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  • The Outlook for SustainabilityCharting a Course Amidst Economic, Geopolitical, and Environmental Challenges

    December 2, 20091221 Avenue of the Americas

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  • agendaWednesday, December 2

    1:001:30 pm Registration

    1:301:45 Welcome and Opening CommentsLarry Neal, President, PlattsRuss Stepp, President of R. W. Beck, An SAIC Company

    1:452:30 Keynote AddressThe Hon. Steven Koonin, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy

    2:304:00 The Outlook for SustainabilityEconomic Roundtable Discussion

    Guerry Waters, Vice President Industry Strategy and Marketing Utilities Global Business Unit, Oracle (Chair)

    John Kingston, Global Director of Oil, Platts Sarah O. Ladislaw, Fellow, Energy and National Security Program,

    Center for Strategic and International Studies Michael Mandel, former Chief Economist, BusinessWeekRobert Murray, Vice President, Economic Affairs, McGraw-Hill Construction David Wyss, Chief Economist, Standard & Poors

    4:004:30 Refreshment and Networking Break

    4:306:00 The Outlook for SustainabilityIndustry Leader Roundtable Discussion

    James L. Parish, Executive Vice President, Energy Solutions and LEAN Transformations, RWD Technologies (Chair)

    Michael F. Mansfield Sr., Chief Executive Officer, Mansfield Oil Company Roberta Bowman, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer,

    Duke Energy Curt L. Hbert, Jr., Executive Vice President, External Affairs Entergy CorpPedro Azagra, Chief Development Officer, IberdrolaJohn A. Caroselli, Executive Vice President, National Grid

    6:007:30 Networking Reception

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    Dr. Steven E. Koonin became the Under Secretary for Science in the US Department of Energy on May 20, 2009. In that capacity, he is responsible for guiding and coordinating technical activities across the Department, overseeing its basic research activities, and providing technical advice to the Secretary of Energy. DOE activities are essential to the Administrations goals of promoting basic science, providing clean and secure energy, and enhancing nuclear security.

    Prior to his government appointment, Dr. Koonin was the Chief Scientist for BP, plc. Koonins understanding of energy trends and technologies, widely com-municated to the public, underpinned BPs recent investments in alternative and renewable energy sources, including the Energy Biosciences Institute formed in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    Dr. Koonin joined BP in 2004 following a 29-year career at the California Institute of Technology as a Professor of Theoretical Physics. He has published more than 200 scholarly papers and supervised more than 25 PhD theses in such diverse fields as nuclear and many-body theory, nuclear astrophysics, atomic and computational physics, and global environmental science. In a twenty-year teaching career, he educated hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students in advanced physics topics and authored a seminal text on Computational Phys-ics in 1985. Koonin also served as Caltechs Provost from 1995-2004, helping to hire some 100 of the Institutes professors and forming initiatives in biology, astronomy, the earth sciences, the social sciences, and information science. He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from Caltech and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from MIT. He and his wife Laurie have been married for 34 years and have three children, Anna, Alyson, and Benjamin.

    Pedro Azagra is currently Chief Development Officer of Iberdrola and a member of the management team. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Energy East, Rochester Gas and Electric, New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, and Iberdrola Portugal. From 2004 to 2008, Azagra was a member of the board of Rokas in Greece. He also is a part-time teacher in the Univer-sidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid (ICADE). Prior to joining Iberdrola, Azagra previously worked for Morgan Stanley in London, in the Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Project Finance division. Azagra holds a Degree in Business and Law (E-3) by Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid (ICADE) and a MBA by Chicago University.

  • Roberta B. Bowman is Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for Duke Energy. She is responsible for the companys integrated strategy to operate in a way that is good for people, the planet and profits. She also serves in the office of the chairman to represent the company to key stakeholders and works with a number of national, international and industry groups to advance issues important to Duke Energy. She was named to her current position in March 2008.

    Bowman has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. She joined Duke Power in 1986 as director of power plant community relations. After a series of promotions including general manager of public issues in 1993, general manager of communications and community relations in 1994 and manager of bulk power marketing in 1995, she was named vice president of communications and community relations in 1996. She served as the companys chief communications officer for 10 years, and was appointed senior vice president of public affairs in January 2001. In that role, she led the corporations communications, public affairs and community relations functions, including The Duke Energy Foundation. Following the merger with Cinergy in 2006, she was named the companys first corporate officer in sustainability as vice president of sustainability and community affairs. During her career, Bowman has also had responsibility for public policy; government and regulatory relations; and environment, health and safety. Prior to joining the company, Bowman worked at Northeast Utilities in Hartford, Conn., from 1978 to 1986. She served as manager of nuclear information. A native of West Hartford, Conn., Bowman graduated with distinction from Tufts University in Medford, Mass., with a bachelor of arts degree.

    John A. Caroselli is Executive Vice President at National Grid, an international energy company. He is the lead executive for New York State and also leads Customer Product & Service functions. John was Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer, KeySpan Corp. He was responsible for Strategic Planning, Corporate Development, Brand Management, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service.

    Mr. Caroselli came to KeySpan in 2001 from AXA Financial where he was Ex-ecutive Vice President of Corporate Development. Prior to that, he held senior officer positions with Chase Manhattan, Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He has extensive experience in strategy, merger integration, and major change programs.

