State business leaders serve on Energize Missouri steering committee
50 leaders, some from Missouri’s largest industries, including several members of Associated Industries of Missouri, make up a steering committee that will develop a comprehensive state energy policy.
Earlier this year, Governor Nixon signed an executive order to develop the state’s first statewide comprehensive energy plan. He called the process Energize Missouri. In public meetings across the state, the initiative will solicit input from stakeholders including consumers, businesses, public utilities, renewable energy companies, academic researchers and environmental advocates.
The first of those meetings are already underway with a kickoff Wednesday October 1 on the Washington University campus in St. Louis. The complete schedule of meetings follows:
October 9 in Fort Leonard Wood at 1:00 p.m.
October 14 at Missouri Southern State University’s Billingsly Student Center in Joplin at 1:00 p.m.
October 22 at the Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley Campus’ Science and Technology Center, Room PVST 101, in Kansas City at 1:00 p.m.
October 23 at Northwest Missouri State University’s Ballroom in Maryville at 1:00 p.m.
October 28 at the Clinton Community Center in Sikeston at 1:00 p.m.
October 30 at Truman State University’s Georgian Room B in Kirksville at 1:00 p.m.
Members of the steering committee include AIM Board Chairman Tony Reinhart of Ford Motor Company; representatives of AIM Circle of Elite Organizations members Ameren Missouri, Peabody Energy, The Boeing Company and Missouri American Water Company; and several other AIM member companies and organizations. The complete list of steering committee members follows:
Michael Moehn, Ameren Missouri
Laura Lesniewski, American Institute of Architects
Barry Hart, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives
Marc Lopata, Azimuth Energy
Don Malan, City of Butler
Catherine Werner, City of St. Louis
Joan Bray, Consumers Council of Missouri
Randy Moore, EaglePicher
Jim Curran, Electrical Connection
Brad Beecher, Empire District Electric Co.
Karen Massey, Environmental Improvement & Energy Resources Authority
Tony Reinhart, Ford Motor Company
Alise Martiny, Greater KC Building & Construction Trades Council
Terry Smith, Hampton Alternative Energy Products
Elizabeth Bax, Hawthorn Foundation
Terry Bassham, Kansas City Power & Light Co.
Steve Damer, Leggett & Platt Inc.
Joe Driskill, Leonard Wood Institute
Rick Hunter, Microgrid Solar
Jennifer Curran, Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc.
Lavon Winkler, Milbank Manufacturing Co.
Frank Kartmann, Missouri American Water Company
Heather Lockard, Missouri Association for Community Action
Richard Fordyce, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Mike Downing, Missouri Department of Economic Development
Dr. Chris Nicastro, Missouri DESE
Dr. David Russell, Missouri Department of Higher Education
Sara Parker Pauley, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Dave Nichols, Missouri Department of Transportation
Josh Campbell, Missouri Energy Initiative
Tracy Howe-Koch, Missouri Interfaith Power & Light
Doug Nelson, Missouri Office of Administration
Steve Ahrens, Missouri Propane Gas Association
Robert Kenney, Missouri Public Service Commission
Duncan Kincheloe, Missouri Public Utility Alliance
Bill Gipson, Missouri Southern State University
Gary Wheeler, Missouri Soybean Association
Ken McClure, Missouri State University
Angela Rolufs, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Stanley Bull, MRIGlobal
Rebecca Stanfield, Natural Resources Defense Council
Kevin Van de Ven, Nucor Corp.
Dustin Allison, Office of Public Counsel
Gregory Boyce, Peabody Energy
Scott Ramshaw, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562
Jim Turner, Sierra Club-Missouri Chapter
Nick Brown, Southwest Power Pool Inc.
Dr. Peter Hofherr, St. James Winery
Ron Walker, State Emergency Management Agency
David Shanks, The Boeing Company
Suzanne Sitherwood, The Laclede Group
Steve Gaw, The Wind Coalition
Vicki LaRose, Transportation Engineers Association
Dr. Robert Reed, University of Missouri-Columbia
Phil Valko, Washington University