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 on Thursday, September 20, 2018.


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

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

Alejandra Bueno<br><strong>CEO</strong><br>R&I Solutions<br><br>Alejandra Bueno is the CEO of R&I Solutions, LLC, a cross-border energy consulting
firm based in Texas and with operations in Mexico City. She is currently Chair of
the Energy Committee at the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM) she
works as an of counsel at the law firm of Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton, L.L.P. in
San Antonio, Texas,. Ms. Bueno is licensed to practice law in Mexico and in the US
(by the State of New York). She worked for the Texas Governor Rick Perry from
2007 to 2013, as Director for International Business and as the Governor’s
Representative in the South Texas Region. Ms. Bueno, is a member of the USMexico
Bar Association, and of the Academia Mexicana de Derecho Energético
(Mexican Academy of Energy Law). She serves as Secretary of the Board of
Directors of the San Antonio-Mexico Friendship Council, and is an member of the
Board of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium and Women’s Energy Network. Before
moving to Texas in 2000, Alejandra worked in Mexico for several federal agencies such as the Office of
the President of Mexico, the Ministry of Finance, the National Council for Science and Technology
(CONACYT), and the National Council for Culture and Fine Arts (CONACULTA).

Alejandra Bueno
R&I Solutions

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

Sergio Arnaud Galguera<br><strong>President</strong><br>Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar (ANES)<br><br>Licenciado en Administración de Empresas y Contaduría en la Universidad Intercontinental.
<br>En su experiencia como Administrador suma una trayectoria de más de 35 años colaborando en los sectores público y privado.
<br> Sus actividades se han enfocado entre otras, a proyectos de asistencia social al frente del Sistema Estatal para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia del Estado de Oaxaca, Subgerencia de Relaciones Industriales de Leche Industrializada CONASUPO; fue titular de la administración de dependencias del Poder Ejecutivo como la Fiscalía General del Estado de Oaxaca, donde fungió como Oficial Mayor y en la Secretaría de Administración del Gobierno del Estado de Oaxaca, donde ocupó el cargo de Asesor General y otras en el ámbito municipal.
<br> En Organismos de la Sociedad Civil, tuvo a su cargo la Coordinación General de Reincorporación Social A.C., también tuvo a su cargo la administración del Centro Literario la Compañía, S.C. Asimismo operó como Consultor independiente en Energías Renovables y Eficiencia Energética en el sector privado, en las empresas Eryvitsa S.A. de C.V y Neodomo espacios inteligentes, México.

Sergio Arnaud Galguera
Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar (ANES)

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

Paul Connors<br><strong>Consul</strong><br>Consulate General of Canada<br><br>Mr. Connors is a career foreign service officer specializing in economic policy with a natural resources focus.  He has been posted to Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, twice to Washington D.C., and Minneapolis.  
At Headquarters, he has served in the Nuclear Policy Division including as Canada’s representative on the G-7 Nuclear Safety Working Group and the G-8 Summit Division.  
<br>As Consul in Dallas, Mr. Connors leads the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service section covering these aspects of Canada’s relations with Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. 
<br>Mr. Connors is married and the father of three children. 
<br>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.

Paul Connors
Consulate General of Canada

Arturo Augusto Garza Jimenez <br><strong>Gerente General</strong><br>Sistema Municipal de Aguas y Saneamiento<br><br>El ingeniero Arturo Augusto Garza Jimenez es ingeniero civil por el instituto tecnológico y de estudios superiores de monterrey. 
Cuenta entre sus estudios con diplomados en administración, contabilidad gubernamental, gestión de servicios públicos de agua, dirección de organismos operadores de agua y una certificación internacional en gobernanza y políticas públicas del agua, avalados por instituciones como el instituto tecnológico de estudios superiores de monterrey, la universidad nacional autónoma de Mexico y la universidad de nuevo Mexico.
Cuenta con más de 30 años de experiencia profesional trabajando en empresas del sector privado como ICA industrial y en paraestatales como comisión federal de electricidad. Además, como profesionista independiente ha realizado trabajos de consultoría y construcción.
En los ultimos 22 años ha participado en el sector público estatal y municipal principalmente en areas de desarrollo urbano, vivienda  y servicios publicos ocupando diversos cargos como las direcciones de vivienda, patrimonio, catastro, planeación urbanismo y obras públicas, ademas de asesor tecnico municipal.
 actualmente ocupa la gerencia general del sistema municipal de aguas y saneamiento de piedras negras, coahuila y en el marco gremial es vicepresidente de la asociación nacional de empresas de agua y saneamiento de México A.C. (ANEAS).

