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Keynotes and Featured

Robert Blue
Robert Blue
Chair, President and CEO
Dominion Energy
Terry Boston
Terry Boston
Consultant, Retired CEO of PJM
Grid Protection Alliance
Lachlan Carey
Lachlan Carey
Senior Associate, US Program
RMI
Elizabeth Curmi
Elizabeth Curmi
Director, Global Thematic Analyst
Citi
Jeff Guldner
Jeff Guldner
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Arizona Public Service
Arshad Mansoor
Arshad Mansoor
President and CEO
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Henry McKoy
Henry McKoy
Director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)
United States Department of Energy
Markus Wilhelm
Markus Wilhelm
Co-Founder & CEO
Strata Clean Energy

Panelists

Stan Ahalt
Stan Ahalt
Dean
UNC School of Data Science and Society
Elisa Alonso
Elisa Alonso
Assistant Chief for the Minerals Intelligence Research Section
U.S. Geological Survey
Stephen Arbogast
Stephen Arbogast
Professor of the Practice, Director Energy Center
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Meredith Bandy
Meredith Bandy
Vice President, Investor Relations & Sustainability
Albemarle Corporation
Kevin Bangston
Kevin Bangston
CEO
Thomas Built Buses
Brian Bartholomew
Brian Bartholomew
Battery Trading and Market Analysis
REV Renewables
Brian Bednar
Brian Bednar
President and Founder
Birdseye Renewable Energy
Ryan Bethencourt
Ryan Bethencourt
CEO
Wild Earth
Aaron Brickman
Aaron Brickman
Senior Principal, U.S. Program
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Olivia Campbell Andersen
Olivia Campbell Andersen
Policy & Market Development Manager
ABB E-mobililty
Bill Capp
Bill Capp
Founder
Grid Storage Consulting
Chris Castro
Chris Castro
Chief of Staff, Office of State and Community Energy Programs
U.S. Department of Energy
Bryan Cheong
Bryan Cheong
Director of Programs and Strategy
The Global America Business Institute (GABI)
Sung-Jin (“Jin”) Cho
Sung-Jin (“Jin”) Cho
Founder and CEO
Soelect., Inc
Christopher Chung
Christopher Chung
CEO
EDPNC
William M. Clayton
William M. Clayton
CEO and Co-founder
Sky Harvest
Chance Cobb
Chance Cobb
Co-founder and COO
blip energy
Marie Coffin
Marie Coffin
VP, Science and Modeling
CIBO
Marshall Conrad
Marshall Conrad
Director of Government Relations
Strata Clean Energy
Trish Cozart
Trish Cozart
Director
NREL’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
Jay Dauenhauer
Jay Dauenhauer
Host
Energy Cast Podcast
Alsey Davidson
Alsey Davidson
Associate, Climate Infrastructure Investment Team
Blackrock
Gabe de Paz
Gabe de Paz
Account Manager, SE Gov’t Fleets
Ford Pro Charging
Josh Dorfman
Josh Dorfman
Co-Founder & CEO
Plantd
Anna Douglas
Anna Douglas
Co-founder and CEO
SkyNano Technologies
Guillermo Espiga
Guillermo Espiga
VP & Head of Business Development
Nth Cycle
Andrew Fishbein
Andrew Fishbein
Senior Climate Policy Manager
Climeworks
Leif Fixen
Leif Fixen
North America Agriculture Strategy Manager
The Nature Conservancy
Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn
Partner and co-founder
Unasys
Thomas Foust
Thomas Foust
Center Director II-Technical
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Sidney Fowler
Sidney Fowler
Senior Associate
Pillsbury
Mike Fox
Mike Fox
President
Piedmont Triad Partnership
Sam Gattis
Sam Gattis
Senior Director, Target and Portfolio Strategy
Oerthbio
RD Gauss
RD Gauss
Principal
Global Infrastructure Partners
Diana Godlevskaya
Diana Godlevskaya
Federal Affairs Specialist
American Clean Power Association
Pete Gould
Pete Gould
Senior Vice President
Boundary Stone Partners
Liz Guinessey
Liz Guinessey
Manager, Food and Blue Carbon Innovation
Verra
Darsh Gupta
Darsh Gupta
Head of Commercialization
Sustaera
Brandon Hass
Brandon Hass
Senior Director, Sustainability and Climate Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI)
Ruoying “Roy” He
Ruoying “Roy” He
Founder and President
Fathom Science
Jake Higdon
Jake Higdon
