Presenters

The following are confirmed presenters for the Energy Assurance and Interdependency Workshop:

John Adams
Principal Engineer, Electric Reliability Council of Texas

John Adams P.E. has over 30 years of experience in electric utility operations, grid operations, grid planning and regulatory services, with a focus the last 10 years in system operations and resource integration.  He was responsible for development of ERCOT processes and procedures during implementation of its LMP market and was instrumental in development and operation of the previous zonal market.  He recently developed processes at ERCOT to ensure newly interconnecting resources meet ERCOT/NERC interconnection requirements and has guided teams responsible for renewable integration studies.  Mr. Adams is now helping OE develop critical capability such as modeling tools and training on reliability analysis to develop effective programs and projects.  His assignment at DOE is focused on grid modernization and efficiency initiatives with respect to system expansion and market development, as well as related technology development efforts.

John was awarded a B. S. from Texas A@M in 1974, a BSEE from University of Texas at Austin in 1981, and studied Electrical Engineering post- baccalaureate at University of Houston.

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Sara Alexander
Deputy Director, ChicagoFIRST

Sara Alexander was named the Deputy Director of ChicagoFIRST in February 2006. Sara works with the Executive Director and ChicagoFIRST members in all project areas, including emergency preparedness and response planning, outreach, utility sector coordination, and the administration and management of the organization.

Prior to coming to ChicagoFIRST, Sara served as the Assistant Director of Emergency Management at the City of Chicago 's Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC). At the OEMC, she supervised critical projects in all areas of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Sara's responsibilities included writing and maintaining the citywide Emergency Operations Plan, coordinating and developing emergency notification protocols, participating in public outreach and education programs, and managing the City's Joint Operations Center . Sara also coordinated several projects with and served as the OEMC's liaison to private sector organizations, including major event venues, colleges and universities, and landmark buildings. In this capacity, Sara was the public sector liaison for ChicagoFIRST since the organization's founding in 2003 and coordinated information sharing, credentialing, notifications, and emergency response.

Before beginning her tenure at OEMC, Sara served in the City's Department of Environment, overseeing the franchise agreements with the local electric utility, coordinating emergency planning for utility interruptions and emergencies, and developing infrastructure protection programs.
Sara Alexander has a bachelor's degree in International Affairs & Foreign Policy from the University of Cincinnati .

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Tom Byers
Senior Government Affairs Representative, Magellan Midstream Partners. L.P.

Tom Byers has over 30 years experience in the energy industry, both as in-house legal counsel and in government affairs work at the federal, state and local level.  Mr. Byers received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

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Bryan Dierlam
Director, Federal Government Affairs, Cargill

Bryan Dierlam joined Cargill in January 2009 and works on issues critical to Cargill’s grain, energy and risk management businesses.  Bryan specifically works on issues related to Dodd-Frank, agriculture, transportation, energy, renewable and tax policy.   

Prior to joining Cargill, Bryan was a Senior Professional Staff member at the House Committee on Agriculture and addressed commodity programs, crop insurance, CFTC and futures/energy/derivatives market regulation, food and feed grain issues, transportation and disaster programs. Bryan worked on the 2008 Farm Bill, CFTC Reauthorization, Grains Standards Reauthorization, and Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.  He coordinated numerous hearings in advance of the 2008 Farm Bill, advised Committee members and staff on issues under the Committee's jurisdiction and led educational courses for Congressional staff on issues of importance to the Committee.  

Prior to joining the Agriculture Committee, Bryan served as Executive Director of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, coordinating NCBA's day-to-day efforts on Capitol Hill, with Federal agencies and with the media.  At NCBA, Bryan worked on agriculture appropriations, country of origin labeling, mandatory price reporting, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, resumption of beef trade with Japan and many issues integral to the beef industry.  Bryan has testified in front of the U.S. Senate and served as one of NCBA's media spokesmen, appearing on C-Span, CNN, CNBC and numerous other media outlets.

Before coming to Washington, DC, Bryan worked in Wichita, Kansas; Great Falls, Montana; and Twin Falls, Idaho where he traded grain, vegetable oil, cottonseed and other feed ingredients to domestic and international customers; evaluated individual animal management system; and evaluated new business ventures.

Bryan is from Victoria, Texas where his family owns a farm and ranch supply store.  Bryan attended Texas A&M University where he received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and an MBA in Finance.

