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SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

INDUSTRY LEADERS

INNOVATORS

LAWMAKERS

STATE LEADERS

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 INCLUDED:

PLENARY LUNCHES

BREAKFAST SESSION

NETWORKING

TOUR OPPORTUNITIES

The UNIVERSITY of NORTHERN COLORADO, GREELEY

University of Northern Colorado

1051 22nd St, Greeley, CO, 80639

Park in Lot C South of Commons

“The 2021 Energy and Environment Symposium brought together leaders across the energy space for thoughtful engagement around the most crucial issue for Colorado and the world. A truly high-class event that should set the standard for future energy and environment symposiums everywhere”. 
                        --Chris Wright, CEO Liberty Oil Field Services

“The Energy and Environmental Leadership Symposium brought together an excellent collection of conscientious energy professionals from across the state, region, and country that are passionate about environmental stewardship while providing cost-effective energy to local communities. It was great to discuss emerging trends, data, challenges, and opportunities with such a diverse group of operators, service providers, regulators, renewable developers, and experts on next-gen nuclear. I thought the event execution was flawless, especially for a first annual event--I can't wait to see how they grow next year!”

 

 --Matt Berchtold, Context Labs

Director of Climate Impact Initiatives and Director of Product Development

 
 

2022
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2022
PRESENTING SPONSORS

OPENING RECEPTION SPONSOR

PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION SPONSOR

STUDENT ENERGY EXCELLENCE SPONSOR

PARKING SPONSOR

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

BREAKFAST SPONSOR

DAILY BEVERAGE SPONSORS

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

 

OCT 05
SCHEDULE

OPENING RECEPTION

06:00

PM

JOIN US FOR A NETWORKING EXPERIENCE WITH STATE AND INDUSTRY LEADERS

Platte River Fort
 

Cigar Reception to Follow Speakers

Sponsored by:

OCT 06
SCHEDULE

AM

08:00

REGISTRATION

UNC COMMONS

Exhibitor Space

1:30

09:00

OPENING SESSION

UNC PERFORMANCE HALL

OPENING REMARKS

PRESIDENT ANDY FEINSTEIN

University of Northern Colorado

 

SCIENCE & INNOVATION SHOWCASE

JASON SUNTYCH

COO,

Xiant Technologies

  • Illuminating the Rhythm of Life

 

ERIC HODEK

Principle, Ramboll US Consulting, Inc

  • Science Based Policy in the Age of Community Science

 

JOE ETHERIDGE

Founder and Chief Technical Officer

Encino Environmental Services

MATT BERCHTOLD

Vice President and General Manager 

CXL Energy

  • Eliminate the Guesswork on GHG Emissions

POWERING THE HUMAN POTENTIAL

KEN BUCK

Congressman, 4th Congressional District

  • Federal Perspectives on Energy and 

MARK GABRIEL

CEO, United Power

  • THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE…It's Just Not Widely Distributed Yet. The Opportunities (and Challenges) in the Colorado Energy Environment

CHRIS WRIGHT

CEO, Liberty Oil Field Services

  • Energy, Climate, and Poverty

2:40

2:45

11:30 

TRANSITION TO LUNCH SESSION

11:45

4:10

4:15

LUNCH SESSION PANEL

LEEWARD ENERGY

UNC BALLROOM

 

STUDENT ENERGY AWARD WINNERS

THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY:

GOING BEYOND THE MEGAWATT 

 

KEYNOTE AND MODERATOR

JOHN WIELAND

Chief Development Officer,

Leeward Renewable Energy

JOHN WYCHERLEY

Vice President Development,

Leeward Renewable Energy

PATRICK NOLAN

Senior Director Development,

Leeward Renewable Energy

ROBIN LUNT

Chief Commercial Officer,

Guzman Energy

JORDAN MACKNICK

Energy Engineer and Environmental Analyst,

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

RICHARD HOLTORF

Colorado State Representative

TRAE MILLER

Executive Director of Logan County

Economic Development Corp

1:15

5:45

BREAK

6:00

PM

HUMAN ENVIRONMENT SESSION

UNC PERFORMANCE HALL

SOLUTIONS TO END HOMELESSNESS

 

CAROL HOLLOWELL

Executive Director of Switchpoint Community Resource Center

  • Innovating Solutions to End Homelessness

 

MARK SOLOMON

Community Veterans Project

  • Ending Veteran Homelessness, One Tiny Home at a Time

PRESENTATION of SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AWARD

MODERATOR

TOMMY BUTLER

Greeley City Council

BREAK

INDUSTRY SESSION

UNC PERFORMANCE HALL

INFRASTRUCTURE and ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 

WILLIAM DAVIDSON

Director of Strategic Initiatives for NextEra Infrastructure Solutions

  • FUTURE-PROOF COMMUNICATION: Flexible and Affordable Infrastructure Solutions for Safer, Connected Communities.

