2018 Shades of Green Speakers

2018 Keynotes

Ronald Brisé | Government Affairs Consultant, Gunster (Former Florida Public Service Commissioner & Former Co-Chair of National Utilities Diversity Council)

Anne Dougherty | Co-Founder, ILLUME

Van Jones | President & Founder, Dream Corps

Timothy Alan Simon | Counsel/Consultant, TAS STRATEGIES, Commissioner Emeritus, California Public Utilities Commission

2018 Speakers

Rukaiyah Adams | Chief Investment Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust

Trey Addison | Managing Partner, Nascent Group Holdings

Linda Baynham | Owner, Baynham Environmental, LLC

Karen Beachy | VP Supply Chain, Black Hills Corporation

Ruth Bell | Co-President, Cascadia Consulting Group

Stephanie Berkland | Multifamily Programs and Research Manager, TRC Energy Services

Terry Chaney | Outreach Specialist, Center for Energy and Environment

Bill Dickens | Senior Energy Economist, Tacoma Power

Laurie Dowling | Executive Director, National Utilities Diversity Council

Ben Downing | VP External Relations, Drexel Hamilton

Paul Francis | CEO, KIGT

Marti Frank Ph.D. | Principal, Efficiency for Everyone

Sabrina K. Garba | Founder and CEO, Glass Ladder Group

Frank Garcia | Principal, Garcia and Associates, LLC

Paula Glover | President and CEO, American Association of Blacks in Energy

Ozzie Gonzalez | Diversity Director, Howard S. Wright 

Charlie Grist | Manager, NW Power & Conservation Council

Brenda Hunt | Director, Residential Service Line, CLEAResult

Bobby Johnson | Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity, CLEAResult

Marie Jordan | President & CEO, Peak Reliability

Betsy Kauffman | Sector Lead – Renewable Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon

Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming | Partner, Van Ness Feldman – Former Chief of Staff, Environmental Protection Agency

Suzanne Kling | Vice President of People Operations, 3Degrees

Oriana Magnera | Outreach and Policy Advocate, NW Energy Coalition

Fernando Martinez | President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council

Monica Martinez | President & CEO, Ruben Strategy Group

Rose McKinney-James | Managing Principal, McKinney-James & Associates

Demetria Miles-McDonald | Founder & CEO, Decide Diversity

Brian Oglesby | Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council

Sadzi Oliva | Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission

Larry Owens | Senior Account Executive, Johnson Controls

Sherrie Pelsma | Program Director, Community Energy Project

Seandra Pope | Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Rooted Consulting Group

Andrés Rodríguez | Multicultural Account Supervisor, C+C

Melinda Rogers | Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer, NW Natural

Mark Sebree | Director of Diverse Sourcing and Inclusion, Franklin Energy 

Desiree Sideroff | Consumer Products Manager, Senior Vice President, Craft3

Alando Simpson | Vice President, City of Roses Disposal & Recycling

Liz Stanton, Ph.D. | Clinic Director and Senior Economist, Applied Economics Clinic

Serilda Summers-McGee | Principal, Workplace Change

Bing Tso | President, SBW Consulting

Kevin Walker | Senior Vice President, Power Supply, Southern California Edison

Alex Washington, Ph.D. | Chief Policy Advisor, Mississippi Public Service Commission

Patricia Watts | President, FCI Management

Ryan Wines | Founder & CEO, Marmoset Music

Susie Wong | President & CEO, Asians in Energy