Michelle Bloodworth

President and CEO


Michelle Bloodworth is President and Chief Executive Officer of America’s Power, the only national trade association whose sole mission is to advocate at the federal and state level on behalf of coal-fueled electricity and the coal fleet. Bloodworth represents coal electricity and its supply chain before Congress, state and federal regulatory agencies, and the Administration. She has provided testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Congress, legislative bodies, and utility commissions on matters that impact the bulk power system, the coal fleet, and its supply chain. Bloodworth holds a leadership position in the Affiliates Sector of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) Advisory Committee. Prior to America’s Power, she served in positions at MISO, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, and Energen/Alabama Gas Corp. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University.

Tory Bombard

Assistant General Manager of Energy Production


Ms. Tory Bombard serves as the Assistant General Manager of Energy Production, bringing over two decades of experience at Lakeland Electric. Her diverse roles within the organization have included Fuels Manager, Business Operations Manager at McIntosh Power Plant, Chief Accountant, and Accountant. Her expertise lies in negotiating electric utility contracts, power plants O&M and capital budgeting, managing Natural Gas risk through financial hedges and prepaid gas contracts, developing utility fuel rates, and forecasting units for generation planning.

Tory has served as Chair of the City of Lakeland’s General Employees’ Pension Board, Polk County President of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Chair of the Fuels Committee with the Florida Municipal Power Pool, Chair of the Eastern Fuel Buyers Group, and on the Executive Board Member of the Florida Gas Utility. She engages in providing market updates on fuel costs, construction projects, and capital needs of the generating units to the Utility Committee and the City Commission. Provides leadership to Energy Production infrastructure projects by relocating its natural gas pipeline, transitioning operations to Florida Gas Transmission, and building the new McIntosh Reciprocating Engine Plant (MREP).

Tory holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of South Florida. Her professional qualifications include being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO), and a Certified Public Manager (CPM).

Joe Craft

Chairman, President and CEO


Joe Craft is Chairman, President and CEO of Alliance Resource Partners LP, a diversified natural resource company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP/Alliance) is the largest coal producer in the eastern United States, operates mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia, and sells coal principally to major domestic and international utilities and industrial users.
Alliance also generates income from mineral interests it owns in premier oil and gas producing regions, primarily the Anadarko, Permian, Williston and Appalachian basins. In addition, ARLP is positioning itself as an energy provider for the future by leveraging its core technology business and operating competencies to make strategic investments that support the advancement of safety products, energy reliability, and related infrastructure.

A native of Hazard, Kentucky, Mr. Craft holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Program of the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Throughout his career, Mr. Craft has served in many industry and community leadership positions and currently serves as a director of BOK Financial Corporation, America’s Power, and the National Mining Association. A champion of free enterprise, he has pledged to give the vast majority of his resources to philanthropic causes and charitable endeavors targeted to people and organizations that embrace individual responsibility and economic freedom.

Miles Dentler

Plant Manager


B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineer from UF

12 years with FPL at several plant locations:

    • Reliability Engineer
    • Business Lead
    • Maintenance Supervisor
    • Project Coordinator

5 years with Lakeland Electric

    • Project Coordinator
    • Plant Manager as of June 2023

Lakeland, FL native along with wife, 6 year old daughter and 3.5 year old son.

Enjoys all things outdoors and coached daughters U8 soccer.

Christopher J. Fasy

Vice President of Marketing and Sales


Chris is Vice President of Marketing and Sales for American Consolidated Natural Resources, one of the largest coal mining companies in the U.S. Prior to ACNR, Chris had various responsibilities in sales and marketing for Murray Energy, Consol Energy and for CONRAIL, where Chris began his career over forty years ago in the coal marketing department.

ACNR markets steam coal from its equity mines as well as from Foresight Energy’s mines, to electric utilities and industrial consumers in the United States and around the world. Chris’s Illinois Basin coal is barged and railed to domestic customers and is barged through Convent Marine Terminal, UBT and Sitran Terminal for transshipment through the Gulf for ocean delivery around the world.
ACNR’s Northern Appalachian coal is delivered by barge and rail to domestic customers, and is shipped through Curtis Bay, Consol Terminal, Pier IX and Lambert’s Point into the international market.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Temple University and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Chris resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife Valerie, blessed with three grown children and three beautiful grandchildren.

