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OBJETIVO

Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte

El Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDAN) se complace en presentar el XXIII Foro Fronterizo de Energía. Este foro reúne a autoridades locales y estatales, desarrolladores del sector privado, académicos, usuarios comerciales a gran escala y a expertos en el sector de energía de México y Estados Unidos. La posición del BDAN como la única banca de desarrollo binacional, le ha brindado la oportunidad de participar en algunos de los proyectos de energía limpia más relevantes en la región en los últimos cinco años. El BDAN ha financiado cerca de $1,500 millones de dólares para 35 proyectos que tienen una inversión total de $5,200 millones de dólares. Con estos proyectos se han instalado alrededor de 2,548 megavatios de nueva capacidad de generación a lo largo de la frontera.

El dialogo del foro se centrará en la prosperidad energética, innovación, financiamiento, el futuro de los mercados de energía, oportunidades transfronterizas y cómo continuar creando alianzas para avanzar los objetivos energéticos de ambos países que finalmente mejoren el desarrollo económico y protejan la ambiente.

SEDE

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


El Banco ha negociado una tarifa preferencial para las noches de hospedaje del martes 25 de septiembre y miércoles 26 de septiembre. Se agradecerá reservar su habitación directamente en el hotel llamando al número telefónico 1-888-728-3031 ó a través de la siguiente liga.

Nota: La tarifa preferencial estará disponible hasta el 20 de septiembre de 2018.

Ponentes

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
CEO
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
President
Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar (ANES)





Albert Zapanta<br><strong>Presidente y Director</strong><br>Cámara de Comercio México-Estados Unidos<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
Presidente y Director
Cámara de Comercio México-Estados Unidos




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
Consul
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>Subsecretario de Planeación y Transición Energética</strong><br>Secretaría de Energía (SENER)<br><br>Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, es Maestro en Administración Pública en Desarrollo Internacional por la Harvard Kennedy School. 

Obtuvo la licenciatura en economía por el ITAM y cuenta con estudios en derecho por la Facultad de derecho de la UNAM. 

En el Sector Público desempeñó el cargo de Director General de Información y Estudios Energéticos en la SENER, donde también fungió como Director de Negociaciones Internacionales. 

Fue consultor para el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, el Banco Mundial, la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico y la Organización de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo Industrial (ONUDI). 

Es Miembro del Consejo sobre el Futuro de la Energía del Foro Económico Mundial (2016-2018). En 2017, se convirtió en Miembro del Consejo de Administración de la iniciativa Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL). 

<br><br>Antes de su designación como Subsecretario, colaboró con el equipo de campaña y de transición gubernamental del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, en la Vice-coordinación de Asuntos Internacionales.

Leonardo Beltrán
Subsecretario de Planeación y Transición Energética
Secretaría de Energía (SENER)



Jason Anderson<br><strong>Director General Adjunto </strong><br>Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte <br><br>
      El 10 de noviembre de 2017, se nombró al Dr. Mateos como Director General Adjunto del Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDAN), después de haber fungido como Director de Administración y Control de Riesgos desde noviembre de 2014. 

<br>Previamente, adquirió más de 25 años de experiencia en el Banco de México, donde ocupó diversos puestos desde 1988 hasta 2014, entre ellos: investigador económico, subgerente de programación macrofinanciera, subgerente de proyectos, gerente de análisis macroeconómico, gerente de proyectos de planeación estratégica y gerente de administración de riesgos. Su última responsabilidad fue en el cargo de Director de Vinculación Institucional. 

<br>Ha sido profesor de Economía en el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) y la Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas (EGADE) del Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) en donde ha impartido clases de Macroeconomía, Teoría y Política Monetaria y Economía Financiera.  Asimismo, ha participado en seminarios en foros nacionales e internacionales organizados por organismos financieros como el Banco Inter-americano de Desarrollo (BID), el Banco de Pagos Internacionales (BPI), el Banco Mundial y el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI), así como otros bancos centrales en Inglaterra, Alemania, Francia, España, Italia, Canadá, Guatemala, Colombia y Brasil). El Dr. Calixto Mateos ha publicado varios artículos en revistas y libros especializados sobre temas como política monetaria y política fiscal.

<br>Es licenciado en Economía por el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), de donde se graduó con mención honorífica y obtuvo el segundo lugar del Premio Banamex de Economía 1991 y del Premio Tlacaélel de Consultoría Económica para una tesis de licenciatura. Fue acreedor a la beca Fulbright para estudios doctorales y obtuvo el doctorado en Economía Aplicada por la Universidad de Stanford en 1996. En ese mismo año obtuvo el segundo lugar del Premio Banamex de Economía para una tesis doctoral.

