North American Development Bank

The North American Development Bank (NADB) is proud to present the XXIII Border Energy Forum, which brings together local and state officials, private sector developers and investors, academics, large commercial users, and energy experts from the U.S. and Mexico. As the only U.S.-Mexico development bank, NADB has had the opportunity to participate in some of the most relevant clean energy projects developed in the last five years in the border region. NADB has financed close to US$1.5 billion for 35 projects representing total estimated investments of US$5.2 billion. Roughly, 2,548 MW of new generation capacity is being installed along the border.

The forum dialogue will center on such topics as energy prosperity, innovation, financing, the future of energy markets, cross-border opportunities along the U.S.-Mexico border, and how to continue building partnerships to advance the energy goals of both countries, which ultimately improve economic development and protect the environment.


Hilton San Antonio Airport
611 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

NADB has negotiated a special rate for Forum attendees, for the nights of Tuesday September 25th and Wednesday September 26th. Please reserve your room by calling 1-888-728-3031 or by following this link . The room rate expires Monday, September 3, 2018.


Alex Hinojosa<br><strong>Managing Director</strong><br>North American Developemnt Bank<br><br>On November 10, 2017, Mr. Hinojosa was named Managing Director of the North American Development Bank, after having served as Deputy Managing Director since January 2011.
<br><br>With more than 30 years of senior management experience, Mr. Hinojosa has extensive professional expertise in investment banking, the utility industry and municipal project financing.
From 2004-2010 he led investment banking efforts at Cabrera Capital Markets and Frost Bank, directing and managing debt issuance transactions for state agencies, municipalities, utilities and school districts in the southwestern states of the US.
In 2010, he established the Austin office of J. Stowe & Co., a consulting firm that helps municipal and investor-owned utilities with financial planning, institutional strengthening actions, and project management services. From 1984 to 2003, Mr. Hinojosa directed the finances for the San Antonio Water System, in San Antonio, Texas, where his responsibilities included directing and overseeing the utility's finances.
<br><br>Mr. Hinojosa was also one of the founding faculty members of the Utility Management Institute of the North American Development Bank, instructing and facilitating in seminars on current management topics for cities and utilities in all 10 border states of Mexico and the United States since 1999.
Mr. Hinojosa holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from St. Mary's University in San Antonio and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1983. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Water Works Association.

Alex Hinojosa
Managing Director
North American Development Bank

David Madero<br><strong>Chief Executive Officer</strong><br> National Control Center for Natural Gas in Mexico
(CENAGAS)<br><br>His past responsibilities include Chief Financial and Management Officer at the Treasury's Service for Asset Management and Disposal, Credit Director at the National Development Bank for Infrastructure, management positions at the Ministry of Energy --overseeing upstream, midstream and downstream in oil and gas and participating within the PEMEX Board of Directors, and several positions in macroeconomic and financial analysis and policy design at the Mexican Treasury and Central Bank.
David Madero is an economist from ITAM, with a PhD degree in economics from University of California, Los Angeles. He has a broad experience in the Mexican public sector in public finance, macroeconomics, and public policy, with an emphasis in oil and gas.

David Madero
Chief Executive Officer
National Control Center for Natural Gas in Mexico (CENAGAS)

Oscar Miranda<br><strong>President and Co-founder</strong><br>Smart Grid México and LATAM Smart Community Alliance<br><br>Professional in Information Technologies (ITC) applied to the energy sector with more than 25 years of experience. Founder, lead developer and promoter of the Smart Grid in México and Latam Smart Community Alliance A.C., board member in Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), and member of the Smart Grid Advisor Committee in Energy Mexican Ministery. CEO in Effectio Energy Services S.A. de C.V., with consultant services, projects in Energy management, Renewable energy and Smart Grid. 
Developer and creator of the first certificate program in Mexico with one of the best Colleges in the region. He also created other programs related to Energy and Mexico´s Electricity Market. Speaker about ICT, Cyber Security and Smart Grid upon Mexican Energy Sector context around the world.
<br><br>In his capacity as Managing Director at Effectio Energy Services, he provides consultant services in the Mexican and Latin American Electricity Markets where he has led several energy efficiency and distribution projects mainly using renewable energy sources. 
Oscar Miranda has a degree in Computer Engineering from Mexico National Autonomous University (UNAM), and a Master in Energy Management and Renewables Sources from the Technological Institute of Higher Studies at Monterrey, Mexico (ITESM). He also has several Diplomas in Leadership, Innovation, Business Strategy and IT Governance from universities in Mexico and the United States, as well as a certification as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) by the U.S. Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

