Panel Tracks

VX2014 Panel Tracks by Speaker

Renewable Energy & Storage

Jonathan Weisgall, VP, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Berkshire Hathaway Energy; Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board; Peter Rive, Co-Founder and COO, SolarCity; Michael Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission; California Assembly Speaker Emeritus Bob Hertzberg, Mayer Brown, LLP; Jim Avery, Senior Vice President of Power Supply, San Diego Gas and Electric; Susan Bitter Smith, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission; Robyn Beavers, Sr. VP, NRG Energy; Robert Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission; Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission; Ron Nichols, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Southern California Edison; Jessica Fox, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); James Kelly, Former Sr. VP, Southern California Edison; Dennis Luna, Managing Partner, Luna & Glushon; George Minter, Director, Policy and Environment, SoCalGas Company; Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association; Erica He, Director, ICS/Sumitomo Electric Industries; Donald Paul, USC Energy Institute; Nate Lewis, Scientific Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech; Sanjay Ranchod, Assistant General Counsel and Director, Policy and Electricity Markets SolarCity; Matt Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles.


Felicia Marcus, Chair, California State Water Resources Control Board; Jeff Kightlinger, GM, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Harlan Kelly, General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Jack Baylis, President and CEO, The Baylis Group; Malia Cohen, San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Chuck Cullom, Colorado River Programs Manager, Central Arizona Project; Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, City of LA Bureau of Sanitation; Martha Davis, Executive Manager Policy Development, Inland Empire Utilities Agency; Jim McDaniel, former Srenior Assistant GM, Water Systems, LADWP; Mark Gold, Assoc. Dir., UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability; Carla Nemeth, California Natural Resources Agency; Adi Liberman, Liberman and Associates.


Dan Sperling, Dir., UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, and Board Member, CARB; Stella Li, Senior VP, BYD; Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA; Frank Breust, VP of Government Affairs, BMW Group California; Terry O’Day, VP, eVgo/NRG; Christine Kehoe, Executive Director, California Plug In Electric Vehicle Collaborative; David Patterson, Chief Engineer, Mobile Emissions, Mitsubishi; Ambassador Vilma Martinez, Chair, LA Board of Harbor Commissioners; Jeff Morales, CEO, California High-Speed Rail Authority; Damon Nagami, Senior Attorney, NRDC; Edward Kjaer, Director, Plug In Electric Vehicle Readiness, Southern California Edison; Hector De La Torre, California Air Resources Board; Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross and Associates; Andrew Mack, CEO, XpressWest; Bill Rouse, GM, Yellow Cab of Los Angeles; Tony Lucente, Director, Business Transformation, Nissan Latin America; Martha Welborne, Chief Planning Officer, Countywide Planning, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Kathleen Brown, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Former California State Treasurer; Ian Parker, VP Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking, Goldman Sachs; Dan Adler, Managing Director, CalCEF; KY Cheng, Director of Strategic Markets, East West Bank; Brian Kremer, Director of Cleantech Investment Banking, Roth Capital Partners; Dan Hartman, Managing Director and Co-Head of National Utilities Group, Public Financial Management; Lauren Faber, West Coast Political Director, Environmental Defense Fund; Tom Soto, Managing Director, TWC; Matt Golden, Senior Energy Finance Consultant, EDF; Cisco DeVries, President and CEO, Renewable Funding; Brad Copithorne, Financial Policy Director, EDF; Deana Carrillo, Executive Directpr, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority.

Built Environment

Lew Horne, Executive Managing Director, CBRE; Rob Jernigan, Managing Director/Principal, Gensler; Wayne Ratkovich, The Ratkovich Company; Brad Cox, Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company; Renata Simril, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Los Angeles Dodgers; Steve Glenn, Founder and CEO, LivingHomes; Candace Damon, Vice Chairman, HR&A; Carl Muhlstein, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle; Nash Hurley, AIA, Creative Director, Vital Environments; Paul Scialla, Founder, Delos Living; Jan Van Tilburg, Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh and Honorary Consul of the Netherlands, Los Angeles; David Waite, Partner, Cox Castle Nicholson and Chair, ULI Los Angeles; Mia Lehrer, President, Mia Lehrer and Associates; Daveed Kapoor, Director, Utopiad; Paul Scialla, Founder, Delos Living

Foreign Direct Investment

Sergio Pessoa, General Manager, San Francisco Business Center at APEX-Brasil; Stephen Cheung, Director of Internationa Trade, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles; Mike Rosenfeld, UK Trade and Investment, British Consulate Los Angeles; Yufu Cheng, China County Director, R20: Regions of Climate Action; Henry Wang, China Chief Representative, Los Angeles County Investment and Trade Office; Daniel Breton, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Transport Electrification, National Assembly of Québec.



Enrique Zaldivar, Director, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation; Pat Proano, Assistant Deputy Director, Environmental Programs Division, LA County Department of Public Works; Tommy Moala, Assistant General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Traci Minamide, Chief Operating Officer, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation; Paul Krekorian, City Council Member, District 2, City of Los Angeles; Mike Levin, Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Ener-Core; Rob Costanzo, Deputy Operations Manager, City of Surrey, British Columbia.