2019 CPU Courses/Conferences

Current Issues

Industry leaders and commissioners discuss issues facing the electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications industries.

List of Presentations

2019 Current Issues Attendees

LastFirstTitleCompany/CommissionCityState
AaronsonScottVice President, Security & PreparednessEdison Electric InstituteWashingtonDC
AckermannJeffreyChairmanThe Colorado Public Utilities CommissionDenverCO
AdleyKelleyDirector, FirstNet Strategy & PolicyAT&TProsperTX
AikenClaudePresident & CEOWISPASaint CloudFL
AlbrechtShari FeistCommissionerKansas Corporation CommissionTopekaKS
AllenJohnRegional DirectorMISOLittle RockAR
AllenLarry Public Utilities SpecialistNAVFAC HQWashingtonDC
AmerJudithAssociate General CounselNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
AronBenjaminDirector, State Regulatory AffairsCTIAWashingtonDC
ArvizuDanChancellorNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesNM
Augeri, Jr.FrankLead Rate SpecialistConnecticut Public Utilities Regulatory AuthorityNew BritainCT
AyotteAlysonAsst. Rate SpecialistConnecticut Public Utilities Regulatory AuthorityNew BritainCT
BadalJohnCEOSacred Wind CommunicationsAlbuquerqueNM
BagotNancySr Vice PresidentElectric Power Supply AssociationWashingtonDC
BarnesConitshaRegulatory Affairs ManagerDuke Energy CharlotteNC
BartonLisaExec VP - UtilitiesAmerican Electric PowerColumbusOH
BeachyKarenVice President Growth & StrategyBlack Hills CorporationRapid CitySD
BenshoffAdamExecutive Director, Regulatory AffairsEdison Electric InstituteWashingtonDC
BinswangerLewisVice President, External AffairsNicor GasNapervilleIL
BlackDavidAssociate General CounselNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
BlackNoelVP of Federal Regulatory AffairsSouthern CompanyWashingtonDC
BoothWilliamPartnerMichael Best & Friedrich LLPWashingtonDC
BoydDavidVP, Gov't & Regulatory AffairsMISOEaganMN
BriggsJustinResource Planning ManagerBlack Hills CorporationRapid CitySD
BrightBenManager - RegulatorySouthwest Power PoolLittle RockAR
Brown-BlandToNolaCommissionerNorth Carolina Utilities CommissionRaleighNC
BurrowsLoriVice President/General CounselArkansas Electric Cooperative CorporationLittle RockAR
ButlerJolynnDirectorAT&TIndianapolisIN
ByrdJeffersonCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
ByrdSandraVice PresidentArkansas Electric CooperativesLittle RockAR
CadoreZoePolicy AdvisorAmerican Petroleum InstituteWashingtonDC
CarrDavidSpecial Counsel for Federal Energy AffairsMississippi Public Service CommissionJacksonMS
CarterRebeccaManager, Regulatory AffairsNew Mexico Gas Co.AlbuquerqueNM
ChampionTom PrincipalTChampion Consulting GAITHERSBURGMD
Charles PetersonKarenCommissionerDept of Telecommunications and CableBostonMA
CimermanRichardVP - External & State AffairsNCTA - The Internet & Television AssociationWashingtonDC
ClarkSusanPartnerRadey Law FirmTallahasseeFL
CoffmanCrystalSenior ManagerPattern EnergyHoustonTX
ColemanMaidaCommissionerMissouri Public Service CommissionJefferson CityMO
ConnDaveVP, State Government AffairsT-MobileBellevueWA
ConnorEllenSVP, Organizational Services/CTOTri-State Generation and TransmissionWestminsterCO
CordovaStevenProject Manager, RegulatoryNew Mexico Gas Co.AlbuquerqueNM
CostelloKenRegulatory EconomistSanta FeNM
CrowleyStaceyVice President Regional and Federal AffairsCalifornia ISOFolsomCA
DannerDaveChairmanUtilities and Transportation CommissionOlympiaWA
D'AntonioMichaelManager, Regulatory AdministrationXcel Energy/SPSLos RanchosNM
DarinTomWestern State Affairs DirectorAmerican Wind Energy AssocJacksonWY
D'AuteuilSusanALJArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
DavisLamarExecutive DirectorMISOLittle RockAR
