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Keynotes and Featured

Ryan Decker
Ryan Decker
Electric Vehicle Operations Lead
Audi of America
Russell Gold
Russell Gold
Author, Award-winning Investigative Journalist
The Wall Street Journal
Jeff Juger
Jeff Juger
Director of Business Development
JinkoSolar
Michael Piehler
Michael Piehler
Director, UNC Institute for the Environment, Professor of Marine Sciences and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
UNC Chapel Hill
John Preyer
John Preyer
Co-Founder, President and COO
Restoration Systems
Saskia Visser
Saskia Visser
Head of Programme Circulair and Climate Neutral Society
Wageningen Environmental Research
Markus Wilhelm
Markus Wilhelm
Co-Founder & CEO
Strata Solar

Panelists

Fabio Albano
Fabio Albano
Vice President of Technology
NantEnergy
Olachi Anaemereibe
Olachi Anaemereibe
Project Manager, Commercial Construction Superintendent
The Daniele Company
Keith Aniol
Keith Aniol
Vice President, Energy & Sustainability
Brookfield Properties
Ann Anthony
Ann Anthony
Chief Financial Officer
Key Capture Energy
Hal Atkins
Hal Atkins
Co-founder
Companah
Mikaela Bailey
Mikaela Bailey
GIS Technician
Timmons Group
Kate Baldwin
Kate Baldwin
Manager
Cisco
Jerry Barnes
Jerry Barnes
Marine Planner, Aids to Navigation Program Manager
U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District
Brian Bartholomew
Brian Bartholomew
Analyst, US Power
BloombergNEF
Marcy Bauer
Marcy Bauer
Vice President, Account Management
EVgo
Justin Baumann
Justin Baumann
SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robert H. Beach
Robert H. Beach
Fellow, Agricultural, Resource & Energy Economics and Policy Program
RTI International
Brian Bednar
Brian Bednar
President and Founder
Birdseye Renewable Energy
Nina Bellucci Butler
Nina Bellucci Butler
CEO
More Recycling
Bryan Bender
Bryan Bender
CEO
PortCall.com
Keith Benjamin
Keith Benjamin
Director, Department of Traffic and Transportation
City of Charleston, South Carolina
Derek Bentley
Derek Bentley
Partner
Greentech Capital Advisors
Philip R. Berke
Philip R. Berke
Research Professor in the Department of City & Regional Planning
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Liliana Bettolo
Liliana Bettolo
Associate
Tin Shed Ventures, Patagonia's Corporate Venture Capital Fund
Shelley Blake Curran
Shelley Blake Curran
Interim Chief Executive Officer
GoTriangle
George Bonner
George Bonner
Director, NC Renewable Ocean Energy Program
Coastal Studies Institute
Kathy Boomer
Kathy Boomer
Scientific Program Director, Sustainable Water Management
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Liz Bowen
Liz Bowen
Project Manager
Willdan
Miles Braxton
Miles Braxton
Business Development Analyst
Sol Systems
Jonathan Brereton
Jonathan Brereton
Executive Director
Thread Capital
Daniel Brookshire
Daniel Brookshire
Regulatory and Policy Analyst
NC Sustainable Energy Association
Charlotte Brown
Charlotte Brown
Senior Analyst
ScottMadden
Sasha Brown
Sasha Brown
Partner
The Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF)
Barry Buckman
Barry Buckman
Principal
SfL+a Architects
Allison Carr
Allison Carr
Clean Transportation Specialist
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Alexis Carreiro
Alexis Carreiro
Co-founder
Logware
Royston Carter
Royston Carter
