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Keynotes and Featured

Mike Ableson
Mike Ableson
CEO
Arrival Automotive
Phil Berger
Phil Berger
President Pro Tempore
North Carolina Senate
Hardy Boeckle
Hardy Boeckle
Minister, Head of Economic, Trade and Finance Department
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Omer Farooq
Omer Farooq
Managing Director, Global Sustainable Finance Group (GSFG)
Bank of America
Chris Fox
Chris Fox
Chief Sustainability Officer
HanesBrands
Corey Hessen
Corey Hessen
Executive Vice-President and President, Power, Storage and Origination
TC Energy
Mark Huang
Mark Huang
Co-Founder and Managing Director
SeaAhead
Dagmara Koska
Dagmara Koska
Deputy Head of Global Issues & Innovation
EU Delegation to the U.S.A.
Frank Mischler
Frank Mischler
Director, PtX Hub Brussels
GIZ- German Governmental Agency
Mark Mitchell
Mark Mitchell
Senior Vice President–Project Construction
Dominion Energy
Emilio Nieto
Emilio Nieto
General Manager
Spanish National Hydrogen Centre (CNH2)
Stacy Pyett
Stacy Pyett
Program Manager, Proteins for Life
Wageningen University & Research
Paul Rennie
Paul Rennie
Head of the Global Economy Group
British Embassy, Washington DC
Jason Roycht
Jason Roycht
Global Head - FCEV Business Unit
Nikola Corporation
Jeroen Willemsen
Jeroen Willemsen
Innovation Lead Protein Shift
Foodvalley Netherlands
Glenn Wright
Glenn Wright
President, North America and Vice President, Renewables & Energy Solutions, Americas
Shell Energy

Panelists

France-Emmanuelle Adil
France-Emmanuelle Adil
Founder & CEO
Tiamat Sciences
Dhruv Agarwal
Dhruv Agarwal
Senior Director of Global Innovations, Sustainability, and Product Development
Kontoor Brands
Bill Aimutis
Bill Aimutis
Executive Director
North Carolina Food Innovation Lab, NCSU
Mette Asmussen
Mette Asmussen
Maritime Advisor
The Embassy of Denmark
Meredith Bandy
Meredith Bandy
Vice President, Investor Relations & Sustainability
Albemarle Corporation
William J. Barber III
William J. Barber III
Director of Environmental and Climate Justice
The Climate Reality Project
Jochen Bard
Jochen Bard
Division Director Energy Process Technology
Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE)
Nigel Barrella
Nigel Barrella
Lawyer
Barella Law
Victoria Beasley
Victoria Beasley
Partner
Prelude Ventures
Brian Bednar
Brian Bednar
President and Founder
Birdseye Renewable Energy
Doug Beebe
Doug Beebe
Vice President-Energy Finance
Key Equipment Finance
William Beloe
William Beloe
Principal Industry Specialist, Climate Finance
IFC
Derek Bentley
Derek Bentley
Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Low Carbon Infrastructure
Nomura Greentech
Ryan Bethencourt
Ryan Bethencourt
CEO
Wild Earth
David Billstrom
David Billstrom
Executive Leader
Kitsbow Cycling Apparel
Anne Blair
Anne Blair
Policy Director
Electrification Coalition
Greg Bohlen
Greg Bohlen
Co-founder and Managing General Partner
Union Grove Venture Partners
Stuart Bolland
Stuart Bolland
Chief Operating Officer
Powin Energy
Carson Bone
Carson Bone
CEO
Blue Ridge Bantam
Robin Boren
Robin Boren
Senior Vice President of Finance, Treasurer
Southern Company
Meredith Boyd
Meredith Boyd
Senior Vice President, Innovation and Technology
Unifi
Matthew Bravante