DennisJefferyManaging Director and General CounselAdvanced Energy EconomyWashingtonDC
DionPhilipVP Customer Solutions & PolicyAmerican Electric PowerColumbusOH
DommeThomasVP, External Affairs & General CounselNew Mexico Gas Co.AlbuquerqueNM
DorityMatthewDirector Regulatory AffairsKansas City Power & Light Co.Kansas CityMO
DuckmanAshleySenior Director, Government Relations \& Public PolicyAmerican Gas AssociationWashingtonDC
DziechciarzRachaelSenior AttorneyFlorida Public Service CommissionTallahasseeFL
EasonSarahWashington RepresentativeTVAWashingtonDC
ElliottLeeRegulatorySouthwest Power PoolLittle RockAR
EllisJoanAttorneyNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
EmnettMasonVP, Competitive Market PolicyExelon Corp.WashingtonDC
EspinozaValerieCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
FabrizioLynnStaff AttorneyNew Hampshire Public Utilites CommissionConcordNH
FarmerFrankGeneral CounselMississippi Public Service CommissionJacksonMS
FedorchakJulieCommissionerND Public Service CommissionBismarckND
FeinDavidSr. VP, State Governmental & Regulatory AffairsExelon CorporationChicagoIL
FentonMarkExecutive DirectorPublic Service Company of New MexicoAlbuquerqueNM
FischmannStephenCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
FiskRussellAssociate General CounselNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
FitzpatrickBrianSr. Lead Fuel Supply AnalystPJM InterconnectionAudubonPA
FlemingElizabeth BCommissioner EmeritusPublic Service Commission of South CarolinaSpartanburgSC
FrazierTiffanyRegulatory Affairs SpecialistDC Public Service CommissionWashingtonDC
FreemanBryceAdministratorWyoming Office of Consumer AdvocateCheyenneWY
FujimotoBethCorporate External Affairs - Govt Affairs ExecAT&TRedmondWA
GarrettMarkConsultantGarrett Group Consulting, Inc.EdmondOK
GarrickSilvaConsumer Outreach Specialist ABA Hispanic CorrdinatorOffice of the People's CounselWashintonDC
GarveyEdwardRegulatory StrategistAESL ConsultingSt. PaulMN
GarvinRobertExecutive Vice President External AffairsWEC Energy GroupMilwaukeeWI
GawSteveAttorneySteve Gaw, AttorneyHolts SummitMO
GeeRobertPresidentGee Strategies Group, LLCFalls ChurchVA
GeigerJaredDivisional VP Rates and Regulatory AffairsAtmos Energy CorporationDenverCO
GillanJosephEconomistGillan AssociatesMerritt IslandFL
GlitchKeriVP and CISOMISOCarmelIN
GrahamArtChairmanFlorida Public Service CommissionTallahasseeFL
GrahamCameron AARP VolunteerAARPSanta FeNM
GregoryGaryPresidentAtmos Energy Corporation Denver CO
GuerraMichaelPartnerRooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLPChicagoIL
GunnKevinPrincipalPaladin Energy StrategiesLadueMO
HaasBillPrincipal Corporate CounselT-MobileDowners GroveIL
HallCynthiaCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
HancheyWilliamVP Government AffairsCenturyLinkWake ForestNC
HansonGaryChairmanSouth Dakota Public Utilities CommissionPierreSD
HarderCharlesDeputy Attorney GeneralArkansas Attorney General's OfficeLittle RockAR
HarperMarkSenior Director Public PolicyCenturyLinkMonroeLA
HartmanDevinPresident & CEOELCONWashingtonDC
HensonMarthaDirector, Regulatory AffairsOncor Electric DeliveryAustinTX
HermanJessicaCorporate CounselT-MobileParsippany NJ
HestermannThomasManager, Transmission Policy RegulationsSunflower Electric Powerr Corp.HaysKS
HickmanFranALJArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
HighleyDuaneCEOTri-State G&T Association, Inc.WestminsterCO
HoldenMary-AnnaCommissionerNew Jersey Board of Public UtilitiesTrentonNJ
HollickPamela SherwoodAssociate General CounselCenturyLinkIndianapolisIN
HowardJohnCommissionerPublic Service Commission of South CarolinaColumbiaSC
HuebschMikeCommissionerPublic Service Commission of WisconsinMadisonWI
