Speakers

Featured Speakers

Katie Ledecky

10x Olympic Medalist, 21x World Champion, 14x World Record Breaker

Rocco Mediate

Professional Golfer

Rorke Denver

Navy Seal Commander, New York Times Bestselling Author

All Speakers

Alex Carey

Greenlee

Alex Carey is responsible for leading product development in cable pulling, fishing and material handling at Greenlee Tools. Alex leverages experience in construction, engineering and product management to create and share the leading technology and

Amanda Comunale

ASC Engineered Solutions

Amanda Comunale is the VP of Construction Technology and End-user Engagment at ASC Engineered Solutions. As an AEC Operations, Technology, and Fabrication industry leader. Ms. Comunale’s career has spanned both the private and public sectors.

Amanda Harbison

ELECTRI International

Amanda is the Director of Research at ELECTRI International, specializing in survey design, data analysis, and research for the foundation. With a background in biotechnology, she brings a passion for troubleshooting and creating data-driven solutions.

Amanda King

Wired Leadership

Amanda King is a leadership coach and trainer for the electrical industry. In 2016, she began developing leadership training programs for NECA contractors. Amanda has a marked skill for connecting, engaging and inspiring her audiences.

Andrei Stsiapanau

ChargePoint

As the Head of Professional Services at ChargePoint, I oversee the sales and project channels engagement for the electrification of the transportation sector. With more than 15 years of experience in the clean tech industry,

Andy Netzel

Altec Industries

Andy Netzel is the Business Manager for Altec Sentry and has over 13 years of leadership experience leading teams.  Altec Sentry helps employers train and certify Altec equipment operators on safe and proper operation and

Anna Jochim

ELECTRI International

Anna is responsible for implementing programs and resources that introduce students and young professionals to career opportunities in the EC industry. Some of these programs and resources include: the National Project Management Apprenticeship, NECA Student

Anthony Sparkling

AES Consulting Solutions, LLC

Anthony Sparkling is an Assistant Professor in Construction Management Technology (CMT) at Purdue University. Before joining the CMT department, he worked in construction for over twenty years. He started as a journeyman electrician quickly ascending

Babak Memarian

CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training

Dr. Memarian is the Director of Safety Research at CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training. He currently leads a NIOSH-funded project titled "Prevention through Augmented Pre-Task Planning" that aims to enhance the

Bob Dagostino

DES Electronics

Bob Dagostino is the founder and president of Dagostino Electronic Services (DES). With a lifelong passion for connectivity, Bob has steered DES since 1973 in bringing quality and innovative technology solutions to businesses across the

Bob Eaton

Day & Night Solar

Bob has over 30 years’ experience in financial services; to include insurance and investments; with extensive knowledge in implementing and managing numerous national corporate accounts. Presently, Bob’s focus is on renewable energy and more specifically

Brian Gini

Collins Electrical Company

Bryan Stokes

Schneider

Bryan is responsible for the technical governance for the design domain, including work practices, quality procedures, and training requirements. Bryan has worked for a NECA contractor for over a decade performing Arc-flash studies and providing

Chris Kuehl

Armada Corporate Intelligence

Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national

Claire Wilson

Siteline

Claire Wilson is Head of Construction Solutions at Siteline, the only pay app and lien waiver management software built for trade contractors. Previously, Claire was a project manager at Tishman Construction in New York City,

Colby Bruce

Stewart Electrical Contracting, Inc.

Colby Bruce has been with Stewart Electrical Contracting since 2004, working his way up from being an Apprentice Electrician to his current integral position as Vide President. He holds a Master Electrician License in 6

Crystal Wagner

Gerke Electric, Inc.

Crystal transitioned from a 14 year career in education to join Gerke Electric Inc in 2021. Initially serving as the Payroll and Accounts Receivable Specialist, she quickly demonstrated a knack for financial management and operational

Dan Fierstein

Cohen Seglias

Dan is a construction lawyer, representing industry members throughout the country, including owners / developers, general contractors / construction managers, trade subcontractors, and everyone in between. Dan helps his construction clients navigate their day-to-day issues

Dave Dressler

MN Statewide Limited Energy JATC

Dave Dressler is the Training Director for the Minnesota Statewide Limited Energy JATC. Dave has been involved in the Limited Energy industry for nearly 30 years. He is a Technical Committee member for the NFPA

Dave Orman

NECA

Dave Orman is the Midwest Field Representative serving the snow belt states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Until July of 2023, Dave was the Chapter Executive of the Twin Ports Arrowhead Chapter

David Bradshaw

Quality Electric, Inc.