Arturo Augusto Garza Jimenez
Gerente General
Sistema Municipal de Aguas y Saneamiento

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)

Dr. Calixto Mateos Hanel<br><strong>Deputy Managing Director</strong><br>North American Development Bank <br><br>
On November 10, 2017, Dr. Mateos was named Deputy Managing Director of the North American Development Bank (NADB), after having served as Director of Risk Management and Control since November 2014. 

<br>Prior to joining NADB, he gained more than 25 years of experience at the Mexican central bank (Banco de México), where he held various positions from 1988 to 2014, including economics researcher, deputy macro-financial programming manager, deputy project manager, macroeconomic analysis manager, strategic planning project manager and risk manager. His last position with the central bank was as Director of Institutional Liaison. 

<br>He has been a professor of Economics at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and the graduate school of business administration, EGADE of the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), teaching courses on Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory and Policy, and Financial Economics. He has also participated in international and national seminars hosted by financial institutions, such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD), the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as other central banks in England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Guatemala, Colombia, and Brazil. Dr. Mateos has also published several articles in books and specialized magazines on such topics as monetary policy and fiscal policy.

<br>He holds a degree in Economics from ITAM, where he graduated with honorable mention and his undergraduate thesis placed second for the 1991 Banamex Award for Economics and the Tlacaélel Award for Economics Consulting. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for doctoral studies and received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Stanford University in 1996. That same year his doctoral thesis placed second for the Banamex Award in Economics.

Dr. Calixto Mateos Hanel
Deputy Managing Director
North American Development Bank

Hilen Cruz<br><strong>Moderador</strong><br>Utilities of the United States<br><br>Hilen holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Sonora in Hermosillo, México; and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Hilen has completed Leadership Certificates from the Hispanic Leadership Institute and the Chandler Leadership Foundation in Arizona; and she is currently enrolled in the Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate by Stanford University. 
<br>Hilen has held roles in multiple areas within the Electric Utility Industry at Salt River Project in Arizona since 2004, including Underground Electrical Distribution Design, High Voltage Overhead Transmission Design, Management of Engineering Standards, and Customer Program Management.  In November of 2011, Hilen joined the Energy Committee of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, where she currently holds the role of Committee Co-Chair. 
<br>Hilen is the Author of Book ¡Ponte las Pilas, México! published in Mexico in 2011.  She is an early childhood education and STEM advocate.  In 2014, Hilen was named one of the 40 Hispanics Leaders Under 40 by Valle del Sol and Univision Arizona. She is a proud mother of two, and enjoys running, photography and traveling.

Hilen Cruz
Utilities of the United States

DR. Rogelio Montemayor Seguy<br><strong>President </strong><br>Clúster de Energía Coahuila, A.C.<br><br>Mr. Rogelio Montemayor Seguy holds a B.A. in Economics from Tecnológico de Monterrey and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics with a major in Economic and Social Development. He obtained his Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as a research assistant for Ph.D. Lawrence Klein (Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences,1980).
Mr. Montemayor has a wide experience at the local and federal sectors in the areas of social development and economic policy. He served as Director of Economic Policy and later on as Undersecretary of Development Planning, both in the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. He also served as Technical Secretary of the Economic Cabinet of the Republic's Presidency. In 1985, he was appointed President of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and as a result of the earthquake occurred in Mexico City, he was in charge of coordinating the decentralization of this organism in the city of Aguascalientes along with almost 3,000 employees and their families. 
<br>He represented the State of Coahuila as a Federal Deputy in the LIV Legislature, where he presided the Programming, Budget and Public Accounts' Committee. Before becoming the Governor of Coahuila from the period of 1993-1990, he served as Senator. In 2000, after concluding his term as Governor, he was appointed Director of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). Along with his political work, he has several publications on economic policy on various magazines. Among these publications are 'An agenda for accelerated growth and equity' (Platform, No.2, May 2012, Quarterly Journal of the Colosio Foundation); he is co-author of 'Planning in times of crisis' (SPP, 1983) and; is author of the book 'The change that did not come, reforms that Mexico requires' (Diana Editorial, 2005). 
<br>Currently, he is an independent consultant in community development projects and advisor to various agencies and educational institutions such as the Autonomous University of Coahuila. Also, at this time, Mr. Montemayor chairs the Cluster de Energía Coahuila, A.C. (Coahuila's Energy Cluster, A.C.).

