Committee Leadership Details


Professional Education Council


Committee Description

Charter: The Professional Education Council (formerly known as the Program Committee) plans and organizes educational programming for the Association. Two meetings per year are held in Washington, D.C.: the Annual Meeting in the Spring, which has been held annually for over 55 years; and the Mid-Year Meeting, which is held in the Fall. Both meetings have a long tradition of superb speakers on topics of general and legal interest to energy attorneys and non-attorney professionals. In addition, the Council supports the regional chapters and members across the country in their sponsorship of regional meetings. With Board approval, the Council may also develop special programs as circumstances warrant.

Committee Leadership

James B. Blackburn, IV
(Co-Vice Chair)
Day Pitney LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Candice Castaneda
(Co-Vice Chair)
Counsel, Legal and Regulatory
North American Electric Reliability Corp.
Washington, DC
United States

Thomas Millar
(Co-Chair)
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Norman A. Pedersen
(Co-Chair)
Hanna and Morton LLP
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Jonathan D. Schneider
(Board Committee Liaison)
Partner
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Donna M. Attanasio
(Member)
Senior Advisor for Energy Law ProgramsĀ 
The George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
United States

James C. Beh
(Member)
Jones Day
Washington, DC
United States

Bruce L. Birchman
(Member)
President
Birchman ADR Services
Potomac, MD
United States

Carrie L. Bumgarner
(Member)
Wright & Talisman, P.C.
Washington, DC
United States

Michaela Burroughs
(Member)
Senior Policy Coordinator
American Gas Association
Washington, DC
United States

Glenn E. Camus
(Member)
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Eastern Generation, LLC
Stamford, CT
United States

Janna Romaine Chesno
(Member)
Latham & Watkins LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Carrie-Lee Early
(Member)
Bethesda, MD
United States

Hua Fang
(Member)
Black & Veatch
Houston, TX
United States

Katlyn A. Farrell
(Member)
McGuireWoods LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Zori G. Ferkin
(Member)
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Joshua P. Fershee
(Member)
Assoc. Dean, Research, Professor & Director, LLM: Energy & Sustainable Development
West Virginia University College of Law
Morgantown, WV
United States

Carmen L. Gentile
(Member)
Partner
Mogel & Sweet
Washington, DC
United States

Valerie L. Green
(Member)
Partner
Pierce Atwood LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Gary E. Guy
(Member)
Assistant General Counsel
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
Washington, DC
United States