April 14-16, 2011
LIST OF CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Jonathan H. Adler is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has authored or edited four books on environmental policy and over a dozen book chapters. His articles appear in publications ranging from law reviews to national newspapers. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs to discuss environmental and legal issues. Professor Adler is a contributing editor to the National Review Online and regularly contributes to "The Volokh Conspiracy." In 2008, his article "Money or Nothing: The Adverse Environmental Consequences of Uncompensated Law Use Controls," was selected as one of the ten best articles in land use and environmental law in 2008. In 2004, Professor Adler received the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students. The Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association awarded him the annual "Distinguished Teacher Award" in 2007. He also serves on the advisory boards of several organizations. From 1991 to 2000, Professor Adler worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a free market research and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., where he directed CEI's environmental studies program. He holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and a J.D. summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law.
Gene Ameduri has over thirty-five years of experience in the electric energy and building automation industries. Mr. Ameduri is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Great Lakes Wind Energy, formed to pursue an offshore wind opportunity and alternative energy development. He is also Co-Founder and President of Enerlogics Networks Inc., a company formed to provide expertise in all aspects of energy efficiency solutions, renewable energy, energy supply chain, merchant generation and demand response services to energy services suppliers, electric utilities and consumers. Previously, Mr. Ameduri was co-founder and President of EnergyConnect, Inc. In the 1970s, he co-founded Solar Energy Engineering to develop solar designs and installations. He is a recognized technical expert, with presentations at numerous technical conferences and publication of multiple technical articles for various industry magazines. Mr. Ameduri has a B.S. in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
Dianne D. Anderson has held numerous executive and managerial positions at British Petroleum since 1983, most recently serving as President of BP's West Coast Fuels Marketing division. She was named the first Executive Director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University in 2008. As Executive Director, she provides national and international leadership in the formation of strategic partnerships and alliances with industry, government, and other academic institutions. Prior to her job as President of the West Coast Fuels Marketing, she worked in Houston at North American Gas & Power where she managed all natural gas and electric power regulatory affairs for Canada and the United States. Ms. Anderson graduated magna cum laude in 1983 with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University. She also completed senior executive development programs at Harvard, Cambridge and Northwestern universities and was a guest faculty member within the Stanford University Program on Customer Focused Innovation.
Michael Barrett is a corporate lawyer, specializing in private corporate transactions and energy development. Mr. Barrett is the Co-head of Bennett Jones's Power and Renewable Energy practice. In his renewable power development practice, he has been retained by many leading domestic and international renewable power developers. Mr. Barrett's keen understanding of the Canadian renewable power landscape has been helpful to both new and established participants in this sector. He has helped renewable power clients with all phases of energy project development and commercialization. Mr. Barrett is also a guest lecturer of at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, speaking on power development.
Carol Battershell joined the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), in 2008 after twenty-five years in the energy industry with Standard Oil and British Petroleum. As Executive Director of Field Operations, she is responsible for all EERE field operations, including direct leadership of the Golden, Colorado office. At BP, she most recently served as Vice President of Policy and Strategy for BP Alternative Energy and Vice President of Renewables and Alternative Fuels. Additional energy industry positions Ms. Battershell has held include operations and strategy roles in retail fuels marketing, strategy and financial roles in business-to-business fuels marketing, as well a corporate role in environmental policy and a development role as Chief of Staff to one of BP's most senior executives. She began her career as a refinery engineer in Ohio. Ms. Battershell has a B.S. in engineering from Purdue University, where she specialized in environmental engineering, and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.
Carl Bauer was Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) for four years, retiring in January 2010. At NETL, Mr. Bauer was responsible for directing and overseeing the implementation of major science and technology development programs. Mr. Bauer has more than thirty years of executive experience for technical and business management in both the private and public sectors. He is President of C.O. Bauer Consulting, Inc. Mr. Bauer received an advanced degree in nuclear power engineering from the Naval Nuclear Power Postgraduate Program in 1972 and a B.S. in marine engineering/oceanography from the United States Naval Academy in 1971.
Hon. James J. Blanchard has dedicated his life to public service and law, serving with distinction as Governor of the State of Michigan, Ambassador to Canada, and a member of the United States Congress. The Hon. Blanchard was named one of the best governors in America by U.S. News and World Report for returning the state to solvency and creating innovative new programs to meet the needs of its citizens. As Ambassador (1993-96), he managed a broad range of issues between the United States and Canada, receiving the prestigious Secretary of State's Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service. In 1997, Mr. Blanchard authored Behind the Embassy Door--Canada, Clinton and Quebec, a book highlighting his experiences as Ambassador. Mr. Blanchard was an Assistant Attorney General of Michigan from 1969 to 1974, and he served four terms in Congress from 1975 to 1983. Currently, he is Co-chair of Government Affairs for the global law firm of DLA Piper and Chairman of the Meridian International Center, a leading public diplomacy, non-profit center in Washington, D.C.
Chios Carmody is Associate Professor and Canadian Director of the Canada-United States Law Institute at The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law in London, Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa in 1992, his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Michigan in 1997, and his Doctorate of Laws degree (S.J.D.) from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001. He currently teaches courses in Public International Law, International Organizations, International Trade Law, and International Business Transactions. He has been Canadian National Director of the Canada-United States Law Institute since 2001.