Operational Leadership

The Operations Leadership track will focus on how we can continue to improve by investing in our people. Session topics will include developing our bench strength from within the organization, practices that support our work through safety leadership, and using change management to cross silos and get buy-in. We will explore ways to lead through both industry disruption and daily challenges by tapping into our greatest asset, our people.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Strategies for Attracting and Retaining a Strong Workforce in an Everchanging Environment
Speaker: Kazeem Omidiji, Project Manager – Major Projects, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Having trouble recruiting and keeping employees? In this session, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn, and engage in a free-flowing discourse with industry leaders who have overcome similar obstacles.

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Evolution of Humans or Technology in an Organization?
Speakers: Jason Holmes, Manager Gas Operations, Dominion Energy Utah
Craig Douglas, Supervisor, Customer Service North, ATCO Natural Gas
Edmond Hill, Field Operations Supervisor, Seattle City Light
From wheels to smartphones, inventions have had a big impact on our lives since the dawn of time. This session will focus on how organizations are adapting to this constantly changing world (of technology and humans) to drive their businesses forward.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Managing the Challenges of Energy Transition Towards Decarbonization
Speakers: Jennifer Lefevre, Director, Commercial Management and Customer Relations, ENMAX Corporation
Hilary Petrizzo, Project Manager, RNG and Hydrogen Engineering Strategy, Southern California Gas Company
The collective utility march toward decarbonization focuses on the investment and utilization of new technologies, alternative and/or renewable energy sources to power North America.  In the face of changing regulatory requirements and the growing concern of increasing customer utility rates, what strategies are gas, electric and generation utilities implementing to manage the change? How can we learn from one another and develop best practices in an ever-changing landscape? Join us to hear how leaders in our energy sectors are setting their companies,  industries, and countries up for success in these unprecedented times.