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March 2012


Women of the Year: Where are They Now?
By Jayne Brady, Public Relations Consultant

WCEE's signature event honoring the 2012 Woman of the Year, Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Clinton Vince as Champion is Thursday, March 8. WCEE created the award 27 years ago to honor a woman of recognized stature in the energy and environment fields. Let's catch up with two of the past recipients.

Welcome to the Future!
By Susan M. Hess, Director, PR and External Communications
at AREVA Inc.

The energy industry just achieved a great milestone – approval for construction of two new nuclear power facilities in Georgia. These are the first nuclear reactors to be built in the United States in over 30 years. Kudos to the folks at Southern Company and the nuclear energy industry itself.

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Danish Ambassador Describes Denmark’s Energy Profile at SNR Denton Law Firm
By Pat McMurray, Communications Consultant
Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen spoke to a group of about thirty WCEE members and several SNR Denton staff on Tuesday, January 31. He explained how economic and political issues are intertwined in Europe - Denmark holds the presidency of the European Union this year. He also highlighted the way in which Denmark has changed its energy profile over the past forty years

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Winter Meetings of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
By Jessica O'Connor-Petts, McKinsey & Company

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) held its annual Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, DC, February 5-8, 2012. Nearly 2,000 participants attended the NARUC meetings and the National Electricity Forum immediately following. WCEE was fortunate to receive three complimentary registrations.

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Sponsor Spotlight – Wright & Talisman
By Wendy Reed, Shareholder at Wright & Talisman

My name is Wendy Reed and I have been a WCEE member for more than a year. I am a shareholder at Wright & Talisman, concentrating on the representation of electric utility clients before federal courts and agencies. Wright & Talisman is a law firm that has specialized in energy law for over 60 years, with a particular focus on regulatory matters. We have a deep and distinctive understanding of the energy industry and the regulation that shapes it.

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Members in the News

Dr. Martha Ann Madden
Dr. Martha Ann Madden will join Yasmin Anderson Smith, host of Voice of America's Marketing Matters, on March 14, 2012 for an interview on ‘Achieving Career Distinction.’ Dr. Madden is one of four invited guests for the National Women’s History Month interviews.

Andrea Kramer
Andrea (Andie) Kramer, a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, and recent speaker at a WCEE Women in Leadership event, was the subject of an article in February's Chicago Lawyer Magazine.

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The Current Team

Lisa Hyland, CSIS

Jennifer Taylor, NRECA

Laura Taylor, Gaia PR

Laura Walter, PJM

Pat McMurray, Quinn Gillespie & Associates Chair, WCEE's Marketing & Communications Section

Jayne Brady, Public Relations Consultant Co-chair, WCEE's Marketing & Communications Section

WCEE is grateful to the following sponsors:

Angel Sponsors

  • RW Baird
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Exelon
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • SNR Denton

Sustaining Sponsors

  • Advanced Energy Economy
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • BP America
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • Deloitte
  • Edison
  • Electric Institute
  • Energetics
  • Exponent
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Patton Boggs LLP
  • Pepco
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
  • PJM Interconnection
  • Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G)
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)
  • Troutman Sanders
  • United Nations Foundation
  • Van Ness Feldman
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Wright & Talisman PC
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