David Iskandar

Eaton

David Keane

Trimble

Dave Keane is a construction industry veteran with over 18 years of experience in leadership roles at MEP contracting firms. For the past 10 years, he has brought his passion for operational excellence in prefabrication,

David Manderson

NECA

David started with NECA in 1988 as a Staff Associate. He worked as an Assistant Manager in the Central Indiana Chapter. Following his tenure in Central Indiana, David managed the North and Northeast Texas Chapters.

David O’Brien

Mosley, Pfundt, Glick & O’Brien

Dave O’Brien is a CPA with over 40 years of experience and is widely respected and considered an expert in the area of accounting practices of the Construction Industry. Mr. O’Brien has an extensive background

Dean Rhoades

Federated Insurance

Dean began his career at Federated Insurance as a premium auditor in March of 1987.  Dean has held many different roles in our Field Services department on the audit and risk management side over the

Denise M. Elliott

3M Company

Denise has been with 3M for 29 years, Damage Prevention Specialist for 15 years.  Denise has a master’s in business and has national responsibility in the construction & industrial market specifically for underground utility mark,

Dorin Nicorici

Dynalectric Oregon

As president and CEO of Dynalectric Oregon and Arizona, Dorin Nicorici is continually looking for ways to improve the construction process. He is the driving force behind the company's mission of providing unprecedented value by

Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

Sally Spencer-Thomas, LLC

Clinical psychologist, inspirational speaker, podcaster, and impact entrepreneur, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas began her innovative work in suicide prevention after her brother died of suicide. Known as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start

Eddie O’Halloran

Miller Electric Company

Mr. O’Halloran joined Miller Electric Company in 2001 as an Estimator/Project Manager and has over 38 years of experience within the electrical contracting industry. He holds a Master Electrician's License in Florida and Georgia and

Emily Huesman

NECA

Emily Huesman is the Associate Director of Education Development for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). She is responsible for designing on-demand online and in-seat educational courses at NECA, such as Field Leadership Essentials, Safety

Emily Martin

Guarantee Electrical Company

Emily Martin is the Chief Operating Officer of Guarantee Electrical Company, a leading national electrical contractor. Previously, she was President and CEO of Aschinger Electric Company, a family-owned firm in St. Louis, MO, which was

Eric Spaeth

The Brandt Companies

Eric Spaeth is the Director of Preconstruction for The Brandt Companies in North Texas. Eric has been at Brandt for 15 years, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from TCU, and is

Fred Sargent

Great Service Forums

Fred Sargent has spent virtually all of his working years in the electrical contracting industry. He is former CEO of Pittsburgh-based Sargent Electric Company, where he first acquired his passion for the wide-ranging possibilities in

Gloria Lin

Siteline

Gloria Lin is the co-founder and CEO of Siteline, the only payment application management software for subcontractors. With 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley, Gloria is dedicated to making financial infrastructure more accessible for

Hadlea Bender

NECA

Hadlea Bender is the Manager of Political Affairs for the National Electrical Contractors Association. She is responsible for NECA’s political fundraising and grassroots advocacy. Prior to joining NECA in 2019, Hadlea interned on Capitol Hill

Hala Nassereddine

NCM Consulting LLC

Hala Nassereddine, Ph.D. is President and CEO of NCM Consulting, LLC. She is also an associate professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management, a program within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of

Ian Andrews

NECA

Ian Andrews is the Executive Director of Field and Industrial Labor Relations based in Madison, Wisconsin. Ian has also served as NECA's Executive Director of the Midwestern Region, a Field Representative in the Midwestern Region,

Jake Olsen

GTP Software, Inc.