    Mr. Caroselli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College and a Master of Arts degree in organizational psychology from Fair-leigh Dickinson University. He serves on the Boards of the United Way of NYC, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, New York State Smart Grid Consortium and on the Asia Society Business Council.

  • Curt L. Hbert Jr. joined Entergy Corporation as Executive Vice President, External Affairs on September 1, 2001 after a lengthy career as a government energy regulator at both the federal and state levels. His responsibilities include supervision of the companys system and federal government relations, system regulatory affairs, external and internal communications, and corporate contri-bution functions. He serves as a member of the Office of Chief Executive and reports to Entergys Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, J. Wayne Leonard.

    Prior to becoming an Entergy executive, Hbert served four years in Wash-ington as a presidential appointee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commis-sion. He was nominated to a Republican seat on FERC by President William J. Clinton in 1997 and was named chairman by President George W. Bush in January, 2001. At 38 years of age, Hbert became the youngest chairman in history of the FERC.

    As chairman, he initiated a market monitoring and mitigation plan for whole-sale electricity prices in April of 2001, putting a mechanism in place that rec-ognized individual heat rates and input costs of gas, emission allowances and O&M. This replaced a $150 hard cap and ended the run-up in electricity prices in the west within the very hour the order went into effect. He stepped down from the commission on August 31, 2001 to accept his position with Entergy.

    Hbert received a bachelor of science degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and a juris doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law and completed the Reactor Technology Program at MIT.

    John Kingston has 30 years experience as a journalist, 28 years of which he has spent covering commodities. He joined Platts in 1985 and is now its global director of oil, managing the editorial oil team worldwide, which consists of all market and news reporters.

    During his 23 years at Platts, John has held various positions including domestic crude editor, international crude manager, managing editor of Platts Oilgram Price Report, executive editor of Platts Oilgram News, editor-in-chief of Platts Oilgram News, and director of metals. His efforts helped bring about the US industrys understanding and adoption of the Platts Market-on-Close price assessment process. Prior to his career at Platts, he worked for various daily newspapers, including American Metal Market, a daily trade newspaper, where he worked as a reporter and editor.

    A frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences, John is also regularly tapped for energy commentary by national and international broadcast and print and online media organizations including CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS, WSJ, Forbes, and more. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism and communica-tions from Washington & Lee University.


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  • Sarah Ladislaw is a fellow in the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, where she concentrates on the geopolitical implications of energy produc-tion and use, energy security, energy technology, sustainable development, and climate change. She manages the CSIS end of a partnership on energy security and climate change with the World Resources Institute, an environ-mental think tank. CSIS and WRI are drafting several policy briefs as well as a roadmap for the new U.S. administration on how to manage energy security and climate change challenges. She has been involved with CSISs work on the geopolitics portion of the National Petroleum Council study and the Smart Power Comission, focusing particularly on energy security and climate issues. She has also worked on the implications of global energy trends, prospects for greater energy integration, U.S. leadership on climate change, and carbon management strategies and technologies.

    Ladislaw joined the Department of Energy (DOE) in 2003 as a presidential management fellow, and from 2003 to 2006 worked in the Office of the Americas in DOEs Office of Policy and International Affairs, where she covered a range of economic, political, and energy issues in North America, the Andean region, and Brazil. While at the department, she also worked on comparative investment frameworks and trade issues, as well as biofuels development and use both in the Western Hemisphere and around the world. Ladislaw received her bachelors degree in international affairs/East Asian studies and Japanese from the George Washington University in 2001 and her masters degree in international affairs/international security from the George Washington Univer-sity in 2003 as part of the Presidential Administrative Fellows Program.

    Michael Mandel is the former Chief Economist at BusinessWeek, where he helped direct the publications coverage of the domestic and global economies. Mandel wrote the magazines Mandel on Economics column, the online Eco-nomics Unbound blog, and many of BusinessWeeks economic cover stories. His most recent cover story, Innovation, Interrupted made the surprising case that the U.S. has been hit by an innovation shortfall over the past decade.

    Since joining BusinessWeek in 1989, Mandel received multiple awards for his work, including being honored as one of the 100 top U.S. business journalists of the 20th century. In 1998 Mandel won the Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious prize in business and financial journalism, for his coverage of the New Economy, and in 2002 he received the Economic Journalism Award from the Institute of Political Journalism, given to the writer who has done the most to shape public opinion by giving the public a better understanding of economic theory and reality. He was named Best Economic Journalist for 2006 by the World Leadership Forum.

    Mandel holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and has written several books, including The Coming Internet Depression (2000) and Rational Exuberance (2004). Mandel recently wrote Economics:The Basics (2009), a new introductory economics textbook from McGraw-Hill. His newest endeavor is an economic literacy website,


  • Michael F. Mansfield Sr., Chief Executive Officer, Mansfield Oil CompanyMansfield is a strategic visionary with staying power. At age 21 he joined Mansfield Oil Company, a business founded by his parents in 1957. Over the course of the next three decades, Michael has focused on one mission: building Mansfield into an industry leader in supply, distribution, and delivery of fuel products and supply chain services. Today, with revenues in excess of $4B, the companys service offerings remain rooted in Michaels beliefs for building trustworthy, performance based relationships, as well as in his expectations for...


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