Annual Meeting 2012

Southern States Energy Board 52nd Anniversary

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2012 – Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Location: Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel, 10 North Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Governor Mary Fallin
Oklahoma
SSEB Chair

Among the most critical issues facing America today are the availability, reliability, cost and environmental impact of energy resources. A strong and viable strategic energy policy is critical to sustaining robust economic growth to enhance the quality of life for America’s future generations. For fifty-two years, the Southern States Energy Board has been the regional forum where government and industry leaders collaborate and cooperate to design policy and technology solutions that will shape our nation’s prosperity and security in a global economy.

We are in the process of organizing an outstanding program that will recognize the leadership and accomplishments of the Board and its collaborative partners throughout the region and the country. As one of SSEB’s partners, I encourage you to participate and support SSEB’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on September 23-25, 2012.

Agenda Participants:


Honorable James Lankford
U.S. House of Representatives
Oklahoma


Cam Ward
State Senate
Alabama


Honorable C. Michael Ming
Secretary of Energy
Oklahoma


Mr. Scott Klara
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
Presentation


Dr. Michael Dunne
LIFE Program Director
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Presentation


Mr. Ken Nemeth
Secretary
Executive Director
Southern States Energy Board
Presentation

Bottoms Up: State Based Approaches to Energy Policy
Panelists:


Honorable Barry Smitherman
Chairman
Railroad Commission
Texas
Presentation


Mr. Marc Harrison
Energy Policy Advisor
Office of the Governor
Arkansas


Dr. Berry “Nick” Tew, Jr.
State Geologist
Geological Survey of Alabama
Presentation

Innovative Policy and Legislative Leadership in the South


Weldon Watson
House of Representatives
Oklahoma
Moderator


Cliff Branan
State Senate
Oklahoma


Mark Norris
State Senate
Majority Leader
Tennessee


Robert Rucho
State Senate
North Carolina


William E. Sandifer, III
House of Representatives
South Carolina


Joe Harrison
House of Representatives
Louisiana
Presentation

The Future of Clean Energy Development


Lynn Smith
House of Representatives
Georgia
Moderator


Mr. Vello Kuuskraa
President
Advanced Resources International
Presentation


Mr. Bruce McKay
Managing Director of Federal Affairs
Dominion
Presentation


Mr. Michael Skelly
President
Clean Line Energy
Presentation

Reliability and Domestic Energy Security


Mr. Stuart Solomon
President & COO
Public Service Company
Oklahoma
Presentation


Ms. Cristinia McQuistion
Vice President
Strategic Planning &
Performance Improvement
OGE Energy Corp.
Presentation


Mr. Mark Goodwin
President
Apex Wind Energy, Inc.
Presentation

North American Energy Supply
“Fireside Chat” Leaders:


Mr. Jeff B. Hume
Vice Chairman of Strategic Growth Initiatives
Continental Resources


Mr. Robert Jones
Senior Vice President
TransCanada
Presentation


Dr. William F. Whitsitt
Executive Vice President
Devon Energy Corporation
Presentation