ABBY KIRCHOFER

Ramboll US Consulting

  •  NOT ALL LOW CARBON FUELS ARE CREATED EQUAL: How Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Performance Will Drive Credit Generation Under the IRA

BILL GRAHAM

Director of Project Development 

DVO, Inc.

  • ANAEROBIC SOLUTIONS: High-Efficiency, 3rd-Gen AD for Global Agriculture

 

JOANNA OSTRUM

Chief Operating Officer

Transitional Energy

  • Thermal Energy Solutions for Energy and Climate Security

 

MODERATOR

JAN KULMANN

Mayor of Thornton

BREAK

CRYPTOCURRENCY PANEL

UNC PERFORMANCE HALL

WHAT THE CRYPTO?

THE 101 AFTER 181

HEIDI GILL

CEO, Urban Solutions Group

ANNA PIERINI

Business Development Manager

Crusoe Energy

GREG DEAN

Adams County Oil & Gas Administrator, Community & Economic Development Department

TOM PARKO

Director, Weld County Department of Planning Services

JASON MAXEY

Director, Weld County Oil & Gas Energy Department 

BREAK

PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION AND AWARDS

OUTDOOR ATRIUM

PRESIDENT FEINSTEIN

University of Northern Colorado

OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM

Various Speakers

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OCT 07
SCHEDULE

AM
PM

8:00

REGISTRATION

(if not checked-in on Thursday)

UNC COMMONS

Exhibitor Space

12:00

9:00

BREAKFAST SESSION

UNC BALLROOM
OIL & GAS REGULATORY ROUNDTABLE

JULIE MURPHY

Director, Colorado Oil & Gas

Conservation Commission

JEFF ROBBINS

Chair, Colorado Oil & Gas

Conservation Commission

BRUCE BARKER

Weld County Attorney

JASON MAXEY

Director Weld County Oil & Gas 

Energy Department 

DAVID FRANK

Town of Erie Oil & Gas Local

Government Designee

MODERATOR

ELISABETH LAWRENCE

Summit County Commissioner 

PRESENTATION of VANGUARD AWARD

1:30

1:45

10:15

BREAK

10:30

11:45 

INDUSTRY SESSION
UNC PERFORMANCE HALL

RENEWABLES and GRID RESILIENCY 

TYLER SMITH

XCEL ENERGY

  • Building Colorado's Energy Future                Clean, Safe, Reliable

ELI OPPENHEIMER

Director, Land Acquisition

PIVOT Energy

  • SOLAR LAND USE and BENEFITS for COMMUNITES

MIKE KRUGER

CEO

Colorado Solar and Storage Association

  • Grid Resilience and Domestic Energy    Under the Inflation Reduction Act

TRANSITION TO LUNCH SESSION

LUNCH SESSION
CHEVRON

UNC BALLROOM

KEYNOTE

HODGE WALKER

Vice President of the Chevron Rockies Business Unit

  • Colorado Oil and Natural Gas-        The Future of Energy

PANEL DISCUSSION

MO MONTOYA

Regulatory Engineering Advisor

MORGAN STEIN

Facilities Engineering Advisor

GABE BARRAGAN

Wells and Asset Retirement Team Lead

ASHLEY ARMSTRONG

Reliability Engineer

STUDENT ENERGY AWARD WINNERS 

BREAK

RURAL CAUCUS ROUNDTABLE

2nd FLOOR COMMONS

BYRON PELTON- Co-chair

Logan County Commissioner

KEN GFELLER Co-chair

Mayor of Keenesburg

RICHARD HOLTORF

Colorado State Representative

ANDRE CUSHING 

American City County Exchange

VARIOUS PRESENTERS

SPEAKERS

Heidi Gill

URBAN Solutions Group

Heidi Gill serves as CEO of Urban Solution Group. She founded Urban in 2017 to bridge the gap between oil and gas development and social compatibility. Focusing on comprehensive mitigation plans and products, Heidi designed and filed a patent on a new type of sound wall that helps mitigate impacts to surround communities during oil and gas operations. She spearheaded the capital raise to fund the manufacturing of her patented sound walls and now has over six miles of wall on the market which is enough inventory to be on 20-25 locations at once. Her most recent endeavor has been developing NavPlanIQ. A first of its kind, cloud based energy specific software for long term planning and execution of energy locations with a high focus on regulatory, compliance, noise monitoring and modeling, comprehensive mitigation and stakeholder engagement and grievance management.