Jake Olsen, P.E. has worked in the construction industry as an engineer and entrepreneur for over 20 years both in the USA and abroad performing engineering, building teams, starting companies, launching products, and developing software

James MacDonald

Miller Electric

James currently serves as Executive Vice President for IC, ISC, Commercial, Service, Technology Solutions, Smart Cities, and Strategic Accounts for Miller Electric Company. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida James has spent over 30 years

James Payne

NECA

James Payne is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, and a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he studied political communications and interned in the offices of Sen. John Kennedy, Sen. Bull Cassidy and Rep. David

Jared Karbowsky

NECA

Jared Karbowsky is the Director of Government Affairs for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). In this role, he oversees the Federal Government policy for NECA. He works on a wide array of legislative and

Jason Thurner

NECA

Jason focuses on empowering and revolutionizing the electrical industry by collaborating with industry partners to adopt best practices and new technology that tackles the problems, challenges, and threats facing the electrical industry today. With over

Jay Jones

NECA

Jay B. Jones earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2000.   While there, Jay was named Captain of his Football Team and then went on to coach the

Jeff Beavers

NECA

Jeff Beavers Is NECA’s Executive Director of Network Integration and Services. With more 30 years in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, Jeff began his (telecommunications) career in the U.S. Air Force as a

Jeff Noren

NECA

Jeff Noren, RCDD, TECH is NECA’s Manager of Codes and Standards.  He is a Master Electrician and has been in the electrical industry for over 20 years.  Jeff was a full time instructor at Milwaukee

Jeremy Davis

Miller Electric Company

Jeremy Davis is a Journeyman Wireman out of Richmond, Virginia. He is currently a Senior Project Associate with Miller Electric and part-time instructor for the Richmond Electricians JATC. A proud graduate of the Richmond Electricians Joint

Jeremy Wheeler

Wheeler Electric, Inc.

Joe Barnard

ArchKey Solutions

Joe Barnard is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ArchKey Solutions/Sachs Electric as well as the Corporate Vice President of Special Projects for ArchKey Solutions. In his 30-plus-year career (all at ArchKey

Joe Kellams

United Electric Company, Inc.

Joe Kellams serves as the President & CEO of United Electric Company and holds the role of COO at UEC Holdings, both based in Louisville, KY. United Electric stands out as a prominent industrial, commercial,

Jonathan Bruce

Bruce & Merrilees Electric Co.

Jonathan Bruce brings 30 years of corporate, project, construction management and development experience to Bruce & Merrilees. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Bruce is in charge of all day-to-day operations of the company. He makes

Jonathan Mandl

NECA

As Director, Labor Relations at NECA, Jonathan Mandl is a passionate advocate for building strong partnerships within the electrical construction industry. A skilled mediator and leader, Jonathan most recently served as a Field Representative for

Joseph Cappeta

Eaton

Joe Cappeta joins us with over 15 years of experience in the electrical industry. During his tenure with Eaton Joe has held roles spanning multiple functions and leadership positions. Joe has designed and applied electrical

Josh Bone

ELECTRI International

As Executive Director of ELECTRI International, the Foundation for Electrical Construction, Josh Bone guides the Foundation’s research and education agenda to ensure it remains a vital resource for the entire electrical construction industry. He began

Josh Keenzel

Fieldwire, a Group Company of Hilti

Josh Keenzel is the Construction Success Team Manager at Fieldwire by Hilti. With 18 years of experience in the commercial and residential electrical construction industry, he began as an apprentice in Texas, progressing to journeyman

Josh Levy

Document Crunch

Josh Levy currently serves as the CEO of Document Crunch, a contract compliance and intelligence platform for the construction industry. With a strong leadership background and expertise in construction law, Josh co-founded Document Crunch to

Josh Wheeler 

Wheeler Electric

Joshua Knott

Leviton

With 27 years of industry experience between installation, estimation project management and engineering, Josh Knott is armed with the background and knowledge to help drive business in his current position as Director of Construction &

Katie Ledecky

10x Olympic Medalist, 21x World Champion, 14x World Record Breaker

One of the most dominant athletes the world has seen and among the most celebrated of her generation, Katie Ledecky is a 10-time Olympic medalist and 19-time World Champion—the most of any female swimmer. A

