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Hunter has spent his career focusing on the development and application of value driven analytics to improve business performance. As General Manager of Data Services, he is responsible for driving Tendril’s Data Services business unit and leading a team of analytics professionals to extend the value of Tendril’s products and services. He has held key executive and management roles in the US and UK, including CMO at HBOS Cards Services, Head of Commercial Management at Barclaycard, and held senior positions at Partners First and Providian. He also holds a PhD in Systems Engineering, has served on the Faculty at Visa Europe Business School and is a frequent conference speaker.
Ron Ambrosio is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer for Smarter Energy Research, overseeing activities across twelve Research Laboratories around the world. He joined IBM in 1981 at the T.J. Watson Research Center, working on real-time operating systems, distributed applications, and cyber-physical systems. Ron initiated IBM’s activities in Smart Grids in 2000.
In 2003 he represented IBM in the planning and launch of the GridWise Alliance, and in 2004 was selected by DoE for the 13-member GridWise Architecture Council, serving as Chairman in 2009-2010. Ron was Chairman of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Architecture Committee in 2009-2014.
Donnel Baird is the founder of BlocPower, a startup that markets, finances and installs solar and energy efficiency technology to help houses of worship, non-profits, small businesses and multifamily projects to slash their energy costs. Donnel spent three years as a community organizer in Brooklyn and one year as a voter contact director for Obama For America. He managed a national Change to Win/LIUNA campaign to leverage Dept. of Energy energy efficiency financing to create green construction jobs for out of work populations. He partnered with the Washington Interfaith Network to generate a $100m government investment in underserved communities in the District of Columbia. Donnel has a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A from Columbia Business School, where he was a Board of Overseers Fellow. BlocPower is backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Kapor Capital, and has a contract with the US Dept. of Energy to build an online marketplace to connect investors to portfolios of energy efficiency projects in American inner cities
Laney Brown is the Director of Smart Grid at Iberdrola USA. Prior to her current role, she was responsible for Smart Meter program at Central Maine Power and the development of Iberdrola USA’s Smart Grid strategy.
Ms. Brown received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College and a double Masters in Business Administration with a focus on the Global Energy Industry from the University of Strathclyde Business School in Scotland and University Pontificas Comillas ICADE in Spain. Laney has been recognized as a top Smart Grid professional in 2012 and 2015.
Kate Burson is currently serving as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York State, a position she assumed in January 2013. In this role, Ms. Burson has operating responsibility for a portfolio consisting of the Department of Public Service (DPS), the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). She manages the State’s Reforming the Energy Vision, a comprehensive strategy to scale up clean energy deployment, enhance New York’s competitiveness for clean energy businesses, and make its energy systems more resilient, reliable and affordable. Ms. Burson has also overseen a multitude of landmark achievements including the establishment of the nation’s largest Green Bank, an ambitious regulatory reform agenda designed to reshape New York’s energy markets, and the restructuring of state energy incentive programs into a $5 billion Clean Energy Fund. Ms. Burson was initially appointed to the Administration of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in January 2011. Prior to her current role, Ms. Burson served as Special Assistant to the Governor for Energy Efficiency, where she designed and implemented BuildSmart, a program that will improve energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent by 2020. Previously, Ms. Burson served as an Assistant Attorney General for New York State, where she prosecuted securities fraud. Ms. Burson has also formerly held positions at the World Wildlife Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the National Women’s Law Center. Ms. Burson attended Vanderbilt University where she graduated magna cum laude and was awarded All-American and Academic All-American honors for her achievements as a Division I tennis player. She received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
As Chief Commercial Officer, Karen is responsible for building and leading Stem’s commercial enterprise, including: strategy, policy, sales, marketing and product management. Her team at Stem has successfully deployed a large fleet of customer-sited storage with software and analytics that serve both commercial customers at the site and electric utilities and wholesale markets. Prior to joining Stem, she was a Managing Director in the commercial systems group at SunPower. Her teams successfully deployed large PV systems on DOD, DOE and VA facilities throughout the United States. Additionally, Karen led the key account efforts at SunPower with responsibility for Apple, Verizon, Macy’s and other Fortune 500 customers. Karen has consulted in utility-scale energy programs and spent 10 years at Honeywell Grid Solutions designing and delivering energy efficiency, demand response and smart metering programs. She currently serves as Treasurer on the board of directors of the Energy Storage Association ESA and holds a board seat on the SmartElectric Power Alliance (SEPA). Karen graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in economics.