Matthew Bravante
Heating and Hydrogen Analyst
BloombergNEF
Mark Brooks
Mark Brooks
Investment Manager
Syngenta Group Ventures
Anne-Claire Broughton
Anne-Claire Broughton
Founder and Board Vice Chair
North Carolina Employee Ownership Center
Lukas Brun
Lukas Brun
Managing Director of Research and Economic Development
E4 Carolinas
Augusto Bulte
Augusto Bulte
Director, Energy Transition and Process
Wood
Tessa Callaghan
Tessa Callaghan
Co-founder and CEO
AlgiKnit
Roberto Campana
Roberto Campana
Lead, Research Unit
Spanish National Center for Hydrogen (CNH2)
Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
Co-founder
Natrx
Bob Carswell
Bob Carswell
Research and Development Director
Material Return
Hui-Wen Chan
Hui-Wen Chan
Director of Sustainability
Spin, a Ford Motor Unit
Bryan Cheong
Bryan Cheong
Director of Programs and Strategy
Global America Business Institute (GABI)
Iker Chocarro
Iker Chocarro
Director, Transmission
RWE Renewables Americas
Jimmy Chuang
Jimmy Chuang
CFO
Strata Clean Energy
Christopher Chung
Christopher Chung
CEO
EDPNC
Ali Clary
Ali Clary
Marketing Coordinator, Research
Consultant
Nigel Cockroft
Nigel Cockroft
General Manager
JinkoSolar
Drew Coleman
Drew Coleman
Professor, Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lori Collins
Lori Collins
Owner and Principal
Collins Climate Consulting
Edward Conner
Edward Conner
President
SpanSet
Amy Cooke
Amy Cooke
Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
UNC Environment, Ecology and Energy Program
Stan Cross
Stan Cross
Electric Transportation Policy Director
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Thad Culley
Thad Culley
Senior Manager of Public Policy
Sunrun
Tony Curnes
Tony Curnes
Co-founder and Partner
Purpose Venture Group (PVG)
Tom Cyrs
Tom Cyrs
Research Associate
WRI United States Program
Ted Damutz
Ted Damutz
Issuer Development Specialist
BondLink
Jesse Daystar
Jesse Daystar
Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Sustainability
Cotton Incorporated
Chantarella De Blois
Chantarella De Blois
Vice President
Total Impact Capital
Jamie DeMent Holcomb
Jamie DeMent Holcomb
Co-founder
North Carolina Venture Capital Fund
Will Dempsey
Will Dempsey
Vice President, Commercial
Midrex
Austin Devaney
Austin Devaney
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Piedmont Lithium
Matt DiLeo
Matt DiLeo
Director, Scientific Operations
Elo Life Systems
Robert Do
Robert Do
CEO
SGH2 Energy
Sean Egan
Sean Egan
Director of Transportation
City of Durham
Michelle Egger
Michelle Egger
CEO and Co-Founder
Biomilq
Peter J. H. Esmann
Peter J. H. Esmann
Senior Commercial Advisor, Offshore Wind, Wind Energy Advisory
The Embassy of Denmark
Robert Fares
Robert Fares
Energy Industry Analyst
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Chris Fishel
Chris Fishel
Director, Power & Project Finance
Zions Bank
Frank Fisher
Frank Fisher
General Manager, Director of Energy
Nucor
Mike Fortier
Mike Fortier
Sustainability Manager
Spin
Sidney Fowler
Sidney Fowler
Senior Associate
Pillsbury
Fabio Fracaroli
Fabio Fracaroli
Senior Director Renewable Segment North America
Hitachi Energy
Hayes Framme
Hayes Framme
Government Relations and Communications
Ørsted Offshore
Shelley Francis
Shelley Francis