Dr. Calixto Mateos Hanel
Director General Adjunto
Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte




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
Moderador
Utilities of the United States



DR. Rogelio Montemayor Seguy<br><strong>Presidente </strong><br>Clúster de Energía Coahuila, A.C.<br><br>Rogelio Montemayor Seguy se graduó de Licenciado en Economía en el Tecnológico de Monterrey y de Maestría y Doctorado en Economía en la Universidad de Pensilvania.  En ese lapso se desempeña como investigador adjunto del Doctor Lawrence Klein (Premio Nobel de Economía en 1980.

Su trayectoria profesional incluye diversos cargos dentro del gobierno federal, entre los que destacan: Director de Política Económica de la SHCP, Subsecretario de Planeación del Desarrollo de la misma dependencia y Secretario Técnico del Gabinete Económico de la Presidencia de la República.  En 1985, es nombrado Presidente del Instituto Nacional de Geografía e Informática y como resultado del sismo ocurrido ese mismo año en la Cd. de México, se encarga de coordinar la descentralización de este organismo a la ciudad de Aguascalientes y a casi 3, 000 colaboradores y sus familias.

<br>Ha sido Diputado Federal por Coahuila a la LIV Legislatura, donde presidió la Comisión de Programación, Presupuesto y Cuenta Pública;  Senador de la República  y Gobernador del Estado de Coahuila, en el período 1993-1999. En el año 2000, después de concluir su periodo como Gobernador, fue designado Director de Pemex.

<br>A la par de su trabajo político ha publicado artículos de política económica en diversas revistas, entre otros, Una agenda para el crecimiento acelerado y la equidad, (Plataforma, n 2, mayo 2012, Revista Trimestral de la Fundación Colosio AC), coautor de Planeación en tiempo de crisis  (SPP, 1983)  y es autor del libro El cambio que no llegó, las reformas que México requiere, (Ed. Diana, 2005).
Es consultor independiente en proyectos de desarrollo comunitario y políticas públicas. Actualmente preside el Clúster de Energía Coahuila, A.C.

DR. Rogelio Montemayor Seguy
Presidente
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>Presidente y co-fundador</strong><br>Smart Grid de México A.C. y LATAM Smart Community Alliance, A.C.<br><br>Profesional en el área de Redes Eléctricas Inteligentes (REI) con más de 25 años de experiencia en el desarrollo de soluciones tecnológicas para el sector energía en México y en Latinoamérica. Pionero en el desarrollo y promoción de soluciones de REI en México. 
 Co-fundador y presidente de Smart Grid de México A.C. y de LATAM Smart Community Alliance AC, miembro del Consejo de Directores de la Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), del Comité Consultor de Red Eléctrica Inteligente de la Secretaría de Energía en México y Director General de Effectio Energy Services S.A., empresa dedicada al desarrollo de proyectos y consultoría en Gestión de Energía, Energías Renovables y REI.
Creador y Director Académico del primer diplomado de REI en México, que imparte Smart Grid México en colaboración con la Universidad Anáhuac en dónde dicta la mayoría de las clases, así como cursos diversos de Energías Renovables y Mercado Eléctrico Mayorista.
 <br><br>Actualmente es consultor de empresas del sector eléctrico en temas de Red Eléctrica Inteligente como Director General de la empresa Effectio Energy Services. En dónde ha dirigido diversos proyectos de Eficiencia Energética y Generación Distribuida principalmente con el aprovechamiento de Energías Renovables.  
Oscar Miranda es Ingeniero en Computación por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y Maestro en Administración de Energía y sus Fuentes Renovables por el Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, adicionalmente ha estudiado diplomados en Liderazgo, Innovación, Estrategia y Gobierno Corporativo en universidades de México y los Estados Unidos. Asimismo, cuenta con el certificado 'Certified Energy Manager' (CEM) emitido por la Asociación de Ingenieros en Energía de los Estados Unidos (AEE), autoridad internacional en la acreditación del conocimiento en las áreas de Mercados de Energía, Eficiencia Energética y Evaluación Económica de Proyectos de Energía.

Oscar Miranda
Presidente y co-fundador
Smart Grid de México A.C. y LATAM Smart Community Alliance, A.C.



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>Director General</strong><br> Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural en México
(CENAGAS)<br><br>Entre sus anteriores responsabilidades se encuentran la de Director Corporativo de Finanzas y Administración en el Servicio de Administración y Enajenación de Bienes, la de Director de Crédito en el Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, así como posiciones de dirección en la Secretaría de Energía, supervisando la ejecución de políticas de Exploración, Extracción y Refinación para la industria de petróleo y gas. Asimismo, participó como miembro del Consejo de Administración de PEMEX y ha desempeñado diversas posiciones de análisis macroeconómico y financiero, así como de diseño de políticas públicas, tanto en la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, como en el Banco de México.

David Madero es economista del ITAM, con Doctorado en Economía por la Universidad de California, Los ángeles. Tiene una amplia experiencia en el Sector Público Mexicano, en áreas de finanzas públicas, macroeconomía y políticas públicas, con énfasis en petróleo y gas.

