2013 CPU Courses/Conferences

The Basics

Practical regulatory training for the electric or natural gas local distribution (LDC) industries

Pipeline Course

The basics of natural gas pipeline ratemaking.

Water and Wastewater Course

Financial planning, strategies and accounting issues for publicly and privately owned water and wastewater utilities

Current Issues

Industry leaders and commissioners discuss issues facing the electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications industries.
Spring. Current Issues: March 10-13, 2013
Note: No presentations were provided online for this conference.

Current Issues: Public Officials/Staff and Industry Attendees: Spring 2013

NameTitleCommission/Company
Ahern, PaulinePrincipalAUS Consultants
Alteen, PeterVP, Regulation and PlanningNewfoundland Power, Inc.
Armstrong, DavidChairmanKentucky Public Service Commission
Berntsen, RobShareholderMISO
Betkoski, JohnVice ChairmanConnecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Binette, MatthewVPWright & Talisman, P.C.
Binswanger, LewisVPSourceGas
Birmingham, SaraDirectorWestern States SEIA
Brenner, LawrenceCommissionerMaryland Public Service Commission
Burke, JohnMemberVermont Public Service Board
Burns, NancyStaff CounselNM Public Regulation Commission
Burrows, Lori L.Senior Staff AttorneyArkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
Burtenshaw, AlainaChairmanNevada Public Utilities Commission
Butler, FrederickPresident & CEOButler Advisory Services
Butler, JolynnExec DirectorAT&T
Butterfield, SandyCTO & Co-Founder, IEC TC88 ChairmanBoulder Wind Power
Carter, ScottSenior VPAGL Resources
Casey, PhillipVP Deputy Counsel/RegulatoryNiSource, Inc.
Clark, SusanPartnerRadey, Thomas, Yon & Clark
Caudill, MarkVPMCR Performance Solutions
Coen, DavidCommissionerVermont Public Service Board
Collins, MaryStrategic InitiativesPNM
Connell, BruceRegulatory CounselConocoPhillips
Conrad, StuartPartnerFinnegan, Conrad & Peterson
Crowder, CalvinPresidentElectric Transmission Texas, LLC
Culbertson, TylerAnaylstSourceGas
Cullem, ErinSenior AttorneySouthwest Power Pool
Dandekar, SwatiCommissionerIowa Utilities Board
Darnell, RonSenior VPPNM Resources
Desselle, MichaelVP Process, IntegritySouthwest Power Pool
Espinoza, ValerieCommissionerNM Public Regulation Commission
Farroba, KatherineVP, State Public PolicyVerizon
Fleming, ElizabethCommissionerSouth Carolina Public Service Commission
Foran, PaulVP, Regulatory ProgramsAmerican Water
Freeman, BryceAdministratorOffice of Consumer Advocate
Freier, GayleRegulatory AnalystSouthwest Power Pool
Frost, PeterDirector, Regulatory AffairsConocoPhillips
Gale, BrentSr. VPMidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
Garrett, MarkPresidentGarrett Group, LLC
Gascon, Sharon L.PresidentSharon Gascon Consulting
Gee, RobertPresidentGee Strategies Group LLC
Genoa, PaulSr. DirectorNuclear Energy Institute
Gerst, MatthewDirectorState Regulatory & External Affairs, CTIA - The Wireless Association
Gerwatowski, RonaldSenior VPNational Grid
Gillan, JoePresidentGillan Associates
Givens, SheriPublic CounselTexas Office of Public Utility Counsel
Grable, Michael G.PresidentLone Star Transmission LLC
Gramlich, RobInterim CEOAWEA
Gutierrez, AvelinoStaff CounselNM Public Regulation Commission
Hadley, DavidConsultant to the PresidentNIPSCO
Hanson, GaryChairmanSouth Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Harder, CharlesSr. Dir., Regulatory Policy & External RelationsCenterPoint Energy
Hastings, JameyVP, External & State AffairsCTIA - The Wireless Association
Holloran, TimStaff CounselNM Public Regulation Commission
Howard, ButchChairmanSouth Carolina Public Service Commission
Hutchinson, Jennifer BrooksSenior CounselNational Grid
Jacobs, LibbyChairIowa Utilities Board
Jarrett, TerryCommissionerMissouri Public Service Commission
Jibson, RonChairman, President & CEOQuestar Corporation
Jones, PhillipCommissioner & NARUC PresidentWashington Utilities & Transportation Commission