Co-Founder & Director
EVHybridNoire
Sarah Gaskill
Sarah Gaskill
Head of Sustainability and ESG
FUJIFILM
RD Gauss
RD Gauss
Principal
Global Infrastructure Partners
Nakisa Glover
Nakisa Glover
Co-Executive Director
Sol Nation
Barbara Godwin
Barbara Godwin
Micromobility Coordinator, Department of Transportation
City of Raleigh
Juliana Green
Juliana Green
Senior Associate, North America and Israel
Unovis
Hugo Groenemans
Hugo Groenemans
Co-founder and CEO
HYGRO
Erik Hall
Erik Hall
Director, Energy Services & Technology
North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives
Jane Hammarstrom
Jane Hammarstrom
Research Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Steve Hanvey
Steve Hanvey
President and Founder
HS Diversified Solutions
John Hardin
John Hardin
Executive Director, Office of Science, Technology & Innovation (OSTI)
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Richard Harmon
Richard Harmon
Vice President, Global Head of Financial Services
Red Hat
Elizabeth Harvell
Elizabeth Harvell
Graduate Research Assistant
Environmental Finance Center
Rody Hawkins
Rody Hawkins
President and CEO
Improved Nature
Olga Hawn
Olga Hawn
Associate Professor, Faculty Director
Center for Sustainable Enterprise
Björn Heinz
Björn Heinz
Investment Director
Yara Growth Ventures
Molly Hemstreet
Molly Hemstreet
Co-Executive Director
The Industrial Commons
Eric Henry
Eric Henry
President
TS Designs
Mariliis Holm
Mariliis Holm
Co-founder and Partner
Sustainable Food Ventures (SVF)
Bruce Holmes
Bruce Holmes
Principal
Holmes Consulting
David Howard
David Howard
Deputy Director, North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office (NCPRO)
State of North Carolina
Kevin Humphreys
Kevin Humphreys
President, Americas Marine & Offshore
Lloyd’s Register
Tai Huynh
Tai Huynh
Council Member
Town of Chapel Hill
Andrew Isherwood
Andrew Isherwood
Director, Energy Origination & Development
TC Energy
Brad Ives
Brad Ives
CEO
Credo ESG Solutions Inc.
Chelsea Jean-Michel
Chelsea Jean-Michel
Wind Analyst
BloombergNEF (BNEF)
Leni John
Leni John
Chief Procurement Officer
Strata Clean Energy
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson
Associate Professor
NC State
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
Director of Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Clemson University
Kate Jones
Kate Jones
Science Lead of Fashion Products
Oritain Global Limited
Kelsey Joseph
Kelsey Joseph
Director of Business Development
Barvecue
Omar Karar
Omar Karar
VP of M&A and Finance
Apex Clean Energy
Nikhil Kaza
Nikhil Kaza
Professor, City & Regional Planning - Environment, Ecology & Energy Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Caroline Kelly
Caroline Kelly
Youth Outreach Intern
Peace Boat
David Kirkpatrick
David Kirkpatrick
Managing Director and Co-Founder
SJF Ventures
Susanne Kjemtrup
Susanne Kjemtrup
Independent Consultant
Phyta Biotech Consulting, LLC
Joshua Kmiec
Joshua Kmiec
Director
ScottMadden
Thomas Koeppe
Thomas Koeppe
Head of Business Development and Innovation Generation Service
Siemens Energy
Pete Krull
Pete Krull
Founder, CEO, Director of Investments
Earth Equity Advisors
Andy Kunz
Andy Kunz
President & CEO
US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR)
