PROGRAM

Sunday, August 1

Breakfast on Your Own

7:30 a.m.

Member Registration Open

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

NRECA BLC Full-Day Workshop
Communicating the New Energy Landscape (BLC 964.1)

 

Noon

Lunch for Workshop Participants
 

2:00 p.m.

TEC Communications & Member Services Committee Meeting

3:00 p.m.

TEC Manufacturing & Distribution Services Committee Meeting

4:00 p.m.

TEC Loss Control Committee Meeting

Evening on Your own

Monday, August 2

Breakfast on Your Own

7:00 a.m.

21st Annual Legislative Advocacy Golf Tournament
Grey Rock Golf Club, 7401 Highway 45, Austin 78739

Check-in, breakfast and practice: 7 a.m.

Shotgun start: 8 a.m.

7:30 a.m.

Member Registration Open


8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

NRECA BLC Full-Day Workshop
Increasing Influence and Building Board Consensus

(BLC 952.1)


Noon

Lunch Workshop Participants 

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

TEC Business Alliance Program Members

Appreciation Reception

Evening on Your Own

Tuesday, August 3

7:00 a.m.

Membership Breakfast

Member Registration Open

8:30 a.m.

General Session

Welcome & Convene

Presiding: Bob Loth, Chair, TEC Board of Directors,

Central Texas EC

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

Doug Turk, TEC Board of Directors, Sam Houston EC

National Anthem

Abby Barnett, 2019 Youth Tour Participant, MidSouth EC


TEC and Industry Update

Mike Williams, President/CEO, Texas Electric Cooperatives


Utility Performance During the 2021 Winter Storm
Kirk P. Watson, Founding Dean, Hobby School of Public Affairs, University of Houston

Government Relations Update

Eric Craven, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Legal Affairs

Julia Harvey, Director, Regulator Affairs 

Texas Electric Cooperatives

Senator Dawn Buckingham

Noon

Lunch on Your Own

1:30 p.m.

General Session

Presiding: Gary Raybon, Vice Chair, TEC Board of Directors, Wharton County EC

ERCOT Update

Brad Jones, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, ERCOT

Co-op Cyber Attack 

Travis Cleek, Chief Solutions Officer, Skyhelm

PUC Update

Peter Lake, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas

Funny How Life Works

Michael Jr., Comedian, Michael Jr. Productions

 

4:10 p.m.
Adjourn

4:20 p.m.

NRECA Board Election

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Dinner & Music

Wednesday, August 4

Breakfast on Your Own


7:30 a.m.

Member Registration Open


8:30 a.m.

General Session
Welcome & Convene

Presiding: Kelly Lankford, Secretary-Treasurer, TEC Board of Directors, Concho Valley EC

TEC Chairman's Report
Bob Loth, Chair, TEC Board of Directors, Central Texas EC 

Recognition of Retiring Managers 

Mike Williams, President/CEO, Texas Electric Cooperatives

Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange Report

Phil Irwin, President/CEO, Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange

CoBank Report

Ken Gajdos, Executive Vice President, Electric Distribution Division, CoBank

NRTC Report

Chris Martin, Vice President, Member & Industry Relations, NRTC

Touchstone Energy Update

Marty Haught, Board Member, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, United Cooperative Services

CFC Report

Kendall Montgomery, Board Member, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, Fort Belknap EC

NRECA Report

Kerry Kelton, Board Member, NRECA, MidSouth EC

TREWA Report

Karen Culpepper, Board President, Texas Rural Electric Women's Association, Wise EC

Election of TEC Board of Directors

The Power To Stand

Chris Norton, Speaker, Norton Motivation

Noon

Closing Comments/Grand Door Prizes/Adjourn 

Kelly Lankford, Secretary-Treasurer, TEC Board of Directors, Concho Valley EC