AE2C Luncheon Event

AE2C Program Book
May 4, 2012

Program Schedule

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m:
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert W. Gee; AE2C President
Bill Fang; Edison Electric Institute Deputy General Counsel
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m:
East Meets West: Asian-American Entrepreneurs Ascendant in the Global Energy Economy
Jenny Hou; AE2C Treasurer
Jimmy Rhee; Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia
Colin Tam; Chief Executive Officer, Crystal Vision Energy, Ltd.
Sarav Periasamy; President & Chief Executive Officer, Peri Software Solutions, Inc.
The 21st century will see a growing interdependence between Asia and the US, including in the clean energy sector. Americans of Asian heritage have a unique opportunity to bridge the cultural divide and play an entrepreneurial role. This panel will feature leading players in this initiative.
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m:
9:45 a.m. –11:00 a.m:
China’s Quest for Energy: Threat or Opportunity for the United States?
Dr. David Jhirad, Professor of Environmental Policy and Director
Bo Kong; Assistant Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University
W. Andrew Jack, Partner and Co-Chair, Clean Energy & Climate Industry Group, Covington & Burling, LLP
Jenny Hou; AE2C Treasurer
China's "Go Out" strategy and foreign direct investment in the US are leading to a complex relationship between the US and China. Concerns about China's environmental policies and fair trade impacts have been raised, but opportunities for collaboration exist. This panel of experts will discuss the relationship and offer insights into the future.
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m:
The Role of Diversity in Growing a Clean Energy Workforce
Judi Rhee Alloway; AE2C Secretary
Laura Clise; Director, Sustainable Development and Continuous Improvement –AREVA, Inc.
John Moon, President, DOE Asian American Pacific Islander Network; Senior Site Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
The US energy sector is facing an aging workforce and calls for investment in innovative technologies and upgrades to infrastructure. Minority organizations and small business interests can play an important role in ensuring these commitments to diversity are fulfilled.
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m: 

Robert W. Gee, President, AE2C*
The Honorable Tseming Yang, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

1:30 p.m. -- 2:45 p.m: 

A Conversation on Executive Leadership

Introduction: The dream of many Asian Americans is to ascend to the ranks of upper management of major companies or organizations. Some Asian Americans are concerned that a “glass ceiling” will block their paths to the top. But for those who have succeeded, what was the key to their success? Join in this conversation as we ask what were the key events in their career trajectory, how did they optimize them, and what lessons learned can they share.

Rosemary Abriam, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Asian Pacific American Women*

Norman C.Bay, Director, Office of Enforcement, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; former U.S. Attorney, District of New Mexico 

Dr. Margaret Chu, Vice President, AE2C; former Director, Office of Civilian and Radioactive Waste Management, US Department of Energy *

Sarav Periasamy, President & Chief Executive Officer, Peri Software Solutions, Inc.*
Gary Zheng, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lubbock Power & Light

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m:


3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m:

Let’s “Meet Up”: Group Networking and Mentoring Session

Introduction: An important key to career building is developing a network of contacts. This will be
an opportunity to build or enhance your own. In a rare two-hour session, we will break into small,
facilitated groups where participants will be able to make introductions and share backgrounds and
experiences. After a brief period, each group will adjourn, followed by each participant joining in a
new group where the same discussion will occur. At the conclusion of the session, and after
successive group meetings, all participants will know all of the attendees at the meeting.
Concurrently, preselected mentors will be able to meet and discuss career development with
mentees (young professionals and students from local universities and law and business schools).
Jeremy Wu, Program Chair, AE2C*
Judi Rhee Alloway, Secretary, AE2C*

4:30 – 4:45:

Closing of Conference and Acknowledgements

4:45 p.m. – 5:15p.m:

AE2C Members’ Business Meeting

6:00 p.m:

Reception & Dinner

Guest Speaker: George Frampton, Former Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Senior Of Counsel, Covington & Burling, LLP

To view all the panelist biographies for this event, click here