joan Attorney III New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Santa Fe NM
Esparza Jose Vice President, Regulatory APS Phoenix AZ
Ettinger Yoon Association General Counsel Southern Company Gas Atlanta GA
Fang Cyndee Director of Regulatory Affairs NorthWestern Energy Helena MT
Hon. Fedorchak Julie Commissioner North Dakota Public Service Commission Bismarck ND
Fenton Mark Executive Director PNM Albuquerque NM
Ferguson Teresa Sr Director, Broadband and Infrastructure Funding NRTC Herndon VA
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
Gagnon Janet Director, Regulatory Affairs Aventiv Technologies Carrollton TX
Gasteiger Larry Executive Director WIRES Washington DC
Gee Robert President Gee Strategies Group, LLC Falls Church VA
Givens Sheri Vice President, US Policy & Regulatory Strategy National Grid Waltham MA
Gonzales Ricardo Regional VP Government Affairs - NM El Paso Electric El Paso TX
Gramlich Rob President Grid Strategies LLC Bethesda MD
Greene Kim AGA Chair Southern Company Gas, Chairman, President & CEO Atlanta GA
Grindberg Tony Principal Manager Xcel Energy Fargo ND
Gunn Kevin Principal Paladin Energy Strategies Ladue MO
Gunnells John Manager, State Affairs American Gas Association Washington DC
Haas William Managing Corporate Counsel T-Mobile Cedar Rapids IA
Hon. Hall Cynthia Commissioner NMPRC Albuquerque NM
Hon. Hanson Gary Commissioner South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Pierre SD
Harbert Karen President & CEO American Gas Association Washington DC
Hartman Kristine Director, Stakeholder Strategy & Engagement Nuclear Energy Institute Denver CO
Henry Cynthia VP - General Counsel El Paso Electric El Paso TX
Hillman Todd SVP and Chief Customer Officer MISO Carmel IN
Hon. Holden Mary-Anna Commissioner New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Trenton NJ
Howard John President Howard Connections Moncks Corner SC
Huebsch Mike President Huebsch Consulting Group LLC West Salem WI
Infante Lola Executive Director Government and External Affairs EPRI Washington DC
Jackson Stephen Director of Legal Affairs Cooperative Energy Hattiesburg MS
Jacobs Libby President The Jacobs Group LLC Des Moines IA
Hon. Jagdmann Judith Williams Commissioner Virginia State Corporation Commission Richmond VA
Jena Umakanta Assistant College Professor New Mexico State University Las Cruces NM
Hon. Johnson Brad Vice Chairman Montana Public Service Commission Helena MT
Hon. Johnson T. Fitz Commissioner Georgia Public Service Commission Atlanta GA
Jones Philip Executive Director Alliance for Transportation Electrification (ATE) Seattle WA
Hon. Keen Dwight Chair, Commissioner Kansas Corporation Commission Topeka KS
Kelly Suedeen Partner Jenner & Block Washington DC
Kolbeck Steve Principal Manager Xcel Energy Brandon SD
Kotek John Senior VP, Policy & Public Affairs NEI Washington DC
Kukta Stephen Director T-Mobile Indian Wells CA
Lane Carol Government Relations X-energy Alexandria VA
Lapato Daniel Senior Director, State Affairs American Gas Association Washington DC
Leal Marrufo Margarita Research Assistant New Mexico State University Las Cruces NM
Leopold Brett President ITC Great Plains Topeka KS
Hon. LeVar Thad Chair Public Service Commission of Utah Tooele UT
Linton Keddie Shelby Sr. Director, State Energy Policy EEI Washington DC
Hon. Lozier Richard Utilities Board Member Iowa Utilities Board Des Moines IA
MacDougall Ian Consultant MCR Performance Solutions Tampa FL
Hon. Maestas Joseph Chairman PRC Santa Fe NM
Mamkhezri Jamal Assistant Professor New Mexico State University Las Cruces NM
Hon. Manthe C.J. Commissioner PUCN Carson City NV
Hon. Marquez Peterson Lea Chairwoman Arizona Corporation Commission Phoenix AZ
Maten Michael Senior Strategist, EV and Energy Policy General Motors Novi MI
Mathews Talina Director, State Regulatory Policy SPP Little Rock AR
McKaig Paul Retired Oncor Electric Delivery Austin TX
Hon. McKissick, Jr. Floyd B. Commissioner North Carolina Utilities Commission Raleigh NC
McMurrian Katrina Principal K2M Strategies, LLC Franklin TN
Meadors Amanda Public Policy Director Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions Charlotte NC
Melton Michael Business Manager X-energy Rockville MD
Minard Alex Vice President & State Legislative Council NCTA - The Internet and Television Association Washington DC
Mitnick Steve Executive Editor Public Utilities Fortnightly Arlington VA
Moelter Heather Attorney Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Portland OR
Montgomery Eric Regional Director - NM Government Affairs El Paso Electric El Paso TX
Moody Michael Assistant Attorney General Michigan Department of Attorney General Lansing MI
Morris Jeff Senior Director Schneider Electric North America Anacortes WA
Moyes Alex Director of Innovation Dominion Energy Chester VA
Mroz Richard Director Resolute Strategies | Archer Public Affairs | Protect Our Power Haddonfield NJ
Munsch Kristin Director, US Policy and Regulatory Strategy National Grid Waltham MA
