President and CEO, Williams
Alan Armstrong is president and CEO of Williams, one of the nation's largest energy-infrastructure companies. The $24 billion, publicly traded (NYSE:WMB) company develops and operates pipelines and processing plants that connect new and existing hydrocarbon-supply areas in North America with growing markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids and globally cost-advantaged petrochemical feedstock. In the next three years alone, the Tulsa, Okla.-based company expects to invest about $12 billion to meet North America’s growing energy-infrastructure needs. Armstrong also serves as chairman of the board and CEO for Williams Partners L.P. and as a member of the Access Midstream Partners board.
Special Assistant to the Secretary for Strategic Industry Initiatives, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Denise Brinley is the special assistant to the secretary for Strategic Industry Initiatives. She leads
the agency in developing tactical investment, development and recruitment strategies for the
Commonwealth. Her position includes building effective relationships with private companies,
public officials, federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations and other partners to
further the agency's strategic agenda in and around the energy sector.
Most recently, Brinley served as vice president and principal environmental consultant in TRC
Corp.'s Harrisburg office, focusing primarily on the natural gas industry, wetland mitigation
banking and brownfield redevelopment. Prior to joining TRC, Brinley served as director of the
Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and
Brownfields, where she oversaw the Commonwealth's comprehensive environmental cleanup
programs, including the redevelopment of brownfield sites. Brinley also served as DEP's special
deputy secretary of the Office of Community Revitalization and Local Government Support.
She has a bachelor's degree in geoscience from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster and
a master's degree in geology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Vice President and Managing Director, Research, East Daley Capital
Justin Carlson has over 10 years of experience in data analysis, energy information and consulting across the energy sector. Prior to launching East Daley, Carlson was a senior manager at Platts, a division of McGraw Hill Financial, which acquired Bentek Energy, where he was senior member of the leadership team. During his time with Platts/Bentek, Carlson helped execute numerous transformational market studies and led the development of hundreds of customized analysis regarding asset acquisitions, strategic planning, development projects and other market analysis in the oil, gas and natural gas liquids sectors. In his most recent role with the company, he managed the North American Natural Gas Analytics Team responsible for distribution of dozens of publications weekly as well as the development and maintenance of data and models. Before joining Bentek, Carlson worked in public policy and advocacy for the energy industry and as a consultant with Accenture, assisting in change management, data analysis and quality. He holds a bachelor of science in Engineering and a master of science in Engineering Management from the Colorado School of Mines.
Partner, Energy Spectrum Capital
Ben Davis, a partner with Energy Spectrum Capital, focuses on business development and deal execution for the firm's midstream private-equity business. Previously, he worked in the firm's investment-banking group, where his responsibilities included management of transaction-execution teams. Prior to joining Energy Spectrum, Davis was an analyst with energy investment-banking firm R. Reid Investments Inc., working with three of the founding partners of Energy Spectrum, and was a consultant in the field of organizational management. He received his B.A. from the University of Richmond.
Michael D. Frederick
Vice President, LNG Operations, Dominion Resources
Michael D. Frederick is vice president, LNG operations. Frederick is responsible for operations at the Cove Point LNG facility in Maryland. Frederick joined the company in 1982 and has held various positions in engineering and operations in Gas Transmission. When Dominion purchased Cove Point in 2002, he led the transition team and later was named director, LNG operations. In September 2011, Frederick was named director, planning, reliability and GIS services at Dominion Virginia Power; in that role, he was involved in two of the three largest restoration events in DVP history—Hurricane Irene in September 2011 and the June 2012 major storm system called a derecho. He earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is past president of the Anne Marie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Maryland.
Director, Integrated Oil & Gas, Stratas Advisors
Greg Haas serves as director, integrated oil and gas, for Stratas Advisors. Haas leverages 20 years of integrated global energy experience garnered in operating and fundamental research roles at Exxon, at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) and pipeline and power consultancies, and at institutional sell-side investment brokerage firms including Raymond James Financial. Haas holds an MBA from Rice University and mechanical engineering Master and Bachelor of Science degrees from University of Illinois.
Marc A. Halbritter
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Blue Racer Midstream LLC
Marc Halbritter joined Blue Racer in March 2013 as a seconded employee from Dominion and served as chief marketing officer and general counsel. In August 2014, he joined Caiman as senior vice president, Business Development and holds the same position at Blue Racer. Prior to joining Blue Racer, he worked for several Dominion companies in a number of different capacities including vice president, Gathering and Production. Most recently Halbritter served as managing director, Commercial Activities for Dominion's midstream business. Halbritter holds a bachelor of science degree and a juris doctor from West Virginia University. Halbritter is also a certified public accountant.
Environmental Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Scott Janoe advises energy, mining, and manufacturing clients on environmental, health, safety, and transportation matters. Janoe's clients turn to him for the full suite of environmental issues ranging from permitting and compliance counseling to litigation, enforcement defense, and crisis management. Over the years, he has developed particular experience in regulatory compliance issues arising from oil and gas exploration and production. Janoe has assisted energy clients on environmental matters from California to New Jersey, North Dakota to offshore Gulf of Mexico and many points in between.
