Governor's Summit on Energy Security & Infrastructure
FINAL Agenda

Washington, DC
Willard Hotel
February 23 - 24, 2017

FEBRUARY 23rd
1:00pm - 1:15pm
Welcome and Opening Remarks
The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas
Chairman, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
Chairman, Southern States Energy Board

1:15pm - 2:30pm
Session I - Energy Infrastructure & Modernization 
Facilitator: Lawrence Bengal, Director, Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission

  • Nick Akins, CEO, American Electric Power
  • Alan Armstrong, CEO, Williams

  • Duane Highley, CEO, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.

  • Terry Turpin, Director, Office of Energy Projects, FERC


2:45pm - 4:00pm
Session II - Cyber Security for Energy Systems
Facilitator: Dr. H. Alan Mantooth, University of Arkansas 

  • Douglas Osborn, Principal Member, Sandia National Laboratories

  • Patricia Hoffman, Acting Under Secretary, Office of Science and Energy, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, US DOE
  • Marija Ilic, Professor, Institute for Data, Systems and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



4:00pm - 4:45pm
Panel including Governors

  • Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert


4:45pm - 5:00pm
Summary : Wrap Up Day 1
Dr. H. Alan Mantooth, University of Arkansas


FEBRUARY 24th
8:00am - 8:15am 
Welcome and Second Day Objectives
The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas
Chairman, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
Chairman, Southern States Energy Board

8:15am - 9:30am
Session III - Workforce Development

Facilitator: C. Michael Smith, Executive Director, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

  • Diana Burley,Ph.D., Executive director and Chair of the Institute for Information, Infrastructure Protection and Professor at George Washington University

  • Elizabeth Eide, Director, Earth, Sciences, and Resources Board, National Academy of Sciences

  • Rhonda Reda, Executive Director, Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program

  • Patrick Sullivan, President, Mississippi Energy Institute
9:30am - 10:00 am
Governors' panel
  • Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin

10:00am - 10:40am
Session IV - Fuel Mix for the Future
Facilitator: Kenneth Nemeth, Secretary and Executive Director, Southern States Energy Board

  • Karen Harbert, President & CEO, US Chamber of Commerce, Institute of the 21st Century

  • Wyoming Governor Matt Mead


10:40am - 10:50am 
Summary : Wrap Up Day 2
Dr. H. Alan Mantooth, University of Arkansas


10:50am - 11:00am  
Closing Remarks: Lessons Learned and Path Forward

The Honorable Asa Hutchinson
Governor of Arkansas