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Speaker Bios

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Allison Clements

FERC Commissioner 

Commissioner Allison Clements has two decades of public and private sector experience in energy regulation and policy, representing utilities, independent power producers, developers and lenders, nonprofits and philanthropies on grid policy issues. Prior to her time at FERC, she spent two years as director of the energy markets program at Energy Foundation. Earlier, she founded Goodgrid, LLC, an energy policy and strategy consulting firm.
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Ted Vatnsdal

Executive Director, Strategic Ventures at MISO

Ted Vatnsdal serves as Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management at Midcontinent Independent System
Operator (MISO), focusing on MISO’s strategic direction, risk program, and corporate governance.
MISO is an independent, not-for-profit organization that delivers safe, cost-effective electric power
across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO operates one of the world’s largest
energy markets with more than $29 billion in annual gross market energy transactions.

Keri Glitch

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at MISO

Keri Glitch was named Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. in May 2017. In her current role, she leads both the Security and Technology organizations responsible for MISO’s comprehensive strategy, execution and operations.

Lindsay Boccardo

Consultant and Keynote Speaker, Lindsay Boccardo Coaching

For more than a decade, Lindsay has been coaching, researching, and developing programs for professional growth and emotional health in the workplace. As a nationally-recognized generational expert, Lindsay has partnered with organizations such as Roche, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Carpenter Realtors, and the Indiana Supreme Court. 
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Michael Jefferson

Manager of D&I, at MISO

Michael Jefferson is the Manager of the Diversity and Inclusion Programs at MISO where he helps drive the execution of MISO’s D&I strategy through managing support and development for MISO's Employee Resource Groups and Diversity & Inclusion Council. He leverages and develops external partners like industry organizations, universities, and supports the talent pipeline through recruitment and retention of employees of all backgrounds and needs. 

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Catherine Matthews

Senior Consultant, Talent and Organization, IUPUI

Catherine Matthews is a senior consultant in Talent and Organization Development for Indiana University Human Resources. In that role, she provides consultation, professional coaching, and trainings for teams and individuals in areas impacting employee engagement and organization effectiveness.

Sara Armstrong

Coach, Idea of You Coaching©

Chief of Energy Transformation, Sara Armstrong, has spent nearly two decades as a coach, trainer, and leader in business development supporting her teams and clients to step into their power. 

An energy enthusiast who illuminates any environment with her positive spirit; Sara is passionate about the Idea of You - who you are, and who you have the potential to become. As your personal cheerleader, consultant and accountability partner; she believes in you 110% and knows you have everything you need to accomplish the major goals you have set in your career.

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Kristina Lund

President and CEO, US Utilities, The AES Corporation

Kristina Lund is the president and CEO of AES Indiana and AES Ohio, providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than one million customers. She assumed the role in October 2020. Under Kristina’s leadership, AES’ US Utilities are leading the inclusive clean energy transition, as new technologies make it possible to better meet customers’ objectives of reliability, affordability, and sustainability.


Liang Downey

Digital Advisor at Microsoft 

Liang is a Digital Advisor in Customer Transformation – Microsoft Industry Solutions business unit, with expertise in the Energy, Mobility and Sustainability sectors. She leads the digital transformation for power and utility customers, helping them adopt digital technology to achieve business outcome, through customer experience design, employee engagement, next gen grid operating system design supporting the decentralized, distributed generation, and prosumer trends. 


Courtney Metzger

CEO, Bartholomew County REMC

Courtney Metzger has served as the CEO of Bartholomew County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (BCREMC) since March of 2020. 

Metzger, previously worked as a consultant to the nation’s 900+ electric cooperatives at the National Rural Utility Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) in the D.C. metro area. During her time at CFC, she engaged with co-ops across the nation on strategic initiatives including emerging technologies, cost-of-service studies, ratemaking, electric vehicle programs and the changing needs of the member.

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Kelley Karn

VP, Regulatory Affairs & Policy at Duke Energy Indiana

Kelley Karn joined the company in 1998 while in law school and was promoted to Counsel in 2000. In 2006, she assumed the position of lead Indiana regulatory counsel for Duke Energy after shepherding the approval of the Cinergy / Duke Energy merger through the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Karn was promoted to Deputy General Counsel in 2008. In this role, Karn managed attorneys and advised the company on regulatory, legislative and policy matters in Indiana.

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