Oscar Miranda
President and Co-founder
Smart Grid México and LATAM Smart Community Alliance

Mike Howard<br><strong>Chairman and Chief Executive Officer</strong><br>Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC<br><br>Mike Howard is an accomplished leader in the energy industry, with over 20 years of experience developing and managing midstream companies. Since co-founding Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC (HEP) in June 2011, Mike has led the company via acquisitions and organic growth projects to own and operate a diverse portfolio of midstream assets including more than 800 miles of pipeline in the Eagle Ford, Permian and Marcellus shale plays, processing plants in South Texas and major logistics port and railroad hubs on the Texas Gulf Coast. HEP is currently constructing a 200-mile pipeline connecting South Texas gas production to the Monterrey, Mexico market as well as a 400,000 Mcfd processing complex in West Texas and 1.6 million-barrel refined products terminal in Port Arthur and Corpus Christi. HEP has deployed over $2.0 billion in green field projects and acquisitions in the last 5 years.
<br>Prior to co-founding HEP, Mike served as President of Midstream for Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETE, ETP), a Fortune 100 company, where he built business units that were responsible for some of the company’s largest organic-growth midstream projects to-date, totaling more than $7 billion. Prior to Energy Transfer, Mike spent two years with Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NYSE: ENLC, ENLK) as Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Mike also held various management positions with Union Pacific Resources and its successor DCP Midstream.
<br><br>Mike received his Bachelor of Science Degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He lives with his family in San Antonio where he is involved with the Bexar County United Way, San Antonio chapter of YPO, and serves on the board of the Texas Pipeline Association.

Mike Howard
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC

Leonardo Beltrán<br><strong>Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition</strong><br>Mexico Ministry of Energy (SENER)<br><br>Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez holds a Master’s in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School. 
He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and studied Law at the Faculty of Law at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). 
<br><br>From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Beltran joined the Secretariat of Energy (SENER), as Director of International Negotiations and Director General of Information and Energy Studies. 
He also worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. 
Mr. Beltran is Member of the WEF Global Agenda Council on the Future of Energy for the 2016-2018 period. In 2017, he became a Member of the Administrative Board of Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL) initiative. 
<br><br>Before his Presidential appointment as Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition in December of 2012, he collaborated in the International Affairs coordination division with the campaign and governmental transition team of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Leonardo Beltrán
Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition
Mexico Ministry of Energy (SENER)

Jason Anderson<br><strong>President and CEO</strong><br>Cleantech San Diego<br><br>Jason is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a nonprofit member
organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the
cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego's membership includes more than 100
local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to
advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the
As President and CEO, Jason manages the overall organization and leads
several initiatives critical to the mission of the organization, including Smart Cities
San Diego, advocacy efforts, and economic development programs.
Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Jason was Vice President of
Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development
Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC in 2006, Jason lived in Austin, Texas,
where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State
Senator Frank Madla.
<br><br>Jason holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas
in Austin and is a 2008 graduate of LEAD San Diego.
In 2014, Jason was named one of SD METRO's '40 Under 40.' He is a member
of the City of San Diego's Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, the County of San
Diego's Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan Technical Advisory Committee,
and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Advisory Board. Jason is
also a board member of Equality California, the nation's largest statewide
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization.

