Committee Leadership Details


Professional Education Council


Committee Description

Charter: The Professional Education Council (formerly known as the Program Committee) plans and organizes educational programming for the Association. Two meetings per year are held in Washington, D.C.: the Annual Meeting in the Spring, which has been held annually for over 55 years; and the Mid-Year Meeting, which is held in the Fall. Both meetings have a long tradition of superb speakers on topics of general and legal interest to energy attorneys and non-attorney professionals. In addition, the Council supports the regional chapters and members across the country in their sponsorship of regional meetings. With Board approval, the Council may also develop special programs as circumstances warrant.

Committee Leadership

James C. Beh
(Co-Chair)
Jones Day
Washington, DC
United States

Emily S. Fisher
(Co-Chair)
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Edison Electric Institute
Washington, DC
United States

Richard M. Lorenzo
(Co-Chair)
Chair, Antitrust Practice; and Co-Chair, Energy Practice
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Adrienne E. Clair
(Vice Chair)
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Susan A. Olenchuk
(Vice Chair)
Partner
Van Ness Feldman LLP
Washington, DC
United States

William T. Baker, Jr.
(Member)
New York, NY
United States

Honorable Bruce L. Birchman
(Member)
President
Birchman ADR Services
Potomac, MD
United States

James B. Blackburn, IV
(Member)
Latham & Watkins LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Stacy Smith Brown
(Member)
Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
United States

David Martin Connelly
(Member)
Of Counsel
Jones Day
Washington, DC
United States

David DesLauriers
(Member)
Vice President
Charles River Associates
Washington, DC
United States

Joseph H. Fagan
(Member)
Day Pitney LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Charles Ferguson
(Member)
Administrative Law Judge
California Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco, CA
United States

Zori G. Ferkin
(Member)
King & Spalding LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Daniel E. Frank
(Member)
Partner
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Joseph R. Hicks
(Member)
Associate
Venable LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Honorable Nancy Holtz
(Member)
JAMS
Boston, MA
United States

Stephen Joseph Hug
(Member)
Bracewell LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Amanda A. James
(Member)
Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
West Des Moines, IA
United States

Frederick G. Jauss, IV
(Member)
Senior Counsel
Husch Blackwell LLP
Washington, DC
United States