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.
Participation is restricted to past students, facilitators, or mentors of WEI's Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders program.
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.
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
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Debrief + Roundtable Discussion
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual “Jeopardy” Trivia