Jason Anderson
President and CEO
Cleantech San Diego

Albert Zapanta<br><strong>President and CEO</strong><br>United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce<br><br>Mr. Zapanta is President and CEO of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, which operates 9 regional offices in the United States and 9 in Mexico. Mr. Zapanta is also Founder Member and Chief Executive Office of PAZ Resources, with overall responsibilities of management of the executive staff and overall business strategy. Previously, he was Chief executive Officer of PAZ energy, a single purpose entity that participated in the DFW International Airport natural gas project. He worked in upstream operations of Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO Oil & Gas), and retired as Director of Governmental Affairs for ARCO where he was responsible for negotiations with U.S. and Mexican (PEMEX) governments on oil and gas maters, and coordinated ARCO’s effort to deregulate the natural gas market which became law, the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA). Mr. Zapanta has held numerous Presidential appointments, including White House Fellow, Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Management and Administration, U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Trade Technology and Development, and private sector delegate to the U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity. Gen. Zapanta was appointed Chief of Staff of the Peacekeeping Mission to the United Nations Referendum on Western Sahara. Military officers and soldiers from the USSR, People’s Republic of China, and France served under his command. U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld, appointed Gen. Zapanta as Chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB). Gen. Zapanta’s military record includes the award of the Silver Star, 5 Bronze Stars for Valor, Purple Heart, and 30 other awards during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Restore Hope in Somalia and Restore Democracy in Haiti.
<br><br>He served in the Board of Directors of Tyson Foods and currently is a member of the Board of Trustees, President Gerald R. Ford Foundation and Museum; Senior Fellow, Center for Western Hemisphere Defense Studies; Chairman, Hispanic War Veterans of America; Senior Advisor to TEXTRON and American Science and Engineering on U.S.-Mexico Affairs, Chairman of International Affairs and Sister Cities Committee of the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman and CEO of the United States-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation. In June 018, he was elected to serve on Irving City Council in the State of Texas.
Mr. Zapanta has a BA in Industrial Psychology, MA in Public Administration and has completed work for his PhD in International Political Economics from the University of Southern California. Mr. Zapanta graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, the Inter-American Defense College at the National War College, Washington, D.C.

Albert Zapanta
President and CEO
United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Soll Sussman<br><strong>Managing Director</strong><br>S Cubed Studio<br><br>Soll Sussman is Managing Director of S Cubed Studio, a consulting firm that specializes in developing cross-border ties and partnerships related to energy and the environment in the United States and Mexico.

<br><br>He also advises the Gulf Coast Power Association on its Mexico electric marketing conferences in Mexico City and the North American Development Bank on its plans for a border energy conference.

<br><br>He coordinated the annual U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum from its start in 1994 through 2015.  In 22 years, the Border Energy Forum earned a strong reputation as a center for developing energy and environmental projects and partnerships throughout northern Mexico and the American Southwest.

<br><br>He spent 21 years at the Texas General Land Office, a state government agency, working with a variety of energy marketing, renewable energy, alternative fuels and border energy programs.  He joined the Land Office as director of its alternative fuels program, pioneering the entry of natural gas vehicles into the state and national markets.  In 2007, he was recognized with a national Achievement Award from NGV America.

After retiring from the Land Office in 2012, he worked as a Consultant to the Border Environment Cooperation Commission for four years.
He returned to Texas in 1990 after nearly a decade working outside the United States as an international correspondent for The Associated Press. His last post was as A.P. bureau chief for Canada, based in Toronto. He was based in Mexico City for seven years, first as a regional correspondent and then for five years as A.P. news editor for Mexico and Central America.  His domestic assignments for The Associated Press included Dallas, Austin, Washington and New York. 

<br><br>He has a master's degree from the University of Texas' Institute of Latin American Studies and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Soll Sussman
Managing Director
S Cubed Studio

Carlos Carranza<br><strong>Infrastructure Financing and Financial Services</strong><br>North American Developemnt Bank<br><br>He currently serves as Director of Infrastructure Financing & Financial Services and has over 14 years of experience in the areas of structured finance and project finance.
He has structured the financing for landmark renewable energy projects in Mexico and the U.S. and has extensive experience in structuring the financing for state and municipality projects in Mexico and municipal bonds issuances in the U.S. Additionally, he has developed Public Private Partnership schemes for states and municipalities in Mexico.
<br><br>During his career in the infrastructure sector, he has led the financing of projects among which are: (i) the first renewable energy project to export from Mexico to the U.S.; (ii) the first wind project in northern Mexico with a private off-taker; and (iii) the structure of the first project under a project finance scheme with a water utility to fund the purple line in the state of Nuevo Leon.
Mr. Carranza graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana with a degree in Public Accounting with specialization in Finance.

