Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access

Final Program  (Using agenda content available as of June 25, 2016) 

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Sunday, July 24

Location: Broadway F
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hon. Nikki Hall, Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access Chairwoman and Chair, South Carolina

9:10 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Update on UMA Toolkit Project

The Supplier Diversity Toolkit was formally launched at the NARUC Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Now, the UMA Committee members will receive a briefing from NUDC on the status of the Toolkit.

Laurie Dowling, Executive Director, National Utilities Diversity Council

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Demonstrating Value and Leveraging Power through Employee Resource Groups

Though, companies often advertise Employee Resource Groups (“ERG’s”), also called affinity groups, as evidence of their commitment to diversity, the purpose and focus of ERG’s can vary drastically. While some are used to promote diverse retention and promotion and advance one’s career, others are viewed as social clubs with little to no impact on one’s success. This panel will explore the benefits and potential risks of ERG’s and discuss how to successfully implement an ERG that promotes diversity and inclusion and professional development and advancement, while providing tangible value to the company.

Moderator: Sherina Maye Edwards, Commissioner, Illinois

Panelists:
Hon. Colette Honorable, Commissioner, FERC

David Weaver, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, AGL Resources

Janese Murray, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Exelon

Laura Butler, Vice President, Talent Management & Chief Diversity Officer, PGE

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

MISO Presentation

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Commissioner Discussion – What’s in a Name – Should the Subcommittee recommend new name for the Utility Marketplace Access Subcommittee?

Moderator: Hon. Nikki Hall, Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access Chairwoman and Chair, South Carolina

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

UPDATE: Minority Investment Bank Report
A follow up to a Report delivered at the 2016 NARUC Winter Meeting regarding a national statistical report prepared by Loop Capital Markets on the frequency and level of participation by diverse firms in recent transactions.

Timothy Alan Simon, Com. Emeritus, California Founder TAS STRATEGIES

11:15 a.m.

Subcommittee Business and Closing Remarks

Moderator: Hon. Nikki Hall, Subcommittee on Utility Marketplace Access Chairwoman and Chair, South Carolina