U.S. Manufacturing Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Innovation
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Jennifer Howard
Jennifer Howard
Vice President, Blue Carbon Program
Conservation International
Mark Huang
Mark Huang
Co-Founder and Managing Director
SeaAhead
Nick Irvin
Nick Irvin
Director of R&D, Strategy, Advanced Nuclear, and Crosscutting Technology
Southern Company
Tina Jeffress
Tina Jeffress
Senior Manager, Sustainability & Energy
Panasonic Corporation, North America
Bob Keefe
Bob Keefe
Executive Director
E2
Katharine Kollins
Katharine Kollins
President
Southeastern Wind Coalition
Amy Kozel
Amy Kozel
R&D Engineer
NuScale
Pete Krull
Pete Krull
Founder, CEO, Director of Investments
Earth Equity Advisors
Tony Lathrop
Tony Lathrop
Board Member, Chair of the Finance Committee
NC Board of Transportation
Anthony Leo
Anthony Leo
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
FuelCell Energy
Karen LeVert
Karen LeVert
CEO
Ag TechInventures
Chris Levesque
Chris Levesque
President and CEO
TerraPower
Eric Lipton
Eric Lipton
Domestic Correspondent, Washington Bureau
The New York Times
Gloria Liu Semon
Gloria Liu Semon
Senior, Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Nick Martin
Nick Martin
COO & Co-Founder
Carbon Reform
Kevin McLaughlin
Kevin McLaughlin
Vice President, Government Affairs and External Relations
Duke Energy
Steven McManus
Steven McManus
Innovation Advisor
RTI International, Innovation Advisors Group
Chris Mesrobian
Chris Mesrobian
Senior Director of Business Development
Monolith Corporation
Alex Miller
Alex Miller
Founder and Principal
Alex Miller Government Affairs
Jeff Mittelstadt
Jeff Mittelstadt
Executive Director
Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability (ACES)
Stephen Morel
Stephen Morel
Chief Investment Officer
Montgomery County Green Bank
Arjun Nair
Arjun Nair
Manager - Vehicle Programs & Infrastructure Consulting - eMobility
Thomas Built Buses, Daimler Trucks NA
Frank Nelms
Frank Nelms
Director, Energy Practice
ScottMadden
David Nenon
David Nenon
EV Supply Chain Strategy Manager
Ford Motor Company
Megan O’Connor
Megan O’Connor
Co-founder and CEO
Nth Cycle
Erica Ocampo
Erica Ocampo
Chief Sustainability Officer
The Metals Company
Dalia Patino-Echeverri
Dalia Patino-Echeverri
Gendell Associate Professor of Energy Systems and Public Policy
Duke University
Michael Piehler
Michael Piehler
Director, UNC Institute for the Environment and Chief Sustainability Officer
UNC Chapel Hill
David Pope
David Pope
Senior Manager, Pre-Sales US Energy
SAS
Gary Rackliffe
Gary Rackliffe
VP Market Development and Innovation
Hitachi Energy
Jason Rowell
Jason Rowell
Vice President, New Energy Solutions Leader
Black & Veatch
John Salmeron
John Salmeron
Managing Director
S Research Partners, LLC
Luke Sawitsky
Luke Sawitsky
Senior Investment Associate
SeaAhead
Chad Schuchmann
Chad Schuchmann
President
Daramic, LLC
Yan Song
Yan Song
Professor, Director of Program on Chinese Cities
UNC- City and Regional Planning
Julia Souder
Julia Souder
Executive Director
Long Duration Energy Storage Council
Don Stewart
Don Stewart
Vice President of Manufacturing
Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina (TBMNC)
Lucia Strader
Lucia Strader
Associate Professor
Climate Plant Innovation Network, Duke University
Allison Thomson
Allison Thomson
AgMission Scientific Program Director
Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR)
Jeff Warren
Jeff Warren
Research Director
North Carolina Policy Collaboratory
Jennifer Weiss
Jennifer Weiss
Senior Advisor for Climate Change Policy
NC Department of Transportation, Board of NC Clean Energy Fund
Deb Wojcik
Deb Wojcik
Executive Director
Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
David Wood
David Wood
Director of Engineering
SkyNano Technologies
Mike Woodard
Mike Woodard
Senator, District 22
North Carolina Senate
Logan Yonavjak
Logan Yonavjak
Chief Sustainability Officer
International Farming