Murphy Alisha Economist Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development Crownpoint NM
Hon. Murphy Dana Commissioner Oklahoma Corporation Commission Edmond OK
Nakano Jane Senior Fellow Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Washington DC
Hon. Nelson Chris Commissioner South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Pierre SD
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. O'Guinn Kimberly Commissioner Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
O'Hara Brian Sr Dir Regulatory Issues - Broadband & Telecommunications NRECA Arlington VA
Ohta Teri National Director, State Regulatory Affairs T-Mobile Bellevue WA
Ostberg Richard Chief Financial Officer El Paso Electric Company El Paso TX
Painter Lama Michelle Principal Corporate Counsel T-Mobile Chantilly VA
Parsons William Vice President, Federal and State Affairs American Clean Power Association Bethesda MD
Pawlowski Matt Executive Director - Reg Affairs and Business Management NextEra Energy Resources, LLC Boca Raton FL
Perez Miguel Research Assistant New Mexico State University Las Cruces NM
Perry Lisa Senior Manager, Energy Walmart Inc. Bentonville AR
Hon. Petrie Christopher Chairman Wyoming Public Service Commission Cheyenne WY
Pfeiffer Dan Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs ITRON Liberty Lake WA
Hon. Pinocci Randy Commissioner Montana Department of Public Service Regulation Helena MT
Place Andrew U.S. State Director -- Energy and Environmental Policy Clean Air Task Force Waynesburg PA
Hon. Presley Brandon Commissioner Mississippi Public Service Commission Tupelo MS
Hon. Pridemore Tricia Chairman Georgia Public Service Commission Marietta GA
Raper Kristine Vice President, External Affairs WECC Salt Lake City UT
Hon. Rendahl Ann Commissioner Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Olympia WA
Rhuppiah Jennifer Manager, Regulatory Strategy ITC Midwest LLC Des Moines IA
Robinson Mike Deputy Chairman Wyoming Public Service Commission Cheyenne WY
Rogers Kyle Vice President, External Affairs Spire Birmingham AL
Ross Rodney Director State Affairs & Compliance Arizona Public Service Phoenix AZ
Rowe Bob Chief Executive Officer NorthWestern Energy Butte MT
Rudd Ryder President RSR Strategies LLC Saint Marks FL
Sappington Michael Attorney Specialist Arkansas Public Service Commission Little Rock AR
Schichtl James VP - Regulatory and Governmental Affairs El Paso Electric Company El Paso TX
Sherwood Pamela Assistant General Counsel Lumen Technologies, Inc. Indianapolis IN
Shuart Emily Director, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance OGE Energy Corp Oklahoma City OK
Simmons Cade Sr Manager Rates and Regulatory - Iowa Iowa-American Water Davenport IA
Hon. Skrmetta Eric Commissioner Louisiana Public Service Commission Baton Rouge LA
Smoak Albert Malcolm President and COO AEP SWEPCO Benton LA
Smyth Antonio SVP Grid Solutions American Electric Power Columbus OH
Snitchler Todd President & CEO Electric Power Supply Association Washington DC
Specter Rob Executive Vice President/COO Catholic University Washington DC
Spining Laura Deputy Associate Administrator NTIA Bethesda MD
Spitzer Marc Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP Phoenix AZ
Springe David Executive Director National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) Silver Spring MD
Hon. Stanek Jason Chairman Maryland Public Service Commission Baltimore MD
Stevens Tom VP Regulatory Black Hills Energy Rapid City SD
Stipnieks Elizabeth President E. Stipnieks Strategies Alexandria VA
Sugarek Julienne Managing Director, Infrastructure CPP Investments New York NY
Tao Len SPP Director of FERC Policy Southwest Power Pool Little Rock AR
Taylor Holly Manager, Regional Affairs California ISO Folsom CA
Hon. Throne Mary Commissioner Wyoming Public Service Commission Cheyenne WY
Timperley Amy VP/Regulation Southwest Gas Corporation Las Vegas NV
Tomblin Kelly President and Chief Executive Officer El Paso Electric Company El Paso TX
Trammell Brooke Regional Vice President of Rates & Regulatory Affairs Xcel Energy Denver CO
Trinchero Mark Attorney Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Portland OR
Tyran Barbara Director, Macro Grid Initiative ACORE Chevy Chase MD
Umi Othiamba Associate State Director - Advocacy & Outreach AARP-NM Santa Fe NM
Wagner Nick VP, CO Regulatory Affairs and Policy Black Hills Energy Denver CO
Wardin Karl AVP National Regulatory AT&T Chicago IL
Warnock Loyd President Aldie Warnock & Associates Starkville MS
Weisenfeld Ashley Senior Attorney Florida Public Service Commission Tallahassee FL
Wheeler Michele VP Regulatory & Political Affairs NextEra Energy Resources Juno Beach FL
White Jordan Executive Director, Development GridLiance Irving TX
Wiggins Dena President & CEO NGSA Washington DC
Williams Aundrea Executive Director NextEra Austin TX
Williams Meredith AVP - Federal Regulatory AT&T Washington DC
Woods C. Patrick Manager, Regulatory Strategy ITC Great Plains, LLC Topeka KS