David Madero
Director General
Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural en México (CENAGAS)



Carlos Carranza<br><strong>Director de Financiamiento de Infraestructura y Servicios Financieros</strong><br>Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDAN)<br><br>Actualmente funge como Director de Financiamiento de Infraestructura y Servicios Financieros en el Banco de Desarrollo de America del Norte y cuenta con más de 14 años de experiencia en las áreas de financiamiento estructurado y project finance.
Ha estructurado el financiamiento de proyectos emblemáticos de energía renovable en México y EE.UU. Amplia experiencia en estructuración de proyectos para Estados y Municipios en México y emisión de Bonos municipales en EE.UU. Adicionalmente, ha desarrollado esquemas de Asociación Público Privadas para Estados y Municipios.
Durante su carrera en el sector de infraestructura ha liderado el financiamiento de proyectos entre los que destacan: (i) el primer proyecto de energía renovable de exportación de México a EE. UU; (ii) el primer proyecto eólico en el norte de México con un off-taker privado; y (iii) la estructuración del primer proyecto bajo un esquema de project finance con un organismo operador de agua para financiar la línea morada en el Estado de Nuevo León.
<br><br>El señor Carranza es egresado de la Universidad Iberoamericana de la Carrera de Contaduría Pública con especialidad en Finanzas.

Carlos Carranza
Director de Financiamiento de Infraestructura y Servicios Financieros
Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDAN)


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



Lic. Jesús Ivan Arredondo Perera<br><strong>Director General</strong><br>Comisión de Energía del Estado de Sonora<br><br>Licenciado en Administración por la Universidad Marista y Técnico en Mecánica Automotriz en el Instituto de Capacitación de la Industria y la Construcción, además de varios cursos de capacitación en Madrid, España. 
<br>Desarrollo profesional como Gerente Administrativo de Unión Fenosa (Hermosillo, Sonora); Director General de la Unidad de Atención a Inversionistas 2009-2015 del Gobierno del Estado de Sonora; y desde octubre de 2015 como Director General de la Comisión de Energía del Estado de Sonora. 
<br>Además, ha participado en varios eventos del sector Energético, siendo esta su tercera participación como panelista en el Mirec Week 2018; Miembro de la Comisión de Energía de Coparmex Sonora Norte; y funge como Coordinador Operativo del Comité de Energía de la Comisión Sonora-Arizona.

Lic. Jesús Ivan Arredondo Perera
Director General
Comisión de Energía del Estado de Sonora



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
President
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>Director General </strong><br>Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDAN)<br><br>El 10 de noviembre de 2017, se nombró al C.P. Hinojosa como Director General del Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDAN), después de haber fungido como el Director General Adjunto desde enero de 2011.  

Con más de 30 años de trayectoria en puestos a nivel gerencial, Alex Hinojosa cuenta con amplia experiencia en la banca de inversión, la industria de servicios públicos y el financiamiento de proyectos municipales.  

De 2004 a 2010 encabezó las operaciones de banca de inversión de Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC, donde dirigió y administró la emisión de deuda para dependencias estatales, ayuntamientos y organismos operadores de servicios públicos y distritos escolares de los estados suroestes de la Unión Americana. 

En 2010, puso en operación en Austin, Texas, una oficina de J. Stowe & Co., empresa de asesoría que apoya a organismos operadores públicos y privados en la planeación financiera, fortalecimiento institucional y administración de proyectos. De 1984 a 2003, dirigió las finanzas del organismo operador de agua, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), en San Antonio, Texas, donde fue responsable de dirigir y vigilar las finanzas del organismo.

<br><br>Además, el C.P. Hinojosa fue uno de los instructores originales que colaboró en el desarrollo del Instituto para la Administración de Servicios Púbicos (UMI) del BDAN y desde 1999 imparte seminarios sobre temas de administración para municipios y organismos operadores en los 10 estados fronterizos de México y Estados Unidos.

<br><br>Obtuvo el título en Administración de Empresas de St. Mary's University en San Antonio y la maestría en Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Texas en San Antonio. Es contador público acreditado desde 1983. Es miembro del Instituto Norteamericano de Contadores Púbicos Acreditados y la Asociación de Obras Hidráulicas de Norteamérica (AWWA).

Alex Hinojosa
Director General
Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (BDAN)




Michael Lumbley<br><strong>Socio Director y Director de Desarrollo</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
Socio y Director de Desarrollo
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
VICE PRESIDENT
South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER)



Jason Anderson<br><strong>Presidente y Director Ejecutivo</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
environment.<br>
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
Presidente y Director Ejecutivo
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
Partner
Inodú





David Evans<br><strong>Senior Counsel </strong><br>Americas Energy and Projects Group<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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