Joe Forkum

Vice President of Coal


Joe Forkum is Vice President of Coal. His responsibilities span across various domestic coal sectors including utility, steel and industrial segments. Forkum also oversees the export coal segments and leads the company’s coal development initiatives.

Prior to his current role, Forkum served as the Head of Merchandise Sales, a position he held until March 2023. In this capacity, he successfully spearheaded sales efforts for multiple business segments at CSX, including Agricultural and Food Products, Chemicals, Fertilizers, Forest products, Metals and Minerals.

Forkum has served with CSX for more than 20 years. He joined the company as a member of the Finance team in 2000 and later moved into Sales and Marketing, where he took on roles of increasing responsibility on the Coal team. He was named Senior Director of Merchandise Sales in 2021 before being promoted to Head of Merchandise Sales in January 2022.

Forkum holds a bachelor's degree in International Finance from the University of North Florida and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Wade Gillingham

Vice President Electric & Water Production


Responsible for the leadership, planning, and execution of electric, water, and chilled water production at Orlando Utilities Commission.

Key Accomplishments:

Completed purchase of Osceola Generating Station, which helped support generation dispatch of load following solar shapes as increase renewable energy adoption by OUC

Completed OUC’s EIRP in Fall of 2020 to drive OUC’s CO2 reduction goals to 50% in 2030, 75% in 2040, and 100% net zero in 2050 as compared to 2005 levels.

Expanded OUC’s renewable generation portfolio by partnering with OUC’s Sustainability group to successful evaluate, negotiate, and establish the Purchase Power Agreement for the construction and operation of Taylor Creek and Harmony 1 Solar Farms.

Enhanced OUC’s renewable generation portfolio by partnering with OUC’s Sustainability group to successful evaluate, negotiate, and establish the Purchase Power Agreement for the construction and operation of Kenneth P. Ksionek Community Solar Farm. This solar farm is a large-scale 12 MW Solar Farm located at the Stanton Energy Center (SEC).

In collaboration with Senior Leadership, successfully partnered with GOAA to expand beyond the traditional electric and water services agreement to include back up generation, emergency distribution services, a central energy plant accompanied with EV charging and solar energy systems.

Provided leadership and direction during market changing conditions that shifted OUC’s coal assets from being base load to intermediate generation. Changes in operations resulted in millions of dollars of savings annually while maximizing the current generation asset base. These innovative efforts were nationally recognized by Power Magazine.

Expanded the success of the Electric and Water Production re-organization that joined the Electric, Water, and Chilled Water divisions under one executive. Integrated completely different cultures together to form one highly innovative, collaborative, engaged, and productive business unit.

Jared Kaiser

CEO and Co-Founder


Jared Kaiser is a recognized leader in the natural gas industry with 28 years of experience. Before building PathPoint Energy in 2021, he had proven success serving in bp’s North American Gas & Power business unit as COO, Natural Gas Origination and Operations. He held responsibility at bp for all commercial customer facing activity conducted through eight regional offices including activity in Canada and Mexico. Immediately before that, Jared served as COO, Global Natural Gas Liquids responsible for trading and marketing teams in Houston, London and Singapore.

Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Vice President - Gas Origination covering the bulk of North American geography through multiple roles where he was responsible for leading teams focused on developing and executing commercial strategy including trading, origination and asset management. The teams were substantially focused on originating solutions for producers and consumers.

Jared has spoken at many industry events, including the LDC Forums. He believes developing talent and supporting the team first is the main driver of success along with a focus on customers.

As a native of Houston, he earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University. Jared has always been active in recruiting and continues his involvement with the Trading, Risk and Investments Program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.

Attila Miszti

Chief Operating Officer


Attila Miszti is the Chief Operating Officer of the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC—The
Reliable One), the 14th largest municipal utility in the United States.