At Central Hudson, Anthony is leading the corporation’s newly created Energy Transformation and Solutions division that manage several initiatives including: the company’s demonstration projects for the Reforming Energy Vision (REV) instituted by New York’s Public Service Commission; the company’s Energy Efficiency and Demand Response programs and the company’s microgrid projects. Anthony is also responsible for the corporation’s new business and commercial account services division and is spearheading its natural gas expansion initiative. Anthony oversees the company’s lobbying efforts in Albany; its real property services department and the company’s economic development programs.
Anthony obtained his juris doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law, his master of public administration from Marist College, and his bachelor of arts from Syracuse University.
Sunil Cherian is the Founder and CEO of Spirae, a company that specializes in software platforms for integrating high levels of renewables and Distributed Energy Resources for a wide range of applications. Since founding Spirae in 2002, he has been focused on productizing distributed energy software and growing the company’s intellectual property portfolio, customer base and strategic partnerships.
Prior to Spirae, Dr. Cherian founded Sixth Dimension, Inc. for providing communication and control technologies for the electricity industry and served as its CEO from 1997 to 2002.
Dr. Cherian has extensive experience in renewable energy integration, microgrids, and distributed energy resources management for end-use and utility applications and holds two patents related to distributed control of electric power systems. He has been involved in shaping the distributed energy industry for over twenty years through various DOE initiatives, Gridwise Alliance and the Fort Collins Zero Energy District. He has served on the Board of Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and as Advisor to the Rocky Mountain Institute’s e-Lab Initiative and the NY REV initiative. He is currently featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s Places of Invention exhibit as an energy innovator.
Kate Fish is Executive Director of the Adirondack North Country Association, a position she has held since 2010. In this role, Kate focuses ANCA’s work on key drivers of the North Country economy, including clean energy and direct support for small businesses and communities.
Prior to joining ANCA, Kate was Managing Director, Europe, for Business for Social Responsibility, a global non-profit that develops sustainable business strategies and solutions for corporate members. She also has extensive experience in the private sector as Vice President, Public Policy for a major multinational corporation. Additionally, Kate founded and managed a non-profit focused on community education about energy efficiency and sustainable building.
Andy is the Founder and CEO of Sealed, an energy services company that finances home performance upgrades with guaranteed energy savings. Customers that work with Sealed's HomeAdvance program receive a no or low cost home performance project, and are guaranteed to only pay based on the energy they save. Sealed works with utilities, local contractors, and other partners to engage customers with its HomeAdvance program. Prior to Sealed, Andy ran business development for Efficiency 2.0, a software company that partnered with utilities to better engage residential customers around saving energy. Prior to Efficiency 2.0, Andy worked as an analyst at GreenOrder, a management consulting firm focused on profitable corporate sustainability strategies. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College.
Carlos Gonzalez is the NY Lead of Grid Engineering Solutions (GES) at SolarCity. The GES team is a cross-functional and strategically-oriented department focused on leveraging distributed energy resources (DERs) - including residential and commercial solar, storage and load management systems - to benefit the grid and its customers. Carlos works collaboratively with utility engineering organizations, regulators, national research laboratories and other stakeholders to identify opportunities to integrate and utilize DERs. Prior to SolarCity, Carlos specialized in distribution system planning. He managed the electric distribution long-term investment plan at PG&E, governing the allocation of ~$1.5B annual capital investments in infrastructure. He also managed a portfolio of technology projects, including utility-scale pilot projects in energy storage, distributed generation and data analytics. Carlos holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BA in Economics from Macalester College.
Alfred Griffin is President of NY Green Bank, where he oversees the development of partnerships with private sector capital providers and other clean energy market participants to address barriers that limit private investment in attractive renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Mr. Griffin brings 25 years of financial experience to NY Green Bank and is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions in support of renewable energy generation and energy efficiency. Prior to joining NY Green Bank, Mr. Griffin held roles in corporate and investment banking, capital markets, and risk management at Citigroup Global Markets Inc, including Alternative Energy Banking.
Mr. Griffin holds bachelor’s and M.B.A. degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and serves on the university’s Board of Visitors. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
David Hebert is head of business development at San Francisco-based Sunverge Energy, a leading provider of intelligent energy storage systems. He has extensive experience with solar energy and energy storage projects in North America and the Caribbean—including managing projects in regions with particularly rigorous renewable energy requirements. He brings an acute understanding of utility practices for interconnection and management of large- and small-scale solar energy systems using smart inverters and advanced storage technology. Prior to joining Sunverge, David was with Petra Systems, makers of Smart City infrastructure solutions for municipalities, utilities and transportation companies. David is a Graduate of Notre Dame College and lives with his family in Chelmsford, MA.
