Water Power Week, Washington, D.C - May 13-15, 2024
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2024 Waterpower Week Presenter Lineup

Matthew Allen
Matthew AllenDirector of Legislative AffairsNational Hydropower Association
Stephen Amaral
Stephen AmaralPrincipal Fisheries BiologistAlden Research Laboratory, Inc.
Shannon Ames
Shannon AmesExecutive DirectorLow Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI)
Kevin Baker
Kevin BakerDeputy General CounselrPlus Hydro, LLLP
Scottie Barrentine
Scottie BarrentineProject Manager, Pumped Storage InitiativeTennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Jen Becker-Pollet
Jen Becker-PolletProfessional Staff Member, Appropriations CommitteeU.S. Senate
Inna Braverman
Inna BravermanCEO and FounderEco Wave Power
Todd Briggeman
Todd BriggemanProject Manager, Hydropower and Hydraulic StructuresBlack & Veatch
Ashley Brooks
Ashley BrooksDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project Manager, Water Power Technologies OfficeU.S. Department of Energy
David Brown Kinloch
David Brown KinlochPresidentAppalachian Hydro Associates
Elaine Buck
Elaine BuckTechnology Manager, Marine Energy, Water Power Technologies OfficeU.S. Department of Energy
David Capka
David CapkaDirector, Division of Dam Safety and Inspections, Office of Energy ProjectsFederal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
John Chesterton
John ChestertonPrincipal Project Manager - Dams and Hydraulic StructuresMott Macdonald
Mark Christian
Mark ChristianTechnical LeaderEPRI - Electric Power Research Institute
Luciana Ciocci
Luciana CiocciHydroelectric Incentives Stakeholder Engagement LeadU.S. Department of Energy
Linda Ciocci
Linda CiocciExecutive DirectorHydropower Foundation
Patrick Cross
Patrick CrossUniversity of Hawaii
David Culligan
David CulliganVice President, Hydropower Practice LeadHDR
Tom Cuthbert
Tom CuthbertChief Technology OfficerEmrgy, Inc.
Stuart Davies
Stuart DaviesCEOORPC, Inc.
Jennifer Daw
Jennifer DawSenior ResearcherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy
Katia Debian
Katia DebianHydro Account Leader - Southeast USAGE Renewable Energy, Part of GE Vernova
Elise DeGeorge
Elise DeGeorgeSenior Project LeaderNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy
Kyle DeSomber
Kyle DeSomberMechanical Engineer, Water Power Technologies OfficeU.S. Department of Energy
John Di Stasio
John Di StasioPresidentLarge Public Power Council (LPPC)
David Duquette
David DuquetteChief Executive Officer (CEO)Littoral Power Systems Inc.
Sheila Eyler
Sheila EylerProject Leader, Mid-Atlantic Fish & Wildlife Conservation OfficeFish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Cam Fisher
Cam FisherPrincipal - Aquatic Sciences48 North Solutions
Robert Fourqurean
Robert FourqureanPolicy Advisor – Energy & ClimateBritish Embassy
Theresa Foxley
Theresa FoxleyChief of StaffrPlus Hydro, LLP
Rachel Frazin
Rachel FrazinEnergy and Environment ReporterThe Hill
Len Greene
Len GreeneDirector of Government Affairs and CommunicationsFirstLight Power Resources
Hali Gruber
Hali GruberLegislative Director, Office of U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris RodgersU.S. House of Representatives
Jason Grumet
Jason GrumetChief Executive OfficerAmerican Clean Power Association (ACP)
Boualem (Bo) Hadjerioua
Boualem (Bo) HadjeriouaDirector of Integrated Water Resource ManagementMesa Associates, Inc.
Miles Hall
Miles HallPolicy ManagerNatel Energy, Inc.