Carlos Carranza
Infrastructure Financing and Financial Services
North American Developemnt Bank

Omar Garcia<br><strong>President and CEO</strong><br>South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable<br><br>As President of the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), Omar Garcia facilitates communication, education and public advocacy surrounding the production of energy resources in South Texas.
An experienced industry leader, Garcia is an expert on business opportunities associated with the Eagle Ford Shale.
Garcia works directly with the oil and natural gas industry, elected officials, community members, regional stakeholders, educational institutions and economic development organizations to ensure that the oil and natural gas industry in South Texas is advancing in a positive way that is mutually beneficial to both the community and the industry.
<br><br>Garcia is a former vice president of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. He has over 12 years of economic development experience in working for the Texas Governor’s Office, TIP Strategies, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development and the City of San Antonio's Economic Development Department.  In addition to his economic development experience, Garcia spent two years working for Bank of America as Vice President of Business Development for their Treasury Management division.
In 2010, Governor Perry appointed Garcia to the Texas Economic Development Corporation. Garcia is a certified economic development finance professional through the National Development Council. He is a Graduate of St. Edwards University with a degree in International Business and Spanish.

Omar Garcia
President and CEO
South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable

Carlos J. Garcia<br><strong>Vice President for Marketing and Origination for Mexico</strong><br>BP Energy Company<br><br>Carlos Garcia has been involved in the energy industry for close to 20 years, much of that in Mexico. He currently is the Vice President for Marketing and Origination for Mexico at BP Energy Company and as such is responsible for physical natural gas sales in country. Prior to joining BP Carlos was the President of Frontera Energy, an energy consulting firm he founded.
<br><br>Carlos also spent several years in the exploration and production space as the International Business Development Manager for Lewis Energy, a vertically integrated E&P company focused on development of unconventional resource plays. He was also the Vice President of Business Development for the energy storage startup General Compression. Prior to this he was Director for Business Development for Vestas North America, Vice President for the marketing and communications firm Garcia 360 and also spent 11 years as co-founder and CEO of IGASAMEX, a natural gas transportation and marketing company in Mexico. As head of IGASAMEX, Carlos was responsible for building and operating the first privately owned natural gas pipeline after the Mexican energy regulatory changes of 1995.
<br><br>Carlos earned his B. S. in Accounting from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. Carlos is a native of Mexico and now resides in San Antonio, Texas.

Carlos J. Garcia
Vice President for Marketing and Origination for Mexico
BP Energy Company

Michael Lumbley<br><strong>Partner/Director of Development</strong><br>Alternative Resource Group (ARG)<br><br>Michael Lumbley is a Managing Partner and Director of Development with Alternative Resource Group (ARG). He began his work in the energy sector over 20 years ago in offshore oil and gas exploration with Rowan Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. He went on to earn his way up to COO for Eclipse International Oilfield Manufacturing, in charge of Program Management for drilling rig manufacturing and refurbishing. After leaving the oil and gas sector in 2009, he shifted his energy focus to renewable project implementation, with a specific focus on solar and energy efficiency. Over the next 9 years he worked for 3 of the top 5 utility scale solar development companies in the country, one of Texas’ premier renewable energy law firms and has consulted with numerous independent developers on projects throughout the United States and Latin America.  With extensive international and Latin American market development experience, he is dedicated to the development and implementation of energy infrastructure in emerging markets.

<br><br>He is also currently rolling out ARG's new Cryptocurrency Clean Energy Project Fund, AR3.  He is a Senior Board Member of Solar Austin working as an advocate for solar policy at the municipal level. He served for two years on the City of Austin Mechanical Plumbing and Solar Permitting Board. He also volunteers his time for numerous educational organizations.

Michael Lumbley
Partner/Director of Development
Alternative Resource Group (ARG)

Donny Holaschutz<br><strong>Consultant</strong><br>Inodú<br><br>Donny has more than 13 years of experience in energy industry and working with complex systems. He has consulted for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies to help them execute innovative energy, water and sustainability projects.
As part of inodú, Donny has participated in a broad range of projects in Chile and Latin America and the U.S., including supporting the development, construction and operation of solar, wind, biomass, natural gas, storage and hydro projects.  Has led business development, worked on energy policy, market analysis and energy efficiency studies.
Prior to inodú, Donny worked at Booz Allen Hamilton where he focused on helping define and transform complex projects, including NASA's Orion spacecraft.  He worked for the CFO of the U.S. Department of Energy, supporting the development of a solar innovation strategy to guide resource allocation decisions across the nation's solar innovation pipeline and technology portfolio.
 <br><br>Mr. Holaschutz received his master's degree in Management and Engineering from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. While at MIT he specialized on energy systems, sustainability, product strategy and innovation. He received both a bachelor’s and master's in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the U.S. and Latin America including Mexico.

Donny Holaschutz



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