CONVENTION AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE

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 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
9:00-10:00 a.m. MDT - Virtual Exhibits  
 10-10:15 a.m. MDT  Welcome
 Joel Bladow, Sr. VP, Transmission, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
 10:15-11:15 a.m. MDT  Policy, Politics & American Business 
 Dan Bartlett, Former Counselor to President George W. Bush and Current EVP of Corporate Affairs for Walmart 
11:15-11:30 a.m. MDT, Break 
 11:30 a.m. -
 12:30 p.m. MDT
 Return of the Economist: COVID-19 Economic Update 
 Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group 
 Sponsorsed by: Kiewit
 12:30-12:45 p.m. MDT, Break 
 12:45-1:45 p.m. MDT  Architecture/Engineering Service Firms Panel Discussion
 Panelist: Jim Doull, Executive Vice President, Director, Global Conventional Generation, Black & Veatch
 Panelist: Holger Peller, Executive Vice President of Power Delivery, POWER Engineers, Inc.
 Panelist: Jon Gribble, Executive Vice President, Kiewit Engineering Group
 Panelist: Aaron Frahm, Director of Engineering and Technology, Mastec Power Corp.   
 Moderator: Elaina Ball, Senior Vice President and interim Chief Operating Officer, El Paso Electric 
 Sponsored by: Quanta 
 1:45-2:00 p.m. MDT  Closing
 Joel Bladow, Sr. VP, Transmission, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
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 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
 9:00-10:00 a.m. MDT,  Virtual Exhibits
 10-10:15 a.m. MDT  Welcome & Passing of the Gavel
 Joel Bladow, Sr. VP, Transmission, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
 Paul Barham, 2020-2021 RMEL President & Sr. VP of EDS, CPS Energy
 10:15-11:30 a.m. MDT  CEO Panel: Powering Through Disruption
 
Panelist: Paula Gold-Williams, President & CEO, CPS Energy
 Panelist: Duane Highley, CEO, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
 Panelist: Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy - Colorado
 Panelist: Mike Kotara, President, Engineering Group, Zachry Group
 Moderator: Paul Barham, 2020-2021 RMEL President & Sr. VP of EDS, CPS Energy
 Sponsored by:  Burns & McDonnell
 11:30–11:45 a.m. MDT, Break
 11:45 a.m.-
1:15 p.m. MDT
 What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The Hidden Impacts of Unconscious Bias 
Kathleen Nalty, President, Kathleen Nalty Consulting, LLC    
 1:15-1:30 p.m. MDT   Closing
 Paul Barham, 2020-2021 RMEL President & Sr. VP of EDS, CPS Energy
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 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
 9:00-10:00 a.m. MDT, Virtual Exhibits
 10-10:15 a.m. MDT  Welcome and RMEL Business Meeting
 10:15-11:15 a.m. MDT  Zap the Gap, Generational Differences Reexamined
 Meagan Johnson, Generational Expert, Speaker and Author 
 11:15-11:30 a.m. MDT, Break
 11:30-12:30 p.m. MDT  Leadership Development-The Next Curve To Flatten     
 
Thomas Casey, Managing Principal, Discussion Partner Collaborative LLC
  12:30-12:45 p.m. MDT, Break
 12:45-1:45 p.m. MDT  How Will Generation Really be Impacted?   
 Grant Grothen, Principal, Burns & McDonnell 
 1:45-2:00 p.m. MDT  Closing
 Paul Barham, 2020-2021 RMEL President & Sr. VP of EDS, CPS Energy

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Attend the VIRTUAL Premier Event for Electric Energy Executives

This is your event! Join 300 utility industry executives for discussion and a program that is completely focused on strategically addressing today’s top concerns of electric utilities. Your customers will be there. Your peers will be there to share experiences and lessons learned.

We missed seeing everyone at the Spring Conference this year (and at all of the other in-person events we've had to cancel), and we are so excited to now put the technology in place for us all to get together virtually this September! The keynote speakers, CEO Panel, trusted sharing of experiences, innovative speakers and networking will all be part of the 2020 Fall Convention VIRTUAL experience.   
 
Our 9 educational sessions and exhibits will be spread out over 3 Tuesdays in September (15th, 22nd & 29th).  We will also host some fun and informative networking events and special sessions on Thursdays (September 17 & 24). We are designing the program to benefit all levels of employees in your organization.  Stay tuned for more details as we will be opening registration very soon!    Already registered? ACCESS THE CONVENTION

Elite Convention Speakers

RMEL has invested in a phenomenal line-up of speakers to make this the most effective and inspiring convention you’ve ever attended. You don’t want to miss these thought-provoking industry leaders. 

Meet Other Industry Leaders

Utility Presidents, Vice Presidents, CEOs, Directors, General Managers, Managers, are all here. The networking has a stellar reputation because of the decision-makers and industry thought leaders at this event. Plus, top solution provider companies attend every year.

A Unique Association Culture

The focus of the Convention is on value, substance and making connections.  RMEL is squarely focused on providing a relaxed and productive forum for our members.

117 Years of Success at the Fall Convention

The first RMEL Fall Convention was held in October 1903. Since that first meeting, the Fall Convention has grown and evolved into its current form – a relaxed forum for senior management of electric energy companies to gather, network and share information. 

Dedicated Networking Opportunities

The Virtual Fall Convention will also feature exhibitors and additional networking events throughout the event. Look for more details soon on all of the fun, productive and exciting events we've got planned for you.   

Spouse and Guests are Welcome

Attendees are highly encouraged to sign up spouses and guests for additional networking events and the RMEL Foundation Auction!

The RMEL Fall Executive Leadership and Management Convention started in October of 1903. Since that first meeting, the Fall Convention has grown and evolved into one of the industry’s leading events for senior management. The Convention provides a relaxed forum for networking with your peers and colleagues to find and share solutions to the critical issues that keep you up at night. The primary focus of the Convention is the educational presentations, which include a vision and forecasting trends, current and future projects, lessons learned, technology, regulation, compliance, public policy, fuel strategies, workforce development and other topics selected by RMEL’s leaders. Utility executives offer their insight and thoughts on a variety of issues, trends, challenges and the direction they are leading their companies. Speakers are primarily CEOs, senior executives and other top leaders from inside the industry discussing the issues that matter most to you. Find significant value in the two day streamlined format. Make the connections you need and learn from education presentations that will benefit you and your company.

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