NJBIA to honor Izzo, Sweeney, Smith at 3rd annual Energy Policy Conference

Former Public Service Enterprise Group Chairman and CEO Ralph Izzo, former state Senate President Steve Sweeney and the chairman of the state Senate Environment and Energy Committee, Bob Smith, will be honored at the New Jersey Business & Industry Association‘s 3rd Annual Energy Policy Conference on Oct. 10.

The full-day, hybrid event and cocktail reception, which will be held at the Pines Manor in Edison, comes at a pivotal time for New Jersey businesses and residents, with Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration’s efforts to decarbonize the state and its economy put into high gear amid concerns of costs and feasibility.

“This event will feature a really complete array of energy and economic experts that will help bring clarity and context to some very timely and important questions,” NJBIA Deputy Chief of Government Affairs Ray Cantor said.

“This event will provide ample opportunity to discuss the current state of climate science, the risks of acting and of not acting, as well as the upgrades to our energy grid and other potential energy solutions to help New Jersey reduce emissions.

“At the same time, we are thrilled to honor three longtime leaders in the energy and environment sectors who have truly made a difference for our state and continue to put New Jersey on the best forward as it relates to energy and the environment.”

The current list of speakers and presenters include:

  • Todd Abrajano, CEO & president, U.S. Nuclear Energy Council
  • Jim Appleton, president, New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers
  • Ted Borer, energy plant director, Princeton University
  • Timothy Burdis, senior manager – state policy solutions, PJM Interconnection
  • Steven Cocchi, senior vice president & chief financial officer, South Jersey Industries
  • Judith Curry, co-founder & president, Climate Forecast Applications Network
  • Matthew Forman, director – state and federal government affairs, North American Subaru Inc.
  • Janice Fuller, president, mid-Atlantic, Anbaric
  • Samuel Gordon, senior manager, client relationships, Holtec International
  • Jesse Jenkins, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment, Princeton University
  • Rob Jennings, vice president – natural gas markets, American Petroleum Institute
  • Bob Martin, managing director, Christie 55 Solutions LLC
  • Crystal Pruitt, external affairs lead, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind
  • Rick Thigpen, senior vice president for corporate citizenship and PSEG Foundation chair at Public Service Enterprise Group
  • Stephen Westhoven, CEO & president, New Jersey Resources and New Jersey Natural Gas
  • Krystal Wrigley, chief fuels technology engineer, ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Co.
  • Sen. Andrew Zwicker (D-Hillsborough), head of communications and public outreach at Princeton University’s Plasma Physics Laboratory