Sherina Maye Edwards

Partner, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group, Quarles & Brady, LLP

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Kristina Lund

Chief Financial Officer, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, The AES Corporation

“Technology and customer demands are transforming the energy industry. If you can’t imagine the next energy product or innovation, your company will miss the biggest opportunities.”

Nikki Martin

President, IAGC

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Project Manager, Gas Maintenance and Transmission, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)

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Vice President, Energy Business, United States & Canada, Schneider Electric

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