Jeff La Noue
Jeff La Noue
City Planner
Baltimore City Department of Planning
Mark Laabs
Mark Laabs
Co-founder and Executive Chairman
Modern Energy
James Ladd
James Ladd
Corporate Strategy Advisor
SmartSky Networks
Alan Lang
Alan Lang
Senior Director Sales and Business Intelligence Hydrogen
GKN Hydrogen
Tony Lathrop
Tony Lathrop
Board Member, Chair of the Finance Committee
NC Board of Transportation
Sean Lawrie
Sean Lawrie
Partner
ScottMadden
Tyler Ledinh
Tyler Ledinh
Lab Operations Intern
Jellatech
Andrew Leedom
Andrew Leedom
General Counsel and Head of Policy
Bayotech Hydrogen
John Lemire
John Lemire
Director of Grid Management
NC Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC)
Karen Leonas
Karen Leonas
Professor of Textile Sciences, Wilson College of Textiles
NC State University
Courtney Lockemer
Courtney Lockemer
Organizer
Piedmont Fibershed
Michael Longo
Michael Longo
Head of Business Development
Anax Power
Chiara Luongo
Chiara Luongo
Manager Business Development, Chief of Staff, Hydrogen Business Unit
Snam
Cristin Lyons
Cristin Lyons
Partner and Energy Practice Leader
ScottMadden
Peter Majeranowski
Peter Majeranowski
President and Co-Founder
Circ
Melissa Malkin-Weber
Melissa Malkin-Weber
Sustainability Director
Self-Help Credit Union and Ventures Fund
Dennis Markatos-Soriano
Dennis Markatos-Soriano
Executive Director
East Coast Greenway
Casey Marshall
Casey Marshall
VP, Business Development
Clean Energy Associates
Tom Mastrobuoni
Tom Mastrobuoni
Chief Investment Officer
Big Idea Ventures (“BIV”)
Betsy McCorkle
Betsy McCorkle
Partner
Kairos Government Affairs
Scott McWhorter
Scott McWhorter
President, CEO
Joule Consulting
Suzanne Merkelson
Suzanne Merkelson
Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs
Arrival
Stephanie Michelsen
Stephanie Michelsen
Co-Founder & CEO
Jellatech
Nikita Michelsen
Nikita Michelsen
Co-founder and CEO
Pearlita Foods
Val Miftakhov
Val Miftakhov
Founder and CEO
ZeroAvia
Adam Migliore Meyer
Adam Migliore Meyer
Senior Transportation Planner
AECOM
Jeff Mittelstadt
Jeff Mittelstadt
Executive Director
Center for Sustainable Enterprise
Jennifer Mundt
Jennifer Mundt
Assistant Secretary for Clean Energy Economic Development
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Natalie Murdock
Natalie Murdock
NC State Senator, District 20
North Carolina General Assembly
Michelle Nance
Michelle Nance
Regional Planning Director
Centralina Regional Council
Nedal Nassar
Nedal Nassar
Chief, Minerals Intelligence Research Section
National Minerals Information Center
Frank Nelms
Frank Nelms
Director, Energy Practice
ScottMadden
Emily Neville
Emily Neville
Founder & CEO
Reborn Clothing Company
Josh Novacheck
Josh Novacheck
Researcher IV-Model Engineering
NREL
Megan O’Connor
Megan O’Connor
Co-founder and CEO
Nth Cycle
Jay Oliver
Jay Oliver
Managing Director, Grid Systems Integration
Duke Energy
Brita Osmundsvaag Formato
Brita Osmundsvaag Formato
Chief Executive Officer
T-Omega Wind
Ajulo Othow
Ajulo Othow
Founder & CEO
EnerWealth Solutions
Charles Pardue
Charles Pardue
Hydrogen Sector Lead
Deutsche CleanTech
William Pleasant
William Pleasant
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
Credo ESG Solutions Inc.
