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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:

  1. October 9 in Fort Leonard Wood at 1:00 p.m.

  2. October 14 at Missouri Southern State University’s Billingsly Student Center in Joplin at 1:00 p.m.

  3. 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.

  4. October 23 at Northwest Missouri State University’s Ballroom in Maryville at 1:00 p.m.

  5. October 28 at the Clinton Community Center in Sikeston at 1:00 p.m.

  6. 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:

  1. Michael Moehn, Ameren Missouri

  2. Laura Lesniewski, American Institute of Architects

  3. Barry Hart, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives

  4. Marc Lopata, Azimuth Energy

  5. Don Malan, City of Butler

  6. Catherine Werner, City of St. Louis

  7. Joan Bray, Consumers Council of Missouri

  8. Randy Moore, EaglePicher

  9. Jim Curran, Electrical Connection

  10. Brad Beecher, Empire District Electric Co.

  11. Karen Massey, Environmental Improvement & Energy Resources Authority

  12. Tony Reinhart, Ford Motor Company

  13. Alise Martiny, Greater KC Building & Construction Trades Council

  14. Terry Smith, Hampton Alternative Energy Products

  15. Elizabeth Bax, Hawthorn Foundation

  16. Terry Bassham, Kansas City Power & Light Co.

  17. Steve Damer, Leggett & Platt Inc.

  18. Joe Driskill, Leonard Wood Institute

  19. Rick Hunter, Microgrid Solar

  20. Jennifer Curran, Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc.

  21. Lavon Winkler, Milbank Manufacturing Co.

  22. Frank Kartmann, Missouri American Water Company

  23. Heather Lockard, Missouri Association for Community Action

  24. Richard Fordyce, Missouri Department of Agriculture

  25. Mike Downing, Missouri Department of Economic Development

  26. Dr. Chris Nicastro, Missouri DESE

  27. Dr. David Russell, Missouri Department of Higher Education

  28. Sara Parker Pauley, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

  29. Dave Nichols, Missouri Department of Transportation

  30. Josh Campbell, Missouri Energy Initiative

  31. Tracy Howe-Koch, Missouri Interfaith Power & Light

  32. Doug Nelson, Missouri Office of Administration

  33. Steve Ahrens, Missouri Propane Gas Association

  34. Robert Kenney, Missouri Public Service Commission

  35. Duncan Kincheloe, Missouri Public Utility Alliance

  36. Bill Gipson, Missouri Southern State University

  37. Gary Wheeler, Missouri Soybean Association

  38. Ken McClure, Missouri State University

  39. Angela Rolufs, Missouri University of Science & Technology

  40. Stanley Bull, MRIGlobal

  41. Rebecca Stanfield, Natural Resources Defense Council

  42. Kevin Van de Ven, Nucor Corp.

  43. Dustin Allison, Office of Public Counsel

  44. Gregory Boyce, Peabody Energy

  45. Scott Ramshaw, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562

  46. Jim Turner, Sierra Club-Missouri Chapter

  47. Nick Brown, Southwest Power Pool Inc.

  48. Dr. Peter Hofherr, St. James Winery

  49. Ron Walker, State Emergency Management Agency

  50. David Shanks, The Boeing Company

  51. Suzanne Sitherwood, The Laclede Group

  52. Steve Gaw, The Wind Coalition

  53. Vicki LaRose, Transportation Engineers Association

  54. Dr. Robert Reed, University of Missouri-Columbia

  55. Phil Valko, Washington University

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