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Keynote Plenary Session - Monday, June 25, 2:45 - 5:00 pm

Find out what's in store for the future of the environmental industry! This spectacular event features  high level environmental leaders who will share their insight and outlook for the future of the environmental industry. Each speaker will present and there will be a Q & A session where they will address questions from the audience.      


  Featured speakers: 
William L. Wehrum
Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Bill Wehrum currently serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation.  Bill has a long history of public service, and his career includes more than 31 years of working in the environmental field through engineering, legal practice, and administrative duties. He previously served as EPA's Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation from 2005 to 2007, as well as Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator and counsel to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.
 
Bill most recently worked as a partner and head of the Administrative Law Group at Hunton & Williams LLP, where his practice focused on air quality issues.     

 
Janet McCabe 
Professor of Practice at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation at the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute

Janet McCabe is Professor of Practice at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation at IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute.  She is also a Senior Law Fellow with the Environmental Law and Policy Center.  

From July 2013 through January 2017, Janet McCabe was the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to be Assistant Administrator of that office. She joined EPA in November 2009, serving as the  Principal Deputy to the Assistant Administrator of OAR.

Prior to joining EPA in November 2009, Janet McCabe was Executive Director of Improving Kids’ Environment, Inc., a children’s environmental health advocacy organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana and was an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, and at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.      
 
Roger Kranenburg
Vice President, Energy Strategy and Policy
Eversource 

Roger Kranenburg joined Eversource in 2017 and is responsible for developing the Company’s long-term clean energy and growth strategy and policies along with implementing the transportation electronification and battery storage initiatives. Prior to joining Eversource, Mr. Kranenburg was with IHS Markit (formerly CERA or Cambridge Energy Research Associates) advising the top electric utilities and power sector owners/operators and suppliers in North America, Europe, and globally on electric power sector transformation, investment and operations. 

Prior to IHS Markit, he was at the Edison Electric Institute where he led strategy, policy development, analysis, and advocacy for the electric utility industry in the areas of energy supply and taxation.  While there, he was instrumental in the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the making permanent of the Bush-era tax cuts on dividends.   

He has done research and published in the areas of high-temperature superconductors, high-performance electric drive systems and high-frequency telecommunications. A CFA charterholder, Mr. Kranenburg holds a BSc and an MSc (plus PhD course requirements) in electrical engineering/ applied physics and an MBA from University of Houston.