HughesKandiAttorneySouthwest Power PoolLittle RockAR
HurleyAnthonyManaging Director, Utilities PracticeWitt O'BrienGeorgetownTX
JacobsLibbyConsultantAmerican Wind Energy AssocWest Des MoinesIA
JoaquimNancyAssoc. Rate SpecialistConnecticut Public Utilties Regulatory AuthorityNew BritainCT
JobesAdamCritical Infrastructure Protection ManagerNew Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency ManagementSanta FeNM
JohnsonBradCommissionerMontana Public Service CommissionHelenaMT
JonesMarne VP Regulatory & FinanceBlack Hills CorporationRapid CitySD
JonesPhilipExecutive DirectorAlliance for Transportation ElectrificationSeattleWA
KaurGurdeepChief Information Security OfficerPublic Service Enterprise GroupNewarkNJ
KeenDwightCommissionerKansas Corporation CommissionTopekaKS
KellyJamesPublic CounselFlorida Office of Public CounselTallahasseeFL
KentnerTessieManaging AttorneySouthwest Power PoolLittle RockAR
KhaliliFarzadPublic Utility ManagerOklahoma Corporation CommissionOklahoma CityOK
KhouryChollaDir. Consumer and Enviro. ProtectionOffice of the New Mexico Attorney GeneralSanta FeNM
KingRobertVice PresidentSmart Energy WaterIrvineCA
KjellanderPaulCommissioenrIdaho Public Utilities CommissionBoiseID
LadnerJustinDirectorAmerican WaterCamdenNJ
LapatoDaniel Senior Director, State AffairsAmerican Gas AssociationWashingtonDC
LeFeversDanielDirector, State & Consumer ProgramsGTIDes PlainesIL
LeistRosemarySr. Numbering Policy ManagerT-MobileTampaFL
LeVarThadChairPublic Service Commission of UtahSalt Lake CityUT
LipperSusanDirector, State Government AffairsT-MobileSacramentoCA
LynchChadManager - Gas Regional SalesDuke EnergyCharlotteNC
MattisonBrettPresident and COOAmerican Electric PowerAshlandKY
McCaffreeMatthewDirector, Regulatory StrategyItronDenverCO
McDowellSteveFinancial AnalystNorth Carolina Utilities CommissionRaleighNC
McKaigPaulRetiredOncorAustinTX
MoellerClairPresident & Chief Operating OfficerMISOCarmelIN
MorleyKevinFederal Relations ManagerAmerican Water Works AssociationWashingtonDC
MrozRichManaging DirectorResolute StrategiesHaddonfieldNJ
MurerDustinAdministrative Law JudgeOklahoma Corporation CommissionOklahoma CityOK
NelsonChrisCommissionerSouth Dakota Public Utilities CommissionPierreSD
O'Connell-DiazErinPresidentFutureFWD, Inc.Bull ValleyIL
O'GuinnKimberlyCommissionerArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
OhtaTeriPrincipal Corporate CounselT-MobileBellevueWA
OlivaSadziCommissionerIllinois Commerce CommissionChicagoIL
OlsonJasonDirector - Global Public PolicyAT&TWashingtonDC
OppedahlGaryVice PresidentEmeraAlbuquerqueNM
Passell HowardStaffSandia National LabsAlbuquerqueNM
PaynePennyGraduate StudentNMSULas CrucesNM
PfeifferDanVice President of Government AffairsITRONLiberty LakeWA
PietrzykMaryDirector, Public AffairsNuclear Energy InstituteWashingtonDC
PowellRegisPolicy AnalystArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
PresleyBrandonCommissionerMississippi Public Service CommislsionJacksonMS
RaderAronRegulatory AffairsWartsila North AmericaFort LauderdaleFL
RobertiPaulChief CounselU.S. Department of TransportationWashingtonDC
RogersKyleVice President, External AffairsSpire, Inc.BirminghamAL
RuddRyderGovernment ConsultantRSR StrategiesTallahasseeFL
SandersKyleDir, Forecasting & PlanningNew Mexico Gas Co.AlbuquerqueNM
SantanaJeniSr. Government Affairs ManagerT-MobileSacramentoCA
Santillo JrNicholas WVP, Chief Digital Infrastructure & Security Officer American WaterCamdenNJ
SaylesDavidBusiness Resiliency ManagerTri State Generation and Transmission, Inc.WestminsterCO
SchuergerMatthewCommissionerMinnesota Public Utilities CommissionSt. PaulMN
SchulingMarkConsumer AdvocateIowa Office of Consumer AdvocateDes MoinesIA
