In this webcast, we’ll take a focused look at hydropower development. What new technologies are entering the market? How are developers getting the money to finance new projects? Where are projects being planned? What innovative technologies can help boost performance of existing assets? How can small and large hydropower be used as an energy storage asset? Join us for an enlightening discussion about the current state of the hydropower market.
Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
Linda Church Ciocci is the executive director of the National Hydropower Association (NHA), the national trade association that represents the interests of the hydropower industry and advocates for policies that ensure the continued flow of hydropower’s benefits to all Americans. As NHA's executive director, Ms. Church Ciocci represents the country's largest renewable energy resource before Congress, key national policymakers, and the media. She is an expert on energy issues and a frequent speaker at national and international energy and environmental events. Ms. Church Ciocci also has served on numerous task forces and boards, advising other organizations, including the American Council on Renewable Energy. Ms. Church Ciocci was named one of the 100 all-time most influential people in the international hydropower industry last year by a major trade publication. She was the only woman chosen for this distinction and one of a handful of Americans to make the list. Before joining NHA, Ms. Church Ciocci served as an advocate and official at the American Public Power Association (APPA) and other organizations. She has worked on issues ranging from municipal bonds and taxation to economic development and public finance.
Mr. Kocon was appointed to the position, VP, Sales and Marketing, responsible for managing the Sales and Marketing team in 2011. Mr. Kocon began his professional career as a Hydraulic Engineer at Voith in 1988, responsible for the design and model testing of hydraulic turbines. In 1994, he was appointed as a Software Development Engineer working at Voith Hydro's Center for Research & Development in Heidenheim Germany, responsible for design and development of application software used by engineers in the design stage of projects. In 1998, he was named Manager of Hydro Modernization Sales for Voith Hydro Ltda., São Paulo, Brazil, responsible for sales and market development within Latin America, focusing on the Hydro Modernization business. Mr. Kocon was appointed to the position Manager of Sales for North America, working at the Voith Hydro Inc., York, PA, responsible for sales and marketing activities of all product lines throughout North America in 2003. From 2006 until being appointed to his present position, Mr. Kocon was the Director of Marketing and Proposals. Mr. Kocon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1988 and a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2011.
As Director of Federal Relations in our Washington, D.C. office, Juan Hinojosa brings extensive legislative and public policy experience to his role overseeing clients' federal government relations agendas. His work brings him into daily contact with key decision makers on Capitol Hill and the Obama administration. Before joining Strategies 360, Juan spent six years working in the United States Congress. Most recently, he served as Legislative Director in the House of Representatives, where he developed and implemented a comprehensive legislative strategy and policy agenda and helped craft messaging priorities. Previously, Juan worked in the House as a Senior Legislative Assistant and as a Legislative Correspondent in the Senate. During his time on Capitol Hill, Juan drafted numerous bills and amendments and successfully guided many of them to passage. He has served Members of Congress as lead advisor on topics as varied as energy and agriculture to national defense, foreign affairs, trade, transportation and appropriations. Juan has a proven track record of working across the aisle to achieve bipartisan solutions. His experience working in some of the nation's most competitive districts taught him to find creative solutions and messages that would resonate in those districts. Juan has a Master's degree in the history of American foreign relations and a B.S. in secondary education from Indiana University.
The webcast will be moderated by Jennifer Runyon, Chief Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com and Renewable Energy World magazine and Conference Chair, Renewable Energy World North America.
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