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2019 IPF speakers

  • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, as he says, 'grew up in a family that was middle class on a good day'. That has shaped his values, his priorities, and the kind of governor he will be. His father never graduated from high school, his mother worked as a secretary; they inspired Governor Murphy and his three siblings to pursue their educations and be active participants in civic life.
Governor Murphy put himself through Harvard on loans and part-time jobs. He started his career at the bottom, working his way up to help lead a major international business by learning how economies grow and create jobs. 
Nationally, Governor Murphy served proudly as New Jersey's sole representative on the board of the NAACP, the world's oldest civil rights organization. He served as Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee, helping Howard Dean on the 'Fifty-State Strategy' that rebuilt the Democratic Party from the grassroots up; that effort helped return Congress to Democratic hands in 2006 and elect President Barack Obama in 2008. Phil also has led national and state task forces on education and public employee pensions and benefits.

    Phil Murphy
    Governor of New Jersey

  • Richard Kauffman is Chairman of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Beginning in January 2013, Mr. Kauffman served in the Executive Chamber of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as New York State’s first “Energy Czar,” or Chairman of Energy and Finance. As “Czar,” he oversaw the State’s energy agencies, including the Department of Public Service, the New York Power Authority, the Long Island Power Authority, and NYSERDA. He stepped down from that role in January 2019 while continuing as Chairman of NYSERDA and, as such, he remains energy advisor to Governor Cuomo and his Administration. Mr. Kauffman established and led New York State’s comprehensive energy policy, known as Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). Through change in utility financial incentives and reforms of the State’s clean energy support mechanisms, REV is a market-based approach to build clean, affordable and resilient electric system for all New Yorkers.

    Richard Kauffman
    Chairman of NYSERDA

  • Alicia Barton is president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation that advances innovative energy solutions to improve New York State’s economy and environment.

                    Ms. Barton has held public and private sector leadership roles advancing clean energy projects and companies for over a decade including serving as co-chair of the Energy and Cleantech Practice at Foley Hoag, LLP, chief of operations of the Global Utility business unit at SunEdison and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), a publicly supported agency that funds and accelerates the development of the clean energy sector. Prior to serving as CEO of MassCEC, Ms. Barton was the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP); Assistant Secretary for Environmental Review and Director of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office; and Deputy General Counsel at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).

    Alicia Barton
    President & CEO-NYSERDA

  • Gil C. Quiniones has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state-owned electric utility, since 2011. He is responsible for developing and implementing the statewide utility's strategic vision and mission and for supervising its operations, legal and financial matters and relationships with external stakeholders.

                    Under his leadership, NYPA is currently playing a key role in the Governor's Reforming the Energy Vision initiative to use market forces and new technology to empower customers and encourage the growth of clean renewable energy and energy efficiency.

    Gil C. Quiniones
    President & CEO–New York Power Authority (NYPA)

  • Ditlev Engel brings a wealth of knowledge of the global energy industry and international leadership competence. From 2005–2013 he had the position of Group President & CEO of global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. Prior to Vestas, he has 20 years of experience at coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S, of which 10 years as executive leader moving from EVP Marketing and R&D to Group President & CEO. He has degrees in business administration, finance, accounting and general management from Copenhagen Business School and INSEAD.
                    Ditlev Engel has been a driving force behind many global green investment initiatives, pushing the energy transition to the next level. He has been a Member of the Energy Partner Network of the World Economic Forum, Advisor of the International Energy Agency, Chairman Green Growth Working Group at three consecutive G20 Summits, co-founder of the Green Growth Action Allian and Member of UN’s Sustainable Energy for All. In 2008 Ditlev Engel became Leader of the Year in Denmark.

