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WIRES events feature leading voices in energy and transmission policy

(Please note, titles may have changed since presenting.)

FERC: Current/Past Commissioners, Staff

Hon. Norman C. Bay, Former FERC Chairman, Head of the Energy Regulatory and Enforcement Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP

Conrad Bolston, Senior Counsel for Environmental Justice and Equity, FERC

David Borden, Economist, FERC Policy Office, Team Leader Transmission NOPR

Matt Christiansen, FERC General Counsel

Hon. Mark Christie, FERC Commissioner

Tony Clark, Senior Adviser, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP, Former FERC Commissioner

Hon. Allison Clements, FERC Commissioner

Montina Cole, Senior Counsel for Environmental Justice and Equity, FERC

Hon. James Danly, FERC Commissioner

Elin Swanson Katz, Director of the Office of Public Participation (OPP), FERC

Hon. Suedeen Kelly, Former FERC Commissioner, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP,

Hon. Richard Glick, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Jignasa Gadani, Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI), FERC

Hon. Joseph Kelliher, Former FERC Chairman, Former Executive VP, NextEra Energy

Tristan Kessler, Economist, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI), FERC

Hon. Willie L. Phillips, Chairman, FERC

Pamela Quinlan, FERC Chief of Staff

Elizabeth Salerno, Lead, Transmission and Technology Initiatives, FERC

Eric Vandenberg, Deputy Director of the Office of Electric Reliability (OER), FERC

Hon. Marc Spitzer, Former FERC Commissioner, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP,

Members of Congress/Staff

Rep. Sean Casten, U.S. Congressman for the 6th District of Illinois

Sen. Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator for New Mexico

Pat McCormick, Special Counsel for the Minority on Senate ENR Committee

Sen. Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator for West Virginia

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, U.S. Congresswoman for the 5th District of Washington

Daniel Palken, Legislative Assistant for Energy and Natural Resources, Office of Sen. Hickenlooper

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator for Rhode Island

Department of Energy

Cynthia Bothwell, Ph.D, Grid Integration Engineer, Wind Energy Technology Office, DOE

Jay Caspary, Senior Consultant, DOE

Jeff Dennis, Deputy Director for Transmission Development, U.S. DOE Grid Deployment Office

Charles Kosak, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity, Department of Energy

Teja Kuruganti, Section Head – Advanced Computing Methods for Engineered Systems, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Liza Reed, Engagement, Outreach and Strategic Initiatives, U.S. DOE Grid Deployment Office


Jim Robb, President and CEO, NERC

Janet Sena, Senior VP External Affairs, NERC


Derek Bandera, Executive Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

Craig Glazer, Vice President, Federal Government Policy, PJM Interconnection

Sue Glatz, Director, Strategic Initiatives & Interregional Planning at PJM Interconnection, PJM

David Kelley, VP, Engineering, SPP

Antoine Lucas, VP of Engineering, Southwest Power Pool

Kenneth Seiler, Vice President, Planning, PJM

Kristin Swenson, Senior Advisor, Market Development, Market & Grid Strategy, Midwest ISO

Gordon van Welie, President, ISO New England

Scott Wright, Executive Director, Resource Adequacy and Resource Utilization, MISO

State Commissions/Experts

Judy Chang, Undersecretary of Energy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Tricia DeBleeckere, Planning Director, Regulatory Analysis Division, Minnesota PUC

Jennifer Murphy, Director of Energy Policy and Senior Counsel, NARUC

Tony Niknejad, Policy Director, Office of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Georges Sassine, Vice President, Large Scale Renewables, NYSERDA

Abe Silverman, General Counsel, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)

Hon. Jason M. Stanek, Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission

Ryan Stanton, EV Research and Strategy, Tennessee Valley Authority

Alexa Voytek, Energy Programs Administrator, Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs (TDEC OEP)

Industry Experts

Aaron Bloom, Chair – System Planning Working Group, Energy Systems Integration Group

Dave Bonenberger, WIRES Board Member, Vice President, Operations Integration, PPL Corporation

Stacey Burbure, Vice President FERC & RTO Strategy & Policy, AEP

Brennen Cain, Policy Advisor, BlueGreen Alliance

Amanda Conner, Vice President FERC & RTO Strategy & Policy, AEP

Lathrop Craig, Vice President, Offshore Wind Development, PSEG

Kellie Donnelly, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, LotSixteen, Former Chief Counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Julia Frayer, Managing Director, London Economics Int’l

Tiffany Ganthier, Director of Governmental Issues, Van Ness Feldman LLP

Brian Gemmell, Chief Clean Energy Development Officer, National Grid

Rob Gramlich, Exec Dir, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

Kevin Hernandez, Partner, Scott Madden

Terron Hill, Clean Energy Director, National Grid

Rob Hobart, Founding Partner, HHQ Ventures

Philip Jones, Executive Director, Alliance for Transportation Electrification

Cristin Lyons, Partner and Energy Practice Leader, ScottMadden, Inc

Charles (Chuck) Marshall, Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp.

John Moore, NRDC, Sustainable FERC Project

Jodi Moskowitz, WIRES Secretary, Deputy General Counsel & RTO Strategy Officer, PSEG

Hon. Richard Mroz, Former President of NJBPU and Senior Advisor, Protect Our Power

Stuart Nachmias, President and CEO, Con Edison Transmission, Inc.

Karen Onaran, Vice President, Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON)

Nina Plaushin, Vice President, Federal & Regulatory Affairs, ITC Holdings

Bill Quinlan, President, Transmission and Offshore Wind Projects, Eversource

Daniel Rogier, CEO, Grid Assurance

Jamie Simler, Vice President, Federal Regulatory, Ameren

Jacob Tetlow, Senior VP, Operations, Arizona Public Service Company

Dr. Yavonda Ulfig, Energy Transition and Sustainability Manager, AEP

Arthur (Bud) Vos, President, Enbala

Dave Weaver, WIRES President, Vice President, Transmission Strategy, Exelon Corporation

Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Bill White, Director, Business Development, Northeast United States, CTC Global


Pete Behr, Senior Reporter, E&E News

Brian Eckhouse, Reporter, Bloomberg News

Jasmin Melvin, Editor, Inside FERC, S&P Global Platts

Sam Mintz, New England Correspondent, RTO Insider

Daniel Moore, Reporter, BloombergLaw

Arianna Skibell, E&E News