2017 Confirmed Speakers

Over the course of ten iterations, EE Global has featured nearly 850 speakers from varying sectors, disciplines, and regions of the world. Attendees have heard from European parliamentary presidents, U.S. members of Congress, international figureheads, global Ambassadors, and more. New speakers for Executive Dialogue, Plenary and Intensive Learning sessions are confirmed everyday. Click on a speaker image to see what session they will be participating in. 

Sam Adams

Director, World Resources Institute

 Ammi Amarnath

Senior Program Manager, EPRI 


Stephen Andersen

 Director of Research, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Jill Anderson 


Thomas Ashley

Senior Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Greenlots

Ted Atwood

Chief of Sustainable Energy Office, City of Baltimore

Miranda Ballentine

Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Air Force 

 Justine Leigh-Bell 

Director of Market Development, Climate Bonds Initiative 

David Bend 

Head of East Coast Energy Partnerships, Nest


Stefan M. Buettner

Senior Policy Advisor, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation 

Odon de Buen
Director General, National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy in Mexico

Klaus Breil

Member of the Advisory Board, DENEFF 


Colleen Calhoun 

Director of Business Development, Current powered by GE

David B. Calabrese

Vice President, Government Affairs, Daikin U.S. Corp.

Kateri Callahan 

President, Alliance to Save Energy  

Bruce Ciallella 

Managing Director, Housing & Urban Development, New Jersey Economic Authority

 Tom Coughlin

Manager, Technical Policy, National Grid

Casey Dinges 

Senior Managing Director, American Society of Civil Engineers  


Jordan Doria

 Vice President of Marketing and Communications, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association


Michael Eckhart

Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finance & Sustainability, Investment Banking Division, Citigroup   


Jeffrey Eckel

President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Hannon Armstrong  

Bruce Edelston 

Vice President, Energy Policy, Southern Company

Christine Egan

Executive Director & CEO, CLASP

Timothy Farrell

Senior Advisor, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency


Patricia Fuller

Director General of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada 

Michael Geissler

CEO, Berlin Energy Association 

Gina Hall

Investment Director, The Carbon Trust

Dan Hamza-Goodacre

Program Director, Energy Efficiency, ClimateWorks

Sheila Hayter

Treasurer, ASHRAE



Kathleen Hogan 

  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Dept. of Energy


Lieutenant Commander Patrick Hudock 

 Deputy Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office, U.S. Navy

Ben Hulac

Business & Finance Reporter, Climate Wire, E&E News 

Roland Hwang

Director, Energy & Transportation, Natural Resources Defense Council

Lisa Jacobson

President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy 

Gilberto Jannuzzi

 Executive Director, International Energy Initiative, Brazil

Prashant Kapoor 

Principal Industry Specialist, Green Buildings, IFC Climate Business, Climate Change Group

Richard Kauffman

Chairman of Energy & Finance, State of New York

Timm Kehler

CEO, Zukunft ERDGAS 

Scott Kessler 

 Director, Business  Development, LO3 Energy



Siegfried Knecht

Chairman of  the Board of Directors, Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany – aireg


Steve Kukoda

Executive Director, International Copper Association

Dr. Satish Kumar

Executive Chairman, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy

Tim Lacey

Global Business Director, Dow Building & Construction 

Melissa Lavinson 

Vice President, Federal Affairs and Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer, PG&E Corporation  


Benoit Lebot

Executive Director, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation Secretariat

Ken Locklin

Director, Impax Asset Management Group

 Tom Lowery

President, Building Controls Systems, Legrand North America

Christopher Magalhaes

Assistant Director, Clean Energy Finance, Connecticut Green Bank 


Colonel Brian Magnuson 

Director, Expeditionary Energy Office, U.S. Marine Corps. 

Cliff Majersik

Executive Director, IMT

Andrew McAllister

Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Mark McDonough

 Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, American Water 

Dennis V. McGinn

Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Navy  

Mark Menzer 

Director, Public Affairs, Danfoss 

 Said Mouline

CEO, Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency, AMEE 

Rob Murray-Leach

Head of Policy, Australian Energy Efficiency Council


David Nemtzow

Building Technologies Office Director, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Clay Nesler

VP, Global Energy & Sustainability, Johnson Controls, Inc. 

Rodolphe Nicolle

Executive Director,  Buildings 2030 

Rod Richardson

President, Grace Richardson Fund

David Rodgers

Senior Climate Change Specialist, Global Environment Facility

Jim Rogers

Author, Former President & CEO, Duke Energy 

Robert Sandoli 

Director, International, EERE at the U.S. Department of Energy

Ashok Sarkar 

Senior Energy Specialist & EE Task Team Lead, Global Energy & Extractives Practice, World Bank

 Alexander Sauer

Executive Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production

Andreas Schierenbeck

Chairman of the Executive Board, thyssenkrup Elevator AG  

Steven Schultz

Corporate Energy Manager, 3M Engineering   

Henry Shilling

SVP, Moody’s Investors Service  


Toh Eng Shyan

Director, Green Mark Department, Singapore Building & Construction Authority   

Carolyn Snyder 

Division Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  

Dr. Francis Slakey

Upjohn Lecturer on Physics & Public Policy, Georgetown University 

Dr. Andrew Steer

President & CEO, World Resources Institute 



Russell Sturm

Head, Energy Access/Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation 


Luis Suau

Technical Leader, Cisco Systems’ Industries Product Group  


Jack Surash

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy & Sustainability, U.S. Army 


Maryrose Sylvester

President & CEO, Current powered by GE 

Rick Tempchin

 Executive Director, Retail Energy Services, Edison Electric Institute  

Sam Thomas

Senior Energy Efficiency Analyst, International Energy Agency  

Dan Turton

Vice President, Policy, GM North America

Brad Trevillian

Director, Energy Contracting Sales, Trane Commercial North America 

Maria Vargas

Director, Better Buildings Challenge, U.S. Department of Energy  

Kevin Vaughn

Director, ESPC Program, Schneider Electric

Clinton Vince

Chair of Energy Sector, Dentons

Ron Voglewede

Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corporation 

Warren Williams

Chief Marketing Officer, Director, Cyber Switching

Tim Wolf

Director of Marketing, Smart Grid Solutions, Itron Inc. 

Franz Wuerfmannsdobler

Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE)