Sep

23-24

Key Accounts (Sep 23-24)

Utilities proactively partner with key accounts in their service territories to better understand customer needs, improve services and maintain competitive edge. Join key accounts directors and managers to share best practices, and develop creative solutions to current challenges. General session presentations from industry leaders include ample Q&A to offer insightful and relevant conversation, and concurrent breakout sessions for Key Account Team Directors/Managers and for Account Managers/Reps provide for a more intimate and focused conversation with peers. Overall program content covers a wide range of topics, including: alternative energy; customer appreciation and education; organizational approaches and metrics for managing KA departments; setting goals; business and economic development and succession planning.

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General Details

Program Chair
Paul Johnson, Manager, Key Account Management, Southwest Gas Corporation

Program Location
Southwest Gas
1600 E Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Who Should Attend

  • Directors and senior managers of key account teams
  • Senior key account managers
  • Key account reps

Registration Options
Member: $299

This program is only available to energy company members. Registration includes comprehensive meeting materials and all food events. For more information contact Meryl Collins at 971.255.4964.

Agenda

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Welcome to Key Accounts and Southwest Gas
Speaker: Luis Frisby, VP/Central Arizona Division, Southwest Gas Corporation

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Opening Roundtable
Facilitator: Paul Johnson, Southwest Gas
Review of pressing items and areas of focus within their Key Account group. As part of the registration process attendees will be asked to provide 2-3 pressing items and areas of focus within their Key Account group.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Networking Break

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
The Changing Energy Industry
Speaker: Mike Hildebrand, VP Consulting Services, E Source
A look at new customer expectations and the changing utility model. Join the conversation as we look at the changing customer landscape, how customers will interact with the utility, and the best practices to prepare for this inevitable change.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WEI Hosted Networking Dinner
Wrigley Mansion
2501 E Telawa Trail
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Thursday, September 24, 2015

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Breakout Roundtable
Facilitators: Andy Rhea Southwest Gas, Jason Sanders, Puget Sound Energy and Michael Williams, Southern California Edison
We will have two topics available. One focused towards key account managers and the other towards managers of those departments.

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Networking Break

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles
Speakers: Lisa Rankin, Supervisor, Energy Solutions, Southwest Gas
Michael Williams, Principal Manager, Key & National Accounts, Southern California Edison
A look at how Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles are being positioned within the utility. We will hear a market update on best practices and what the future may hold.

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Hot Topics from Roundtable
Topics will be collected from day one and voted on by attendees to determine order. Questions will be addressed by attendees with best practices and solutions to the stated issue. Topics already included are: New Technology Transitioning from retired rep to new rep, CRM best practices and lessons learned. Lunch is included.

1:00 PM
Forum Adjourns

Hotel + Travel

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
7677 North 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Reservation Instructions
Call the hotel directly at 602.997.2626 to reserve your room. Mention you are in town for Southwest Gas for a special corporate rate.

Stay at the all-suite Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, Arizona and explore the Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch offering four acres of pools, waterfalls, lazy river, waterslide, miniature golf, four tennis courts and Children’s activity camp, Coyote Camp™. Recuperate in this Phoenix hotel’s Tocasierra Spa & Salon with a massage and a range of beauty treatments. Re-energize with a workout in the hotel’s fully-equipped fitness center.

Admire panoramic views from this mountainside Phoenix resort featuring 27-acres of landscaped grounds. Relax in one of 563 comfortable Suites or choose a detached, split level Casita, and enjoy private parking and a kitchenette. Refresh in the Casita’s pool, or watch the sunset with a drink on your private sundeck. Dine outside at one of this Phoenix hotel’s three restaurants. Enjoy Western family-style dining at Hole-in the-Wall restaurant, a 1940s ranch house. Sip on cocktails at Slim Picken’s poolside bar. Indulge in fine American cuisine made from local produce at Rico’s American Grill.

Driving Directions from Sky Harbor International Airport

  • Head east on E Sky Harbor Blvd toward E Sky Harbor Blvd 0.3 mi
  • Slight left to stay on E Sky Harbor Blvd 0.8 mi
  • Slight left to stay on E Sky Harbor Blvd (signs for Downtown Phoenix/W exit/I-10 W/AZ-51).5 mi
  • Take the ramp onto I-10 W 0.8 mi
  • Take exit 147A-B to merge onto AZ-51 N 6.0 mi
  • Take exit 5 toward Lincoln Dr/Glendale Ave 0.3 mi
  • Turn left at E Glendale Ave 0.3 mi
  • Turn right at N 16th St 0.7 mi
  • Turn right at Morten Avenue
  • The Resort will be on your left

Meet The Speakers

Luis Frisby

Southwest Gas Corporation

VP/Central Arizona Division

Paul Johnson

Southwest Gas Corporation

Manager, Key Account Management

Mike Hildebrand

E Source

Sr. Director

Jason Sanders

Puget Sound Energy

Manager, Business Services

Michael Williams

Southern California Edison

Key & National Account Manager

Andy Rhea

Southwest Gas Corporation

Supervisor/Key Account Management

Joe Varela

Southwest Gas Corporation

Manager Energy Solutions

Paul Johnson

Southwest Gas

Manager, Key Account Management

Mike Hildebrand

E Source

VP Consulting Services

Andy Rhea

Southwest Gas

Supervisor/Key Account Management

Jason Sanders

Puget Sound Energy

Manager, Business Services

Michael Williams

Southern California Edison

Key & National Account Manager

Joe Varela

Southern California Edison

Director, Plug In Electric Vehicle Readiness

Lisa Rankin

Southwest Gas

Supervisor, Energy Solutions