Lawrence Jones is Vice President, International Programs at Edison Electric Institute (EEI). Prior to joining EEI, Lawrence spent the past 15 years of his career with Alstom Grid Inc., most recently as Vice President, Utility Innovation & Infrastructure Resilience, where he assisted utilities worldwide with formulating strategies for deploying new technology solutions. While at Alstom, Lawrence also served as Vice President, Policy, Regulatory Affairs & Industry Relations. He is a member of numerous U.S. and international industry advisory committees, and serves as Co-Chair of the 21st Century Power Partnership Leadership Forum, as a member on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, and as a member of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Smart Grid Advisory Committee. He received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Power Systems Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Janet Joseph is the Vice President for Innovation and Strategy at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Janet oversees research and market development programs, focused on catalyzing partnerships to increase innovation and investment in clean energy in New York. Janet has held technical, policy, and leadership positions at NYSERDA over the past 24 years. She has spearheaded initiatives to develop renewable power in New York, build a cleantech startup industry, and identify greenhouse gas reduction strategies that provide benefits for New Yorkers. Prior to joining NYSERDA, Janet was a research scientist at Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory. Janet has also worked as an environmental consultant for Booz-Allen and Hamilton in Washington, D.C. Janet is on the Board of the Clean Energy States Alliance and serves on the Advisory Group for the RPI Center for Future Energy Systems. Janet received the 2015 Public Service Excellence Award from the State Academy for Public Administration, and was voted one of the top ten Clean Tech leaders in New York. Janet has a Master’s degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Maryland.
Richard Kauffman joined the administration of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as New York State’s first “energy czar” in February 2013. Mr. Kauffman oversees and manages New York State’s entire energy portfolio, including the New York State Department of Public Service, the New York Power Authority, the Long Island Power Authority, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Prior to joining the administration, Mr. Kauffman worked in energy and finance at some of the nation’s highest levels, most recently serving as senior advisor to Secretary Steven Chu at the U.S. Department of Energy. In his private sector career, he was chief executive officer of Good Energies, Inc., a leading investor in clean energy technologies; a partner of Goldman Sachs where he chaired the Global Financing Group; and vice chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Business and co-head of its Banking Department.
Mr. Kauffman is also chair of NYSERDA’s Board and has served as chairman of the Board of Levi Strauss & Co., and on the boards of several other organizations, including the Brookings Institution and the Wildlife Conservation Society. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2014, Mr. Kauffman was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators.
Matt Ketschke is currently Con Edison’s vice president of Distributed Resource Integration where he is responsible for the planning and integration efforts related to grid edge customer sided resources and non-traditional utility solutions. He leads Con Edison’s team that is collaborating with regulators and stakeholders on New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) effort. REV is ambitious state policy initiative which is helping to shape the evolution of the electric delivery business model of the future. Matt has been with Con Edison for more than 20 years and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in operations, construction, and engineering. He is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Management) and Columbia University (MBA).
Riggs Kubiak is the CEO and Co-Founder of Honest Buildings, the new standard in operations, design, and construction. The New York City technology company is purpose built for real estate owners and operators to significantly reduce project spend through a suite of bid management, analytics and workflow tools combined with a deep market network, which yields unparalleled data insights. Owners using the platform today include SL Green, WeWork, Time Equities, Kushner Companies, and many others.
Launched in 2012, Honest Buildings has raised more than $17 million in venture capital funding to date. Prior to co-founding Honest Buildings, Riggs spent for 5 years at Tishman Speyer in New York City where he worked on over $30 billion of new acquisitions, spent time in asset management, and then led the global sustainability initiative.
Yoav Lurie is the CEO and Founder of Simple Energy, the leading provider of marketplaces, instant rebates, and customer engagement software for electric and gas utilities like Exelon, Southern Company, Xcel Energy, National Grid, and SMUD. Simple Energy’s software as a service (“SaaS”) instant rebate, customer engagement, digital marketing, and ecommerce solutions engage customers, drive energy savings, facilitate the sale of energy-saving products and services, and serve as the platform for the utility of the future.
Yoav has previously helped build a Washington, DC-based technology services firm, served as a Managing Director for Teach For America, and acted as national president for a network of free residential summer camps for the children of cancer patients. He has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s top “30 Under 30” Entrepreneurs and an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two adorable children.
