Business Acumen Leadership Series (Jun 15-16)

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

  • Who Should Attend
  • Participation is restricted to past students, facilitators, or mentors of WEI's Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders program.

  • Registration Options
  • Attendee: $149 USD

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

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • 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.


Monday, June 15, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Welcome + Networking Reception

A chance to meet new contacts or reconnect with peers and teammates. WEI will lead a mix of social and professional prompts. Webcams on!

Tuesday, June 16, 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 - 2:00 PM

Crisis Management and Puget's Path to the Current Normal
Speaker(s): Booga K Gilbertson, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Puget Sound Energy

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Leading Through Crises – Lessons Learned
Speaker(s): David Hutchens, Chief Executive Officer, UNS Energy Corp.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

How COVID-19 has affected Customer Service Strategies, Initiatives, and Expectat
Speaker(s): Jorgan Hofeling, Manager West Customer Care, Dominion Energy Utah

Meet The Speakers

Booga K Gilbertson

Puget Sound Energy

Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

David Hutchens

UNS Energy Corp.

Chief Executive Officer

Jorgan Hofeling

Dominion Energy Utah

Manager West Customer Care