Consultant
Biotechnology Research and Consulting
Jennifer Chen
Jennifer Chen
Senior Counsel, Federal Energy Policy
Nicholas Institute, Duke University
Diane Cherry
Diane Cherry
Energy Consultant
Diane Cherry Consulting
Ryan Childress
Ryan Childress
Director, Business Development
Dominion Energy
Kit Chope
Kit Chope
Vice President, Sustainability
The Port of Virginia
Jimmy Chuang
Jimmy Chuang
Chief Capital Markets Officer
Strata Solar
Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen
National Director of Policy
TransLoc
Tab Combs
Tab Combs
Research Associate, Transportation Planning
Carolina Planning
Daniel Conner
Daniel Conner
Director of Operations
Southern Energy Management
Rob Creighton
Rob Creighton
CEO and Founder
Windlift
Donna Daniels
Donna Daniels
Principal Program Manager
SAS
Paul Darby
Paul Darby
VP of Marketing
Novamont North America
Tom Darden
Tom Darden
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Cherokee
Jay Dauenhauer
Jay Dauenhauer
Host
Energy Cast Podcast
Betsy DeVaul
Betsy DeVaul
Business Intelligence Analyst
NetApp
Sherry DeVries
Sherry DeVries
Executive Director
Durham Arts Council
Ronald DiFelice
Ronald DiFelice
Managing Partner
Energy Intelligence Partners
Matt DiLeo
Matt DiLeo
Director, Scientific Operations
ELO Life Systems
John Dittmar
John Dittmar
Director, Safety and Security
North Carolina State Ports Authority
Aldyen Donnelly
Aldyen Donnelly
Director of Carbon Economics
Nori
Crystal Dreisbach
Crystal Dreisbach
Founder and Executive Director
Don't Waste Durham
Kevin Dutt
Kevin Dutt
Chief Operations Officer
Legit Fish
Kristine Eckenrode
Kristine Eckenrode
Global Sales, Business Development Manager
Cisco
Mary Elbech
Mary Elbech
US Lead
Mobycon
Bret Estep
Bret Estep
Senior Director, Renewable Advisory Services
Tenaska Power Services Co.
Tamsin Ettefagh
Tamsin Ettefagh
Vice President
Envision Plastics
Scott Farling
Scott Farling
Co-founder
Ocean Plastics Recovery Project
Tom Fenimore
Tom Fenimore
Business Development Manager, Distributed Energy Technologies
Duke Energy
Hayes Framme
Hayes Framme
Government Relations and Communications Manager, Southeast
Ørsted
Mark Gadlage
Mark Gadlage
Evaluation Zone Lead
Corteva
John Gardner
John Gardner
Partner, Cofounder
Greenlink Renewable Energy
Gabriela Garrison
Gabriela Garrison
Eastern Piedmont Habitat Conservation Coordinator
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Pam Hemminger
Pam Hemminger
Mayor
Town of Chapel Hill
Kathryn Hill
Kathryn Hill
Horticulturist
Strata Solar
Miyuki Hino
Miyuki Hino
Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jeff Hinshaw
Jeff Hinshaw
Professor, Extension Specialist, Department of Applied Ecology
North Carolina State University
Jerome Horne
Jerome Horne
Ridership Experience Specialist
IndyGo
Mark Huang
Mark Huang
Co-Founder and Managing Director
SeaAhead
Jinsong Huang
Jinsong Huang
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Huang Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Iqbal Husain
Iqbal Husain
Director
FREEDM NSF Engineering Center at NC State University
Sig Hutchinson
Sig Hutchinson
Wake County Commissioner
Wake County
Tai Huynh
Tai Huynh
Council Member
Town of Chapel Hill
Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson
Director Public Policy and Public Affairs
Nestlé Corporate Affairs