Cheryl Martin launched Harwich Partners to work with public and private sector entities to accelerate technology adoption. Before this she served as Acting Director of ARPA-E and was also Deputy Director for Commercialization where she developed the Technology-to-Market program. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. Martin was an Executive in Residence with KPCB. She spent 20 years with Rohm and Haas Company and most recently had been General Manager for the Paint and Coatings Materials business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Dr. Martin earned a B.A. degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. from MIT.
Clay Nesler is Vice President, Corporate Sustainability for Johnson Controls. In this role, he leads the company’s global environmental sustainability council and is responsible for sustainability practices across the company’s global manufacturing operations. Since joining Johnson Controls in 1983, Clay has held a variety of leadership positions in research, product development, marketing and strategy in the United States and Europe.
Nesler received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a winner of the 2005 Corenet Global Innovator’s Award, the 2012 VERGE 25 award and is a co-inventor of twelve U.S. Patents.
Tina Palmero has over 30 years of regulatory experience working on environmental and clean energy policy issues.
Tina was involved in the initial development of New York’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program adopted by the Commission in 2003 and continues to lead a staff with policy, administrative and compliance oversight responsibilities for the RPS and other renewable energy initiatives and programs under the Commission’s authorization.
Tina also served as Chair for the Energy Resources and Environment Committee for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) from 2005-2010 and on the Staff Working Group during the initial development of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Naimish Patel is the Founder and CEO of Gridco Systems, a leader in agile grid infrastructure solutions, enabling utilities to more effectively integrate renewable and distributed generation, increase energy efficiency, manage peak capacity, and improve system reliability. Previously, Naimish was an EIR at General Catalyst Partners. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Naimish was one of the four founding team members of Sycamore Networks. Naimish holds B.S., M.S., and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT and is the holder of 18 patents. He serves on the Advanced Energy Economy Board of Directors and on the President’s Council at Olin College.
Gil C. Quiniones has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest state-owned electric utility in the nation, since 2011. He is responsible for developing and implementing the statewide utility's mission and strategic vision to serve customers and mission. He also supervises its operations, legal and financial matters and relationships with external stakeholders. Under his leadership, NYPA is currently playing a key role in fulfilling Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s landmark energy policies, Reforming the Energy Vision and the Clean Energy Standard. This is seen through NYPA’s stewardship of its clean generation and transmission assets, leadership in energy efficiency, the practice of environmental justice and sustainability initiatives, and advancement of innovative technologies to become the first digital utility, end to end. Quiniones serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; is a board member of the Large Public Power Council and the Alliance to Save Energy and NYPA's principal representative to the American Public Power Association. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Gridwise Alliance and the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council.
Quiniones was Co-Chairman of the New York Energy Highway Task Force, which helped carry out Governor Cuomo's blueprint for reimagining New York State's transmission system through partnerships between the public and private sectors. In 2015 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute the electric power industry's international research and development organization. Before joining NYPA in 2007 as Executive Vice President of Energy Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Quiniones served in several positions in the administration of City of New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, including more than four years as Senior Vice President of Energy and Telecommunications. He previously worked for Con Edison for 16 years and was one of four co-founders of Con Edison Solutions, the utility's unregulated energy services company.
John Rhodes has more than 30 years of experience in business with a focus on the financial and energy industries, and has lived and worked internationally, including India, Germany, Brazil, and Argentina.
Prior to his appointment at NYSERDA in 2013, Mr. Rhodes served as the Director for the Center for Market Innovation at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international environmental advocacy organization. The Center works to channel private capital towards environmentally beneficial investments with a focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy, green infrastructure, and sustainable food and agriculture.
Before joining NRDC, Mr. Rhodes spent three years acting as chief operating officer at Good Energies, a leading investment firm focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Additionally, Mr. Rhodes was a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton where he provided strategic consulting for clients across technology–intensive industries including energy, aerospace, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. He has also served as a trader and general manager at Metallgesellschaft, a German mining, metals and engineering firm.
He also serves on boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Alliance to Save Energy, Urban Green Council, and New York Institute for Special Education.
Roberta Scerbo is Director of the Utility of the Future organization at Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. In this newly created role she collaborates with internal organizations, third parties, and customers in developing a future utility business model. Aligned with New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision, Roberta’s team works to enable and encourage the integration of increased levels of distributed energy resources and establish customer participation in new products and service offerings. Roberta joined Orange and Rockland in 1989, her previous roles have included Director of Retail Access and Director of Customer Assistance. Roberta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Moravian College.
