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Taylor Krause

National Outreach and Partnership Coordinator at the Citizens' Climate Lobby

Claire Austin

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

Austin deButts

Director of Origination at Sun Tribe Development

Guy Van Syckle

Senior Manager on the Investment Team at Hannon Armstrong

CeCe Coffey (she, her)

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

Marianne Lalonde

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

Jake Higdon (he/him)

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

Kiera Zitelman

Senior Manager at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Liam Weaver

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

Michael Hochberg

Project Developer at Hecate Energy

Matt Zedler

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

Kerri Devine

Acting co-VP of Engineering at Arcadia

Amar Shah

Manager on RMI’s Building Electrification team

Cindy Zhu

Project Development at Prescriptive Data

Beth Hieronymus

Smart Grid Consultant at Accenture

Julia De la Cruz

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

Daniel Jarvis

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

Samir Das

Director of Marketing and Analytics for WGL Energy

Kacey Katzenmeyer

Senior Manager at Green Strategies, Inc.

Evangelos Karambelas

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

Martin Hussey

Senior Analyst on the Business Development team at Lightsource bp

Jenya Kirshtein

Product manager at Enel X e-Mobility

John Rennie

Energy Specialist Consultant at the World Bank

Jon Faltis

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

Demond Drummer

Co-founder and Executive Director, New Consensus

Maribeth DeLorenzo

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

Shayla Ragimov

Senior Research Associate, Climate Leadership Council

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Carolyn Collins

Senior Program Manager, Stem Inc.

Jennifer States

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

Molly Graham

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

Donnel Baird

Founder and CEO, BlocPower

Amee Raval

Senior Policy Researcher, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Cole Ashman

Hardware Product Manager at Span.IO

Shayla Ragimov

Senior Research Associate, Climate Leadership Council

Joe Bozeman, Ph.D

Research Associate, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy

Mark Chambers

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of New York

Jon Faltis

Chief Financial Officer, Arevon

Emma Bell

Associate, Renewable Energy Investments at J.P. Morgan

Paula Gant

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

Emma Gillespie Cox

North American Sustainability, McDonald's

Aaron Jamal

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Bakeyah Nelson

Speaker

Dan Shugar

Speaker

Eric Martin

Managing Partner, Adaptive Change Advisors

Kay McCall

Executive Director, Renewable Energy Alliance - Houston

Lauren Gore

Lead Principal, LDR Advisory Partners

Kelly Fleming

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

Madison Freeman

Research and Strategy Analyst, Energy Impact Partners

Abel Gustafson, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Malini Kannan

Senior Engineer, Clean Coalition

Clea Kolster

Director of Science, Lower Carbon Capital

Laura Wang

Product Manager, Kevala, Inc.

Molly Graham

Senior Program Manager, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

Maggie Monast

Director, Working Lands, Environmental Defense Fund

Wesley Lien

Finance Manager, Pattern Energy Group

Praveen Kathpal

VP of New Business, AES Next

Melanie Nakagawa

Director of Climate Strategy, Princeville Capital

Andrew Held (He/Him)

Energy Program Specialist -- BEPS, DOEE

Sara Chandler

Director of Innovation, Equity & Access - Elemental Excelerator

Greg Miller

Energy Systems PhD Student, UC Davis

Cecilio Aponte

Senior Analyst, Origination - sPower

Pari Kasotia

Mid-Atlantic Director, Vote Solar

Nick Thorpe

Climate & Energy Program Associate, Earthjustice

Agustin Cornejo

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

Carlos Garcia

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

Abigail Regitsky

Professional Staff Member at House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Alexis Plair (she/her)

Energy Product Manager, Tesla

Anjali Bains (she/her)

Senior Policy Associate, Beneficial Electrification (Electric Transportation)

Apoorv Bhargava

CEO & Cofounder @ Weave Grid

Becca Ward

Senior Director at CELI

Bob Keefe

Executive Director at Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

Bryan Garcia

President and CEO, Connecticut Green Bank

Carmelita Miller

Legal Counsel at Greenlining Institute

Cassandra John

Managing Director, Sif Capital Advisors

Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

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

Christina Bowman

Senior Manager, MD Center for Global Sustainability

Cristina Garcia

Assistant Director, Building Electrification Initiative

Damian Bednarz

External Affairs Director, EnBW North America

Devin Hampton

CEO, Utility API

Diane Hughes

VP of Marketing and Communications, NuScale Power

Edwin Luevanos

Co-Founder and CEO at Citizen Energy

Farah Benahmed

Policy Advisor, Climate and Energy at Third Way

Gerard Neely

Associate, Madison Energy Investments

Hannah Kornfeld

Air Quality and Climate Change Specialist at Ascent Environmental

Ivana Jemelkova

Managing Director, Strategic Communications at FTI Consulting

Jacqui Patterson

Director Environmental & Climate Justice Program, NAACP

Jared DeWese

Senior Communications Advisor, Climate and Energy at Third Way

Dr. Jasenka Rakas

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

Jatin Khanna

Business Development Manager at First Solar

Joe Indvik

Head of Clean Energy Finance, RE Tech Advisors

Jose Beceiro

Senior Director, Global Energy 2.0 at Greater Houston Partnership

Julia Hamm

CEO, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

Julia Pyper

Co-Host and Producer at Political Climate Podcast

Juliana Garaizar

Launch Director, Houston at Greentown Labs

Lara Cottingham

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Houston

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Santa Barbara

Lee Beck

CCUS Policy Innovation Director, Clean Air Task Force

Linda Sobczynski

Social Co-Chair, CELI

Clean Energy Leadership Institute

Executive Director, Clean Energy Leadership Institute

Dr. Margaret Cherne-Hendrick

Director, Beneficial Electrification at Fresh Energy

Mike Kohn

Chief People Officer, Marts & Lundy

Morgan D. Bazilian, Ph.D

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

Mark Hughes

Battery Engineer, SILA Nanotechnologies

Miranda Ballentine

President and CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Nakhia Morrissette, Esq

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

Nate Kinsey

Senior Regulatory Analyst @ CPUC, CELI Sherpa, Building Decarbonization

Panama Bartholomy

Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition

Patricio Portillo

Transportation Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council

Peyman Allavirdizadeh

Director of Talent & Culture, Sparkfund

Rachel Kriegsman (she/her)

Director of Strategic Partnerships, CELI

Robert Litterman

Chairman of the Risk Committee, Kepos Capital LP

Richard Kauffman

Chair Of The Board Of Directors at Generate Capital

Rose McKinney-James

Chairman of the Board, Energy Foundation

Rozina Kanchwala

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Manager at CELI

Rukmani Vijayaraghavan, PhD

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

Shalanda Baker

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

Spencer Nelson

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

Tim Latimer

Co-Founder at Fervo Energy

Troy Hodges

Data Scientist, FERC

Varun Sivaram Ph.D.

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

Wahleah Johns

Executive Director, Native Renewables

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