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Stories and takeaways from women who paved the way

When: Wed, Sep 12, 2018
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: United States Energy Association
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 550
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States
Contact: Ms. Paritosh Kasotia

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WCEE’s Career Building Section and its
Women in Leadership Committee

~ present ~

Leading across the Energy Sector

Stories and takeaways from women who paved the way


~ with ~ 

~ Vicky A. Bailey, Founder Anderson Stratton International, LLC ~
~ Sheila Slocum Hollis, Partner and Chair, Washington Office, Duane Morris, LLP ~


WCEE’s Career Building Section invites you to engage in discussions about challenges and opportunities for women working in energy. Vicky Bailey and Sheila Slocum Hollis will share their expertise on overcoming obstacles, discuss skills required for convening stakeholders, and offer examples of leading towards practical solutions for the real world.


Date: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue: United States Energy Association,1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 550, WDC 20004

Cost: $30 (WCEE Members); $50 (non-members)
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Registration: Your name must be on the registration list to be allowed access to the venue; please register early. There is no registration “at the door.”*

Program Schedule:
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Networking Event
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Formal Program
7:30 pm to 8:00 pm - More Networking

*Please Note:  

USEA is located in the Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20004.


Please use the entrance at 13th and Pennsylvania Ave. USEA staff will

greet you there and take you up to USEA's office. 

All attendees will walk through a security check at the building entrance. 


Contact Olga Khakova if you have any issues with locating the entrance 479.899.7900 or Johanna Koolemans-Beynen 301.979.5250.


WCEE is grateful to the following sponsors

Event sponsor:

United States Energy Association

Women in Leadership Series Sponsors:

Holland & Knight LLP; Husch Blackwell LLP; Reed Smith LLP;
Sidley Austin LLP; United States Energy Association (USEA); Wright & Talisman PC



Panelists’ bios

THE HONORABLE VICKY A. BAILEY, Founder Anderson Stratton International, LLC

Vicky A. Bailey has over thirty years of high level, national and international, corporate executive and governmental expertise in energy and regulated industries.  Ms. Bailey started her career as a Commissioner, at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission appointed by Governor Robert Orr and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission appointed by President Bill Clinton, and as President/CEO, member of the Board of Directors, of PSI Energy, Inc., Indiana’s largest electric utility now Duke Indiana.  She was appointed by President George W. Bush to be the leading international official at the United States Department of Energy (2001-2004) as the first Assistant Secretary for both International Affairs and Domestic Policy. During her appointment, Ms. Bailey served as Vice Chair of the International Energy Agency (IEA) headquartered in Paris, France and post Sept. 11th, she was chair of several bilateral international working groups among energy producing nations. Ms. Bailey led the efforts of the North American Energy Working Group to foster communication and cooperation among the governments and energy sectors of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Also, in her capacity, she participated in establishing a permanent International Energy Forum Secretariat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to promote the exchange of energy data and information.

Ms. Bailey has extensive entrepreneurial skills and experience.  First in joining a family business, J. Bailey Co., headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, from 1980-1986 which grew to four retail locations distributing hair care products in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Following her career in government, from 2004-2013 she was an equity owner of BHMM Energy Services LLC, a certified minority owned energy facilities management company in partnership with Citizens Gas. BHMM competed and won the contract with the Indianapolis Airport Authority to conduct the construction, operations, expansion, maintenance and management of the Central Energy Center and the Connector for the new Midfield Terminal which opened in November, 2008.  The positioning of the new terminal between two runways required BHMM to do a $38 million transaction in order to construct and utilize an innovative technology to bore the hole under the runways for installation and placement of cable work.  Presently, as founder of Anderson Stratton International LLC management advisory services, her clients past and present include E.ON, Georgia Power, Edison Electric Institute, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, ERCB of Alberta, Direct Energy (subsidiary of Centrica, UK), and the Nuclear Matters Leadership Council.

