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WTC Energy Committee

We believe that the Energy Committee can best serve the goals of WTCNO by providing our committee members and WTCNO members, as well as all WTCNO members, with alerts and analysis concerning the impact of upcoming policy changes on the health of the Louisiana economy as well as with the health of the ports and transportation systems in Louisiana. Both David Dismukes and his LSU Center for Energy Studies, as well as myself and the Tulane Energy Institute, can provide access to relevant information on a pre-programed basis. In addition to welcoming any WTCNO members to our scheduled meetings, we can also be available for specific programs, including meetings with other specialized committees of the WTCNO, such as Governmental Affairs. Obviously, we can also commit to attending and participating in upcoming executive meetings when invited to do so. Ultimately our committee goal is to facilitate the effectiveness of the WTCNO and its members as they examine both opportunities and threats that emerge from Louisiana’s energy and petrochemical sectors. Co-Chair: Eric Smith, Tulane Energy Institute Co-Chair: David E. Dismukes, Professor, Executive Director and Director of Policy Analysis, Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University This Committee meets on a quarterly basis.
Jerry Beatmann
Dentons US LLP , Counsel
Larry Collins
Louisiana Economic Development, Executive Director - International Commerce
David Kearney
The Kearney Companies, Inc., President
Basil Uddo
Dentons US LLP , Attorney
Richard Vlosky
LSU AgCenter, Professor and Director
Joel Whitehead
J. Whitehead & Associates, Inc., President and CEO
Eric Smith
Committee Chair Tulane University, Professor of Practice
Emma Hand
Dentons US LLP , Partner
Karen Peterson
Dentons US LLP , Counsel
Presley Reed
Dentons US LLP , Partner
Ryan Reeves
Dentons US LLP , Counsel
Clinton Vince
Dentons US LLP , Partner
Christopher Hannan
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Associate
John A. Kazour
Petrotech, Inc., President
Wynn Radford
BP America, Inc., Communications and External Affairs
Corrado Giacona
Giacona Container Company, Inc., President & CEO
Charles Nelson
Waldemar S. Nelson and Company, President & Chairman
Ben Billings
Sentinel Strategies, Principal
Stephen Champagne
Gulf Gateway Terminal LLC, Terminal Manager
Jack Koban
Fugro USA Land, Inc., Project Manager/Business Development Manager
I am a licensed Engineer and Geologist in Louisiana serving as Project Manager and Business Development Manager for Fugro in Louisiana.  I serve o...
Paul Luker
Clear To Work, LLC, President
Liza Looser
The Cirlot Agency, CEO
Chad Marshall
Wells Fargo
Paul Matthews
Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal Dist., Deputy Port Director
Thomas Spiers
Gulf South Eye Associates, CFO COO
Wendi Couvillion French
Wyndston Services, GIS & Business Consulting Services
Wendi Couvillion French has a  rich toolbox of analytical skills to develop operational dashboards tied to spatial logistics for strategic growth...
Pierre Conner
Tulane University, Executive Director Tulane Energy Institute
Kate Wendel
JEDCO, Manager Economic Development Services
Vinay Patel
Tulane University
Georgia Ainsworth
Kean Miller LLP, Associate
Tod Everage
Kean Miller LLP, Associate
Nestor Navarro
Navarro International Group, LLC., Managing Director
BIOGRAPHY: Born in Cuba, raised in Port Allen, Louisiana.                                  Graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a ...
Nyka Scott
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Counsel/Client Development Liaison
I am an attorney with Baker Donelson providing Disaster Recovery and Public Policy advise to clients.
Tomeka Watson Bryant
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad , Manager, Network Development
Stephen Hanemann
Kean Miller LLP, Partner
Stephen Hanemann is a partner in Kean Miller’s New Orleans office. His practice focuses on a wide array of transportation-related subject matters...
Ed Webb
World Trade Center New Orleans, Chief Executive Officer
Devin Ricci
Kean Miller LLP, Partner / Registered Patent Attorney
Heather Hohensee
Tellurian, Inc.
David Dismukes
Co-Chair LSU Center for Energy Studies, Executive Director
Jason Lanclos
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Director, Technology Assessment Division
Jason French
French Strategic Partners LLC
Roy Holleman
Tunica-Biloxi Economic Development Authority
matt Tarr
University of New Orleans, Professor