Miszti is responsible for managing OUC’s electric, water, chilled water, energy services, and lighting operations. Additionally, Miszti oversees management of OUC’s operations-specific plans while exploring new and innovative ideas that combine assets, technologies, and ingenuity that further OUC’s reliability and operational excellence to support the growth of Central Florida.

Miszti joins OUC with 23 years of experience, most recently from the Sacramento Municipal
Utility District (SMUD), the 6th largest municipal utility in the United States. During his career at SMUD, Miszti was responsible for providing strategic leadership and tactical oversight for transmission and distribution asset engineering, construction and maintenance. Prior to SMUD, Miszti worked for several multinational companies, including MCI World Com and Citigroup.

Miszti earned a Master of Business Administration from California State University of Sacramento and Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco and holds several professional certifications.

Melinda Montgomery

Sr. Director, Engineering & Advanced Analytics


Melinda Montgomery serves as the Sr. Director of Engineering & Advanced Analytics for SERC Reliability Corporation. This includes developing and implementing the strategy and vision for data management and analytics, stakeholder engagement through the extensive SERC technical committees, as well as developing the models, studies, and engineering assessments to evaluate the overall reliability of the SERC region going forward.

Her background includes more than 25 years of industry experience in real-time system operations and long-term transmission planning.

Melinda holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, as well as a Master of Science in Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Christian Brothers University in Memphis.

Brenda Nettles

Wife of Board Member


Brenda Nettles is the wife of William Nettles and they are approaching their 20th anniversary in June 2024. She is a 1992 graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Education. She’s been an elementary teacher in Alachua and Polk counties since 1998.

She enjoys crocheting and taught herself how to do it because others had difficulty showing her how since she is left-handed.

Her father was the music minister for many of the churches she attended growing up while living in Live Oak, Florida. While her father was in the U.S. Navy (He was a firefighter. He currently has stage 4 Mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos) , she lived on Guam as a small child.

She owns a 2022 Ford Mustang GT California Special convertible and is now a leadfooted driver despite having owned Volkswagens much of the past decade.

William Nettles

Board Member


William Nettles is an Energy Trader Analyst who’s worked at Lakeland Electric since 2015. He’s served with public and private utilities since 1988 including City of Lake City, Gainesville Regional Utilities, TECO Gas Services, and Central Florida Gas Company. His wife Brenda is a school teacher and they have been married almost 20 years. He’s a former deacon of Westide Baptist Church in Gainesville. Although originally from Alabama, he’s lived in Florida since he was a teenager. His father was executive aide to three governors of Alabama.

William is a 1988 graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication. He enjoys golfing, using personal watercraft, and was a car club president in Gainesville. As a fan of the program “Magnum PI”, he helped organize a worldwide effort to save the program in 2023. The group’s actions, including a billboard in Times Square he set up, successfully got the program shifted to NBC for an additional season.

Gary Oppedahl

Vice President of Emerging Technology


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Bob Pollack

Manager of Fuel Services


Bob Pollack has lived in the Central Florida area his entire life. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He completed his MBA at Rollins College in November 2016. He has almost 25 years of municipal finance experience ranging from positions as an auditor, an accountant, an analyst, and a commodities trader. He has worked at the Orlando Utilities Commission for almost 17 years and is currently the Manager of Fuel Services.

He has been an active member of many organizations in his community. He has been on the board of directors for The Oviedo Preservation Project, the Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Oviedo HOA Presidents’ Association, and the Waverlee Woods Homeowners’ Association. He was appointed to the Oviedo Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board in 2011. He served as the vice-chairman of the Land Planning Agency for the city of Oviedo from 2012 – 2016. He has served on the Oviedo City Council from 2016 to the present. He is an active member and volunteer at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Also, he is an Eagle Scout and has served in many positions at various scout packs and troops over the years.

Troy Rivera

Director of Fuels, Power Marketing, and Contracts & Settlements


Troy Rivera is an accomplished leader with over two decades of experience working in the public utility and energy sectors. He boasts a proven track record of success in operational planning, contract negotiation and implementation, as well as directing comprehensive energy marketing efforts and driving reliable, economical generation plans.

