IPPSA 29th Annual Conference. March 12-14, 2023. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

Speaker Biographies

  • Janine Sullivan

    President and CEO FortisAlberta Ms. Sullivan brings more than 20 years of leadership and utility industry experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer and corporate director of FortisAlberta. Prior to this, she held multiple Executive and Director positions with both FortisAlberta and at a Fortis utility Newfoundland Power, guiding those organizations through … Read more

  • JC Sandberg

    Chief Advocacy Officer and Interim CEO American Clean Power Association JC Sandberg is the Chief Advocacy Officer at the American Clean Power Association (ACP). He leads ACP’s state and federal advocacy and regulatory policy work as well as ACP’s legal and research teams.  Prior to joining ACP, Sandberg led global government affairs and policy at … Read more

  • Joanna Osawe

    Senior Business Development Manager Burns & McDonnell Joanna Osawe is the Sr. Business Development Manager at Burns & McDonnell and the President & CEO of WiRE – Women in Renewable Energy. Joanna attended Western University studying Languages, graduating with an Honours BA. Joanna has used her language skills in a focused, 15+ year management career … Read more

  • Kathleen Ganley

    MLA, Calgary Mountain View NDP Energy and Natural Gas Critic Kathleen Ganley was first elected to the legislative assembly of Alberta in 2015. She served as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General from 2015-2019 and as Minister of Indigenous relations in 2015. She was re-elected representing the riding of Calgary Mountain View in 2019 and … Read more

  • Kerri Howard

    Partner McCarthy Tétrault LLP Kerri Howard is a partner with McCarthy Tétrault located in Calgary and is co-head of the firm’s national Energy group. Her practice focuses on corporate/commercial matters in Canada’s energy and power sectors, with specialization in the oil & gas and power industries. In addition to conventional upstream and midstream oil and … Read more

  • Kevin Krausert

    CEO and Co Founder Avatar Innovations Inc Entrepreneur. Dreamer. Scientist. Kevin has spent 20 years on the front lines of the energy innovation in numerous executive leadership roles across the industry. Starting his career in as a roughneck on the oilrigs of Northern Alberta he grew through the ranks until he was Chief Executive of … Read more

  • Lisa Baiton

    President and CEO Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Lisa Baiton was appointed the 6th chief executive of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry, effective May 2, 2022. Over the course of her 33-year global career, previously Baitonserved an eleven-year tenure on the Global … Read more

  • Lisa Mueller

    President and CEO FutEra Power Lisa Mueller is educated as a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of technical and business development experience. Ms. Mueller began her career in the space sciences on a NASA project, then moved into the commercial arena by founding and growing her own manufacturing company. Most recently, she served as … Read more

  • Lori Williams

    Political Scientist Mount Royal University Lori Williams teaches in the Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University. Her research and teaching interests include Canadian politics, women and politics, law, Charter rights, political philosophy, ethics, power and technology, including social media. She also engages in media commentary on municipal, provincial and national … Read more

  • Matthew Davis

    Director Regulatory, Capital Power As Director, Regulatory at Capital Power, Matthew Davis represents Capital Power’s engagement with regulatory and policy agencies in Alberta and across western Canada. With over 15 years of experience, Matthew has developed forecasting models and strategic analytics forecasting Alberta’s market, and participated in several key issues facing industry including: capacity market … Read more

  • Nik Nanos

    Canadian Pollster and Chief Data Scientist Nanos Research Nik Nanos leads Nanos Research, one of the most distinguished companies conducting research and strategic insight in Canada, the United States and Europe. He is the Chief Data Scientist and Founder of Nanos Research, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington … Read more

  • Nino Vakhtangishvili

    Market Specialist European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) Nino Vakhtangishvili has extensive experience in electricity market design and policy development in Europe and Canada. In her current position as a Market Specialist on the Market team of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), she supports 39 European Transmission … Read more