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Agenda 2022

On the Road Again

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DAILY AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Frank Bennett Memorial Golf Tournament

Avery Ranch Golf Club (pre-registration required)

6:30 am  A motorcoach will depart from the Austin Downtown Marriott at 6:30 am on Sunday morning. It will return after lunch from the Avery Ranch Golf course to the hotel.  Please pre-reserve your seat at Austin2022@USMA.com prior to April 30, 2022. Driving to the golf course? Avery Ranch Golf Club, 10500 Avery Club Drive, Austin, TX. Driving time is approximately 30 minutes.  All routes we found included toll roads.

7:00 am  Breakfast at course

8:00 am  Shotgun Start. Lunch & prizes to follow play at the clubhouse

USMA 5K Run/Walk for Charity

7:30 am meet in lobby 8:00 am start  Meet at the hotel main entrance (pre-registration required)

Welcome Reception

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm  First time delegates are invited to meet the USMA Board of Directors

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Welcome Reception for all Conference Registrants, Moontower Ballroom, 2nd Floor of the Downtown Marriott USMA name badge required for entry

Hosted by:  ABB, Eaton, AEP/Electric Transmission Texas, Prolec GE, Hitachi, Howard Industries, Hubbell Power Systems, Kiewit, S&C Electric Company, Techline, ProcureAbility, Prysmian Group and Wesco Distribution.


Monday, May 23, 2022

(All sessions below are held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel) USMA Name badge required for entry

7:15 am – 8:00 am  Breakfast for Registered Participants, Waterloo Ballroom

8:00 am – 11:45 am  General Session, Waterloo Ballroom
Opening by Lewis Rhoden, President of USMA
Leadership - Admiral William McRaven, USN (Retired)
Geopolitical Threats and Supply Chain - John Sitilides, US State Department Advisor
Technology and the Electric Utility - Vivek Wadhwa

11:45 am – 12:30 pm  Participant Lunch, Waterloo Ballroom

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm  Concurrent Sessions

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm  Concurrent Sessions

3:45 – 4:00 pm  Coffee Break

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm  Concurrent Sessions  

6:00 – 9:00 pm - Special Night at the Speak Easy

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

7:15 am – 8:00 am  Breakfast for Registered Participants, Waterloo Ballroom

8:00 am – 10:00 am  General Session, Cyber Security and Other Threats to the Supply Chain, Joel Austin, Oncor, Waterloo Ballroom

10:15 – 10:45 am  Coffee Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions  

11:45 am – 1:30 pm  Participant Lunch with entertainment, Waterloo Ballroom

1:45 pm – 4:00 pm  Town Hall Sessions
Kate Vitasek, PhD – Supply Chain Practices in a Changing Economy
Margaret Morford, JD – Executive Coaching

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Supplier Networking/Display Reception, Moontower, 2nd floor

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

7:15 am – 8:00 am  Breakfast for Registered Participants, Waterloo Ballroom

8:00 – 10:00 am  General Session, Negotiation the Swiss Army Knife of Relationship Management, Alison Fragale, PhD, Waterloo Ballroom

1:00 – 2:15 pm Monday Concurrent Sessions
Alternative Contracting Models in a Resource Constrained Market
Innovative Sourcing & Supplier Development Strategies for O&M Cost Reduction

Peer-2-Peer Session
(Utility Only)

Supply Chain Disruption & Various Approaches

Cindy Kolecki, AEP

Paul Conry, Kiewit

Rick Morrison, Facilitator

Brian Gatus, SCE

Kayla Rice, ProcureAbility

Facilitators: John Brown, Southern Company & Jim Colligan, PSEG

Giannmarco Russo, Oncor;

Scott Talley, WESCO;

David Villarreal, Viakable

  • Room 602
  • Host: Alan Morris
  • Room 603
  • Host: Conrad Snover
  • Room 502
  • Room 604/605
  • Host: Ben Hinojosa

2:30 – 3:45pm  Monday Concurrent Sessions
Driving Cost Savings & Efficiencies through Category Management
Government Policy: Impact on the Supply Chain
Third Party Risk Management: What does success look like?

Peer 2 Peer Session
Utility Only Prior Signup Required

Gennaro Soriano, Che Moy & Matthew Miller, Consolidated Edison of New York
John Haysbert, Hitachi Energy
Linda Tuck Chapman, Third Party Risk Management Institute
John Brown, Southern Company & Jim Colligan, PSE&G
  • Room 602
  • Host: Steve Sebastopoli
  • Room 603
  • Host: Mike Austell
  • Room 604/605
  • Room 502

4:00 – 5:15 pm  Monday Concurrent Sessions
Navigating Logistics in a Challenging Environment
Sourcing’s Role in Wildfire Mitigation
Third Party Risk Management: Driving Enterprise Value

Peer 2 Peer Session
Utility Only Prior Signup Required

Doug Bischoff, Southern Company;

Charles Jackson, GE Grid Solutions;

Tom Myers, AAA Cooper Transportation

Jana Browning, PG&E

Rhiana Gallen, ProcureAbility

Linda Tuck Chapman, Third Party Risk Management Institute
Jim Colligan, PSE&G & John Brown, Southern Company
  • Room 602
  • Host: Alan Morris
  • Room 603
  • Host: Conrad Snover
  • Room 604/605
  • Host: Ben Hinojosa
  • Room 502

10:30 – 11:45 am    Tuesday Concurrent Sessions
Leadership Lessons from my Dysfunctional Upbringing and Career
Sourcing’s Role in Wildfire Mitigation
Supply Chain Disruption & Various Approaches

Peer 2 Peer Session
Utility Only Prior Signup Required

Margaret Morford, The HR Edge
Jana Browning, PG&E and Rhiana Gallen, ProcureAbility

Giannmarco Russo, Oncor

Scott Talley, WESCO

David Villarreal, Viakable

John Brown, Southern Company & Jim Colligan, PSE&G
  • Room 602
  • Host: Alan Morris
  • Room 603
  • Host: Conrad Snover
  • Room 604/605
  • Host: Ben Hinojosa
  • Room 502

Events

The conference delegate registration fee includes:

  • Welcome Reception, Sunday
  • General Sessions on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Concurrent Sessions on Monday & Tuesday
  • Monday Night Event at the SpeakEasy
  • Entry to Supplier Networking Reception on Tuesday Afternoon
  • Delegate breakfasts Monday – Wednesday & lunches on Monday & Tuesday

Space is limited for all events.  All fees are non-refundable.  All events may be cancelled, changed and/or delayed without notice.  Speakers and sessions may be substituted.

Notice of Right to Cancel – The USMA has the right to cancel this event in the unforeseen situation that the USMA Conference could not be held due to the occurrence of any circumstance beyond its control – such as acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities or a widespread health or safety emergency. If the event were to be cancelled notice would be sent to all registered participants and noted on the USMA website. USMA would not be responsible for any penalties for canceling travel or conference related arrangements.