As the Director of Fuels, Power Marketing and Contracts & Settlement, for Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), a leading public utility, Troy draws upon his extensive background of strategic planning, power generation, energy market analysis and energy portfolio optimization to drive OUC’s profitability, innovation, and efficiency. His deep understanding of the energy market, fuel consumption and transmission reservations management has been instrumental in his success when negotiating purchase power agreements, ensuring seamless coordination between internal stakeholders and external customers.

Troy holds a Professional Engineering License (FL) a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University and two Master’s degrees from the University of Florida – a Business Administration and Industrial Systems Engineering.

Sandra Ruede

Fuels Manager


Sandra Ruede- Graduated from Florida Southern College with a dual major in Criminology and Political Science.

In 2001, I shifted the direction of my career and began working in the natural gas/utility sector at Lakeland Electric. After being in the workforce for five years, I decided to further my education and return to Florida Southern College where I earned a Master’s in Business Administration. As I pursued my education, I continued to learn on-the-job as well. Through hard work, tenacity, and dedication, I advanced in my career from an entry level Account Clerk to a Fuel Buyer. As a Fuel Buyer, I established an excellent rapport in the natural gas industry, which lead to a further career opportunity with Tampa Electric in 2016. While at Tampa Electric, I expanded my knowledge from municipal owned utilities (Munis) to Independently Owned Utilities (IOUs).

Over the years, I have acquired extensive knowledge in various aspects of fuels including hedging, storage & asset management arrangements, pipeline & NAESB contracting, as well as Natural Gas Portfolio Management and diversification. All of which have to be managed within the confides of changing regulatory and environmental regulations. While the industry knowledge and relationships that I developed in my time at Tampa were invaluable, I still desired to work in Lakeland.

In 2022, an opportunity opened at Lakeland Electric in the Fuel’s Division, and I was ecstatic to have been given the opportunity to return. Recently, in 2023, I had the privilege of becoming the Fuels Manager.

In my years in the industry the market has and continues to grow with new opportunities and challenges abounding daily such as bidirectional flows on pipeline, the introduction of fracking, new environmental regulation, “clean” energy developments, and LNG imports and exports.

The challenge of the changing environment is exciting, and just like when you set out to overcome a specific run on a ski slope, I believe with endurance and human ingenuity and flexibility, we will find solutions to any obstacles. As an Anonymous writer once wrote “People with great passion can make the impossible happen”, and I am proud to serve in an industry where there is great passion.

Lars Schernikau



Dr. Lars Schernikau - With two decades immersed in the commodity industry, his journey began at The Boston Consulting Group in the USA and Germany from 1997 to 2003, shaping his deep understanding of global markets. Lars also managed a Germany based wind farm from 2003 to 2006.

As a co-founder, shareholder, and former board member of the supervisory board at both HMS Bergbau AG and IchorCoal NV – German-based, publicly listed, international commodity marketing and mining companies – Lars´ experience spans across Europe, Asia,Africa, and North America. He has founded, steered, and advised enterprises across the global raw material sector, leaving a lasting imprint.

Currently, Lars directs his expertise towards further enhancing HMS’ global commodity operations and driving energy and commodity marketing across Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Indian subcontinent. Notably, HMS has been a key player in coal, ore, and cementitious product marketssince 1995. The company develops and operates various logistics and mining assets.

Beyond the commodity business, Dr. Schernikau is a renowned energy economist and keynote speaker at global energy and commodity forums world-wide. His counsel on macro and energy economics extends to governments, banks, educational institutions, and conglomerates, shaping energy policies. With published books, scientific research, and press articles on energy policy and raw materials, his insights are held in high esteem. Lars has also peer-reviewed energy related books and research paper.

His latest book, “The Unpopular Truth… about Electricity and the Future of Energy,” discusses the energy transition and how to meet global growing energy demand from an energy economic point of view.

