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September 16-18, 2018
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


   8:30 a.m., Golf Outing  
   6:00-9:00 p.m., Reception, Sponsored by RMEL Champions
 7:00-7:45 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast
 8:00 a.m.   Opening Remarks
  Tom Kent, 2017-2018 RMEL President

  Welcome to San Antonio
 Paula Gold-Wlliams, President & Chief Executive Officer, CPS Energy
 8:15-9:30 a.m.   KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast: Innovating in the Age of Acceleration
  Jim Carroll, Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert
   9:30–9:45 a.m., Networking Break
 9:45-10:30 a.m.  The Data Odyssey
 Greg Flay, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Planning and Technology, Austin Energy
 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Technology Innovation and Electrification
 Thomas Golden, Program Manager of Technology Innovation, EPRI
 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,  RMEL Awards and Annual Meeting Luncheon
 12:30-1:15 p.m.  Intentional Leadership: Leading from Within to Define Your Own Success
Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, Taylor Your Success Coaching, LLC / University of Arizona
 1:15-2:00 p.m.   Reimagining the Utility: Evolving the Functions and Business Model of Utilities to Achieve a Low-Carbon Grid

 Dan Cross-Call, Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute

 2:00–2:15 p.m., Networking Break
 2:15-3:00 p.m.  Changes and Challenges in ERCOT  
Cheryl Mele, Sr. VP & COO, ERCOT
 3:00-3:45 p.m.  Building a Brand from the Inside Out
 Ginger Hardage, Founder, Unstoppable Cultures, and Former Sr. Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines
   6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Reception, Sponsored by the RMEL Champions, PLATED Networking Dinner and Foundation Auction
 7:00-8:00 a.m., Networking Break
 8:00-8:15 a.m.  Welcome Back and Passing of the Gavel
 8:15-9:30 a.m.  DAY 2 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Global Energy Trends and Transition
 Michael E. Webber, Director of the Energy Institute
 9:30-10:00 a.m., Networking Break
 10:00-11:30 a.m.  CEO PANEL
 Panelist #1: Mike Hummel, CEO & General Manager, SRP
 Panelist #2: Lisa Johnson, CEO and General Manager, Seminole Electric Cooperative
 Panelist #3 Mary Kipp, President & CEO, El Paso Electric
 Panelist #4: Bill Magness, President & CEO, ERCOT

 Moderator: Scott Fry, Managing Director, Mycoff, Fry & Prouse LLC
 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Networking Lunch

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.

Who Should Attend

The RMEL Fall Convention attracts over 300 senior-level utility managers and executives. Find chief executives, company officers, vice presidents, general managers, decision makers and senior management of energy companies. Attendees represent the many utility ownerships including IOU, G&T, municipalities, cooperative and government agencies. Key representatives from suppliers, engineering firms, construction and manufacturers round out the one of a kind diversity only found at RMEL. Participants have responsibilities spanning the industry including generation, transmission, distribution, safety, human resources, information technology, compliance, customer service and executive leadership. Whether it’s building or operating a power plant, planning or constructing transmission and distribution systems or leading the way in safe working practices, your networking contacts will be here. The Fall Convention is a unique opportunity for industry leaders to meet and discuss issues of strategic importance to the future of their companies and the electric energy industry.

Continuing Education Certificate
All attendees will be mailed a continuing education certificate upon completion of the course. The continuing education certificate will award the following:

Full Convention registration: 14.0 PDHs
Monday only registration: 8.0 PDHs
Tuesday only registration: 6.0 PDHs