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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 […]

Steve Kramer – Association of Oil Pipe Lines

Here’s a common misconception about lobbying associations: They have a set number of issues to work on, and they can usually predict what’s next on the horizon for their members. That’s not the case when you are the eyes and ears in Washington for an industry that’s undergone rapid change and now attracts much attention […]

Shaun Wrubell – BluEarth Renewables

In some ways, representing oil companies is about as far from representing renewable power producers as it gets. In others, it’s practically right across the street. Shaun Wrubell worked for a Canadian oil sands company during a period of explosive growth in the industry. He was also around when oil prices dropped dramatically, and the […]

Elisa Lambertini – GE Power Conversion

A growing commitment to electrical efficiency and low-emission technologies. Revolutionizing trains, power plants and ocean liners by swapping out carbon fossil motors for electric ones. Customized solutions that are sophisticated and highly automated. GE Power Conversion finds itself in the midst of a paradigm shift in how the world views energy consumption, serving as an […]

Ted Prouty – Air Liquide

You wouldn’t know it, but if you’re sitting down with a glass of wine while chatting or texting on a cell phone, Ted Prouty’s work is helping make that possible. As Air Liquide’s Associate General Counsel–U.S., Prouty helps manage the risk and oversee the transactions that procure the Air Liquide gases that are components in […]

Teresa Villarreal Torres – Xignux

Tom Cruise’s portrayal of a military lawyer was the spark for Teresa Villarreal’s legal career, but Xignux has been the energy source to keep it running. As a girl growing up in Monterrey, Mexico, Villarreal loved courtroom dramas on the big screen, and Cruise’s role as Lt. Daniel Kaffee in “A Few Good Men” was […]

Madelon Kuchera – Earth Etch

A first-responder analogy seems appropriate for Madelon Kuchera who has built a professional life going where there’s the most disorder. That’s meant a lot of running toward, and making sense of, regulatory chaos confronting big-ticket industries. “Always go where there’s chaos in industry,” the good-natured Kuchera says with a laugh during a lively interview with […]

Jennifer Smestad – Otter Tail Corporation

There’s a lot to be said of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Located in Otter Tail County, it has more than 1,000 lakes; 13,500 friendly people live there; and Otter Tail Power Company produces energy at a cost 30 percent lower than the national residential average. That doesn’t happen by accident. Working with a legal team of […]

Iván Diego Durontó — AES Argentina

Everyone loves a good story about making an impossible situation possible—but no one more so than Iván Diego Durontó of AES Argentina. With only a month to complete a monstrous financial task—the likes of which the Buenos Aires-based energy company had never before completed—Durontó and his team actively collaborated with an AES Argentina multidisciplinary team […]

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