Speakers

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 12:05
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  • TitleExecutive Director, Government Affairs
  • CompanyCalgon Carbon Corporation, a Kuraray Company
Jack Adams provides a unique blend of science, engineering, and public policy experience along with perspective as an experienced and practiced business and technology manager. He is widely recognized for his innovative...

Monday, 31 December 1979 19:00
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  • TitleDirector, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • CompanyU.S. Department of Energy
As director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D., manages the complete NETL complex, including delivery and execution of the Laboratory’s mission and national programs in carbon-based...

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 11:40
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  • TitleVP-Business Development
  • CompanyDominion Energy
Emil Avram is vice president–Business Development at Dominion Energy, responsible for the growth and development of its regulated utility power generation portfolio within Dominion Energy Virginia as well as other affiliate...

Monday, 31 December 1979 19:00
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  • TitleMember
  • CompanySteptoe & Johnson
Kathy G. Beckett is a member of the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. She is the firm lead of the Environment, Social, & Governance Team. Beckett is a former Member of the Board of Directors for the West Virginia...

Wednesday, 01 March 2023 11:33
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  • TitleDirector, OOC, Tribes and Environmental Assessment
  • CompanyU.S. EPA
Samantha Phillips Beers is the Director of the Office of Communities Tribes and Environmental Assessment Enforcement at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III office in Philadelphia. Region III includes...

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 10:33
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  • TitleSenior Client Engagement Lead
  • CompanyGlobal CCS Institute
As Senior Client Engagement Lead at the Global CCS Institute, Erin Billeri supports the build-out of the CCS ecosystem in the Americas to drive adoption of CCS as quickly and cost effectively as possible by sharing expertise,...

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 10:16
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  • TitleR&D Program Manager - CCUS
  • CompanySouthern Company
Dr. Richard A. Esposito is a veteran of the electrical utility industry with more than 20 years of leadership related to carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). He is currently the R&D program manager for...

Monday, 27 February 2023 16:39
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  • TitleVice President of Energy and Resources Policy
  • CompanyNational Association of Manufacturers
Brandon Farris is the vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Before joining the NAM, Farris was the head of federal government relations for The Chemours Company,...

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 14:32
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  • TitleExecutive Director
  • CompanyWV Department of Economic Development
In October 2018, Michael Graney was appointed to the post of executive director of the West Virginia Development Office by Governor Jim Justice. Mr. Graney spent much of his professional career in executive or co-founder...

Sunday, 12 March 2023 11:04
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  • TitlePresident
  • CompanyMary Ann Green Communications
Mary Green is a communications specialist and strategist. Her work focuses on stakeholder (elected officials, media, environmental advocates, and communities) assessment, mapping, and engagement for industry. During her career...

Thursday, 16 March 2023 13:19
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  • TitleSpeaker of the House
  • CompanyWest Virginia Legislature
West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw, first elected in 2014, practices law at Bowles Rice in Charleston. He concentrates on environmental and technical issues that arise in business transactions as well as...

Friday, 24 March 2023 12:54
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  • TitleChairman & CEO
  • CompanyAVN Corp.
Steve Hedrick is Chairman, President & CEO of AVN Corporation in South Charleston, W.V. AVN delivers market-driven innovation, research, technical engineering, technology commercialization, and manufacturing for the...

Monday, 06 March 2023 14:01
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  • TitleCEO
  • CompanyAllegheny Science & Technology
Arria Hines is an accomplished and energetic business leader and entrepreneur. She was born and raised in rural West Virginia and founded her first company, a home interior boutique, in her basement in Virginia in the 1980s....

Monday, 27 February 2023 09:24
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  • TitleVice President of Public Affairs
  • CompanyPLUG
Erin Lane serves as Vice President of Public Affairs at Plug after previously serving as the Director of Government Relations and as a consultant for several years. In her current role Lane is responsible for providing strategic...

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 17:20
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  • TitleDirector
  • CompanyAmerican Chemistry Council
Brendan Mascarenhas is a Director in the Regulatory and Scientific Affairs department of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). In this capacity, Mascarenhas manages ACC’s environmental issues regulatory portfolio, including...

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 12:54
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  • TitleDirector, Business Development
  • CompanyTerraPower
Jeffrey Miller is the Director of Business Development at TerraPower. He is responsible for developing relationships, new business alignments, and strategic partnership opportunities in the Natrium and TerraPower Isotopes...

Monday, 20 March 2023 12:24
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  • TitleVice President
  • CompanyCommercial Metals Company
Billy Milligan is a Vice President at Commercial Metals Company (CMC) where he previously served as the Vice President of Sustainability and Government Affairs. In that role he was responsible for governmental affairs and trade...

Friday, 24 February 2023 08:22
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  • TitleDirector and State Geologist
  • CompanyWV Geological Survey
Jessica Moore serves as West Virginia State Geologist and Director of the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES). Her work with WVGES includes participation in the Utica Play Book Consortium, the Appalachian...

Friday, 24 February 2023 11:06
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  • TitleManager, Origination & Development - CCUS
  • CompanyTC Energy
Tim Prather is a Manager, Origination & Development under the TC Energy Power & Energy Solutions business unit. Prather has been with TC Energy since 2022 and is responsible for commercial and technical efforts on Carbon...

Thursday, 02 March 2023 16:19
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  • TitleCounsel, Co-Chair of Energy Practice Group
  • CompanySpilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Nick has over 25 years of experience as an energy executive and lawyer.  He currently serves as the co-chair of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC's Energy & Environmental Practice Group.  He began his legal career...

Thursday, 20 April 2023 14:26
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  • TitleRegional Manager, Business Retention and Expansion
  • CompanyWV Department of Economic Development
Jennifer Rohrig is the regional manager of business retention and expansion for the WV Department of Economic Development in the Northern Panhandle. She is tasked with helping industry and manufacturers access state, regional,...

Friday, 21 April 2023 13:11
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  • TitleChancellor
  • CompanyWV Council for Community and Technical College Education
Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker is Chancellor of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and Chancellor of the Community and Technical College System (CTCS). She is the first person to simultaneously hold these two roles –...

Monday, 13 March 2023 16:27
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  • TitleVP Sustainable Energy & Environment
  • CompanyAllegheny Science & Technology
Priya Swamy has 20 years of experience in the energy sector, having dedicated over 12 years of her career as a public servant to advance clean energy technologies and programs with the US Department of Energy (DOE). During her...

Monday, 06 March 2023 17:07
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  • TitlePresident
  • CompanyForm Energy Inc.
Ted Wiley is co-founder, President and COO at Form Energy, a venture-backed startup working to develop breakthrough low cost, multi-day energy storage solutions that will enable the electric system to be 100% renewably powered....

Friday, 24 February 2023 11:02
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  • TitleEQT
  • CompanyEVP, Corporate Ventures
Rob Wingo is Executive Vice President, Corporate Ventures for EQT, the largest natural gas producer in the US. In this role he leads the company’s effort to identify and enter new businesses including low carbon energy...

Tuesday, 07 March 2023 13:58
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  • TitleSr. Director, Government Affairs
  • CompanyAmerican Chemistry Council
Josh Young represents the chemical and plastics industries before legislative and regulatory agencies throughout the country. Josh began working for the American Chemistry Council in 2004 and serves as Senior Government Affairs...

Wednesday, 05 April 2023 18:20
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  • TitlePresident and COO
  • CompanyAppalachian Power Company
Aaron D. Walker is president and chief operating officer of Appalachian Power, serving approximately 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. He oversees the company's distribution operations and customer...

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