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2017 Event Advisory Board
Jessica Dell, Argus, US West Coast Bureau Chief
Jessica Dell
, US West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus

Jessica has been with Argus since October 2011. She is the US west coast bureau chief, based in San Francisco, and she covers the west coast refined products market. She has also edited Argus’ European Emissions Market report, focusing on carbon emissions pricing and analysis at the company’s London headquarters and edited Argus’ Biomass Markets report. Jessica holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Michael Ball
, Editor, Argus Air Daily, Argus

Michael Ball is editor of Argus Air Daily, the leading source of pricing, news and analysis for the North American environmental markets. Michael joined Argus in 2003 and has been editor of Air Daily since 2012. He has covered wide range of state and federal environmental issues, including the development of California’s AB 32 legislation, US Environmental Protection Agency regulations such as the Clean Power Plan, and Clean Air Act cases before the US Supreme Court.
Derek Regal
Derek Regal, Sr. Manager, Fuels and Regulatory Issues, Andeavor

Mr. Derek Regal is the Senior Manager of Fuels and Regulatory Issues for Andeavor and has 35 years of domestic and international petroleum industry experience. At Tesoro, Regal works closely with the Environmental Protection Agency and with various states on fuels regulatory policy. He serves as a voting member for the fuels committee of the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers and is the chairman of the Pacific Northwest fuels committee of the Western States Petroleum Association. He is also a member of the National Council of Weights and Measures on the Fuels and Lubricant subcommittee and is a voting member of the American Society for Testing and Materials for gasoline and diesel specifications.

In addition to work at Tesoro, Regal is a senior member of the American Society Quality (ASQ) and is certified by ASQ as a Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence. Over the years he has served on multiple technical committees and working groups. He has also held various board positions including Utah Manufacturers Association, Utah Junior Achievement, Senior Board of Examiners of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Malcomb Baldrige National Quality Award and currently sits on the Board of Advisors of the Fuels Institute.

Regal holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana University.
Xantha Bruso, Manager, Long-Term Energy Policy for Energy Procurement, PG&E
Xantha Bruso, Manager, Climate Policy and Analysis, PG&E

Xantha Bruso is the Manager in the Climate Policy and Analysis group at PG&E, where she leads a team that analyzes and advocates on energy and environmental policies, including California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. In her decade of work at PG&E, Xantha has also managed competitive solicitations and contract negotiations for environmental commodities, conducted PG&E’s voluntary greenhouse gas and Carbon Disclosure Project reporting, helped commercialize emerging renewable energy technologies, and administered the California Solar Initiative.

Prior to PG&E, Xantha worked as a third-party mediator of environmental disputes and as an economic and environmental consultant. Xantha earned a BA in Geography and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College, a Master in City Planning degree from MIT, and a MBA from the Presidio Graduate School.
Katie Sullivan
Katie Sullivan
, Managing Director, IETA

Katie serves as Managing Director of IETA, the global business voice for the intersection of markets and climate change. On behalf of IETA’s 150+ business members, Katie leads efforts to inform climate policy & market design across The Americas and Asia-Pacific. She also manages IETA’s growing work on international aviation and financial instruments to scale “clean” private capital. Katie’s a member of University of Toronto’s Environmental Finance Committee, Ivey Foundation’s Climate Advisory Committee, and the Climate Advisory Group to Ontario’s Minister of Environment & Climate Change. She also serves as Board Member to the newly-launched International Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Knowledge Centre. Prior to IETA, Katie worked as a Senior Associate for ICF International. She holds a Masters with Distinction in Environmental Policy & Development from Sussex University.
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The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
1 Miramontes Point Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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