Vic is the founder and CEO of Green Charge , the largest commercial energy storage developer in the U.S. Over the course of seven years, Vic grew the company from an idea all the way to successful acquisition in April, 2016 by ENGIE, the largest independent power producer in the world. Prior to Green Charge, Vic held management positions at various enterprise cloud computing companies, including Oracle. Vic holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and an engineering degree from the University of Virginia.
Marisa Uchin is Director, Regulatory Affairs and Market Development for Oracle | Opower where she is responsible for expanding markets for demand side resources, and shaping regulatory and legislative policy that advances utility investment in technology innovation. Marisa joined Oracle | Opower from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where she held a variety of roles including Sr. Manager of Customer Energy Solutions and Manager of Federal Affairs where she led policy strategy on a broad set of issues including climate change, natural gas distribution and transmission, energy efficiency, renewables, and transportation electrification. Prior to joining the energy industry, Marisa held a variety of leadership and advisory roles in strategy, marketing and communications at companies including XM Satellite Radio, General Motors, and Fleishman Hillard. Marisa is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Gary Wetzel is the Vice President-US Sales for S&C Electric Company based in Chicago IL. He has over 35 years of experience in the electrical industry applying solutions for all aspects of electrical distribution systems working with diverse customers in both utility and private industry. He has been with S&C for 20 years serving in various capacities including sales, marketing, application and system engineering.
Gary is a Senior Member of IEEE and has co-authored papers on arc-resistant switchgear and presented IEEE papers and tutorials on distribution switchgear, arc-resistant switchgear, microgrids, energy storage and power quality.
Emily Wheeler is the VP of Operations for Smarter Grid Solutions. Prior to joining SGS she was the Director of Cleantech Initiatives at NYU and led the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE). She was also a co-creator and the Director of Operations for PowerBridgeNY. Her previous work experience includes performance of over $8 billion of technical due diligence for first-of-a-kind technology at the US Department of Energy’s Loan program office and heading up the SOFC R&D program at the Department of Energy. In 2013, she was named to Breaking Energy’s list of New York’s Top 10 Young Energy Leaders for 2013. She attended George Washington University and holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Ed White is Vice President of New Energy Solutions at National Grid. With great agility, decisiveness, creativity, and collaboration; Ed and his growing team have taken the leadership role in applying a dedicated focus to building the utility of the future. This is all in support of National Grid’s Connect21 strategy and the ongoing development of new efficient products and services created to meet the needs our customers and communities both demand and deserve. In development are innovative customer pricing models, modernized smart grid programs, microgrids, distributed service platforms, battery storage and a robust clean transportation strategy – all using energy smarter and more strategically.
Prior to his current role, Ed successfully led a team that developed the company’s largest distributed solar installation project and was also the U.S. lead on developing National Grid’s Energy Management Strategy. He has been with National Grid for more than 20 years working with a number of teams, including Electric Operations, Environmental, Procurement, and also served as Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of the US Business.
Ed earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a certificate in High Performance Management from Northeastern University in Boston. He also completed Cambridge University’s Program for Sustainability Leadership.
Dan Zaweski is currently the Manager – Planning and Evaluation for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department of PSEG Long Island. In this role Mr. Zaweski is responsible for developing the energy efficiency and renewable energy programs offered by PSEG Long Island and reporting on their achievements. Mr. Zaweski also serves as a key member of the PSEG Long Island team working on non-traditional, non-wires alternative solutions for PSEG Long Island.
Mr. Zaweski holds a BA and MBA with concentrations in Management. Prior to joining PSEG Long Island in 2014, Mr. Zaweski spent the previous 15 years with the Long Island Power Authority in capacity of Assistant Vice President for Energy Efficiency and Renewables where he also led the development of its Feed-In-Tariffs, Offshore Wind solicitation and oversaw the customer component of it R&D programs
In addition to his duties at PSEG Long Island, Mr. Zaweski, serves on the Board of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation and is also a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Advisory Board.
Audrey Zibelman has extensive experience in the public, private, and not-for-profit energy and electricity sectors. She is a recognized national and international expert in energy policy, markets, and smart grid innovation. She has participated as both counsel and expert witness in numerous electric utility proceedings before state and federal regulatory and legislative bodies.
Ms. Zibelman is a founder and past president and chief executive officer of Viridity Energy, Inc., which she formed after more than 25 years of electric utility industry leadership experience in both the public and private sectors.
Previously, Ms. Zibelman was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of PJM, a regional transmission organization that operates the world’s largest wholesale power market and serves 14 states throughout the eastern United States. Ms. Zibelman also held executive positions at Xcel Energy, and served as general counsel to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and as Special Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.
She is chair of the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment. She sits on other boards including the State Energy Planning Board and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.