Speaker Bios

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Sherina Maye Edwards

Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Sherina Maye Edwards leads the Chicago office of the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group at Quarles & Brady, LLP. She focuses her practice on electric reliability, water, natural gas and critical infrastructure issues. An energy professional with solid regulatory experience which includes analyzing, formulating, and implementing public policy at the state level, she brings a wealth of knowledge on issues affecting the energy and public utility industry including grid modernization, natural gas infrastructure, cybersecurity, reliability and supplier and workforce diversity.
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Jon Colby

CEO/Founder, JonColby.com

Jon Colby has been empowering people with improv for over 20 years. From presenting to performing, his engaging and interactive approach has successfully helped audiences across the US to be better communicators, co-workers, teammates, salespeople, and doctors.
Jon combines his master’s in education and his background in theatre to craft a meaningful and interactive experience where audiences have the opportunity to apply what they learn.
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Carolyn Mosby

Author, Executive and Public Speaker

Carolyn E. Mosby is an author, executive, and public speaker with more than 28 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, corporate America, government, and non-profit arenas. As a consultant Mosby represented many public figures, politicians, athletes, actors and entertainers, corporations and not-for-profit organizations, advising them on public relations, crisis communications, marketing, governmental and community affairs. In her role as publicist for one of the nation's largest African American cultural events, she's coordinated publicity for numerous celebrity guests.
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Nathaniel A. Turner

Author. Entrepreneur. Activist. 

Nathaniel A. Turner is the author of multiple books, including the history-making Raising Supaman Turner’s books, videos, speeches, and training programs have empowered countless numbers of people and organizations. 
 
So that his child might be intellectually astute, globally competent, and socially conscious, Nate intentionally
backward designed his son’s life Today those tools, techniques, and strategies which were initially created
explicitly for his son are educational and life development staples for people all over the country.
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Mary Jo Thomas

President and CEO of Whitewater Valley REMC

Mary Jo Thomas is the President and CEO of Whitewater Valley REMC in Liberty, Indiana, and has held this position since March 1, 2013.  Prior to becoming President and CEO, Ms. Thomas held the position of Chief Operating Officer and has worked at the cooperative since 1996. 
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Aaron Johnson

President and CEO of Kinetrex Energy 

Aaron Johnson is President and CEO of the Indianapolis based Kinetrex Energy.  Aaron and his team formed Kinetrex six years ago and today have established it as the Midwest’s leading manufacturer of LNG, as well as a marketer of pipeline natural gas and renewable natural gas (RNG).  Kinetrex has two LNG plants with the ability to produce in excess of 200,000 gallons per day of LNG, while storing 24 million gallons.  Beginning in 2020, Kinetrex will commission Indiana’s largest RNG plant, which will produce approximately 1 billion cubic feet of RNG per year.

Winnie Lam

Director of Energy at Google Cloud

Winnie Lam is the Director of Energy at Google Cloud. She is responsible for strategy, product offerings and strategic relationships with customers in the Energy industry. She helps companies transform their businesses through big data analytics, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. 

 

Prior to her current role, she led the Environmental Sustainability team for Google’s data centers, responsible for initiatives on energy efficiency, emergency power generation, water conservation, and waste management.

Lisa Krueger 

President of US SBU at AES

Lisa Allee Krueger is a senior energy industry executive whose career has been built on identifying energy market opportunities, defining and implementing effective business strategies, and building both shareholder and stakeholder value.  She is currently the President, AES US SBU which includes their two utilities, Indianapolis Power & Light and Dayton Power & Light, which together serve approximately 1 million customers, and over 10 GW of generation assets throughout the US. Prior to joining AES, she served as President and CEO of Essential Power, a merchant fleet in the northeast US where she was recruited by Board of Directors to lead the financial turnaround from an ineffective hedging strategy. She rebuilt the commercial and risk teams and led organic growth opportunities.

Priscilla Johnson

Director of  Microsoft Datacenter Water Strategy

Priscilla Johnson, Ph.D., LEED AP O+M, DCEP is a water resources engineer, educator, and Director of Microsoft’s Datacenter Water Strategy.  With an enduring passion for the environment, she enables organizations to achieve sustainable growth. In this new role, she believes that providing connectivity to billions without depleting our natural resources is a defining moment in history where competitors like Facebook, Apple and Google don’t compete for water, a unique natural resource.

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