    Ditlev Engel
    CEO Energy – DNV GL

  • Giles Dickson is the Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope (formerly EWEA), the voice of the European wind industry. It represents the entire value chain of wind power: turbine manufacturers, component suppliers, power utilities, project developers, financial institutions and research institutes. As the industry association WindEurope actively promotes wind power in Europe. It engages Governments on policy and regulation that affect wind power and its integration in the energy system. It coordinates research and development for the wind industry in Europe and manages the European Technology Innovation Platform for wind on behalf of the EU Commission. It also organizes industry exhibitions, conferences and technical workshops and serves as a platform for networking across the industry and between the industry and other stakeholders. WindEurope has over 450 members from more than 50 countries and a staff of over 50 based in Brussels. In February 2017 WindEurope was awarded the prize for the Best European Association. Prior to joining WindEurope, Mr. Dickson was Vice President of Global Public Affairs at Alstom. Before that he was a civil servant in the UK Government for over 15 years.

    Giles Dickson

  • As Deputy Director, and currently Acting Director of BOEM, Dr. Cruickshank oversees the administration of programs that manage the development of the Nation’s offshore resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way. These programs include leasing, plan administration, environmental studies, National Environmental Policy Act analysis, resource evaluation, economic analysis and the Renewable Energy Program.
                    Prior to becoming the Deputy Director of BOEM upon its establishment in October 2011, Dr. Cruickshank served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and the former MMS since 2002. Dr. Cruickshank has worked in the Department of the Interior for more than 30 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences from Cornell University and a Doctorate in Mineral Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

    Walter Cruickshank
    Acting Director - BOEM

  • Marie Hindhede is Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. Ms. Hindhede oversees the areas of national energy policy, including regulation of renewable energy, national power markets and the oil and gas sector as well as the European energy policy. Marie Hindhede holds a Master in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen.

    Marie Hindhede Deputy Permanent Secretary – Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities & Climate

  • Claire Perry was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 12 June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for Devizes in 2010. Claire was educated at Nailsea Comprehensive School, Oxford University, and Harvard Business School where she received a MBA. In 2007 Claire worked an adviser to George Osborne before being elected as the MP for the Devizes constituency in central Wiltshire in May 2010. Highlights of her political career include:

    - member of the Justice Select Committee from 2010 to 2011
    - Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence, from 2011 to 2013
    - Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on preventing the sexualisation and commercialisation of children
    - Government Whip in 2013 and in 2014
    - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport from 2014 to 2016

    The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP
    Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth

  • Edward Miner “Ned” Lamont, Jr. was sworn into office on January 9, 2019 as the 89th governor of Connecticut.

                    Lamont got involved in public service shortly after college, founding a weekly newspaper in a town hit by the loss of its largest employer. Covering town meetings and the Board of Selectmen, he helped to bring voice and transparency to a community working to recover from job losses and reinvent itself. Later, as a member of both the Greenwich Board of Selectmen and the Board of Estimate and Taxation, Lamont worked in a bipartisan effort to safeguard a multimillion-dollar budget and deliver results for constituents. For four years, Lamont also served as Chairman of the State Investment Advisory Council, overseeing a multibillion-dollar state pension fund.

                    Lamont started his own company, taking on the large and established giants of the telecom industry. Under his vision and stewardship, the company grew to serve over 400 of America's largest college campuses and 1 million college students across the nation.

                    As a volunteer teacher, Lamont sought to give back to his community by volunteering at Harding High School in Bridgeport. In an effort to spark entrepreneurship, Lamont taught students about the inner-workings of small businesses, bringing in local businesspeople to share their own experiences, and helping to place students in local internships. Lamont is on the faculty of Central Connecticut State University as an adjunct professor of political science and philosophy, where he also helped to found a popular business start-up competition. In early 2009, he helped lead an initiative to bring together Connecticut leaders from across the business, nonprofit, and labor sectors to unite in a strategy to create new jobs in the state.

    Ned Lamont
    Governor of Connecticut

About the Network

Along our U.S. coastline lies an energy resource with the power to create unparalleled job and economic growth—offshore wind. The Business Network for Offshore Wind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to building a network that will usher the US into the offshore wind market. We empower members with the education, tools, and connections necessary to participate in this booming industry.More than 190 businesses strong – working together to learn, connect, and participate in the global and regional offshore wind market. The IPF is the leading offshore wind technical conference in the US and is moving the industry forward. Offshore wind brings new revenue streams and thousands of jobs to the US. Attending the IPF lets you network with the industry’s leading global experts, generate new business opportunities, strengthen the US OSW supply chain and directly shape the industry.

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