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Wahleah Johns

Executive Director, Native Renewables

Varun Sivaram Ph.D.

Former CTO, ReNew Power | Visiting Senior Fellow, Columbia University Center for Global Energy Poli

Troy Hodges

Data Scientist, FERC

Tim Latimer

Co-Founder at Fervo Energy

Spencer Nelson

Professional Staff Member at U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

Shalanda Baker

Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University School of Law

Rukmani Vijayaraghavan, PhD

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at U.S. Department of Energy

Rozina Kanchwala

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Manager at CELI

Rose McKinney-James

Chairman of the Board, Energy Foundation

Richard Kauffman

Chair Of The Board Of Directors at Generate Capital

Robert Litterman

Chairman of the Risk Committee, Kepos Capital LP

Rachel Kriegsman (she/her)

Director of Strategic Partnerships, CELI

Peyman Allavirdizadeh

Director of Talent & Culture, Sparkfund

Patricio Portillo

Transportation Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council

Panama Bartholomy

Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition

Nate Kinsey

Senior Regulatory Analyst @ CPUC, CELI Sherpa, Building Decarbonization

Nakhia Morrissette, Esq

Central Region Director & Counsel, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Miranda Ballentine

President and CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Mark Hughes

Battery Engineer, SILA Nanotechnologies

Mike Kohn

Chief People Officer, Marts & Lundy

Dr. Margaret Cherne-Hendrick

Director, Beneficial Electrification at Fresh Energy

Clean Energy Leadership Institute

Executive Director, Clean Energy Leadership Institute

Lee Beck

CCUS Policy Innovation Director, Clean Air Task Force

Lara Cottingham

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Houston

Juliana Garaizar

Launch Director, Houston at Greentown Labs

Julia Pyper

Co-Host and Producer at Political Climate Podcast

Julia Hamm

CEO, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

Jose Beceiro

Senior Director, Global Energy 2.0 at Greater Houston Partnership

Joe Indvik

Head of Clean Energy Finance, RE Tech Advisors

Jatin Khanna

Business Development Manager at First Solar

Dr. Jasenka Rakas

Deputy Director of the UC Berkeley National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR)

Jared DeWese

Senior Communications Advisor, Climate and Energy at Third Way

Jacqui Patterson

Director Environmental & Climate Justice Program, NAACP

Ivana Jemelkova

Managing Director, Strategic Communications at FTI Consulting

Hannah Kornfeld

Air Quality and Climate Change Specialist at Ascent Environmental

Gerard Neely

Associate, Madison Energy Investments

Farah Benahmed

Policy Advisor, Climate and Energy at Third Way

Edwin Luevanos

Co-Founder and CEO at Citizen Energy

Diane Hughes

VP of Marketing and Communications, NuScale Power

Devin Hampton

CEO, Utility API

Damian Bednarz

External Affairs Director, EnBW North America

Cristina Garcia

Assistant Director, Building Electrification Initiative

Christina Bowman

Senior Manager, MD Center for Global Sustainability

Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

U.S. Representative, California’s 44th Congressional District, United States Congress

Cassandra John

Managing Director, Sif Capital Advisors

Carmelita Miller

Legal Counsel at Greenlining Institute

Bryan Garcia

President and CEO, Connecticut Green Bank

Bob Keefe

Executive Director at Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

Becca Ward

Senior Director at CELI

Apoorv Bhargava

CEO & Cofounder @ Weave Grid

Anjali Bains (she/her)

Senior Policy Associate, Beneficial Electrification (Electric Transportation)

Alexis Plair (she/her)

Energy Product Manager, Tesla

Abigail Regitsky

Professional Staff Member at House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Carlos Garcia

Energy Planner, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA)

Agustin Cornejo

Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Program (PATPR), Tetra Tech, Inc.

Nick Thorpe

Climate & Energy Program Associate, Earthjustice

Pari Kasotia

Mid-Atlantic Director, Vote Solar

Cecilio Aponte

Senior Analyst, Origination - sPower

Greg Miller

Energy Systems PhD Student, UC Davis

Sara Chandler

Director of Innovation, Equity & Access - Elemental Excelerator

Andrew Held (He/Him)

Energy Program Specialist -- BEPS, DOEE

Melanie Nakagawa

Director of Climate Strategy, Princeville Capital

Praveen Kathpal

VP of New Business, AES Next

Wesley Lien

Finance Manager, Pattern Energy Group

Maggie Monast

Director, Working Lands, Environmental Defense Fund

Molly Graham

Senior Program Manager, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

Laura Wang

Product Manager, Kevala, Inc.

