BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - On March 30 and 31 KEMA will host its 21st Executive Forum, assembling a group of key energy leaders to discuss the resurgence of retail energy markets. Based on current registrations, KEMA expects a record turn out for the meeting.

The Executive Forum provides a unique venue for addressing the key strategic issues facing retail energy markets. The program facilitates a high level dialogue among industry leaders, including senior industry executives, large energy buyers, policy makers, investors and other thought leaders. The program includes a keynote address by Congressman Joe Barton of Texas and a special luncheon address by Mr. John Young, President and CEO of Energy Future Holdings. Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Thijs Aarten, Executive Director, KEMA
  • Craig Adams, COO, PECO Energy
  • Phil Adams, President, World Energy
  • Gene Alessandrini, Senior Vice President, PPL EnergyPlus
  • Tony Banks, Vice President, FirstEnergy Solutions
  • John Berger, CEO, Standard Renewable Energy
  • Deryl Brown, CEO, Hudson Energy Services
  • Jim Burke, CEO, TXU Energy
  • Maura Clark, President, Direct Energy Business
  • Tim Enwall, Co-Founder and President, Tendril Networks
  • Katie Fehrenbacher, Editor, Earth2Tech.com
  • Jason Few, President, Reliant Energy
  • Kevin Greiner, CEO, Gas South
  • Hon. Maureen Harris, Commissioner, New York State PSC
  • Paul Hudson, Chairman, Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies
  • Michael Kagan, President, Constellation NewEnergy
  • Jay Kooper, President, Retail Energy Supply Association and Director of Regulatory Affairs, Hess Corporation
  • Tom Leverton, Chief Operating Officer, TXU Energy
  • Brian Lloyd, Energy Policy Advisor to Governor Rick Perry
  • Bob Manning, Director of Energy & Industrial Facilities, H-E-B
  • Jay McLellan, Founder and CEO, Home Automation, Inc.
  • Hon. Don Nickles, Co-Chairman of the COMPETE Coalition and former US Senator
  • Tammy Nikoltcheva, Director, Commodities Origination, Merrill Lynch Commodities
  • Jeff Nottingham, Director, Power Brokers
  • Hon. Robert Powelson, Commissioner, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Mark Radtke, CEO, Integrys Energy Services
  • David Roylance, President, SaveOnEnergy.com
  • Brandon Schwertner, CEO, MP2 Energy
  • Hon. Barry Smitherman, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Craig Sutter, Senior Vice President, GDF SUEZ Energy 
  • Glen Thomas, President, GT Power Group and former Pennsylvania Commissioner
  • Jere Thompson, CEO, Ambit Energy
  • Taff Tschamler, Director -- Retail Energy, KEMA
  • Jim Vonderhaar, Vice President & General Manager, Summit Energy 
  • Chris Weston, CEO, Direct Energy
  • Steve Williams, Chief Commercial Officer, BP Energy North America Gas & Power

Additional information about the conference, including registration, is available at www.kema.com/21st-executive-forum.

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 1,500 professionals globally and has offices and representatives in more than 20 countries. KEMA's US subsidiary, KEMA, Inc., is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and serves energy clients throughout the Americas and Caribbean.

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