SheahanBrienChairmanIllinois Commerce CommissionChicagoIL
ShorePatrickSenior AttorneyOklahoma Gas and Electric CompanyOklahoma CityOK
ShurdenShawnRegulatory Affairs ManagerMississippi Power CompanyMadisonMS
SkrmettaEricCommissionerLouisiana Public Service CommissionMetairieLA
SmithMichaelActing General CounselNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
SmoakMalcolmPresident and COOAEP SWEPCOShrevpeortLA
SpitzerMarcPartnerSteptoe & Johnson LLPWashingtonDC
SteeleBillPresidentBill Steele and Associates LLCHighlands RanchCO
StelmasekSuzanneManager, State Government AffairsExelonChicagoIL
StipnieksElizabethPresidentE. Stipnieks StrategiesAlexandriaVA
StrauserNicoleDir, Legal & RegulatoryNew Mexico Gas Co.AlbuquerqueNM
submitBrendaGrayAdmin
SuskiePaulVP & General CounselSouthwest Power PoolLittle RockAR
TannerKristaPresidentITC MidwestDes MoinesIA
ThomasMicheleSenior National Director, State Regulatory AffairsT-MobileParsippanyNJ
ThormeyerRobDirector, Communications & AdvocacyUtilities Technology CouncilArlingtonVA
TillmanGregorySr. Mgr., Energy Regulatory AnalysisWalmart, Inc.BentonvilleAR
TorgersonJamesCEOAvangridOrangeCT
TournillonCarrieAttorneyKean MillerNew OrleansLA
TrammellBrookeRVP Rates & Regulatory AffairsXcel EnergyDenverCO
TremlScottSenior Risk Management SpecialistAmeren CorporationSaint LouisMO
TrincheroMarkAttorneyDavis Wright Tremaine LLPPortlandOR
TroxleMatthewDirector of Regulatory AffairsCenterPoint EnergyBaton RougeLA
TullohBrianExecutive Director, External Affairs North RgnMISOEaganMN
TumaJohnCommissionerPublic Utilities CommissionSt. PaulMN
TyranBarbaraExec Director, Govt & External RelationsEPRIWashingtonDC
VanceBenManager Regulatory & AccountingMississippi Power CompanyGulfportMS
VaughtCherylManagerVaught & ConnerOklahoma CityOK
VegaJennieRegulatory Program ManagerArizona Public Service PhoenixAZ
VinselNancyAssistant General CounselKentucky Public Service CommissionFrankfortKY
WagnerNickBoard MemberIowa Utilities BoardDes MoinesIA
Walker-RatliffJoanDirector, Regulatory AffairsPhillips 66Ponca CityOK
WarnockAldieSVP External Affairs and Business DevelopmentAmerican WaterChattanoogaTN
WashingtonAlexChief Policy AdvisorMississippi Public Service CommislsionJacksonMS
WeaverDavidVice PresidentSouthern Company GasAtlantaGA
WhiteGregExecutive DirectorNARUCWashingtonDC
WhitfieldSwainCommissionerPublic Service Commission of South CarolinaColumbiaSC
WigginsDenaPresident & CEONatural Gas Supply AssociationWashingtonDC
WigtonMahlonAttorneyNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
WilsonTomPrincipal Technical ExecutiveEPRIPalo AltoCA
WinnerCurtisDir., Safety, Technical & Land ServicesNew Mexico Gas Co.AlbuquerqueNM
WoodsC. PatrickManagerITC Great PlainsTopekaKS
WrightDavid A.CommissionerUS Nuclear Regulatory CommissionRockville MD
YatesLloyd EVP Customer Service, President NCDuke Energy's Carolinas RegionCharlotteNC
ZiegnerDavid CommissionerIndiana Utility Regulatory Commission IndianapolisIN

Current Issues 2019 Presentations

Updated April 2019

PanelLastFirstPresentation
As the Grid Grows: Market Solutions & Approaches to Regional ReliabiltyFitzpatrickBrianPJM Fuel Security Study
The Transformation of Universal Service Broadband - Phase IIGillanJoeLessons from the CAF II Auction
Integrated Resource Planning in a n Era of Electricty TransformationMoellerClairMISO Trends
Cyber Threats to Critical InfrastructureOlsonJasonAT&T Cybersecurity Programs
Update from the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety AdminRobertiPaulPresentation Notes
Integrated Resource Planning in a n Era of Electricty TransformationWilsonTomIntegrated Energy Network Planning
Tues, April 9, 2019 KeynoteWrightDavidUS Nuclear Regulatory Commission