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Bob Ehart
Senior Policy and Science Advisor, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Bob Ehart joined the National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA) in 2003 as the Animal and Plant Health Safeguarding Coordinator. The National Association of State Department of Agriculture reorganized in 2008 and Bob became Director of Public Policy. Since then, Bob has moved into the position of Senior Policy & Science Advisor. In his capacities with NASDA he works on agricultural and food legislative and regulatory issues.

He has expertise in agricultural science, policy, and communications. He has worked on a wide array of agricultural policy, including, animal and plant health, pesticide and other environmental issues affecting agriculture, food safety, biotechnology, and the farm bill in a variety of settings—academic, government, industry and consulting—domestically and internationally.

Bob has degrees in biology, entomology and ecology. He completed his course work for a Ph.D. in Land Resources in the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin where his research focus was on the roles and limits of science in food and agricultural policy.

Bob worked for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture where he managed the pesticide control program, developed a groundwater protection program and a stray voltage farm assessment program and was instrumental in establishing natural resources conservation and non-point source programs in which the Ag Department was the primary agency dealing directly with farmers. He was a subject matter expert in developing a course curriculum teaching first-responders to deal with hazardous chemical response. He was a spokesperson for the agency for controversial issues and worked closely with the Wisconsin Legislature of several high-profile, special committees.

Bob has also been an Extension pesticide resource specialist where he developed the original pesticide certification educational material and also served as an extension entomologist. He has also been an instructor in a veterinary school in Iran and has worked for a multinational chemical company where he managed issues and policies dealing with the animal health, plant protection and biotechnology business units. As a consultant, he was integral, with a select team of experts, in developing a comprehensive environmental management program for a multi-national food company working primarily in the tropics. Bob also served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Agricultural Science & Technology Review Board – an advisory committee to the Secretary of Agriculture created in the 1990 Farm Bill. Bob currently serves on the FDA’s Integration Task Force, advising the FDA leadership on the Food Safety Modernization Act implementation.

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Jack Eisenhauer
President and Chief Executive Officer, Nexight Group LLC

Jack Eisenhauer is the President and CEO of Nexight Group where he directs it’s technical and management consulting practice in energy, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber security. He consults with senior leaders at the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy, National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and global corporations on national security and energy issues. Mr. Eisenhauer helps to foster public-private partnerships in variety of critical infrastructure sectors and assists owners and operators with strategic planning, facilitation, and tabletop exercises. Prior to starting Nexight Group, he held positions as Chief Operating Officer at Energetics Incorporated and Senior Program Manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Mr. Eisenhauer holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Washington.

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Stephen Folga
Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory

Stephen M. Folga is a senior manager in the Infrastructure Assurance Center at Argonne National Laboratory. He has been involved for the last twelve years in projects related to infrastructure assurance. During that time, he contributed to the development of systems analysis methodologies to use in natural gas and petroleum fuels infrastructure assessments. He also developed methodologies for estimating the potential consequences of component disruption and the time needed to return disrupted components into service. Dr. Folga has helped to determine the interdependencies between the natural gas and petroleum infrastructures with other critical energy infrastructures, such as electric power and telecommunications.


Dr. Folga has been employed by Argonne for 20 years. He received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in gas engineering, and a B.S. in chemical engineering, all from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Gary L. Forman
Consultant, Axio Global, LLC

Gary Forman has been active in the energy industry for nearly 40 years.  He currently serves as an energy sector subject matter expert for Axio Global, LLC. Axio Global is actively engaged in catastrophic cyber risk management and is working closely with some of the world’s leading insurers and re-insurers in developing an underwriting methodology for catastrophic cyber risk insurance.

Prior to joining Axio, Gary spent 39 years with various Columbia Energy Group and NiSource Inc. companies. He has held positions such as Engineer, Project Manager, Manager of Gas Control and Director of Operations. Subsequent to Sept. 11, 2001, Gary entered the security field serving as Chief Security Officer for the Columbia Pipeline Companies. He was named Director of Corporate Security for NiSource Inc. in 2006.  Gary has been active at a national level working closely with industry members, trade associations and various agencies. He has been the Chair of bodies such as: The American Gas Association’s Natural Gas Security Committee, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s Security Committee, The Pipeline Sector Coordinating Council and the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council.

Gary holds a number of different professional registrations including Registered Professional Engineer and Certified Protection Professional. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.

