Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), becomes the latest energy executive to confirm his participation in the annual Executive Roundtable, which takes place as part of the 16th annual ELECTRIC POWER conference and exposition held April 1-3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Kiernan joins four other prominent industry executives on this year’s Roundtable, which takes place on the morning of April 2. The other executives joining Kiernan are:
- Bill Mohl, President, Wholesale Commodities, Entergy Corporation
- Doyle Beneby, President & CEO, CPS Energy
- James R. “Bob” Dalrymple, Senior Vice President, Coal and Operations, Tennessee Valley Authority
- John Ragan, President, NRG Energy’s Gulf Coast Region and Executive Vice President, NRG South Texas LP.
“The five leaders taking part in this year’s Executive Roundtable arguably make it one of the best that Electric Power has offered during its 16 years,” said Jamie Reesby, show director. “AWEA is collaborating with Electric Power to help develop conference sessions of broad interest to the power generation industry, not just the renewable energy sector. Having Tom Kiernan take part in our Executive Roundtable will likewise broaden the discussion and points of view.”
Kiernan assumed his role as CEO of AWEA last May. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as president of the National Parks Conservation Association. Kiernan graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981 with a degree in Environmental Computer Modeling. He also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. While at Stanford, he also served as Assistant to the Director of Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality.
Upon completing his degree, Kiernan moved to Washington, D.C., to join the Environmental Protection Agency as Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator. He was promoted to Chief of Staff of the Office of Air and Radiation, and then in 1991 was appointed Deputy Assistant Administrator where he was instrumental in the George H.W. Bush Administration’s efforts to implement the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.
At the conclusion of the Bush Administration, Kiernan co-founded the environmental consulting firm E3 Ventures, focused on working with private sector clients to expedite Clean Air Act implementation. In 1998, Kiernan was named as President of National Parks Conservation Association. He led the organization through dramatic growth of its field offices from 7 to 23, its members and supporters from 300,000 to over 800,000, and its net assets from less than $5 million to more than $60 million. To register for Electric Power 2014: Click here
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