GIC Program Will Convene Leaders in the Energy Sector on November 5

November 9, 2015

October 15, 2015

Julia Strapp
Associate Director, Communications
Global Interdependence Center
[email protected]


GIC Program Will Convene Leaders in the Energy Sector on November 5


What: Energy Interdependence in the Western Hemisphere

This program will explore three overarching themes: physical and financial infrastructures of the “midstream,” new energy pricing and trade patterns and the vital ways in which Greater Philadelphia can contribute to energy interdependence in the Western Hemisphere.

Panels will dive deeply into a range of sub-topics, including: the U.S. East Coast energy hub; supply chains and modes of transportation; the impacts of public policy and regulatory environments on efficient redistribution and trade; financial impacts of new energy pricing and trade patterns; regional, national, and global implications of energy interdependence; and new energy opportunities, uses and risks.

Senior leaders from the energy sector, various governments and trade organizations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada are slated to participate and set out their short and long term agendas. The full program agenda can be found at


Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
100 N. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

When: November 5, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Who: This event will feature the following speakers and moderators:

  • Craig L. Adams, Executive Vice President, Exelon and President and CEO, PECO
  • Hank Alexander, Vice President Business Development, Sunoco Logistics
  • Jay Borkland, Vice President & Principal, Apex Companies
  • Eric Bradley, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Investments, Regulatory and Communications, GDF Suez
  • Richard Daskin, MLP Strategy Subadvisor to Cumberland Advisors and CIO, RSD Advisors
  • Domenic D’Ginto, CFA, Senior Vice President PNC Corporate Finance and GIC Board Member
  • Richard Dovey, President, Atlantic County Utilities Authority
  • Philippa Dunne, co-editor of The Liscio Report and Sightlines Bulletin and GIC Board Member
  • Erik P. Gilje, Ph.D, Finance, Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Honorable Carlos Giralt Cabrales, Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia
  • Peter A. Gold, Esq.,Conference Chair, Vice Board Chair GIC, Principal, TheGoldGroup,LLC.
  • Patrick T. Harker, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Jeff Healy, VP, AIG Investments, Fixed Income Research
  • Martin Heldring, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, TD Bank and GIC Board Member
  • Joseph Hughes, Dean, College of Engineering, Distinguished University Professor, Drexel University and Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment
  • Cristina JorgeSchwarz, PG, Oil & Gas Program Manager, Apex Companies, LLC
  • Michael L. Krancer, Esquire, Chair Energy Industry Team, Blank Rome, LLP, former Secretary PA Dept. of Environmental Protection
  • James Lucier, Managing Director, Capital Alpha Partners
  • John R. Mousseau, CFA, Executive Vice President, and Director of Fixed Income, Cumberland Advisors
  • Stephen P. Mullin, President and a Principal, Econsult Solutions
  • Kibui Pyron, Senior Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Officer, Consulate General of Canada, New York
  • Philip Rinaldi, Principal Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Energy Solutions
  • Ray Ritcey, Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Maritimes Energy Association
  • Dennis Rochford, President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay
  • Edward Salmon, Chairman, Salmon Ventures Limited, President National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Emeritus, Chair New Jersey Energy Coalition
  • Sabrina Spatari, Ph.D., P.Eng. Associate Professor, Drexel University and faculty Drexel University, Institute for Energy and the Environment
  • Matthew Thomas, Esquire, Partner, Blank Rome, LLP, Specializing in the Maritime and Energy, Petrochemical & Natural Resources Industries
  • Mine Yucel, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Anthony Yuen, Director Commodities Strategy, Citi Group

Contact: To register for this event or for more information please contact Julia Strapp, associate director of communications for the Global Interdependence Center, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990. Please note that registration is required in order to ensure entry into the event.

About the Global Interdependence Center:

The Global Interdependence Center is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate thoughtful, global dialogue on a wide range of issues that affect the international community, including economics, health care and government. GIC convenes conferences and roundtable discussions, both domestically and internationally, to identify and address emerging global issues. For more information, visit GIC’s website at