Aug

05-06

Business Acumen Leadership Series – Virtual (Aug 05-06)

The Business Acumen Leadership Series is designed to provide alumni of the Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders program with continued access to executive speakers and a way to stay up to date on emerging trends in the utility industry. The Leadership Series is intended to support the continued professional development of those that have been through Business Acumen. Session content will be focused on leadership topics and industry updates.

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General Details

  • Program Location
  • Virtual Event
  • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided before the program.
  • Who Should Attend
  • Participation is restricted to past students, facilitators, or mentors of WEI's Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders program.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $99 USD

    Registration provides access for one Business Acumen alumni to all speakers and activities for the August and October sessions of the Leadership Series.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • To best serve WEI members and program participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WEI will be waiving its standard cancellation policy for this program and all programs through December 2020. Registrants can now receive a full refund should they need to cancel their registration up to the day before the program begins. This applies to both new and existing registrations for virtual programs.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Christopher Lee, Senior Program Manager at (971) 255-4967.

Agenda

All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Check-in + Registration

WEI will open the GoToWebinar early for those that want to test their system beforehand.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

California’s Energy Landscape
Moderator(s): Jonathan White, Managing Director, Energy and Natural Resources, Strategy, KPMG LLP
Panelist(s): Reiko Kerr, Senior Assistant General Manager - Power System Engineering, Planning, and Technical Services, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Jeff Walker, VP Customer Solutions, Southern California Gas Company, Dana Cabbell, Director, Integrated System Strategy, Southern California Edison

Utility executives discuss strategic initiatives in this changing environment.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Activity

Thursday, August 6, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Executive Speaker
Speaker(s): Gillian Wright, Senior Vice President, Customer Services, Southern California Gas Company

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LADWP’s Approach to Wildfires
Speaker(s): Brian Wilbur, Director, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Debrief + Roundtable Discussion

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual “Jeopardy” Trivia

Meet The Speakers

Kyle McNamara

KPMG LLP

Director, Power & Utilities Management Consulting

Reiko Kerr

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Senior Assistant General Manager - Power System Engineering, Planning, and Technical Services

Jeff Walker

Southern California Gas Company

Vice President, Gas Engineering and System Integrity

Jeff Walker

Southern California Gas Company

VP Customer Solutions

Brian Wilbur

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Director

Dana Cabbell

Southern California Edison

Director, Integrated System Strategy