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Judi Greenwald
Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy

Judi Greenwald is the incoming Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Department of Energy’s new Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. She has over 30 years of experience working on energy and environmental policy. For the past fifteen years, she was at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), most recently as the Vice President for Technology and Innovation. There she oversaw the analysis and promotion of technology, business, state, regional and federal innovation in the major sectors that contribute to climate change, including transportation, electric power, buildings, and industry. Prior to her work at the Pew Center, she served as a senior advisor on the White House Climate Change Task Force. Before that, she worked for the U.S. Congress Energy and Commerce Committee, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Ms. Greenwald has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, cum laude, from Princeton University, and an M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University.

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Mike Hightower
Water for Energy Project Lead, Sandia National Laboratories

Mike Hightower is a Distinguished Member of the Technical staff in the Energy Security Center at Sandia National Laboratories. He is a civil and environmental engineer with more than 25 years experience with research and development projects, including structural and geomechanics research in support of space and weapons systems, research and evaluation of innovative environmental technologies for industrial and nuclear waste treatment and cleanup, and security and protection of critical infrastructures. Currently Hightower supports research and development projects addressing water and energy resource sustainability and water and energy infrastructure security and protection. These efforts include developing new water treatment and water monitoring technologies, developing models and techniques to improve water resource use and management, desalination and produced water treatment, impact of water availability on energy security and reliability, and water, electric power, and natural gas infrastructure security and protection. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from New Mexico State University.

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Patricia Hoffman
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy

Patricia Hoffman was named Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in June 2010 after serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary since November 2007. Prior to her current position, Ms. Hoffman served in a dual capacity as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Development and Chief Operating Officer within OE. Prior to joining OE, she was the Program Manager for the Federal Energy Management Program within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at DOE. Ms. Hoffman holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Ceramic Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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Neil Holloran
OSD Mission Assurance Programs Manager, U.S. Navy

Neil Holloran began his Federal career just after 9/11 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren VA performing Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Acquisition work for Navy Shipboard Defense Systems.    Prior to his current position he oversaw the deployment of Navy Emergency Management capabilities and CBRN Defense technologies at all Navy installations worldwide.  He was the lead technical manager and subject matter expert on multiple CBRN defense technology and acquisition program efforts including support to critical DoD installations and mission areas at the Pentagon and Navy Special Warfare and Expeditionary units prior to and during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He currently serves as the Mission Assurance Programs Manager to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs’, conducting analysis, assessments, and case studies of defense critical infrastructure, energy security and industrial control / cybersecurity systems.  Prior to his Federal career, Neil was a Virginia State Police Trooper and worked in the private sector for a small engineering and manufacturing firm.  A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Neil graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.  Neil is married with three children and lives in Fredericksburg, VA.

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Robert Kolasky
Director, Integrated Task Force on Cyber EO and PPD 21 Implementation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Director, Integrated Task Force on Cyber EO and PPD 21 Implementation and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Bob Kolasky is currently the Director of the Integrated Task Force for Cyber EO and PPD 21 Implementation. He is an experienced strategist, planner, and organizational leader and a published writer and analyst, with the demonstrated ability to develop solutions to public problems. He previously served as the Director of Strategy and Policy for the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection. In that role, he led strategic initiatives on behalf of the Assistant Secretary to help IP achieve organizational priorities, including IP’s activities to enhance its capabilities to integrate cyber and physical risk management efforts with critical infrastructure owners and operators, and approach to improve infrastructure resilience in the face of climate change and other risks. In addition, he oversees all aspects of IP’s strategic planning process, and the related Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Enhancement Initiative. He also served as IP’s Acting Chief of Staff from August 2012-February 2013 where he was responsible for all aspect of managing the Office of the Assistant Secretary, and working on behalf of the organization’s leadership to oversee daily operations.

Mr. Kolasky previously served as the Assistant Director for Risk Governance and Support at the in the Office of Risk Management Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security where he focuses on analyzing the risks to the Nation and the degree to which we are focusing our efforts appropriately to manage those risks. In that role, he helped facilitate the Department’s Risk Steering Committee, and is responsible for developing policies and processes to enable risk-informed strategic decisions by DHS. In addition, he led the conduct of the first ever Strategic National Risk Assessment, in partnership with FEMA, as part of the implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 8.

