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Wednesday, April 10 • 8:00am - 6:00pm
Renewable Energy Conference

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PART OF TOM TOM’S 2019 SUMMIT

At Tom Tom’s Renewable Energy Conference, dig into innovations in economic development, energy storage, and more alongside legislators, executives, and community stakeholders. Enjoy talks, keynote lunches, showcases, and a tech mixer—among other perks. Explore the conference in full at tomtomfest.com/energy.

Speakers
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Chris Bast

Chief Deputy, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Chris was appointed to the position of Chief Deputy of the Department of Environmental Quality in June, 2018. In addition to helping run the daily operations of the DEQ, Chris provides strategic communications and policy support for the agency and works across the Administration to... Read More →
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Marcy Bauer

Director, Program Operations, EVgo Services LLC
Marcy Bauer is Director of Program Operations for EVgo, the largest public fast charging network in the US. Marcy has been working in the clean transportation space for almost 10 years, and her experience spans the entire sector – consumer and fleet education on vehicles and charging... Read More →
avatar for Steve Bowers

Steve Bowers

Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Apex
Steve is the Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Apex Clean Energy. He is a strategic communications professional with 24 years of experience in political, policy, corporate, and nonprofit communications, much of it in Washington, DC. He has lived in the Charlottesville... Read More →
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Sam Brumberg

Association Counsel, VA/MD/DE Association of Electric Cooperatives
Sam Brumberg is Association Counsel to the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. He joined the Association in 2012 after almost 7 years of private practice at an AmLaw 200 firm. Sam is part of the Governmental Affairs Department, and his practice focuses... Read More →
avatar for Dianne Corsello

Dianne Corsello

Director, Business Development, Dominion Energy Power Generation
As Director of Business Development for the Dominion Energy Power Generation Group, Dianne is responsible for the development of new power facilities aligned with the Company’s generation growth plan. Within this role Dianne works with others across the Company in making decisions... Read More →
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Stephen Coughlin

CEO, Fluence
Stephen Coughlin leads the Fluence team and its efforts to accelerate energy storage adoption globally, to transform the way we power our world and ensure a more sustainable future.Before joining Fluence, Stephen led the AES Energy Storage business unit through a high-growth phase... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Curbelo

Carlos Curbelo

Cofounder, Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus
Carlos Luis Curbelo is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Florida's 26th congressional district from 2015 to 2019. In 2018, he was defeated for re-election by Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Prior to his election to the U.S. House, he served on the school... Read More →
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Erik Curren

Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Secure Futures Solar
Erik Curren is the chief marketing and business development officer at Secure Futures Solar and the author of three books including 'The Solar Patriot: A Citizen's Guide to Helping America Win Clean Energy Independence.'
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Chip Dicks

Partner, Gentry Locke
John G. "Chip" Dicks, Partner at Gentry Locke, served as an elected member of the Virginia General Assembly during the 1980's. Since leaving the Legislature, Chip has represented associations and businesses on administrative, legislative and regulatory matters before state government... Read More →
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Mary Jane Elkins

Executive Director, Southside Virginia Community College Foundation
Mary Jane Elkins is the Executive Director of the Southside Virginia Community College Foundation and Director of Institutional Advancement at the College. She has been involved in creating partnerships to develop and help fund training programs for community college students.
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Hayes Framme

Government Relations & Communications Manager, Southeast, Orsted
Hayes Framme joined Orsted in November 2017 as Government Relations & Communications Manager for the Southeast. In this role, Hayes oversees state and local government outreach, stakeholder engagement, and increasing brand recognition to help power the Virginia economy entirely on... Read More →
avatar for Harry Godfrey

Harry Godfrey

Executive Director, Virginia AEE
Harrison Godfrey serves as Executive Director of Virginia AEE. Harry comes to the organization from the advanced energy sector, having managed government affairs and public engagement for renewable development and energy efficiency businesses. Prior to his work in the private sector... Read More →
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Andrew Gohn

Eastern Region Director, American Wind Energy Association
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Mark Goodwin

President and CEO, Apex Clean Energy
Mark has dedicated more than 15 years of his career to the renewable energy sector. As CEO of Apex Clean Energy, Mark leads the execution of corporate strategy. Since Apex’s founding, he has built a team of more than 200 professionals focused on creating customized clean energy... Read More →
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Chris Gullickson

Director, Economic Development, The Port of Virginia
Chris Gullickson joined the Port of Virginia in August of 2013. He holds the position of Director, Economic Development, with a primary focus in building captive cargo volume at The Port of Virginia by working closely with state, regional and local economic development representatives... Read More →
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Katherine Hamilton

Chair; Cohost, 38 North Solutions; Energy Gang
Katherine is Chair of 38 North Solutions. In this role, Katherine has been listed on the #Solar100 board by kWh Analytics and received a Cleanie Award as Entrepreneur of the Year. Katherine is former President and serves on the Board of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic and is Co-Chair... Read More →
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Francis Hodsoll

CEO, SolUnesco
Francis Hodsoll is the co-founder and CEO of SolUnesco, where he leads strategy, business development, policy, human resources, and community engagement. Francis holds a BA in economics from Colby College and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He has served as Board Member... Read More →
avatar for Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson

Director of Engineering, Swinerton Renewable Energy
Erik Johnson is the Director of Engineering for Swinerton Renewable Energy. Erik has a broad background in the management, planning and design of public and private infrastructure improvements to support commercial, industrial and residential developments throughout Northern and Southern... Read More →
avatar for Nico Johnson

Nico Johnson

SunCast, Creative Director
Nico Johnson is a solar sales and marketing veteran with over a decade of experience developing projects and territories for internationally recognized organizations. Nico's popular podcast, SunCast, is essential listening for anyone interested in better understanding how to grow... Read More →
avatar for Katharine Kollins

Katharine Kollins

President, Southeastern Wind Coalition
Katharine Kollins is President of the Southeastern Wind Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to advancing wind power in the Southeast through outreach and education. Since September 2015 she has managed SEWC’s programming across 11 states working with a wide variety of stakeholders... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth McFadyen

Kenneth McFadyen

Director of Economic Development, Botetourt County, Virginia
Ken McFadyen joined Botetourt County, Virginia in July 2016 as director of economic development, following economic development and local government management positions in Southwest Virginia and North Carolina. Located in the Roanoke Valley, Botetourt County is engaged in all facets... Read More →
avatar for Karla Loeb

Karla Loeb

Chief Policy & Development Officer, Sigora
Karla is a veteran in clean energy policy and business development, specializing in green field projects, new market entry and regulatory and legislative affairs. As the Vice President of Policy & Development for Sigora, Karla is in charge of overseeing legislative, administrative... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth McGowan

Elizabeth McGowan

Energy reporter, Energy News Network
Elizabeth H. McGowan is a longtime energy and environment reporter based in Washington, D.C. Since May, she has covered Virginia’s transition to clean energy for the Energy News Network, a nonprofit news organization based in the Twin Cities. Her freelance news reports and features... Read More →
avatar for David Murray

David Murray

Executive Director, MDV-SEIA
David Murray serves as Executive Director of the Maryland DC Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association, the state trade association for over 120 local solar energy firms. As Executive Director, David designs and implements legislative and regulatory campaigns related to state-level... Read More →
avatar for Angela Navarro

Angela Navarro

Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Office of Governor Northam
Angela Navarro currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade under Governor Ralph Northam. In this role, she works on energy, housing, and economic development policies. Previously, she served as Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources under both Governor Northam and Governor... Read More →
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Will Reisinger

Attorney, GreeneHurlocker, PLC
Will Reisinger is a lawyer specializing in energy law and regulation. Will advises renewable energy businesses regarding regulatory, business, and policy matters. He regularly represents clients before the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Virginia General Assembly. Prior... Read More →
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Sandy Reisky

Chairman, Apex Clean Energy
Sandy is the chairman of Apex Clean Energy, a leading renewable energy company that originates, builds, owns and operates utility-scale wind and solar energy generation facilities.  He is also founder of Generation 180, a non-profit focused on advancing the transition to clean energy... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Sloane

Taylor Sloane

Manager, C&I Market Applications, Fluence
Taylor Sloane serves as global lead for Commercial & Industrial (“C&I”) energy storage applications on the Market Applications team at Fluence, a leading energy storage technology and services company formed as a joint venture between Siemens and AES. With 10 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Tony Smith, Ph.D.

Tony Smith, Ph.D.

CEO, Secure Futures LLC
CEO of Secure Futures, a B Corp certified solar development company headquartered in Staunton VA. Founded in 2004, Secure Futures has helped lead the spread of solar power on the commercial scale in Virginia.Secure Futures has always been committed to inventing new ways to bring... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Smucker

Rachel Smucker

Policy Analyst, Secure Futures, LLC.
Rachel joined Secure Futures in 2017, after working for several years in higher education. As Policy Analyst, Rachel analyzes key policy issues within the Virginia solar market and coordinates the company's outreach to state government officials and other key stakeholders. Rachel... Read More →
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David Toscano

Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates
David Toscano is the Delegate to the Virginia House from Charlottesville. He has served in the body since 2006, including a 7 year stint as Democratic Leader. He has lived in Charlottesville since 1981 with his wife Nancy. He served for 12 years on the Charlottesville City Council... Read More →
avatar for Danny Van Clief

Danny Van Clief

President, Coronal Energy
Danny Van Clief is the President of the utility scale solar development firm, Coronal Energy. Mr. Van Clief has worked in the solar industry for more than a decade, helping launch HelioSage Energy in Charlottesville, VA in 2008, and overseeing the sale of the company to Coronal in... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Weir

Elizabeth Weir

COO, Sol Systems
As Chief Operating Officer, Liz Weir focuses on organizational development and operational excellence for Sol Systems.Liz comes to Sol Systems with over 15 years of experience in renewable energy development. During her career, Liz has worked on the development and financing of more... Read More →
avatar for Devin Welch

Devin Welch

Cofounder, Sun Tribe Solar
Devin Welch is a Cofounder of Sun Tribe Solar, Virginia’s largest distributed clean energy company.At Sun Tribe, Mr. Welch leads the company's business development and strategy teams, working with stakeholders in both the public and private sector sectors to build a more sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wu

Michael Wu

Principal, Converge Strategies
Michael Wu has strong working relationships within the U.S. military, and a deep expertise related to how defense energy business is transacted. Michael previously served as a senior advisor on energy resilience and clean energy in the U.S. Air Force. In that role, he founded the... Read More →

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Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm EDT
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