DR. Rogelio Montemayor Seguy
Clúster de Energía Coahuila, A.C.

Roberto Olivares<br><strong>Director General </strong><br>Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento de México (ANEAS)<br><br>Ingeniero civil con más de dos décadas en el servicio público y desde 1991 ha estado vinculado profesionalmente en el sector hídrico, a nivel nacional, regional y mundial.

<br>En 1982 inició actividades en el servicio público en la Subsecretaría de Mejoramiento del Ambiente de la SSA.  Es Miembro numerario de la Asociación Mexicana de Urbanistas (AMU) y la Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística y Gobernador del Consejo Mundial del Agua (WWC), Embajador de la Internacional Water Association (IWA Fellow) e integrante del Comité Directivo de la Alianza Global de Organismos Operadores de Agua (GWOPA). Formó parte del Task Force del High Level Panel of Water, iniciativa promovida por la ONU, el World Bank e integrada por los jefes de estado, cuyo liderazgo recayó en México. Fue miembro del Comité Organizador Internacional del 4° Foro Mundial del Agua realizado en el 2006 en México, así como de los foros 5º, 6º, 7º y 8º. Es el representante de ANEAS como Organización Observadora Oficial de UNFCC– COP

<br>El Ing. Olivares tiene una Maestría en Administración Pública y Posgrado en Comunicación Social, Finanzas Públicas y Administración de RRHH del Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (INAP) y un Master en Regulación de Servicios de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).

Roberto Olivares
Director General
Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento de México (ANEAS)

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

Bob Smith<br><strong>Vice President </strong><br>Transmission Planning and Development<br><br>Bob is Vice President of Transmission Planning and Development at TransCanyon, LLC and Director of Business Development at Bright Canyon Energy Corporation. He has been in these roles since 2014 when both companies were founded.
<br>Before assuming these positions, Bob held leadership roles at Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW) and Arizona Public Service Company (APS) in the areas of Transmission Development, Transmission Planning, Construction and Maintenance, and Transmission and Balancing Authority Operations. Bob has represented APS and provided leadership to the industry in a number of regional planning forums, and has been extensively involved in Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) activities including two years chairing the WECC Compliance Monitoring and Operating Practices Subcommittee. Bob served as Co-Chair of the WestConnect Implementation Management Committee which developed and implemented the FERC Order 1000 Regional Planning Process in the WestConnect footprint and served as the past Vice Chair of the WestConnect Planning Management Committee.
<br>Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Arizona.

Bob Smith
Vice President
Transmission Planning and Development

Rogelio Ramos<br><strong>State Commissioner </strong><br>Cluster de Energía Coahuila, A.C.<br><br>Studies:
<br>             Studied basic and preparatory education in Sabinas, Coahuila.
<br>             Degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí.
<br>             Master's Degree in Demography from El Colegio de México.
<br>             Master's Degree in Education from Stanford University in California, United States.

<br><br>Work Experience:
<br>             Regional Delegate of the Social Development Secretariat of the Federal Government
<br>             Secretary of Social Development of the State of Coahuila
<br>             Population and Municipal Development Coordinator
<br>             Technical and Planning Secretary of the Government of the State of Coahuila

<br><br>In the National Institute of Statistics and Geography he held the positions of
<br>             Director of State Statistics
<br>             National Coordinator of Agricultural Censuses.
<br>             Founding Counselor of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission, Mexico - United States.

<br>He was a representative of the Consultative Council of Liaison with the Federative Entities of the National Population Council, and titular Director of the National Council from the Ministry of the Interior.

<br>Academic in the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila teaching Economics and Demography.

<br><br>Member of:
<br>             National Association of Economists
<br>             Mexican Society of Demography
<br>•             League of Revolutionary Economists

Rogelio Ramos
State Commissioner
Cluster de Energía Coahuila, A.C.

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)

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

Ruth Guevara<br><strong>Founding Partner</strong><br>Zumma Energy Consulting <br><br>Ruth Guevara is founding partner of Zumma Energy Consulting since 2009, assisting clients in a broad range of energy projects in Mexico. Ruth has experience in power market regulation, assessing data-driven market sizing for natural gas and power projects, energy purchase regulation and government affairs. She has participated in several energy purchases process under the new and past regulation. She holds a BS in Economics from ITAM and a Diploma on International Business and Finance from New York University (NYU). Has worked for the United Nations (UN), The Economist Group and the Mexican Ministry of Economy. Has over 10 years of consulting experience in finance and energy.