Mr. Kolasky’s career focus is on analyzing issues related to homeland security strategy, planning and policy. He has supported program development for the DHS Secretary’s Operational Integration Staff (I-STAFF), and the National Preparedness Task Force, and led strategic planning engagements for DHS components. In doing so, he has worked both as a government employee at DHS and the U.S. Government Accountability Office and as a management consultant at Booz Allen and Hamilton.

Mr. Kolasky joined the Federal government following his graduation from the Harvard Kennedy School in June of 2002. While at the Kennedy School, Mr. Kolasky concentrated on Business and Government Policy and Microeconomics. He also worked as a management consultant for several non-profit organizations.

Prior to attending HKS, Mr. Kolasky was a journalist and an entrepreneur. He helped start two of the first public policy sites on the Internet and served as the managing editor for IntellectualCapital.com and the director of content for Policy.com.

Mr. Kolasky graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994. He lives in Washington, D.C with his wife, Carrie, and three children.

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Alice Lippert
Senior Technical Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Alice Lippert is currently employed with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) where she serves as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis (EIMA). She is responsible for DOE's State and Local Government Energy Assurance Outreach Program. Ms. Lippert is a Senior Energy Infrastructure Analyst for energy reliability and security programs and has over 25 years dealing with energy markets and emergency response events. She was formerly the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for EIMA.  Prior to joining her current position, she worked for the Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Division within OE. Ms. Lippert holds an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. from the University of North Dakota.

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Jack McCrossin
Manager Safety, Health, Environmental and Security, CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Jack McCrossin is the Manager of Environmental, Health, Safety & Security for CITGO Petroleum’s Terminal Facilities and Pipelines in the US.  In his 22nd year with CITGO, he is a 30 year veteran of the petrochemical industry, having worked in various corporate, refining, and field locations.  He is member of the American Society of Industrial Security and is a Certified Protection Professional.  He has been the Petroleum Sector Chair for New Jersey’s Infrastructure Advisory Committee since its inception post 9/11 and was elected to serve as the private sector chairman of that committee in 2013.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Liquid Terminals Association.  Jack holds a BS in Environmental Science and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Management Program.

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Patrick C. Miller
Partner and Managing Principal, The Anfield Group

Patrick Miller has dedicated his career to the protection and defense of critical infrastructures as a trusted independent advisor. He is a Partner and Managing Principal at The Anfield Group, as well as the founder, director and president emeritus of EnergySec, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focusing on information sharing, situational awareness and security workforce development. Patrick's diverse background includes positions with regulatory agencies, private consulting firms as well as organizations in the Energy, Telecommunications and Financial Services verticals.

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Tom Moran
Executive Director, All Hazards Consortium

Tom serves as the Executive Director for the All Hazards Consortium, a regional 501c3 organization focused on multi-state homeland security and emergency management issues in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the country. His role is to direct the operation of the AHC and its thousands of stakeholders to assist state/local government in their efforts to integrate the private sector owner/operators and federal partners into regional planning/project efforts in the areas of Catastrophic Planning, Information Sharing , Critical Infrastructure Protection and Business Continuity/Resiliency.

Tom spent over 20 years in the communications and technology industry working in the areas of marketing/sales, customer service, and organizing national user groups. Before retiring, Tom spent nine years serving as the corporate executive liaison to state government leadership on all matters including strategy, contracts, legal, and operations.

Educated in mechanical engineering at University of Maryland, Tom has been a Maryland resident all his life. He has owned several businesses. He enjoys all sports, theatre, singing, music, reading, mentorship and leadership development with young adults. He and his wife live in Maryland. They have three grown and married children.

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Dr. Kevin Morley
Security & Preparedness Program Manager, American Water Works Association

Kevin M. Morley, Ph.D. is the Security & Preparedness Program Manager for the American Water Works Association (AWWA). In this role he works closely with a variety of organizations tasked with advancing the security and preparedness of the Nation’s critical infrastructure, including DHS/FEMA, EPA, USACE, CDC and the Water Sector Coordinating Council. This has included facilitating the expansion of mutual aid and assistance via the Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) initiative. In addition, he has supported the development of water sector standards and guidance for security and preparedness, including ANSI/AWWA G430: Security Practices for Operations and Management, ANSI/AWWA G440: Emergency Preparedness and ANSI/AWWA J100: Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection (RAMCAP®) Standard for Risk and Resilience Management of Water and Wastewater Systems. He has also led the development of a resource guide entitled Planning for an Emergency Water Supply in collaboration with the USEPA to support requirements of the 2002 Bioterrorism Act. Currently he is leading the development of an action plan for managing cybersecurity in the water sector. His also serves on the Board of Directors of The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP).

