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Rishi Nangia – Sparkfund

After he graduated with degrees in biology and psychology from George Washington University—and with a master’s in public health focusing on epidemiology from Emory University—Rishi Nangia took the next logical step: he applied to medical schools. Except something happened before one of his medical school interviews. “I didn’t think I fit in with everyone else […]

Bass Wallace – TETRA Technologies Inc. and CSI Compressco LP

While Bass Wallace enjoys a respite from a quarter-century tending to complex in-house law at a couple of Texas-based energy services companies with international operations, he reckons he’ll remain active in the industry. He’s got experience in spades to leverage from TETRA Technologies Inc., the Woodlands company from which he recently retired as senior vice […]

Joe Condo – Ørsted

Talk about a pivot: Based just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, Ørsted has transitioned from fossil fuels to renewable energy in just 10 years—a willing cog in the Scandinavian nation’s trendsetting efforts to go green. For many years, Ørsted’s predecessor company was one of the most fossil fuel intensive energy companies in Europe. Today, it’s ranked […]

Duncan MacKay – Eversource Energy

Thirty years ago, if a power line owned by a utility fell on someone’s house or if a dispute arose with a supplier of critical energy equipment or services, it would’ve tied up the company’s legal team in phone calls, meetings, negotiations and litigation over a number of years. Countless outside attorneys would’ve been brought […]

Matthew McFarlane – Python Holdings

It’s a good thing Matthew McFarlane hates stagnation, because things at Python Holdings are anything but in this thrill ride known as 2020. As its first general counsel, McFarlane arrived at Python just weeks ahead of COVID-19. The transactional, HR and M&A tasks he expected to handle were shifted to a back burner as the […]

Tonya Fleming – Painted Pony Energy

It’s not often the case that when you do your job well, you’re forced to find a new one, but that’s exactly the position that Tonya Fleming found herself in. Fleming, the vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Painted Pony Energy in Calgary, Alberta, says after a promising start and a period of […]

Peter Castelli – POET

“A leader is only as good as his team.” It’s a phrase you hear a lot in sports and entertainment, when a star player credits his teammates after winning a championship, or an Oscar winner heaps praise on her colleagues during an acceptance speech. But for Peter Castelli, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary […]

Sean Jamieson – Spire

It’s a commodity that enables so many aspects of everyday life, from helping us cook dinner to heating our homes. Welcome to the world of natural gas. While the U.S. relies heavily on this safe and affordable product, some do have questions. But Sean Jamieson, general counsel for the commodity and midstream businesses of Spire […]

Robert Sergesketter – Fieldwood Energy LLC

While enjoying a reputation as a no-nonsense litigator and business-savvy corporate counsel, Robert Sergesketter is just as eager to discuss other life experiences that have shaped his personal and professional lives. Having attended Texas A&M University on an ROTC scholarship and been a drummer in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, he’d put law school on […]

James “Jamie” Wallace – Montauk Energy

It’s abundant, whether captured from decomposing garbage or cows. Harvesting biogas, which is converted into renewable natural gas, or RNG, provides an ever-growing source of energy for electricity and transportation, and it has provided a bounty of legal learning for James “Jamie” Wallace. “In capturing the methane, which is a primary component of biogas, we’re […]

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