Speakers for our 63rd Annual Meeting Revealed

The clock is ticking! Register today to reserve your seat at our 63rd Annual Meeting!

Our Chair, South Carolina’s Gov. Henry McMaster, is hosting the 3-day event this September 17-19 at the Westin Poinsett in the heart of Greenville’s historic downtown. The picturesque city of Greenville is situated in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the Reedy River. It boasts a multitude of bucolic outdoor activities as well as appetizing offerings for the foodie in your family—all within walking distance of the hotel! This charming Southern town was just named one of America’s hottest destinations—landing at #14 on The New York Times list of “52 Places to Go in 2023” among global destinations. 

Confirmed Speakers

The meeting will feature energy and environmental experts from industry, academia, state legislatures, and the federal government. View the preliminary list of confirmed speakers below.


Honorable Henry McMaster
Governor of South Carolina

Honorable Brian Kemp
Governor of Georgia

Honorable Bill Lee
Governor of Tennessee

The Honorable Thomas Alexander
Senate President, South Carolina

Del. Lorig Charkoudian Maryland

Honorable Jim Powell
SSEB Federal Representative

Rep. William E. “Bill” Sandifer, III
South Carolina

Sen. Ken Yager

Andrew Bateman
Deputy Executive Director, South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff

Noel Black
Sr. Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs, Southern Company

Honorable Dan Brouillette

Ethel Bunch
Founder & CEO, Sustain SC

Michael P. Callahan
State President – South Carolina, Duke Energy

Lee Chapman
Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Jackson EMC

Honorable Brad Crabtree
Asst. Sec. for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy

Morgan Crapps
Dir. of Public Affairs and Govt. Relations, Redwood Materials

Honorable Glenn Davis
Director, Virginia Department of Energy

Honorable Jeff Duncan
U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina

David Fountain
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TVA

John Frick
Vice President, Government Relations, The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina

Bobby Hamill
Senior Director, Environmental Policy, NRECA

Dr. Tim Hardee
President, South Carolina Technical College System

Sara Hazzard
President & CEO, South Carolina Manufacturers

W. Keller Kissam
President – Dominion Energy South Carolina

Katharine Kollins
President, Southeastern Wind Coalition

Lindsay Leonard
Senior Director for National Strategy and Engagement, Boeing

The Honorable Harry M. Lightsey, III
Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce

Bruce McKay
Senior Director, External Affairs, BHE Gas Transmission & Storage | Carolinas Natural Gas Coalition

Thomas Miller
Regulatory & Strategy Senior Manager, bp America

Tracy Montross
Regional Director of Government Affairs, American Airlines

Vayl S. Oxford
Member, Director for Global Security Affairs, Savannah River National Laboratory

Tim Ponseti
Vice President of Operations, SERC Reliability Corporation

Brian Smith
Senior Director, Government Affairs and Policy, GE Vernova

David Stallwitz
Managing Director, Business Development – Emerging Energy, Phillips 66

Jimmy Staton
President and CEO, Santee Cooper

Pamela Venzke
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer – Americas, Ørsted

Honorable Knox H. White
Mayor of Greenville

After the meeting ends, Greenville is a convenient location for day trips to other popular destinations in the region. Asheville, North Carolina, known for its arts scene and the Biltmore Estate, is just a short drive away, as are various vineyards and outdoor attractions. You can learn more about the historic city here. Reserve your hotel room today, and we’ll see you in Greenville!

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