Tuesday May 22, 2012
5:30 PM - 7:35 PM MDT
Main Hall Room 333
3333 Regis Blvd
Sustainability in the Power Sector
This session is unique in terms of the different perspectives provided by the two speakers. While both are members of the Utility sector, one is focused on establishing and running a sustainable organization while the other is focused on establishing a sustainable energy mix for Coloradoans. Both are complex issues because they encompass all facets of an organization’s functions ranging from human resources to corporate strategy. This month, the Executive Night Speaker Series brings you experts who will discuss how to acquire and maintain human capital for sustainability and how to establish a sustainable electric grid. Jerome Davis will discuss “the path to leadership” while Wes Perrin will present on the operational aspects of a sustainable
Jerome Davis: Regional Vice President, PSCo, Xcel Energy
- Wes Perrin: Board of Director, Tri-State Generation and Transmission San Miguel Power Association
Regional Vice President, PSCo, Xcel Energy
Jerome Davis became Regional Vice President at Xcel Energy in July, 2010 and reports to the President and CEO of Public Service Company of Colorado. Jerome provides strategic leadership that fosters a culture of personal accountability, employee and public safety and customer satisfaction. Additionally, he develops and implements short and long-term business plans that support achievement of jurisdictional and corporate business objectives. He has the responsibility of leading the development of community service, economic development, public affairs and managed account sales visions and strategies for the Colorado jurisdiction and oversees the development and implementation of programs and initiatives that support the overarching strategies, protect the Company’s assets within the communities and geographic service territories and to enhance the Company’s image. Jerome also develops and maintains effective working relationships with key community organizations and county representatives in order to
expand the corporate presence of Xcel Energy.
Active in the community, Davis is currently a board member of the Metro Denver Sports Commission, Denver Metro Economic Development Corporation, Aurora Economic Development Corporation, Colorado Health Foundation, Johnson & Wales University President’s Roundtable, the Denver Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, and the Metropolitan State College of Denver Foundation. In addition he is a past board member and chair of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. He is a graduate of the Leadership Programs for both the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
Davis earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and computer information systems and a MBA from Regis University. He is also a Walter Kaitz Foundation Fellow. Davis is a Colorado native, and resides in Aurora with his wife Jackie, and two children, Jasmine and Jordan.
Energy Consultant and Member, Board of Directors-San Miguel Power Association and Tri-State Generation and Transmission
Wes Perrin has worked as a wind consultant in the southwestern United States for twelve years. He has worked with the Department of Energy, Wind Powering America, the Colorado Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation, the New Mexico Department of Energy Minerals and Natural Resources, and the New Mexico branch of the United States Department of Agriculture. Mr. Perrin is former President of the Board of Directors for San Miguel Power Association, a rural electric cooperative in southwestern Colorado where he is presently still a member of the board of directors. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Tri-State Generation and Transmission of Westminster, Colorado.
In his work as a wind energy consultant, Mr. Perrin has spoken to local, regional and statewide audiences on the topics of the community model of wind resource development, regional transmission and distribution constraints, the economic development benefits of wind energy for communities that host wind farms, and the issues faced by electric utilities when they interconnect renewable energy to their distribution or transmission grids. He has participated in meetings of the Western Governors’ Association, and the National Wind Coordinating Committee. Mr. Perrin selected and organized the original members of the Colorado Wind Working Group. He facilitates the operation of the New Mexico Wind Working Group and he is the Outreach Coordinator on wind energy for the State of New Mexico.
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