Ruth Guevara
Founding Partner
Zumma Energy Consulting

Jesús Ivan Arredondo Perera<br><strong>General Manager</strong><br>Sonora State Energy Commission<br><br>Graduate in Administration from Universidad Marista and a technical degree in Auto Mechanics from the industrial and construction training institute, Instituto de Capacitación de la Industria y la Construcción, in addition to several training courses in Madrid, Spain. 
<br>Professional experience: Administrative Manager of Unión Fenosa (Hermosillo, Sonora); General Manager of Investor Services Unit of the Government of Sonora 2009-2015; and General Manager of the Sonora State Energy Commission since October 2015. 
<br>He has participated in several energy sector events, including three times as a panelist at MIREC Week 2018; member of the Energy Commission of the Mexican employers' association (Coparmex) for Northern Sonora Chapter; and is the Operational Coordinator of the Energy Committee of the Arizona-Sonora Commission.

Jesús Ivan Arredondo Perera
General Manager
Sonora State Energy Commission

Enrique J. Marroquin<br><strong>President</strong><br>As president of Hunt Mexico, Marroquin has been responsible for leading the efforts to expand Hunt’s presence in Mexico. He also currently spearheads, as Senior Vice President of Hunt Power, all development activities in the desert southwest and along the border with Mexico. Marroquin was a member of the team that developed the first commercial electrical interconnection between Texas and Mexico in 2007 and in 2009 he established one of the first wholesale power marketing entities that advanced considerably the relationship between ERCOT-and CFE, Mexico’s electric utility. He continues to be a strong advocate for an integrated cross-border energy marketplace. His work also includes developing opportunities for Hunt’s non-energy business units including investments and real estate.
<br>Marroquin holds an MBA from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, a MASc in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a BSc in chemical and systems engineering, graduating magna cum laude. from Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM). He also participates with ITESM and the Cox School of Business in diverse student mentoring and academic activities.
<br>He serves on the boards of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU, and of SunCorridor Inc. He is also a member of the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute Advisory Board, and a founding board member of the AEM Dallas Chapter.

Enrique J. Marroquin
Hunt Mexico, Inc.

Laureano T. Alvarez<br><strong>Program Manager</strong><br>North American Development Bank<br>Mr. Alvarez holds a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) and is a Certified Operator Class I for Wastewater Treatment Plants from the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA, October 1994). He also has a Certification in ZERI Methodology, Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI) Foundation (December 2002). 

<br>In his current position as NADB Program Manager since October 2011, he is responsible for managing water, wastewater and solid waste projects, which involves the development, certification, construction and close-out of projects located in New Mexico, Texas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.

<br>He has close of 20 years of experience at the Border Environment Cooperation Commission and the North American Development Bank where he has held various positions since 1999 in the management of water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure, including development, design, construction and certification of environmental projects located in all 10 states of the U.S.-Mexico border region.

<br>In the private sector, he worked from 1993 to 1999 in several companies, including the Cancun Water Utility as Director of Operations and as an environmental and risk analysis specialist for industrial and municipal infrastructure projects.

Laureano T. Alvarez
Program Manager
North American Development Bank

D. Rick Van Schoik <br><strong>Energy and Environment Portfolio Director</strong><br>North American Research Partnership (NARP)<br>Mr. Van Schoik serves as the Portfolio Director of NARP.  His three decade-long experience in developing, funding, managing, and interpreting international programs enables NARP to pursue complex, multidisciplinary, trinational research and policy work. His portfolios are transborder energy, water, sustainability, and security and their intersection. 

<br>He was previously the Director of the North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS) at Arizona State University and of the Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP).  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was a SEAL until returning to graduate school at the California State University at San Diego.

<br>He conducted studies of various wildlife whose home range and habitat increasingly crossed jurisdictional boundaries sometimes national borders leading to his interests and expertise in transborder analyses.  He has authored numerous reports, articles, and chapters on water, ecological integrity and environmental quality, clean energy, and climate security, and implementation of technology to improve security and processing of flows at ports of entry.  He is an invited speaker at various professional and public events.  He has taught at Arizona State University, San Diego State University and the University of California at San Diego.  
<br>He resides with his wife on the beach in California.