Principal, Steptoe & Johnson
Kurt Krieger, a member of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, focuses his practice in the areas of utility regulation and energy law. He represents and counsels regulated gas and electric utility companies, regulated and unregulated natural gas pipelines and midstream companies, natural gas producing companies, and power generation developers with respect to both state and commonwealth public service (or utility) commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) matters. Krieger received his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where he was the executive editor of the West Virginia Law Review. He has a degree in accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University. He is a member of numerous energy-related associations, including the Energy Bar Association, American Gas Association, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and the Institute for Energy Law.
Vice President, Marketing, Reliance Holding USA Inc.
Stuart E. Nance is vice president, Marketing for Reliance Holding USA in Houston, TX. In this role, Nance is responsible for the marketing of hydrocarbons from Reliance's Joint Ventures in the Eagle Ford and Marcellus Shale Plays. He is also responsible for developing supplier relationships for Reliance's new ethane export business. Nance has more than 35 years experience in various roles in upstream and midstream businesses with companies including Bill Barrett Corporation, Ultra Petroleum, MCN Investment Company, Torch Energy Advisors, American Pipeline, Meridian Oil, and Texas Oil & Gas Corp. Nance holds a BBA in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Houston.
President, Willbros Oil & Gas
Harry New serves as the president of the Oil & Gas Segment and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. He previously spent six years with Willbros from 2005 to 2011 serving as President of Willbros Construction (U.S.) and rejoined the company in 2015. As president, New leads the Oil & Gas Management Team, providing oversight of all segment activities including safety, quality, operations, equipment, contracts, business development, financials and work processes. The Oil & Gas Segment performs construction for all types of Pipelines, Pipeline Integrity, Pipeline Facilities, Large Storage Tanks and Balance of Plant Projects. New is a 29-year veteran in the pipeline construction industry. Prior to joining Willbros, he achieved extensive experience in the domestic and international pipeline markets through management positions held with NorthStar Energy Services (Quanta), Amec-Paragon Engineering and Bechtel Corporation, and is well-respected throughout the pipeline industry. New attended Texas A&M University and graduated from Texas A & I University with a B.S. in Natural Gas Engineering. He is a member of the American Pipeline Contractors Association, INGAA Foundation and the Pipeliners Association of Houston.
President, Stonehenge Energy Resources II LP
Patrick A. Redalen joined Stonehenge Energy Resources, L.P. in mid-2010 and helped execute the successful Keystone Project. He now serves as [resident of Stonehenge Energy Resources II, L.P. In 2015, Stonehenge Appalachia was formed to gather and compress natural gas in Pennsylvania. Redalen serves as the Stonehenge Appalachia General Manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the petroleum industry. Prior to Stonehenge, he started and ran a consulting firm, Energy Business Solutions, LLC, for three years. He served five years, the last two as president, at Pearl Development Company, LLC, a midstream engineering firm, and 14 years at Conoco. His responsibilities spanned commercial, strategic planning and engineering aspects across the petroleum spectrum from wellhead to retail. Redalen received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. He completed Conoco's Management Development Program.
Senior Vice President - Commercial Development, DTE Gas Storage and Pipelines
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Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Mark Sherrill is a bankruptcy attorney in the Houston office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. He advises both upstream and midstream clients, and the companies that do business with them, in complex bankruptcies. Sherrill has been closely following developments in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts involving the ability of debtors to reject gas gathering agreements and similar intrastate contracts. When the Sabine Oil & Gas decision was delivered earlier this year, declaring that an E&P company in bankruptcy could break its pipeline contract, Sherrill's insights were quoted by Forbes, the Houston Chronicle and Law360. He earned his law degree at Washington and Lee University School of Law and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Virginia, Texas and Washington, D.C.
Managing Director, Head of Midstream Advisory, Macquarie Capital
Guillermo Sierra is head of Midstream Advisory and a managing director for Macquarie Capital. He is focused on MLPs and the midstream energy sector. Sierra has deep transaction experience including advising on a number of bellwether transactions in the sector. Sierra was most recently a director with Credit Suisse based in Houston, where he focused on executing M&A transactions for midstream energy clients. Prior to Credit Suisse, Sierra was chief strategy officer and head of M&A for USD Group, where he was responsible for the M&A group as well as for the recapitalization, restructuring and go-public process for the company.
President and CEO, Momentum Energy Group Inc.
Frank Tsuru co-founded Momentum with Bill Pritchard in 2004 and currently serves as its president and CEO. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in petroleum engineering in 1982. Tsuru's first assignment was as a drilling and production engineer for TXO Production Corp. in Denver, Colo., and he was selected to be part of the corporate Engineering and Evaluation team that handled all of the company’s reserves and mergers and acquisitions work. Following TXO's asset sale and merger into Marathon, Tsuru founded Southwestern Production, a company focused on the coalbed methane development in the San Juan Basin of southwest Colorado. That company was sold to Conoco Phillips, and Tsuru was tapped to run the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s midstream company, Red Cedar Gathering. In 2002 Tsuru started aka Energy, another successful midstream company for the Tribe before starting Momentum.
R. Douglas Walker
Vice President, Tallgrass Energy Partners LP
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Steven M. Woodward
Senior Vice President - Business Development, Antero Resources Corporation/Antero Midstream Partners LP
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