December 1, 2022

Join this webinar to learn more about energy education and environmental diversity & inclusion.

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Our Clean Energy Future: Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive 

Electric power suppliers in the Carolinas have embraced the precepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and increasingly understand the value and business advantages of incorporating DEI into their business practices. At the same time, these power suppliers are committed to delivering reliable, affordable, accessible and cleaner energy to the diverse communities they serve, with the understanding that achievement of equity and inclusion requires informed and empowered customers. This conference will explore the key role of DEI in the Carolinas’ clean energy workforce; while spotlighting a handful of initiatives and programs designed to inform and empower Carolinas’ consumers.

The energy economy is ever evolving with products and services. It remains critical that marginalized populations, historically excluded from the planning and decision-making of this economy, be incorporated in a consistent and intentional manner. This conference provides context for addressing complex issues at the forefront of the industry as well as examining organizational best practices.

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SCHEDULE
Thursday, December 1, 2022
9:00am – 12:00pm

Agenda Subject to Change

8:45 AM Webinar site opens – participants/moderators/speakers
9:00 AM

Welcome, Sponsor introductions and Program Overview

  • Shawn Hall, Program Director, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, E4 Carolinas
  • Khalil Porter, Manager, Environmental Affairs, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives
9:15 AM

Panel 1: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Role in our Clean Energy Workforce

  • Moderator: Dana Davis, Vice President, Human Resources, North Carolina Electric Cooperatives
  • Maria Tamburri, Chief Diversity Officer, Dominion Energy
  • Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr., Creating Highly Competitive and Sustainable Business Environments, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Willie Lyles, III, Chair, E4 Carolinas’ Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council and Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for the Hon. James Clyburn (D-SC6), House Majority Whip, Educating our Future Energy Leaders

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A

10:15 AM Stretch Break
10:20 AM

Featured Speaker:

10:50 AM Stretch Break
10:55 AM

Panel 2: Spotlight: Advancing Equity and Inclusion by Informing and Empowering Diverse Consumers

  • Moderator: Andrena Powell Baker, Senior Manager, Community Relations and Development, Lockhart Power – Invited
  • Mike Poston, Chief Customer Officer, Santee Cooper, EmpowerSC – Invited
  • Detrick Clark, Executive Director, Director of Housing and Energy Programs, Helping Home Fund
  • Cathy Davison, Chief Financial Officer, Roanoke Electric Membership Corporation, Upgrade to Save
  • Conitsha Barnes, Chair, American Association of Black in Energy, North Carolina Chapter and Energy Policy Management Director, Duke Energy
  • Brian Coble, Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Energy

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A

11:55 PM Closing Remarks
Shawn Hall
– Program Director, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, E4 Carolinas
12:00 PM Webinar Closes

Speakers & Moderators

Senator DeAndrea 

Senator, NC

FEATURED SPEAKER

Shawn Hall

E4 Carolinas

WELCOME

Andrea Powell-Baker

Lockhart Power

MODERATOR (invited)

Maria Tamburri

Dominion Energy

PANEL

Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr.

UNC at Chapel Hill

PANEL

Mike Poston

Santee-Cooper

PANEL (invited)

Our Sponsors

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12/01/2022
Our Clean Energy Future: Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive
Electric power suppliers in the Carolinas have embraced the precepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and increasingly understand the value and business advantages of incorporating DEI into their business practices.
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