Seth Hanlon
Seth HanlonDeputy Assistant Secretary for Tax and Climate Policy, Office of Tax PolicyU.S. Treasury
Ryan Hansen
Ryan HansenHydropower Outreach Coordinator, Division of Hydropower LicensingFederal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Tim Hemstreet
Tim HemstreetVice President, Renewable Energy DevelopmentPacifiCorp
Scott Hennessey
Scott HennesseyVice President, Federal Policy,Brookfield Renewable Energy Group (US)
Kenneth Hogan
Kenneth HoganRegional Hydropower CoordinatorFish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Department of the Interior
Darren Houghton
Darren HoughtonVice President - Sales and Marketing USAANDRITZ HYDRO Corp.
Gary Ivory
Gary IvoryGeneral ManagerDouglas County Public Utility District
Paul Jacob
Paul JacobChief Executive OfficerRye Development
Alison Jakupca
Alison JakupcaSenior Regulatory ConsultantKleinschmidt Associates
Ushakar Jha
Ushakar JhaVice President, Project EngineeringRye Development
Herbie Johnson
Herbie JohnsonTechnology Manager, Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO)U.S. Department of Energy
Chuck Kahler
Chuck KahlerVice President, Hydropower Sector LeadStantec
Hailee Kessel
Hailee KesselChief Regulatory OfficerCurrent Hydro, LLC
Ronald (Ron) Klawitter
Ronald (Ron) KlawitterManager, Water System ProjectsSalt River Project (SRP)
Vladimir Koritarov
Vladimir KoritarovDirector, Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis; Program Manager, Water Power ProgramArgonne National Laboratory (ANL), U.S. Department of Energy
Brenda Langley
Brenda LangleyOperations and Communications ManagerPacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC)
Kelly Larimer
Kelly LarimerChief Technical OfficerKleinschmidt Associates
Jeff Leahey
Jeff LeaheyVice PresidentSMI
Chris Lee
Chris LeeChief Executive OfficerTidal Energy Corp.
Michael LEE
Michael LEEPresidentCyTroniQ Co., Ltd.
Marcus Lehman
Marcus LehmanCEOCalWave Power Technologies Inc.
Alice Lin
Alice LinTax Policy Advisor, Finance CommitteeU.S. Senate
Joseph LoSasso
Joseph LoSassoDirector of Corporate Partnerships and Senior Manager of Industry EngagementNational Hydropower Association (NHA)
Carl Mannheim
Carl MannheimPrincipal ConsultantKleinschmidt Associates
Mike Manwaring
Mike ManwaringPrincipal Hydropower and Energy ConsultantStantec
Tom Mapes
Tom MapesFounder and PresidentDigital Energy Council
Mark Marien
Mark MarienHealth and Safety Lead, Marine Operations Testing, Water Power Technologies OfficeU.S. Department of Energy
Clark Mather
Clark MatherCommunity and Government Relations ManagerTacoma Power
Ruth McCormick
Ruth McCormickDirector, Federal and State AffairsBusiness Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Elizabeth McCormick
Elizabeth McCormickAssociateTroutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Kristina McMillan
Kristina McMillanDirector of Growth and EngagementHatch
Kaitlyn Miller
Kaitlyn MillerDirectorBully Pulpit International (BPI)
Duff Mitchell
Duff MitchellManaging DirectorJuneau Hydro
Philip Moeller
Philip MoellerExecutive Vice President, Business Operations Group and Regulatory AffairsEdison Electric Institute (EEI)
Elizabeth Molloy
Elizabeth MolloyAdvisory Attorney, Office of General CounselFederal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Brandon Mooney
Brandon MooneyDeputy Chief Counsel, Energy and Commerce CommitteeU.S, House of Representatives
Daniel Moore
Daniel MooreEnergy ReporterBloomberg
Balkakrishnan (Balky) Nair
Balkakrishnan (Balky) NairPresident and Chief Technology OfficerOscilla Power, Inc.
