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MEET THE SPEAKERS

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Robyn Benincasa is a triple-Guinness World Record holder, a 20+ year veteran of the San Diego Fire Department, and a world champion endurance athlete. She is the founder of Project Athena, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women pursue their athletic dreams after suffering medical setbacks..

Robyn Benincasa

Founder, The Project Athena Foundation

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Joe Holley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist who currently writes for The Houston Chronicle  and Texas Monthly. He will be reading from, and signing copies of, his most recent book Power: A History of Electric Cooperatives.

Joe Holley

Author

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Anil Kumar is an economic policy advisor and senior economist in the regional group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. His research focuses on estimation of economic effects of policies and programs on the labor market and household finances. He will present a Regional Economy Update.

Anil Kumar

Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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Since 1972 Bob Phillips has traveled the backroads and told the stories of real Texans - ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Texas Country Reporter celebrates the history, emotion and beauty that make Texas and Texans so unique.

Bob Phillips

The Texas Country Reporter

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Brad Jones joined ERCOT in May 2021 as Interim President and CEO. He has over 30 years of experience in the competitive electric industry, including growing, developing, restructuring, and optimizing competitive electricity businesses; designing electricity markets; and operating electricity grids across North America.

 Brad Jones

Interim President & CEO, ERCOT

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Jimmy Glotfelty has more than ten years of experience in both the public- and private sectors and is a well-known expert in electric transmission and distribution, generation, energy policy, and energy security. He has served as Commissioner with the Texas PUC since 2021.

Jimmy Glotfelty

Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Texas

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Adam Caar

President / CEO, Texas Electric Cooperatives

Mike Williams

Mike Williams has served as president and CEO of TEC for more than 20 years and will provide an update on TEC and the electric utility industry.