Currently, Ms. Bailey’s corporate directorships include: EQT Corporation (2004-present), one of the largest natural gas producers in the Appalachian Basin with a $12B market cap headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.  EQT is one of the dominant producers in the Marcellus Shale Gas play. Cheniere Energy (2005-present), a Houston based energy company with a $10B market cap leads North America in the operation and construction of liquefied natural gas terminals.  Cheniere loaded the first tanker with LNG for export in February, 2016. Battelle Memorial Institute (2006-present), the world’s largest private non-profit applied science and technology organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  Battelle manages several of the National labs across the country for the Department of Energy and is recognized globally for work in the areas of national security, life sciences, energy, environment and healthcare.  Previous directorships:  Scottish Power PLC UK (2004-07), which sold US asset PacifiCorp a six-state utility to Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings in 2006; the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC 2010-13) responsible for the reliability of the bulk power system; and Cleco Corporation (2013-2015) a public utility holding company based in Pineville, LA operating a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power. The company was acquired by investor group, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.

In 2001, Ms. Bailey was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Presidential Commission for the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) which opened on the National Mall in September, 2016.  In 2010, she was appointed by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, at the direction of President Barack Obama, to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future and in 2014, Ms Bailey was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.  In March 2018, she was appointed to the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Other non-profit boards and service include Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Resources for the Future (RFF) and Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital.  In May 2013, Ms. Bailey was the first female to be elected Chairman of the Board of the United States Energy Association (USEA), a position she still holds today. 

Ms. Bailey is a graduate of the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management.  She received the Distinguished Alumni Award, and was a member of the Krannert School Dean’s Advisory Council.  In July 2013, she completed the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

SHEILA SLOCUM HOLLIS, Partner and Chair, Washington Office, Duane Morris, LLP

Sheila Slocum Hollis is chair of the Duane Morris, LLP Washington, D.C. office, and was the office's founding managing partner, as well as the founding leader of the firm's Energy, Environment and Resources Practice Group. She served on the firm's Executive Committee and Partners Board for more than a decade.


Ms. Hollis practices in the areas of energy policy, transactional and regulatory law worldwide. Over the course of her career, she has played a key role in the formation and implementation of energy law and policy. She began her energy law career as a trial lawyer at the Federal Power Commission and was the founding Director of the Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In addition, for 20 years, she was adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, teaching over 600 students energy law, and co-authored texts on energy law.


Sheila served as the first woman President of the Energy Bar Association, chaired the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and serves as its representative in the ABA House of Delegates. She also chaired the Federal Bar Association’s Energy and Environment Section and multiple other bar-related entities. Additionally, Sheila is Chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.


She has been the recipient of multiple honors and awards over her career. Most recently, she was named one of Washington, D.C.'s Top 100 Lawyers overall and one of the Top 50 Women in Washington’s Super Lawyers. In addition, Ms. Hollis was recognized by the ABA as a “Trailblazer” for women in law. She was among only 100 women to be so honored for breaking barriers for women in cutting-edge law. Ms. Hollis has also been ranked by The National Law Journal as one of the United States' top 20 energy lawyers and has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings for over 25 years for professional excellence. She was named one of the 50 Key Women in Energy Worldwide, and in 2011 was the first attorney in private practice to receive Platt's Global Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Widely published, she is a frequent commentator on environment and energy issues in CNN and other media.


Ms. Hollis is a Trustee of the Center for American and International Law, a Life Fellow of the American Law Institute and Honorary International member of the Commercial Bar of England and Wales. She was also elected to membership in the American College of Environmental Lawyers, an honor bestowed upon a select group of lawyers with “distinguished experience and high standards.” Ms. Hollis also serves as a Board Member of the American Friends of the Royal Society, Treasurer of the United States Energy Association, a Trustee of Plimoth Plantation, and a member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of KB Homes. Ms. Hollis is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Colorado. She is a Colorado native and a graduate of the University of Denver College of Law as well as the University of Colorado at Boulder, cum laude in general studies and with honors in journalism.






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