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
Thermal Battery Sales Leader
CALMAC
Tivi Jones
Tivi Jones
Marketing Consultant
Hey Awesome Girl
Liz Kalies
Liz Kalies
Director of Science
The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter
Noah Kittner
Noah Kittner
Assistant Professor, Dept of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Susanne Kjemtrup
Susanne Kjemtrup
Independent Consultant
Phyta Biotech Consulting, LLC
Katharine Kollins
Katharine Kollins
President
Southeastern Wind Coalition
Jan Lambert
Jan Lambert
President
First Fiber Corporation Of America
Chris Larsen
Chris Larsen
Director, Energy Storage
Dynapower
Tony Lathrop
Tony Lathrop
Member
North Carolina Board of Transportation
Anne Lebo
Anne Lebo
Community Studio Project Architect
Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
Erik Lensch
Erik Lensch
CEO
Leyline Renewable Capital
Niels Lindquist
Niels Lindquist
Joint Professor, IMS and Department of Marine Sciences
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Karen Lindquist
Karen Lindquist
Chief Operating Officer
Green Stream Technologies
Brian Lips
Brian Lips
Senior Project Manager, Policy
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Jay Lucas
Jay Lucas
Electric Division, Public Staff
NC Utilities Commission
Hugh MacGillivray
Hugh MacGillivray
Chief Commercial Officer
Anuvia Plant Nutrients
Duane Martin
Duane Martin
Head of Enogen Marketing
Syngenta
Andre Mazzoleni
Andre Mazzoleni
Director, Engineering Mechanics and Space Systems Laboratory (EMSSL)
North Carolina State University
Betsy McCorkle
Betsy McCorkle
Partner
Kairos Government Affairs
Noreen McDonald
Noreen McDonald
Department Chair
Department of City and Regional Planning
Jessica McNaughton
Jessica McNaughton
President
CaraGreen
Enrique Melendez
Enrique Melendez
Digital Sales Manager, IAMP
ABB Marine and Ports Group
Joe Milazzo II, PE
Joe Milazzo II, PE
Executive Director
Regional Transportation Alliance
Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
North Carolina Building Performance Association
Alex Miller
Alex Miller
Founder and Principal
Alex Miller Government Affairs
Sara Mills
Sara Mills
Director of Projects and Policy
Able Grid Energy Solutions
Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills
Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer
Marine Corps University Foundation
Nate Miranda
Nate Miranda
Owner
Profound Packaging
Pavel Molchanov
Pavel Molchanov
Senior Vice President and Equity Research Analyst
Raymond James & Associates
Bonnie Monteleone
Bonnie Monteleone
Director of Science, Research and Academic Partnerships
Plastic Ocean Project
Cristine Morgan
Cristine Morgan
Chief Scientific Officer
Soil Health Institute
Venkatesan Murali
Venkatesan Murali
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Merlin Solar
John O’Brien
John O’Brien
Director
Siemens Financial Services
Brian O’Hara
Brian O’Hara
Senior Vice President Strategy and Government Affairs
Strata Solar
Paul B. Olsen
Paul B. Olsen
Colonel (Retired), Executive Director of Programs and Partnerships, Office of Research
Old Dominion University
Mohammed Oufattole
Mohammed Oufattole
Vice President, Research and Development
Benson Hill
Matthew Parrott
Matthew Parrott
Founder and Inventor
Premirr Plastics
Adrian Percy
Adrian Percy
Chief Technology Officer
UPL Ltd.
