December 16, 2010 09:31 ET

KEMA to Hold 22nd Executive Forum on Retail Energy

Key Industry Leaders to Address Innovation and Growth in Power Markets

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) -  As the leading event in the U.S. retail energy industry, KEMA's Executive Forum gathers senior executives, regulators, energy buyers, investors, and other stakeholders from across North America to discuss the key business and policy issues that face retail energy markets. The 2011 event focuses on the resurgence of retail competition following policy changes, lower energy prices, and an emerging economic recovery.

The 22nd Executive Forum, themed "Retail Resurgence," will be held April 7 and 8, 2011, at the JW Marriott Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

The Forum will feature more than 30 senior executives and key stakeholders throughout eight sessions, such as "Next Steps: Moving Towards Effective Market Design, New Technologies, and New Markets to The Big 4," which includes a panel of executives from the nation's leading retail energy suppliers.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mayo Shattuck, President & CEO Constellation Energy Group
  • James Burke, CEO, TXU Energy
  • Steven Murray, President, Direct Energy Residential
  • Michael Kagan, President, Constellation NewEnergy
  • Tim Healy, CEO, EnerNOC
  • Rob Snyder, Chairman, Stream Energy
  • Marcie Zlotnik, CEO, StarTex
  • Hon. Barry Smitherman, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Hon. Garry Brown, Chairman, New York Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Manuel Flores, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • Hon. Robert Powelson, Commissioner, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Kurt Yeager, Executive Director, Galvin Institute
  • David Fein, Vice President, Constellation NewEnergy
  • Tom Gros, Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Reliant Energy
  • Tony Banks, Vice President of Product & Market Development, FirstEnergy Solutions
  • Mitch Guttell, Energy Manager, Panda Restaurant Group
  • John Anderson, CEO, ELCON
  • Chris Hendrix, Director of Markets & Compliance, Wal-Mart
  • Steve Kiesner, Director of National Accounts Markets, EEI
  • Ben Preston, Managing Director, Macquarie Energy LLC
  • Brandon Schwertner, CEO, MP2 Energy
  • Cody Moore, Head of North American Power, EDF Trading
  • Martin Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief, EnergyBiz Magazine
  • John Shelk, Executive Director, EPSA
  • Steve Strobel, Senior VP & CFO, BlueStar Energy
  • Hugo van Nispen, President & Managing Director, KEMA, Inc.
  • Taff Tschamler, Director, Retail Energy, KEMA, Inc.

Additional information about the conference, including registration, is available at

About KEMA
Founded in 1927, KEMA is a global provider of business and technical consulting, operational support, measurement and inspection, testing and certification for the energy and utility industry. With world headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, KEMA employs more than 1,700 professionals globally with offices and representatives in more than 20 countries. KEMA's U.S. subsidiary, KEMA, Inc., is headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and serves energy clients throughout the Americas and Caribbean.

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