Learn more here – www.unpopular-truth.com

Other books and research are available at www.energeia-publishing.com

Lars studied Finance at New York University, received his MBA from INSEAD in France, and earned his doctoral degree in economics with focus on energy, commodities, and coal at the Technical University Berlin, Germany. He currently lives primarily in Switzerland and Singapore.

Seth Schwartz

Managing Director


Mr. Schwartz is the Managing Director of the consulting firm of Energy Ventures Analysis, and was one of the founders of the firm in 1981.

He and his firm specialize in applied analysis of energy markets, including power, coal, natural gas, oil, renewables and emissions. EVA publishes regular reports on energy markets, including forecasts of supply, demand and prices.

EVA’s clients include energy consumers, producers and transporters as well as investors and regulators. Mr. Schwartz manages EVA’s coal consulting practice, which includes market studies, investment analysis, procurement operations, property valuations and transaction services.

Mr. Schwartz testifies on energy markets before courts and regulatory agencies and has served as an arbitrator in contract disputes.

He has served as CEO of Centennial Resources, a Kentucky coal producer, and Atlantic Carbon, an anthracite producer. He has served on the board of directors for several energy companies and has been an agent for coal procurement activities. He received a degree in Geological Engineering from Princeton University in 1977.

The Honorable

Senator Rick Scott

United States Senate


Senator Scott was raised in the Midwest by his mother, who worked several jobs to make ends meet, and adoptive father, a World War II veteran and truck driver. Senator Scott lived in public housing and got his first job at the age of seven and hasn’t stopped working since. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Ann, Scott joined the Navy, where he served active duty as a radar man aboard the USS Glover. He bought his first business, a donut shop, while still in college at the University of Missouri-Kansas City so his mom could have a job. Scott went on to run the world’s largest healthcare company and various other businesses until 2010 when he made the decision to run for Governor to change the direction Florida was headed in.

Senator Scott and his wife, Ann, have been married since they were 19. They have two daughters and seven grandchildren.

Senator Rick Scott served two terms as the 45th Governor of Florida from 2011-2019. He ran on jobs and while he pledged the state would add 700,000 jobs in 7 years, the state far exceeded the number and Florida businesses added more than 1.7 million jobs while he was Governor.

As Governor of Florida, he cut taxes every single year, more than 100 times in those eight years saving Florida families and businesses more than $10 billion. He fought to make it harder for politicians to raise taxes and fees on families by proposing legislation that would require a 2/3 majority of the legislature to pass any increase. Not only did it pass the legislature, but voters overwhelmingly supported it when it also passed as a constitutional amendment in 2018.

While Governor, he worked every day to make Florida the best place to get a job, raise a family, and build a business. He cut burdensome regulations, fought to make sure Florida had a top education system and worked with law enforcement so families could live in safe communities. He secured teacher pay raises, supported law enforcement with critical investments and championed record investments in Florida’s transportation system and environment.

Rick Scott was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2018 and is currently serving his first term representing the state of Florida. In 2022, Senator Rick Scott’s office was recognized as the best constituent services in Congress.

Since he has been in Washington, Senator Scott has focused on making Washington work for Floridians. He has worked tirelessly on fighting to return money back to taxpayers and continuing to make it harder for politicians to raise taxes and fees on American families.

He is fighting to stop the reckless government spending and the devastating inflation it has caused in Florida and across our nation; take action to protect Social Security and Medicare and preserve the promise of these programs for our children and grandchildren; hold government accountable across all agencies ranging from the FBI to the IRS; combat the extreme danger posed by Communist China; secure our border and stop the flow of drugs, terrorism and illegal immigration into our country; and refocus our military on lethal defense instead of woke nonsense.

Last fall, he challenged Mitch McConnell for Leader to the Senate because he has been sick of watching Republicans continue to cave to Democrats and help them pass policies that hurt working families. While he knew it would be an uphill battle, Senator Scott is willing to take on anyone – even in his own party – to make sure the right things happen for families.

Senator Scott is currently running for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2024 to continue fighting for Florida families, hold the Washington establishment and Democrats accountable and rescue America from the destruction caused by Joe Biden and the Democrats.