Kavulla, TravisCommissionerMontana Public Service Commission
Kelley, RoderickPublic Utilities SpecialistBonneville Power Administration
Kelliher, JoeExecutive VP, Federal Regulatory AffairsNextEra Energy, Inc.
Kelly, AndreaSenior VPPacifiCorp
Kelly, JRPublic CounselFlorida Office of Public Council
Kjellander, PaulPresidentIdaho Public Utilities Commission
Koenig, BobDirector of Regulatory RelationsOklahoma Gas & Electric Co.
Laub, DonSenior Director, Government AffairssComcast
Levis, BillConsumer CounselColorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Lopez, PatrickDirector, Legal DivisionNM Public Regulation Commission
Lynch, WalterPresident & COO, Regulated OperationsAmerican Water
Maguire, TomSenior VP, National Operations SupportVerizon
Marzo, BrandonPartnerTroutman Sanders, LLP
Mason, DonaldPresidentAll American Energy Partners, LLC
Mattey, CarolDeputy Chief, Wireline Competition BureauFCC
Mayer, RobertVP USTelecom
McCellon-Allen, VenitaPresident & CEOAEP/Southwestern Electric Power Company
McDougal, StevenDirector, Revenue RequirementsPacificorp
McKaig, PaulVPOncor Electric Delivery
McKay, BarrieVP, State Regulatory AffairsQuestar Gas Company
McNamara, WillSenior ManagerWest Monroe Partners
Montoya, KarenCommissionerNew Mexico PRC
Mowry, ChrisPresident Babcock & Wilcox Modular Nuclear Energy Company
Nelson, DonnaChairPublic Utility Commission of Texas
Nichols, JeffSr. Director, IT InfrastructureSempra Energy Utilities
Norris, JohnCommissionerFERC
Norwood, KellyVP, State & Federal RegulationAvista Corporation
O'Brien, Celia B.Assistant General CounselNational Grid
Oldak, MikeVP & General CounselUtilities Telecom Council
Nelson, PeteChairman & CEOCalifornia Water Service
Pfeiffer, DanVP, Government AffairsItron
Pinnix-Ragland, HildaVP, Corporate Public AffairsDuke Energy
Powelson, RobertChairmanPennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Quackenbush, JohnChairmanMichigan Public Service Commission
Queen, KevinRegulatory Affairs ManagerGeorgia Power
Randolph, JanetManager, Customer Care InitiativesPepco Holdings, Inc.
Reha, PhyllisCommissionerMinnesota Public Utilities Commission
Riley, MikeAssociate General CounselSouthwest Power Pool, Inc.
Roberti, PaulCommissionerRhode Island Public Utilities Commission
Rogers, KyleVP, Government RelationsAmerican Gas Association
Romano, MichaelSenior VP, PolicyNational Telecommunications Cooperative Association
Ross, F. AnneGeneral CounselNH Public Utilities Commission
Rumsey, ThomasVP, External AffairsNYISO
Schmidt, JoelVP, Regulatory AffairsAlliant Energy
Schubilske, JamesVPWe Energies
Shambaugh, GaryPrincipal & DirectorAUS Consultants
Smith, DustinSenior Legislative AnalystSouthwest Power Pool
Smith, SocttSenior VP, Transmission Strategy & Business DevelopmentAEP
Somerhalder, JohnChairman, President & CEOAGL Resources
Sparks, KeithDirector of DevelopmentClean Line Energy Partners
Stipnieks, ElizabethDirectorEdison Electric Institute
Stoll, SteveCommissionerMissouri Public Service Commission
Suskie, PaulSenior VP & General CounselSouthwest Power Pool
Svanda, DavidPrincipalSvanda & Coy Consulting
Taylor, Jeffrey S.Assistant Attorney GeneralNM Office of the Attorney General
Teehan, Thomas R.Senior CounselNational Grid
Thoms, AllanPrincipalAllan Thoms Consulting LLC
Tyran, BarbaraDirectorEPRI
Vasington, PaulDirector, State Public PolicyVerizon
Walker-Ratliff, JoanDirector, Regulatory AffairsPhillips 66
Wathen, JosephVPPepco Holdings, Inc.
Weaver, DavidVP, Regulatory AffairsAGL Resources
Whitehurst, StacyVP of Regulatory PolicyTexas-New Mexico Power
Whitelocke, SimonVP, Regulatory & External AffairsITC Holdings Corp
Williams, WilliamLawyerWilliams & Anderson PLC
Winter, JackSenior PrincipalWest Monroe Partners
Wise, StanCommissionerGeorgia Public Service Commission
Wright, ThomasChairmanKansas Corporation Commission
Ziegner, DavidCommissionerIndiana Utility Regulatory Commission