Dr. Morley received his Ph.D. from George Mason University for research assessing the resilience of the water sector through the development of the Utility Resilience Index (URI). He holds a M.S. from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a B.A. from Syracuse University. Prior to AWWA, he worked with Delon Hampton & Associates where he was involved in several security projects, including water utility vulnerability assessments and perimeter security evaluations for the U.S. Supreme Court and the office complex of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. In addition, he spent several years providing environmental and regulatory consulting services to Fortune 500 companies.

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Clay Nesler
Vice President Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls

Clay Nesler is the Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability for Johnson Controls.  In this role, he is responsible for energy and sustainability strategy, policy, innovation and the Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency.  He also serves on the company’s global environmental sustainability council.  Since joining Johnson Controls in 1983, Clay has held a variety of leadership positions in research, product development, marketing and strategy in both the United States and Europe.

Clay is the vice-chair of the World Environment Center, serves on the board of American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and is on the advisory boards of the NRDC Center for Market Innovation and the University of Illinois Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.  He is also a member of the Alliance to Save Energy International Steering Committee. 

Clay received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a co-inventor on ten patents. He is a winner of the 2005 Corenet Global Innovator’s Award and the 2012 VERGE 25 award.

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Jeff Pillon
Director of Energy Assurance, NASEO

Jeffrey R. Pillon is the Director of Energy Assurance for the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO).   In this capacity he provides technical support to states nationally to update their energy emergency response plans and plans to enhance the security and resiliency of critical energy infrastructure.  Mr. Pillon also has a Special Term Appointment to Argonne National Laboratory, Infrastructure Assurance Center.

Mr. Pillon serves on the Government Coordinating Council for the Energy Sector under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan and is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Energy Efficiency/ Grid Modernization Grid Public Advisory Group.  He is the past chair the NASEO Energy Data and Security Committee and a past chair of the Staff Subcommittee on Critical Infrastructure for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

Mr. Pillon worked for the State of Michigan from 1973 to 2009.  He was Manager of Energy Data & Security for the Michigan Public Service Commission and was responsible for monitoring energy supply and demand, short term energy forecasting.  He also managed the Commission’s website and information technology applications.   He also served as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth, was a member of the Michigan Homeland Security Preparedness Committee; Michigan Homeland Security Advisory Council; chaired the Michigan Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee.

Mr. Pillon is a graduate of Michigan State University in Political Science.

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John Reese
Downstream Policy &Advocacy Manager, NA, Shell Oil Products US

John E. Reese is Downstream Policy &Advocacy Manager, NA with Shell Oil Products US.  In that role, he manages Shell’s participation in US and Canadian regulatory issues that affect Shell’s downstream business, including fuels regulatory initiatives at the national and local levels.   Mr. Reese is Shell’s primary contact with EPA and DOE concerning emergency fuel waivers in the event of hurricanes and other unforeseen events, and has been involved in every hurricane response from Katrina to Sandy.   Prior to joining Shell in 2002, Mr. Reese spent ten years as an attorney with the American Petroleum Institute (API) in Washington, DC, where he concentrated on fuels issues.  While at API, Mr. Reese participated in legislative activities, rulemakings, and litigation concerning reformulated gasoline, low sulfur gasoline and diesel, mobile source air toxics, oxygenates, and numerous state fuels issues.  Mr. Reese has a law degree from Catholic University, a Master of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary, and a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University.  Mr. Reese resides in Houston, Texas with his wife and three children.  In his spare time, Mr. Reese enjoys riding his motorcycle and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.