Heidi was awarded the Denver Business Journal’s 2020 Outstanding Women in Business for the Energy category along with being selected as one of their 2019 40 Under 40. She was awarded the Society of Petroleum Engineers 2019 Steward of the Industry Award. In 2018 she was awarded the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s 2018 Emerging Leader Award and recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s 2018 Top Women in Energy.

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FRIDAY

Hodge Walker

Chevron

Hodge Walker is vice president of the Chevron Rockies Business Unit, a position he has held since October 2020 when Chevron acquired Noble Energy. In this role, he oversees Chevron’s exploration and
production activities in the Rockies Region where the company has operations in the DJ Basin and Piceance Basin of Colorado. He brings to this role more than 25 years of technical, leadership, and multi-basin operating experience in the oil and natural gas industry.
Prior to joining Chevron, Hodge served as the senior vice president responsible for Noble Energy’s U.S. onshore operations and as a director of Noble Midstream Partners. From 2014 to 2018, he served as vice
president of West Africa and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Previously, he served as director of Strategic Planning, Environmental Analysis and Reserves, and managed the company’s operated West Africa assets, non-operated international assets and frontier business ventures. 

 

Hodge serves as vice chairman of the board of directors for Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) and is a member of Colorado Concern. He also serves as treasurer on the board of directors of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA)

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Anna Pierini

Business Development Manager

Crusoe Energy

Anna has a diverse land and business development background with over 15 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry.  She began her career in North Dakota in 2004 and has since managed land, leasing, and acquisition projects in the Williston Basin, Powder River Basin, DJ Basin, Western Anadarko Basin, Eagle Ford, and Permian Basins.  Anna has a passion for the domestic energy industry and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead in the transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions.  Since joining Crusoe Energy, she has helped oil and gas operators find a beneficial use for over 4 billion cubic feet of natural gas that would have otherwise been flared, reducing methane emissions by 98%. In her spare time, Anna enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.  Anna holds a BS in Public Relations from Evangel University and a MBA from the University of Denver.

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Jan Kulmann

MAYOR OF THORNTON

As a licensed professional engineer with more than 23 years of energy experience, Jan Kulmann has successfully managed and executed projects and programs both nationally and internationally. Jan joined Xcel Energy recently as the Senior Director of Standards and Compliance Program Development. She is responsible for providing direction and strategic leadership for the development of design and engineering standards and compliance programs for natural gas pipeline and electric infrastructure in support of Xcel Energy's clean energy transition. Jan’s career before joining Xcel Energy also included the management of drilling, completion, and production facilities, environmental, health, safety, and regulatory programs as well as strategic technical initiatives related to emissions reduction efforts, electrical power, automation, process safety, and mechanical integrity.

 

Jan Kulmann was elected as the Mayor of Thornton, CO in 2019. Jan was first elected as a Ward 4 Councilmember in 2013, won re-election in 2017, and was the Mayor Pro-Tem from 2017-2019. As a representative of the City of Thornton, Jan also serves on the executive committee of the Metro Mayors Caucus, as the Chair of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, as an executive board member of the Mile High Flood District, and as a member of the North I-25 Coalition. 

 

Jan earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, along with a minor in music performance, from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Colorado State University. She has been married to her husband Dave since 2002 and together they have two teenage children.

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The Energy and Environmental Leadership Symposium provided a tremendous amount of insight into the science/nature of pollutant behavior (in the atmosphere) in and around the greater Denver/Boulder Metropolitan area.  Additionally, the Symposium ignited discussion around the practicality and potential environmental and economic impacts with regard to proposed environmental regulations within the state of Colorado.  It is important for industry, government, the public, and other stakeholders to engage in these types of (objective) conversations in order to create transparency and allow Colorado to make informed decisions regarding the environment and economic future of the state.”

--Joe Etheridge, Encino Environmental Services– Chief Technology Officer

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