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 7-10, 2019

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

  • March 6th to reserve your room at the conference rate at the Eldorado Hotel
  • March 25th to take advantage of early bird registration discounts


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Updated: February 19, 2019


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 2019 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 Friday, April 5, 2019 will be fully refunded. No refunds will be made after April 5. Substitutions can be made at any time. Send the appropriate attendee contact information to Jeanette Walter at jeawalte@nmsu.edu. Substitutions made after April 3, 2019 will be processed on-site.

Eldorado Hotel Reservations

Reservation Deadline: March 6, 2019
The Eldorado Hotel special conference rate is $196 per night, single or double.
Make your hotel reservation:
• Online Reservation: CLICK HERE
• Call 800.995.4500 and mention NMSU Public Utility Conference, group code 190402NMSU.


2019 Current Issues Attendees

Updated: February 19, 2019

Last NameFirst NameTitleOrganizationCityState
AckermannJeffreyChairmanThe Colorado Public Utilities CommissionDenverCO
AikenClaudePresident & CEOWISPASaint CloudFL
AronBenjaminDirector, State Regulatory AffairsCTIAWashingtonDC
BarnesConitshaRegulatory Affairs ManagerDuke Energy CharlotteNC
BartonLisaExec VP - UtilitiesAmerican Electric PowerColumbusOH
BenshoffAdamExecutive Director, Regulatory AffairsEdison Electric InstituteWashingtonDC
BinswangerLewisVice President, External AffairsNicor GasNapervilleIL
BoydDavidVP, Gov't & Regulatory AffairsMISOEaganMN
Brown-BlandToNolaCommissionerNorth Carolina Utilities CommissionRaleighNC
BurrowsLoriVice President/General CounselArkansas Electric Cooperative CorporationLittle RockAR
ByrdSandraVice PresidentArkansas Electric CooperativesLittle RockAR
CoffmanCrystalSenior ManagerPattern EnergyHoustonTX
ColemanMaidaCommissionerMissouri Public Service CommissionJefferson CityMO
CouchKellyRate Regulatory AnalystLG&E and KU EnergyLouisvilleKY
CrowleyStaceyVice President Regional and Federal AffairsCalifornia ISOFolsomCA
D'AuteuilSusanALJArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
DionPhilipVP Customer Solutions & PolicyAmerican Electric PowerColumbusOH
DziechciarzRachaelSenior AttorneyFlorida Public Service CommissionTallahasseeFL
EmnettMasonVP, Competitive Market PolicyExelon Corp.WashingtonDC
FedorchakJulieCommissionerND Public Service CommissionBismarckND
FeinDavidSr. VP, State Governmental & Regulatory AffairsExelon CorporationChicagoIL
FentonMarkExecutive DirectorPublic Service Company of New MexicoAlbuquerqueNM
FischmannStephenCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
FujimotoBethCorporate External Affairs - Govt Affairs ExecAT&TRedmondWA
GarveyEdwardRegulatory StratgistAESL ConsultingSt. PaulMN
GlitchKeriVP and CISOMISOCarmelIN
GrahamArtChairmanFlorida Public Service CommissionTallahasseeFL
HallCynthiaCommissionerNew Mexico Public Regulation CommissionSanta FeNM
HallNikiya Director of Regulatory ServicesPepcoHoldings/ExelonWashington DCDC
HancheyWilliamVP Government AffairsCenturyLinkWake ForestNC
HansonGaryChairmanSouth Dakota Public Utilities CommissionPierreSD
HarderCharlesDeputy Attorney GeneralArkansas Attorney General's OfficeLittle RockAR
HensonMarthaDirector, Regulatory AffairsOncor Electric DeliveryAustinTX
HickmanFranALJArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
HighleyDuanePresident & CEOAECCLittle RockAR
HoAmandaDirector State Regulatory AffairsAPSPhoenixAZ
HoldenMary-AnnaCommissionerNew Jersey Board of Public UtilitiesTrentonNJ
HollickPamela SherwoodAssociate General CounselCenturyLinkIndianapolisIN
HowardJohnCommissionerPublic Service Commission of South CarolinaColumbiaSC
HuebschMikeCommissionerPublic Service Commission of WisconsinMadisonWI
KaurGurdeepChief Information Security OfficerPublic Service Enterprise GroupNewarkNJ
KeenDwightCommissionerKansas Corporation CommissionTopekaKS
LeFeversDanielDirector, State & Consumer ProgramsGTIDes PlainesIL
LeVarThadChairPublic Service Commission of UtahSalt Lake CityUT
LynchChadManager - Gas Regional SalesDuke EnergyCharlotteNC
MathewsTalinaCommissionerKentucky Public Service CommissionFrankfortKY
MattisonBrettPresident and COOAmerican Electric PowerAshlandKY
MitchellCharlotteCommissionerNorth Carolina Utilities CommissionRaleighNC
MoellerClairPresident & Chief Operating OfficerMISOCarmelIN
MorleyKevinFederal Relations ManagerAmerican Water Works AssociationWashingtonDC
NelsonChrisCommissionerSouth Dakota Public Utilities CommissionPierreSD
O'Connell-DiazErinPresidentFutureFWD, Inc.Bull ValleyIL
OdenJeremyCommissioner Alabama Public Service CommissonMontgomery Al
O'GuinnKimberlyCommissionerArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
PaynePennyGraduate StudentNMSULas CrucesNM
PietrzykMaryDirector, Public AffairsNuclear Energy InstituteWashingtonDC
PowellRegisPolicy AnalystArkansas Public Service CommissionLittle RockAR
PresleyBrandonCommissionerMississippi Public Service CommislsionJacksonMS
RippieE. GlennPartnerRooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLPChicagoIL
RogersJasonVice President, External AffairsSpire, Inc.BirminghamAL
RuddRyderGovernment ConsultantRSR StrategiesTallahasseeFL
SchuergerMatthewCommissionerMinnesota Public Utilities CommissionSt. PaulMN
ShurdenShawnRegulatory Affairs ManagerMississippi Power CompanyMadisonMS
SkrmettaEricCommissionerLouisiana Public Service CommissionMetairieLA
SmoakAlbert M.President and COOAEP SWEPCOShrevpeortLA
SolanoElizabeth Regional DirectorMISO Little rockAR
SteeleBillPresidentBill Steele and Associates LLCHighlands RanchCO
StipnieksElizabethPresidentE. Stipnieks StrategiesAlexandriaVA
StorySusanPresident & CEOAmerican WaterCamdenNJ
SuskiePaulVP & General CounselSouthwest Power PoolLittle RockAR
TannerKristaPresidentITC MidwestDes MoinesIA
ThormeyerRobDirector, Communications & AdvocacyUtilities Technology CouncilArlingtonVA
TrammellBrookeRVP Rates & Regulatory AffairsXcel EnergyDenverCO
TrincheroMarkAttorneyDavis Wright Tremaine LLPPortlandOR
TullohBrianExecutive Director, External Affairs North RgnMISOEaganMN
TyranBarbaraExec Director, Govt & External RelationsEPRIWashingtonDC
VanceBenManager Regulatory & AccountingMississippi Power CompanyGulfportMS
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
WigginsDenaPresident & CEONatural Gas Supply AssociationWashingtonDC
WilsonTomPrincipal Technical ExecutiveEPRIPalo AltoCA
YatesLloyd EVP Customer Service, President NCDuke Energy's Carolinas RegionCharlotteNC
ZiegnerDavid CommissionerIndiana Utility Regulatory Commission IndianapolisIN

Presentations will be posted after the conference subject to speaker approval.