Nathalie Plundrich
Nathalie Plundrich
Technology Development Manager
SinnovaTek
Clift Pompée
Clift Pompée
Managing Director, Generation Technology
Duke Energy
Jim Press
Jim Press

Hyundai
Victor Primov
Victor Primov
Project Finance Professional
Ben Proshazka
Ben Proshazka
Executive Director
Electrification Coalition
Paul Quinlan
Paul Quinlan
Clean Tech Manager
ScottMadden
Gary Rackliffe
Gary Rackliffe
VP Market Development and Innovation
Hitachi Energy
Mike Regan
Mike Regan
Director of Market Development
Valdese Weavers
Jennifer Rennicks
Jennifer Rennicks
Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Climate Program
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Sophia Retchin
Sophia Retchin
Co-founder
The Chapel Hill Alt Protein Project
YaKima Rhinehart
YaKima Rhinehart

New North Carolina Project
John Richardson
John Richardson
Chief Resiliency Officer
City of Chapel Hill
Joshua Rogol
Joshua Rogol
Chief Development Officer
Strata Clean Energy
Rachel Romero
Rachel Romero
Energy Engineer and Project Leader
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
DeAndrea Salvador
DeAndrea Salvador
Senator
North Carolina General Assembly
Dabney Sanders
Dabney Sanders
Project Manager
Action Greensboro
Sunita Satyapal
Sunita Satyapal
Director of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office
US Department of Energy, Office of EERE
Vickie Sawyer
Vickie Sawyer
Senator
NC State Senate District 34
Sadrah Schadel
Sadrah Schadel
Chief Creative Officer, Co-Founder
No Evil Foods
Liza Schillo
Liza Schillo
Senior Manager of Global Sustainability Integration
Levi Strauss & Co
Maddie Segal
Maddie Segal
Business Development Manager
Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA)
Truman Semans
Truman Semans
Founder and CEO
OS-Climate
Kathleen Shanahan Lindner
Kathleen Shanahan Lindner
Executive Director
Center for European Studies
Warren Snowdon
Warren Snowdon
Managing Director and Principal
Foundry Commercial
Justin Sosne
Justin Sosne
Head of the UK Government’s North Carolina Office
Will Sowers
Will Sowers
Director of Public Affairs
Wheels
Kesha Stickland
Kesha Stickland
Co-Founder and CEO
The Mushroom Meat Co
Lauren Stone
Lauren Stone
Acting Policy Coordinator
Good Food Institute
Jimmy Summers
Jimmy Summers
Vice President of EHS and Chief Sustainability Officer
Elevate Textiles
Suma Swaminathan
Suma Swaminathan
Vice President, Private Equity
Developing World Markets
John Szoka
John Szoka
Conference Leader
N.C. House of Representatives
Dil Thavarajah
Dil Thavarajah
Lead, Pulse Biofortification and Organic Nutritional Breeding
Clemson University
Austin Thompson
Austin Thompson
PhD Research Assistant
UNC Environmental Finance Center
Tracy Triggs-Matthews
Tracy Triggs-Matthews
Associate Director
Center for Sustainable Enterprise
Joyce Tsepas
Joyce Tsepas
Director of Urban Planning
AECOM
Paul Ulanch
Paul Ulanch
Executive Director, Crop Commercialization Program
NC Biotechnology Center
Marcus von Spiegelfeld
Marcus von Spiegelfeld
Vessel Operations Manager, Offshore Wind
Crowley Wind Services
Tanya Wade
Tanya Wade
MSC Intake Administrator / CTD Project Coordinator
Manufacturing Solutions Center at CVCC
Rob Walsh
Rob Walsh
Managing Director
Blackstone Credit
Jennifer Weiss
Jennifer Weiss
Senior Advisor for Climate Change Policy
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Ryan Westrom
Ryan Westrom
Head of Mobility Engagement, East Coast for City Solutions Group
Ford Mobility
Bennett Wetch
Bennett Wetch
Senior Director of Global Sustainability Data & Analytics
Nike
Julie White
Julie White
Deputy Secretary, Multimodal Transportation
N.C. Department of Transportation
Markus Wilhelm
Markus Wilhelm
Co-Founder & CEO
Strata Clean Energy
Paul Wormser
Paul Wormser
Vice President, Technology
Clean Energy Associates
Greg Wright
Greg Wright
Senior Engineer
Wabtec Corporation
Gregory Wright
Gregory Wright
Senior Engineer
Wabtec Corporation
Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan
Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan
Research Assistant Professor, Transportation Engineering
University of Florida
Logan Yonavjak
Logan Yonavjak
Impact Investing Consultant
Michael Young
Michael Young
Technical Project Manager
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

 

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