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Dr. Paula Scalingi
Executive Director, Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience

Paula Scalingi serves as Executive Director of the Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (Bay Area CRDR), a Section 501(c) (3) non-profit created to empower and enable stakeholder collaborative action to improve all-hazards disaster resilience.  The Bay Area CRDR is partnering with state and local government agencies, associations, and private sector and non-profit organizations to improve resilience through a number of activities, including identifying and addressing resilience gaps; capabilities for cross-sector information sharing and regional situational awareness; raising awareness of infrastructure  interdependencies, their implications for resilience and security and mitigation options; improving community health resilience, addressing climate change and economic resilience; and training and exercises.  Dr. Scalingi also is President of The Scalingi Group, LLC, which she founded in 2001 to provide infrastructure security and disaster resilience expertise to government, private sector, and non-profit organizations.  A pioneer in the study of infrastructure interdependencies, she founded and served from 2006 to 2011 as Director of the Pacific Northwest Center for Regional Disaster Resilience for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, a consortium of 10 U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories. Her work over the past decade has focused on development of public-private partnerships and projects to address resilience and security related to energy, cyber security, transportation, manufacturing, communications/IT , health and healthcare, cross-sector information sharing, water systems, supply chains, and dam/levee resilience.  She currently is assisting U.S. DHS Office of Health Affairs in developing a Community Health Resilience Initiative with a national Stakeholder Group of practitioners and experts. 

Dr. Scalingi’s more than 35 years of experience in addition includes: Director, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Director of the Decision and Information Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory and of ANL’s Infrastructure Assurance Center, where she was technical liaison to the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, overseeing studies on water supply, emergency services, electric power, oil and gas; legal/regulatory issues, and R&D strategy. She also served in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency on the Strategic Arms Control Treaty Delegation and as Director of Public Information; on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and as an analyst for the CIA. 

Dr. Scalingi currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University and as First Vice-Chair of the Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP), a national association representing the engineering-related disciplines. She was the principal author for TISP’s 2006 Regional Resilience Action Plan Guide and the 2011 Guide, leading national task forces for this purpose.  Her extensive volunteer work also includes the Steering Group for the Community Resilience System, Board of Directors for SF CARD (San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disaster), and DomPrep40 Board of Advisors. In recognition of her regional and community resilience contributions, Dr. Scalingi received TISP’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award.  She regularly speaks nationally and has authored articles on community and regional resilience and security issues.

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Karl Schimmeck
Vice President of Financial Services Operations, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Karl Schimmeck  is Vice President of Financial Services Operations at SIFMA. He joined the Association in November 2011. Mr. Schimmeck brings over 15 years of experience in operations, technology, finance and risk management. He is responsible, as staff advisor, for supporting SIFMA's Capital Markets Operations Committee, Technology Management Committee and Business Continuity Planning Committee as well as supporting various operations and technology based initiatives within the industry for our members.

Prior to joining SIFMA, Mr. Schimmeck held finance and operations risk positions at Goldman Sachs specifically in the areas of Derivative Operations and Shared Services. 

Additionally, he worked for PTC, a firm focused on providing product development and data management solutions, from 2000 to 2006, holding program management and strategy consulting positions within their global services advisory practice.  Prior to that he served in the United States Marine Corps during which time he achieved the rank of Captain. He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

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David Terry
Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials

David Terry is the Executive Director of the National Association of State Energy Officials and has worked with NASEO in a variety of capacities since 1996. Mr. Terry leads NASEO's programs in support of the nation's 56 State and Territory Energy Offices. The organization communicates the states' views on virtually all national energy issues, including electricity policy, energy efficiency market transformation, renewable energy commercialization and deployment, industrial energy efficiency, energy assurance and reliability, building codes and efficiency, and climate oriented energy programs.

Mr. Terry has 20 years of experience working on a range of energy issues for such organizations as the Association of State Energy Research Institutions, Governors' Biofuels Coalition, National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to working in the energy area, Mr. Terry was a statistical analyst for a market research firm, an analyst with the National Academy of Sciences, and a researcher for The Washington Post. He received a BA degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, and he has completed graduate coursework in statistics and marketing at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

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James Walden
Risk Management Director of Safeway Eastern Division, Safeway

James began his career as a Courtesy Clerk in 1989.  After graduation from Towson University in 1994, he began his management career with Safeway, and advanced to Store Manager in 2002.  In 2007, James attended the Food Industry Management Program at University of Southern California. 

After returning from USC, he was appointed the position as Director of Retail Support.  James served in that role until 2010 when he accepted an assignment in one of the largest stores in the division as Store Manager of the Boston Street Safeway in Baltimore. 

In 2012, he was asked to become the Risk Management Director of Safeway Eastern Division.  James brings a strong retail insight into the Risk Management Department, as well as a solid background in managing both people and processes.

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