Jay Stowe

Managing Director

Chief Executive Officer


Jay Stowe was named JEA’s managing director and Chief Executive Officer in November 2020. He has focused on building a team of leaders to deliver on JEA’s mission of improving lives and building community, which he believes is critical to JEA’s ability to best serve its customers in Northeast Florida.

Stowe has served municipal utilities in direct roles and as a consultant for more than 25 years. Before joining JEA, he held senior leadership roles for the Tennessee Valley Authority and Huntsville (Alabama) Utilities, where he served as vice president of operations and chief operating officer, before becoming president and CEO.

Stowe serves as an American Public Power Association representative on the national Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, as a member of the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s Large Public Power CEO Advisory Group, as a board member to the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, as a board member and vice chair of The Energy Authority (TEA), and as a board member and vice chair of TEA Solutions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University.

Claston Sunanon

Board Member


Claston Sunanon is an accomplished and goal-oriented Senior Professional with over 40 years of experience in the electric utility industry. Mr. Sunanon currently serves on the Board of the EFBC Conference Inc. (EFBC). The EFBC is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate professionals across all energy sectors that are committed to the transitioning and balancing of fossil fuels and renewable energy to maintain a sustainable power grid. Mr. Sunanon along with the EFBC Board members and Committee members are responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the organization, its financial stability by pursuing sponsorships, and seeking high level speakers for the continued success of the EFBC conference.

Mr. Sunanon held the position of Director of Fuels, Power Marketing, Contracts, & Settlement at the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC-The Reliable One), the 14th largest power utility in the United States. In this role, Sunanon progressively held leadership roles in engineering, generation portfolio planning, generation optimization, operations, fuel supply and logistics, power marketing, and renewables. He successfully led the first of its kind Electric Integrated Resource Planning strategy to achieve OUC’s net zero carbon goals by 2050.

In addition, Mr. Sunanon was a member of the Florida Municipal Power Agency and Florida Gas Utility Board of Directors and served on several committees at the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council. His excellent strategic leadership, communications, negotiations, motivational and interpersonal skills have allowed him to build positive relationships and strategic alliances at all levels of the industry.

Mr. Sunanon graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and the University of Miami with a Master of Science in Management.

Jim Thompson



Jim Thompson has analyzed and provided insight on coal markets for more than three decades, as can be seen by the deep crevices in his face.

Thompson’s major area of expertise is the North American coal markets, though he is conversant on worldwide market trends. He has expertise both in thermal coal for electricity production and in metallurgical coal for use in the steelmaking process.

Thompson has performed coal market consultations for coal producers and consumers as well as for financial analysts and investors.

Regrets, he's had a few, but then far too many to mention. In the next life, he hopes to be Tim Whelan or a Whelan minion.

Romy C. Baesens

Director and Founder & Board member of the EFBC Conference


In 1997, Romy Baesens created Global RCBI, an international and multilingual site search and selection firm offering a full range of conference and meeting management services. Global RCBI has quickly become the premier conference resource firm globally.

Romy was born in Belgium, raised in Central and East Africa, and was brought up in the tourism and hospitality industries. A previous flight attendant and later on became a hotel and resort sales & marketing director for such properties as Hilton and previously famous 800 room Grenelefe Golf and Tennis Resort outside Orlando, Florida.

She also speaks five languages fluently.

Romy has been managing the EFBC Conference, previously named the Eastern Fuel Buyers Conference, since the year 2000, when it only had 100 people and serving pizza at the conference. Over the years she helped to make the EFBC Conference THE premier conference in the industry with an annual attendance of over 450 people for many years. The EFBC Conference also has many sponsors that have supported the conference for over the past 15+ years.

The EFBC Conference educates energy professionals across all energy sectors who are committed to the balancing of fossil and renewable energy and implementing comprehensive energy solutions that balance reliability, sustainability, and affordability to maintain a reliable power grid in the US.

Romy has extensive experience in producing a wide-range of domestic and international meetings (like Hong Kong, Barcelona, Antwerp, Athens, Kuala Lumpur, Monte Carlos, ect) for large corporate association and government clients.