D. Rick Van Schoik
Energy and Environment Portfolio Director
North American Research Partnership (NARP)

Francisco Con Garza <br><strong>Director de Desarrollo de Negocios </strong><br>CEMEX Energía<br><br>	Francisco Con Garza es Director de Desarrollo de Negocios de CEMEX Energía, donde participa en el desarrollo de centrales de generación y plataformas de comercialización de energía eléctrica bajo el régimen de mercado que nace de la Ley de la Industria Eléctrica‎, así como en la gestión comercial de centrales en autoabastecimiento. Es consejero de la Asociación de Comercializadores de Energía y de Asolmex, e integrante de las Comisiones de Energía del CCE, Concamin y Caintra NL.
<br>	Además tiene a su cargo la estrategia de suministro eléctrico para las operaciones globales de CEMEX. Su experiencia previa incluye la compra de energía en mercados eléctricos desregulados, particularmente en Europa, donde también estuvo a cargo de la gestión de la cartera de derechos de emisión de CO2 del grupo. 
<br>	Es Ingeniero Físico Industrial por el Tecnológico de Monterrey, MSc. en Ingeniería Energética y del Medio Ambiente por la EPF École d'Ingénieurs (Francia) y tiene una maestría en Administración, Tecnología y Economía por el ETH - Instituto Politécnico Federal de Zúrich (Suiza).

Francisco Con Garza
Director de Desarrollo de Negocios
CEMEX Energía

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

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)

Micaela Garcia-Ribeyro<br><strong>Senior Counsel</strong><br>Norton Rose Fulbright US MX, S.C.<br><br>Micaela has more than fifteen years of experience working in finance and projects practice groups, representing project developers and lenders (commercial banks, multilateral agencies, export credit agencies, and development banks), in domestic and cross-border transactions, in the energy, power, and infrastructure industries

Micaela Garcia-Ribeyro
Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US MX, S.C.

Christopher Ashcraft<br><strong>VICE PRESIDENT</strong><br>South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER)<br><br>As President and former Vice President of the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), Chris Ashcraft facilitates communication, education and public advocacy surrounding the production of energy resources in South Texas. An experienced industry leader, Ashcraft works directly with the oil and natural gas industry, local 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.
Prior to joining STEER, Ashcraft served as the Alternative Energy Transportation Manager with the Alamo Area Council of Governments. There, he founded the South Central Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Consortium and managed the Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition. Ashcraft has provided environmental, alternative energy and agricultural analysis to the federal government and numerous state and local organizations. While employed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, he assisted with issues related to agriculture, rural communities, and alternative energy.
<br><br>Ashcraft is currently pursuing an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Maine with a minor in military science and leadership development. Upon graduation, Christopher Ashcraft received a Commission as an Officer in the United States Army where he completed his military service obligations with an honorable discharge. Chris has two three year old daughters, Aurelia and Francesca.

Christopher Ashcraft
South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER)

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

Donny Holaschutz<br><strong>Partner</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

David Evans<br><strong>Senior Counsel </strong><br>Americas Energy and Projects Group<br><br><br>David Evans is a Senior Counsel in the Americas Energy & Projects group. He has been involved in energy and finance matters his entire career, including positions as Staff Counsel to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigating the accident at Three Mile Island-2, Chevron's chief natural gas lawyer, Vice President and General Counsel of an independent power developer, and as a partner in two major law firms. 
<br>His current practice primarily involves representing lenders to, and developers of, energy and infrastructure projects in the U.S. and Mexico. He also advises clients on energy regulatory matters in the U.S., including the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act, the Atomic Energy Act, and the Energy Policy Act. 
<br>Mr. Evans holds a B.S. from Boston University, summa cum laude, and a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, cum laude. He is admitted in Maine, the District of Columbia and New York.

David Evans
Senior Counsel
Americas Energy and Projects Group

Juan Alfredo Rosillo Gutierrez<br><strong>SSubdirector de Operación y Desarrollo</strong><br>Comisión Estatal de Energía de Baja California<br><br><br>Se ha desempeñado en la CEEBC como Subdirector del área técnica siendo parte del equipo desde 2012 teniendo como principales retos la atracción de inversión al Estado en términos de proyectos de energías limpias, así como facilitar a las empresas el acceso a información sobre la nueva reforma energética. 
Promocionar y difundir el enorme potencial de Baja California para proyectos de energías limpias es la tarea más importante de la CEEBC a la par de ayudar a empresas locales a aprovechar los nuevos mecanismos de la normatividad en materia de energía a nivel federal.

Juan Alfredo Rosillo Gutierrez
Subdirector de Operación y Desarrollo
Comisión Estatal de Energía de Baja California



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