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Bryan Pechersky – Cloud Peak Energy Inc.

While it’s common for a general counsel to wear legal and business hats, there’s another that Bryan Pechersky sports as he goes about his responsibilities for one of the biggest coal mining companies in the Powder River Basin region of Wyoming and Montana. It’s the hat for government affairs, a matter weighing heavy on the […]

Carlo Cotrone – Baker Hughes

With 19 years’ combined experience in private and corporate law practice, Carlo Cotrone is no stranger to legal, technological and business complexity. An intellectual property counselor, strategist and manager, he relishes collaborating with clients, colleagues and external parties to navigate challenging issues. “I always strive to see the bigger picture,” Cotrone tells Vanguard in July. […]

Carolyn Shellman – CPS Energy

Back in March, while attending the 2019 DFW Auto Show in Dallas, Carolyn Shellman kept noticing clusters of onlookers gathered around a few specific cars. Each time she wove her way through the crowd to see what all the fuss was about, the object of attention was the same. Not a souped-up Ferrari or the […]

Colin Owyang – VELCO

One of the beautiful things about working close to Killington is being able to hike up a beautiful mountain on a fresh winter morning, snowboard down the slopes at dawn and still get to work on time. That peace and tranquility weaves itself into the fabric of Colin Owyang’s life as general counsel at the […]

Dick Garlish – Peak Reliability

He’ll likely be the man who essentially turns out the lights when the energy company that’s employed him since April 2017 goes dark for good. His job is due to be extinguished in the process, making this one of the least pleasant tasks that Dick Garlish has had to execute as an in-house lawyer at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jeremy Osborne – Pegasus Optimization Managers LLC

Got to hang on to that startup mentality, though the company seems to be anything but a newcomer in the very specialized business of contract compression. So muses Jeremy Osborne about Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC, which he and former President/CEO Randy Dean co-founded just over four years ago in College Station, Texas. Success mustn’t go […]

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