Clea Kolster

Director of Science, Lower Carbon Capital

Malini Kannan

Senior Engineer, Clean Coalition

Abel Gustafson, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Madison Freeman

Research and Strategy Analyst, Energy Impact Partners

Kelly Fleming

Research and Policy Analyst, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy

Lauren Gore

Lead Principal, LDR Advisory Partners

Kay McCall

Executive Director, Renewable Energy Alliance - Houston

Taylor Krause

National Outreach and Partnership Coordinator at the Citizens' Climate Lobby

Ome DJ

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Morgan D. Bazilian, Ph.D

Director of the Payne Institute, and Professor of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines

Linda Sobczynski

Social Co-Chair, CELI

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Santa Barbara

Eric Martin

Managing Partner, Adaptive Change Advisors

Dan Shugar

Speaker

Bakeyah Nelson

Speaker

Aaron Jamal

Speaker

Emma Gillespie Cox

North American Sustainability, McDonald's

Paula Gant

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Innovation - Gas Technology Institute

Emma Bell

Associate, Renewable Energy Investments at J.P. Morgan

Jon Faltis

Chief Financial Officer, Arevon

Mark Chambers

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of New York

Joe Bozeman, Ph.D

Research Associate, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy

Shayla Ragimov

Senior Research Associate, Climate Leadership Council

Cole Ashman

Hardware Product Manager at Span.IO

Amee Raval

Senior Policy Researcher, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Donnel Baird

Founder and CEO, BlocPower

Molly Graham

Senior Program Manager, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) and 2020 CELI Chicago Fellow

Jennifer States

Director for Blue Economy, DNV GL – Energy and Maritime North America

Carolyn Collins

Senior Program Manager, Stem Inc.

Shayla Ragimov

Senior Research Associate, Climate Leadership Council

Maribeth DeLorenzo

Deputy Director, Urban Sustainability Administration, DC Department of Energy & Environment

Demond Drummer

Co-founder and Executive Director, New Consensus

Jon Faltis

Chief Financial Officer at Arevon with 15+ years of experience leading finance, accounting, and commercial operations

John Rennie

Energy Specialist Consultant at the World Bank

Jenya Kirshtein

Product manager at Enel X e-Mobility

Martin Hussey

Senior Analyst on the Business Development team at Lightsource bp

Evangelos Karambelas

Sr. Analyst for Middle River Power LLC, a private-equity sponsored investment platform

Kacey Katzenmeyer

Senior Manager at Green Strategies, Inc.

Samir Das

Director of Marketing and Analytics for WGL Energy

Daniel Jarvis

Vice President of Technology within the DNV GL’s Energy North America Program Implementation

Julia De la Cruz

Senior Consultant at Deloitte with 10+ years of experience in international relations and energy project management.

Beth Hieronymus

Smart Grid Consultant at Accenture

Cindy Zhu

Project Development at Prescriptive Data

Amar Shah

Manager on RMI’s Building Electrification team

Kerri Devine

Acting co-VP of Engineering at Arcadia

Matt Zedler

Heads product management & application engineering for Lockheed Martin Energy’s GridStar® Flow energy storage system

Michael Hochberg

Project Developer at Hecate Energy

Liam Weaver

Lead Solutions Engineer for California and the Western US markets at Enel X

Kiera Zitelman

Senior Manager at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Jake Higdon (he/him)

Senior Analyst, U.S. Climate Policy at Environmental Defense Fund

Marianne Lalonde

Former ACS/AAAS Congressional Fellow in U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office (D-OH) covering energy and the environment

CeCe Coffey (she, her)

Energy industry analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Guy Van Syckle

Senior Manager on the Investment Team at Hannon Armstrong

Austin deButts

Director of Origination at Sun Tribe Development

Claire Austin

Senior Associate in the Asset Management group at EDP Renewables North America

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