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2022 Forum Program

The WRISE Leadership forum is excited to offer our content in a virtual format, but we understand that time zones will have a greater impact on our attendees this year because we won't all be in one place. We have structured the program in a way that we hope allows everyone to attend as much content as possible. We recognize that everyone may not be able to dedicate two full days to attendance, so we will be recording all sessions, and if you are not able to attend live they will be available to view post-event.

Take a look at our FAQ page for additional information on the event and virtual platform.

PST (West Coast) EST (East Coast) Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
8-11am 11am-2pm
1-1:15pm 4-4:15pm
Kristen Graf | Executive Director, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)
1:20-2pm 4:20-5pm
Colette Pichon Battle | Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
2-3pm 5-6pm
3-5pm 6-8pm
5-6pm 8-9pm
PST (West Coast) EST (East Coast) Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
6-9am 9am-12pm
8-9am 11am-12pm
9-10am 12-1pm
Moderator: Elizabeth Kaiga | Managing Director, Global Strategic Accounts, Renewables, DNV GL
Dana Clare Redden | Founder & CEO, Solar Stewards
Krystal Persuad | Founder, Grouphug Solar
Jenny Heeter | Senior Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Alissa Jean Schafer | Managing Owner and Director, Copper Stamp Strategy
Jen Bristol | Senior Director of Communications, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Laura Schelhas | Research Scientist and Group Manager, Hybrid and Nanoscale Materials Chemistry, NREL
Stephanie Eyocko | Electricity Industry & Market Analyst
Moderator: Karo-D'Vera Johnson | Account Manager, Carolina Solar Services
Jamie Tindal, MPA | Senior Community and Economic Development Analyst, City of Durham
Camille Berry | Principal, Camille Berry Consulting
Paula Orezi | Author, Speaker & Coach
Moderator: Julie Blunden | Board Member, New Energy Nexus Catalyst and Ventures; and Co-Founder, Green Mountain Energy Company
Dawn Weisz | CEO, MCE
Sherina Edwards | President and Chief Executive Officer, INTREN, LLC
Olgica Bakajin | CEO & Co-Founder, Porifera Inc.
Alexandra Rasch | Founder and CEO, Caban Systems
10-11am 1-2pm
11am-12pm 2-3pm
Jessica J Williams, PhD. | CEO, Golden Peaches LLC
12-1pm 3-4pm
LeeAnn Mallorie | CEO, Guts & Grace Leadership
Moderator: Brionté McCorkle | Executive Director, Georgia Conservation Voters
Erin Duncan | Vice President, Congressional Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Bree Raum | Head of Federal Affairs, American Clean Power Association (ACP)
Moderator: Parul Dhall | Director of Low Carbon Technologies, NOV
Marija Milenkovic | Director of Strategic Initiatives, NOV
Sandra Chavez | Director of Partnerships, Powerhouse
Alanna Russo | Director of Strategic Engagement, National Grid
1-2pm 4-5pm
2-5pm 5-8pm
5-6pm 8-9pm
PST (West Coast) EST (East Coast) Thursday, February 24th, 2022
6-9am 9am-12pm
8-9am 11am-12pm
9-10am 12pm-1pm
Moderator: Gabrielle Lynn | Programs & Communications Manager, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)
Demetria Miles McDonald | Founder and CEO, Decide Diversity
Dr. Carol Parker Walsh | CEO and Chief Career & Brand Strategist, Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, LLC
Ariane Hunter | Speaker, Coach, Author & Founder of My Mentors Circle
Moderator: Nakhia Crossley | Senior Manager of Public Policy, Sunrun
Laura Zapata | CEO & Co-Founder, Clearloop Corporation
Kristal Hansley | Founder & CEO, WeSolar, Inc.
Rose McKinney-James | Managing Principal, Energy Works LLC, McKinney-James & Associates and Advocacy BL/ACK
Moderator: Ann McCabe | U.S. Program Director and Principal, The Regulatory Assistance Project
Jessica Bascom | Electrical Engineer, DNV GL
Tasha McCarter | Vice President, Solar Engineering, RWE Renewables
10-11am 1-2pm
11am-12pm 2-3pm
12-1pm 3-4pm
Rinah Rachel Galper | Sole Proprietor, Joyoushout
Moderator: Rachael Terada | Director, Technical Projects, Center for Resource Solutions
Valerie Choy | Regional Sales Manager and Cleantech Client Manager (Southeast and East Asia), Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability
Kae Takase | Associate Director, CDP Worldwide-Japan
Moderator: Thu Nguyen | Asset Manager, Renewable Investment, The D. E. Shaw Group
Elizabeth Mayo | Vice President, Operations, Brookfield Renewable
Sarah Skinner | Director, Project Management Wind - AES Clean Energy, The AES Corporation
Kate Collardson | Senior Manager, Residential Operations, Omnidian
Moderator: Julianne Zimmerman | Managing Director, Reinventure Capital
Elizabeth Perez | President & Founder, GC Green Inc.
Stephanie Green | Executive Division, California Public Utilities Commission
Danielle Harris | Managing Director of Engagement & Innovation, Elemental Excelerator
1-2pm 4-5pm
2-5pm 5-8pm
5-6pm 8-9pm
PST (West Coast) EST (East Coast) Friday, February 25th, 2022
6-9am 9am-12pm
9-10am 12-1pm
Moderator: Lauren Haller | Senior Director & Senior Counsel, Operations, Pattern Energy Group
Mariella de Jong | Asset Manager, Pattern Energy Group
Stephanie Auld | Vice President, People and Recruiting, 8minute Solar Energy
Moderator: Constance Thompson | Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ACORE
Cathy Zoi | CEO, EVgo
Jillian Evanko | CEO, Chart Industries
Paula Glover | President, Alliance to Save Energy
Neha Palmer | CEO, TeraWatt Infrastructure
Moderator: Angie Hacker | CEO & Principal Consultant, Prosper Sustainably
Crystal Cavalier-Keck | Co-founder, 7 Directions of Service
Sarah Augustine | Executive Director, Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties
Commissioner Darcie Houck | California Public Utilities Commission
9:45-10:45am 12:45-1:45pm
11am-12pm 2-3pm
Vanessa Roanhorse | CEO, Roanhorse Consulting LLC
12-1pm 3-4pm

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