Ryan Ono
Ryan OnoManager, Climate PolicyOcean Conservancy
David Oonk
David OonkManagement Analyst, Social Science and Data Strategy, Water Power Technologies OfficeU.S. Department of Energy
John Peconom
John PeconomEnergy Infrastructure Program Manager, Office of Public ParticipationFederal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Jeffrey Phillips
Jeffrey PhillipsSenior CounselEagle Creek Renewable Energy
Preston Pierce
Preston PierceGeneral Manager, Hydro, Bad Creek Pumped Storage ProjectDuke Energy Corporation
Samantha Quinn
Samantha QuinnProgram DirectorPacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET)
Tim Ramsey
Tim RamseyMarine Energy Program Manager, Water Power Technologies OfficeU.S. Department of Energy
Luigi Resta
Luigi RestaPresidentrPlus Hydro
Chris Roney
Chris RoneyResearch Lead, Economy-wide Analysis and Electrification, Energy Systems and Climate Analysis GroupEPRI - Electric Power Research Institute
Garret Root
Garret RootPrincipal Architectural HistorianSWCA Environmental Consultants
Evan Rosenlieb
Evan RosenliebResearcher III-Geospatial ScienceNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy
Gia Schneider
Gia SchneiderCo-Founder and CEONatel Energy, Inc.
Abe Schneider
Abe SchneiderCo-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)Natel Energy
Walter Schurtenberger
Walter SchurtenbergerCEO/Lead Designer (Hydro Gen. & Communications)Hydrokinetic Energy Corp.
Katie Sellers Reynolds
Katie Sellers ReynoldsRegulatory Affairs ManagerORPC, Inc.
Brennan Smith
Brennan SmithSenior Hydropower ConsultantHDR
Nick Sobczyk
Nick SobczykEnergy and Climate ReporterAxios
Bryan Sojkowski
Bryan SojkowskiRegional Fish Passage EngineerU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Abhishek Somani
Abhishek SomaniSenior Research EconomistPacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), U.S. Department of Energy
Erik Steimle
Erik SteimleVice President of Project DevelopmentRye Development
Kate Stirr
Kate StirrDirector of Communications and External AffairsNatel Energy
Philipp Stratmann
Philipp StratmannChief Executive OfficerOcean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT)
Mark Sudol
Mark SudolSenior AdvisorDawson & Associates
Pamala Sullivan
Pamala SullivanVice Chair, Board of Directors, National Hydropower Association (NHA); Chief Operating OfficerAmerican Municipal Power, Inc.
Kristi Terrasa
Kristi TerrasaCorporate Development AssociateC-Power
Amy Thomas
Amy ThomasGovernment Relations DirectorAmerican Public Power Association (APPA)
Drew Trested
Drew TrestedVice President/Fisheries ScientistNormandeau Associates, Inc.
Copeland Tucker
Copeland TuckerDirector of Public AffairsNational Hydropower Association (NHA)
Barbara Tyran
Barbara TyranDirector of External RelationsNational Hydropower Association (NHA)
Rocio Uria-Martinez
Rocio Uria-MartinezResearch EconomistOak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), U.S. Department of Energy
Zach Valdez
Zach ValdezAdvisor to Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC)U.S. Department of Energy
Jim VandePutte
Jim VandePuttePolicy ManagerEagle Creek Renewable Energy
Sarah Venuto
Sarah VenutoPrincipal and CounselCornerstone
Heidi Wahto
Heidi WahtoPrincipal, Licensing and Regulatory LeadStantec
Sterling Watson
Sterling WatsonStaff Mechanical EngineerNatel Energy
Shana Wiseman
Shana WisemanHydroelectric Incentives Program Manager, Grid Deployment OfficeU.S. Department of Energy
Julia Wood
Julia WoodPartnerRock Creek Energy Group
Malcolm Woolf
Malcolm WoolfPresident and CEONational Hydropower Association (NHA)
Oliver Wragg
Oliver WraggCommercial DirectorOrbital Marine Power

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