Jonathan Peterson
Jonathan Peterson
Financial Analyst
Enterprise Community Investment
James Poch
James Poch
Electric Transportation Manager
Duke Energy
Akshaya Polaepalli
Akshaya Polaepalli
Process Engineer
FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
Blair Pollock
Blair Pollock
Solid Waste Planner
Orange County Solid Waste Management
Freda Porter
Freda Porter
Tribal Administrator
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
Austin Poulter
Austin Poulter
Conservation Technology Manager
Land O'Lakes Sustain, Truterra
John Preyer
John Preyer
Co-Founder, President and COO
Restoration Systems
Mike Prorock
Mike Prorock
Chief Technology Officer, Founder
mesur.io
Paul Quinlan
Paul Quinlan
Clean Tech Manager
ScottMadden
Gary Rackliffe
Gary Rackliffe
Vice President of Smart Grids, North America
ABB
Daniel Raizman
Daniel Raizman
Senior Risk Consultant, Global Resilience
AIR Worldwide
Scott Rasmussen
Scott Rasmussen
Director of Sales
NuScale Power
Benjamin Reading
Benjamin Reading
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Ecology
North Carolina State University
Nick Reale
Nick Reale
Senior Project Development Manager
Tesla
Casey Reeves
Casey Reeves
Project Coordinator, Office of Renewable Energy Programs
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Julie Robinson
Julie Robinson
Principal
Robinson Consulting Group
Joshua Rogol
Joshua Rogol
Senior Vice President, Energy Storage
Strata Solar
Jeff Rosichan
Jeff Rosichan
Director, Crops of the Future Collaborative
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
Matt Russell
Matt Russell
Executive Director
Iowa Interfaith Power and Light
Narayanan Sankar
Narayanan Sankar
Co-founder and COO
Microgrid Labs
Jaap Schut
Jaap Schut
Director, Americas
PACE Business Partners
Charlie Schwarze
Charlie Schwarze
Director of Corporate Engagement
The Recycling Partnership
Anthony Sease
Anthony Sease
Founder
Civitech
Sheetal Shah
Sheetal Shah
Principal Consultant
Food Systems Innovation Consulting
Lisa Shpritz
Lisa Shpritz
Senior Vice President, Environmental Business & Engagement Executive, Global Environmental Group
Bank of America
Gus Simmons
Gus Simmons
Vice President, Director of Bioenergy
Cavanaugh & Associates
Daniel Simounet
Daniel Simounet
VP, Transportation Sector, Americas Region
ABB, Inc.
Raynor Smith
Raynor Smith
VP and Chief Operating Officer
Building Clarity
Tom Snyder
Tom Snyder
Executive Director
RIoT
Bill Staby
Bill Staby
Co-founder
Resolute Marine
Larry Strickland
Larry Strickland
Representative
NC House of Representatives
Luis Suau
Luis Suau
Technical Leader, IoT Business Unit
Cisco
John Szoka
John Szoka
Conference Leader
N.C. House of Representatives
Maha Tahiri
Maha Tahiri
CEO and Founder
Nutrition and Sustainability Strategies
Terrence Thomas
Terrence Thomas
Professor
North Carolina A&T State University
Allie Thomas
Allie Thomas
Department of City and Regional Planning
UNC-Chapel Hill
Eric Thumma
Eric Thumma
Director, Policy and Development, Offshore Wind
Avangrid Renewables
Adie Tomer
Adie Tomer
Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
The Brookings Institution
Mark Tracy
Mark Tracy
CEO
Cloud Agronomics
Léda Van Doren
Léda Van Doren
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Phil Van Trump
Phil Van Trump
Chief Technology Officer
Danimer Scientific
Joel Vyduna
Joel Vyduna
Senior Manager
Luminate
Nancy Watkins
Nancy Watkins
Principal, Consulting Actuary
Milliman
Christopher Wedding
Christopher Wedding
Managing Partner
IronOak Energy Capital
Daniel Weekley
Daniel Weekley
Vice President, Innovation Policy and Development Services
Dominion Energy
Alyson West
Alyson West
Junior Research Associate
University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
Kraig Westerbeek
Kraig Westerbeek
Senior Director
Smithfield Renewables
Karl Wheeler
Karl Wheeler
Regional Sales Manager
BYD Coach & Bus
Jessica Whitehead
Jessica Whitehead
Chief Resilience Officer
NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency
Brandi Williams
Brandi Williams
Community Affairs Manager, Solid Waste Services
City of Charlotte
Jerry Williams
Jerry Williams
Director - Environmental Sustainability
SAS
Benjamin Wilson
Benjamin Wilson
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Logware
Jessica Wilson
Jessica Wilson
Project Manager
U.S. Green Building Council
Jesse Windle
Jesse Windle
Director, Data Science
Hi Fidelity Genetics
Lincoln Wood
Lincoln Wood
Electrification Policy Manager
Southern Company
David Yates
David Yates
Retired President
Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition
Lili E. Zay
Lili E. Zay
Morehead-Cain Scholar, Class of 2020
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill