A banquet focused on energy policy, networking, and discussions with industry leaders.

Thursday, April 4, 2024 5:00-9:00pm

Northwest Arkansas Convention Center

Springdale AR 72761

SCHEDULE

5:00pm –Panel Discussion

6:00pm – Meet & Greet

7:00-9:00pm – Dinner and Keynote Speaker

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lisa V. Perry is a Director, Utility Partnerships for Walmart, Inc. As part of the utility team, Lisa is actively involved in helping Walmart meet its sustainability goals by working directly with utilities across the United States on electric vehicle charging initiatives, demand response opportunities, renewable energy programs, energy efficiency, vehicle electrification plans, and resiliency, and by participating in state regulatory utility proceedings.

Lisa received from the University of Florida her law degree in 1999 and an L.L.M. in Taxation in 2000.  She also completed a B.A. in Criminology and a B.A. in Psychology at the University of South Florida. Prior to joining Walmart, Lisa represented Walmart as outside counsel in general rate cases and renewable energy dockets before utility Commissions in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

PANELISTS

Becky W. Keogh serves as the State Infrastructure Coordinator for Arkansas. This newly established role was created within the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration to coordinate state infrastructure investments, to facilitate leveraging of available federal programs and public/private partnerships, and to support strategic projects. She serves as the Arkansas representative on the National Governors’ Association State Infrastructure Coordinators Group.

In her prior role, she served as the first Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment, a position she held from July 2019-January 2023. In December of 2021, Secretary Keogh was appointed under executive order to serve as a chair of the Infrastructure Planning Advisory Committee for the State of Arkansas. In her capacity as Secretary, she also served as chair of a newly created Energy Resources Council and the Governor’s Council on Future Mobility. An Arkansas native, Keogh has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas.

Kristie Deiuliis is a Managing Director at Black & Veatch, leading Decarbonization Strategy & Planning initiatives. She is focused on business model transformation, investment strategies, federal and state regulatory impacts, and technology implementation for Fortune 500 companies, regulated utilities, and other asset owners across multiple industries. With nearly 30 years in the energy industry, Kristie leads strategic initiatives, driving the development of economic, policy, technology, and feasibility assessments for a broad range of global top tier clients. Her experience spans energy industry domains including wholesale and retail (regulated and competitive) markets, distributed energy resource business models, market entry and expansion strategies, and business case, scenario-based investment models for companies seeking to pivot or accelerate specific goals.

ENERGY POLICY DISCUSSIONS

Speakers from Black & VeatchEntergySouthwest Power PoolStandard Lithium, and representatives from The GREAT State of Arkansas.

REGISTRATION & COST

$100 per person, dinner will be served. If registered for the GreenTech Conference, your conference registration includes the cost of this dinner and you do NOT need to register separately for this event.