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    Gaurdie E. Banister Jr. President & CEO, Aera Energy LLC

    Gaurdie E. Banister Jr. is President & CEO of Aera Energy LLC.    Aera is one of California’s largest producers of oil and gas, accounting for approximately 30 percent of the state’s production.  The company was formed in 1997 following the merger of the California exploration and production (E&P) operations of Shell and Mobil.  Today, Aera [...]


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    Tracy Faulkner

    Tracy Faulkner joined Shell Oil Company in June 2007, as Vice President of Communications.  In this role, Tracy oversees corporate and business line communications for Shell’s upstream, downstream, exploration and production projects and technology in North and South America.  She directs internal and external communications strategies, including employee engagement, corporate advertising, reputation management, media relations, [...]


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    Stephanie Owens Director, Public Engagement, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


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    Lynton Scotland Vice President, Operational Excellence, NRG Energy

    Lynton is Vice President Operational Excellence-FORNRG at NRG Energy Inc. In that capacity he is responsible for the “FORNRG” (Focus On ROIC @ NRG) initiative and for the Corporate Project Management Office. FORNRG is the flagship initiative of the company which generates savings in excess of $300 million annually to the company. Prior to joining [...]


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    Rod West President & CEO, Entergy New Orleans, Inc.

    Rod West was named the president and chief executive officer of Entergy New Orleans, Inc., a $750 million a year electric and gas utility, on Jan. 1, 2007. West is responsible for ENOI’s financial and operational performance, customer service, regulatory and governmental relations, economic development programs, external and internal communications, charitable contributions, and environmental policy. [...]


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