Upcoming Current Issues Conference

Contact. Jeanette Walter at jeawalte@nmsu.edu if you have questions, registration inquiries, or require additional information.

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Current Issues: April 15-18, 2018

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

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Updated: January 29, 2018


Eldorado Hotel; Santa Fe, NM


Jeanette Walter: jeawalte@nmsu.edu or 575.649.4812.


Registration and Payment Options:

  • Online: Payment options are credit card, check/money order, or we can invoice your organization.
  • Fax, phone or email: Fill out the enrollment form on the last page of the program brochure. Follow the instructions on the form for a preferred payment option.

Registration instructions for Guest Speakers/Responders:

  1. Click the “Register Now” link above.
  2. Chose the registration category: Current Issues [2017] Guest Speaker/Responder ($0.00).
  3. Press “Proceed to Payment” button.
  4. Guest speakers/responders will be sent a formal confirmation from the CPU staff.

Cancellations. Cancellation requests received via email by/on April 6, 2018 will be fully refunded. No refunds will be made after April 6, 2018. Substitutions can be made at any time. Send the appropriate attendee contact information to Jeanette Walter at jeawalte@nmsu.edu. Substitutions made after April 11, 2018 will be processed on-site.

Eldorado Hotel Reservations

Reservation Deadline: March 23, 2018
The Eldorado Hotel special conference rate is $196 per night, single or double.
Make your hotel reservation:
• Online Reservation: CLICK HERE
• Call 505.995.4500 and mention NMSU Public Utility Conference, group code 180410NMSU.


2018 Current Issues Attendees

Updated: February 16, 2018

Last NameFirst NameTitleOrganizationCityState
AckermannJeffreyChairmanColorado Public Utilities CommissionDenverCO
AronBenjaminDirector, State Regulatory AffairsCTIAWashingtonDC
AshfordJohnChairman & CEOThe Hawthorn GroupAlexandriaVA
BaerTonyaPublic CounselOffice of Public Utility CounselAustinTX
BinswangerLewisVice President, External AffairsNicor GasNapervilleIL
BjorklundBrendaAssociate General CounselCenterPoint Energy, Inc.MinneapolisMN
BlackNoelVP, Federal Regulatory AffairsSouthern CompanyWashingtonDC
BollomGregoryAssistant VP & Regulatory ConsultantMadison Gas & ElectricMadisonWI
BonugliCelinaResearch AnalystWorld Resources InstituteWashingtonDC
BowmanKendalVP Reg AffairsDuke EnergyRaleighNC
BoydDavidVP, Gov't & RegulatoryMISOEaganMN
BurrowsLoriVP, General CounselArkansas Electric Cooperative CorporationLittle RockAR
CollawnPat VincentChairman, President & CEOPNM ResourcesAlbuquerqueNM
CostelloKenPrincipal NRRISanta FeNM
DarinThomasWestern State Policy DirectorAmerican Wind Energy AssocBoulderCO
DarnellRonSVP Public PolicyPNM ResourcesAlbuquerqueNM
DionPhilip Vice PresidentAmerican Electric PowerColumbusOH
DorityMatthewDirector of Regulatory AfaairsKansas City Power & Light CompanyKansas CityMO
DyerRichardDirector of Finance,TreasurerClark Public UtilitiesVancouverWA
FonvielleKent Executive Director- External AffairsMISO EnergyLittle RockAR
GeorgeAnneVP, External Affairs & Corp CommunicationsISO New England Inc.HolyokeMA
GreggMicheleDirector of External RelationsOffice of Public Utility CounselAustinTX
HaasWilliamPrincipal Corporate CounselT-Mobile USCedar RapidsIA
HansonGaryCommissionerSouth Dakota Public Utilities CommissionPierreSD
HaqueAsimChairmanPublic Utilities Commission of OhioColumbusOH
HarderChuckDeputy Attorney GeneralOffice of Arkansas Attorney GeneralLittle RockAR
HardieLisaChairOregon Public Utility CommissionSalemOR
HarrisChrisPrincipal Utility AnalystVirgina State Corporation CommissionRichmondVA
HarrisKimberlyPresident & CEOPuget Sound EnergyBellevueWA
HeslaScottAdministrative Law JudgeArizona Corporation CommissionPhoenixAZ
HirnerDeirdre Central States Policy DirectorAmerican Wind Energy AssociationWashingtonDC
HoldenMary-AnnaCommissionerNew Jersey Board of Public UtilitiesMadisonNJ
HughesKevinChairmanMaryland Public Service CommissionBaltimoreMD
JohnsonBradCommissionerMontana Public Service CommissionHelenaMT
JonesElizabethVP Regulatory AffairsOncorAustinTX
KinseyYvetteAdministrative Law JudgeArizona Corporation CommissionPhoenixAZ
LeFeversDanielDirector, State & Consumer ProgramsGas Technology InstituteDes PlainesIL
LockwoodBarbaraVice President, RegulationArizona Public ServicePhoenixAZ
MaeniusRussellFinance Director - Rates & Regulatory SupportAustin EnergyAustinTX
MirickMarkRate AnalystAustin EnergyAustinTX
MoellerClairPresident & Chief Operating OfficerMISOEaganMN
NelsonChrisCommissionerSouth Dakota Public Utilities CommissionPierreSD
NelsonRobert A.Consumer CounselMontana Consumer CounselHelenaMT
NowakEllenChairPublic Service Commission of WisconsinMadisonWI
OberwortmannJohnRates and Forecasting ManagerAustin EnergyAustinTX
O'GuinnKimberlyCommissionerArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
OleaStevePolicy AdvisorArizona Corporation CommissionPhoenixAZ
OlivaSadziCommissionerIllinois Commerce CommissionChicagoIL
OlnickBryanVP Florida Power & Light JupiterFL
RossF. AnneGeneral CounselNew Hampshire Public Utilities CommissionConcordNH
RuddRyderGovernment ConsultantRSR StrategiesTallahasseeFL
SchuergerMatthewCommissionerMinnesota Public Utilities CommissionSt. PaulMN
SheahanBrienChairmanIllinois Commerce CommissionChciagoIL
SilversteinAlisonConsultantAlison Silverstein ConsultingPflugervilleTX
SnitchlerToddGroup DirectorAmerican Petroleum InstituteWashingtonDC
StipnieksElizabethManaging DirectorEdison Electric InstituteAlexandriaVA
SullivanJimPresident The Sullivan GroupBirminghamAL
VaughtCheryl ManagerVaught & ConnerOklahoma CityOK
WalkerDeAnnChairmanPublic Utility Commission of TexasAustinTX
WigginsDenaPresident & CEONatural Gas Supply AssociationWashingtonDC