Keith Wheeler

HR Resources of the Carolinas, LLC

Keith Wheeler brings more than 25 years of human resource management and leadership experience with a strong concentration as a HR Generalist.  Prior to starting HR Resources of the Carolinas, LLC in 2016, he served

Kellie Holland

Empire Electric

Kellie Holland serves as the Chair of ELECTRI and is the President of Empire Electric in Broomfield, Colorado. With a robust background in electrical contracting, Kellie brings a wealth of experience and a forward-thinking approach

Kevin Moses

Big State Electric

Kevin is the Vice President of Preconstruction for Big State Electric and oversees Estimating, Engineering, VDC, and Offsite Contruction Teams out of San Antonio, TX. I am married to my wife Julie for over 18

Kris Lengieza

Procore

Kris Lengieza is the VP of Global Partnerships & Alliances at Procore Technologies, overseeing an ecosystem that spans across channel, ISV, public, and association partnerships. Considered a Top 40 Construction Professionals Under 40 by ENR and

Kristy Phillips

Southwire

As a dynamic professional deeply entrenched in the development of business relationships, Kristy Phillips embodies the essence of strategic partnership and networking excellence. With a robust background in the electrical industry, Kristy has mastered the

Kyle Krueger

NECA

Krueger is NECA’s Executive Director of Codes and Standards. He has worked in the electrical industry for over 25 years as an Inside Wireman, AHJ, and Educator. Kyle currently represents NECA on the NEC® Correlating

Kyle Witte

Lemberg Electric

Kyle Witte serves as President of Lemberg Electric Company, Inc. He is a 29-year veteran of the electrical industry and Lemberg, where he amassed experience in computer aided drafting, estimating, operations management, project management, and

Lori Azzara

Cohen Seglias

Lori is a construction and commercial litigator, representing owners, developers, general contractors and trade subcontractors on both private and public construction projects throughout the country. Clients turn to Lori for assistance with contract negotiations and

Luis Suau

Sinclair Digital

Luis Suau is co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Sinclair Digital as well as an independent Digital Building Consultant in his own practice, Luis Suau Consulting LLC. A 26-year veteran of Cisco, Luis previously worked

Marco Giamberardino

NECA

Marco Giamberardino is Vice President, Government and Public Affairs for the  National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He supervises numerous program areas, including advocacy, political fundraising, communications, marketing, and ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. Marco joined NECA in

Mark Federle

Marquette University

Dr. Mark O. Federle is a distinguished professor of construction and proven researcher for ELECTRI. Dr. Federle currently serves as Associate Dean at Marquette University, while remaining active in consulting and training for construction organizations

Matt Firestone

Firestone Consulting Group

Matt Firestone is President of Firestone Consulting Group, a business growth and strategy firm located in Lincoln, NE. Firestone Consulting Group works with the leaders and owners in the construction industry to align their teams,

Megan Spivey

Document Crunch

Melinda Kershaw

Day & Night Solar

Currently, Melinda assists to build financial structures for development and delivery of both on-grid and off-grid solar products across the United States and Puerto Rico. Melinda lectures nationally to utility providers, architectural and engineering firms,

Michael DePauw

Culture Index

Mike DePauw conducts highly interactive events tailored to address specific personnel challenges faced by participants and their executives. Key issues covered include employee performance, correct job placement, succession planning, job fit analysis, accountability, talent management,

Michael Evans

Milwaukee Tool

Michael Evans is a leader within Talent Learning for Milwaukee Tool. Michael has spent the last 20 years learning and leading in multiple sales, training, service, and brand marketing roles. Michael is a servant leader

Michael Shumway

Graybar

Mike Shumway is the Strategic Account Manager for Graybar Renewables in the Southwest. He is driving electrification by empowering electrical contractors to succeed in the EV charging space. By leveraging his expertise from working with

Michael Starner

NECA

Mike Starner is the Director, Outside Line Safety for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Mike is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) and an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer. Mike has 29 years of operational

Mike Dutoit

ABB Electrification

Mike is the U.S. product marketing manager for low-voltage power and insulated case circuit breakers at ABB Electrification — Smart Power Division, a global leader in electrical products and solutions operating in over 100 countries.

Mike Hoppe

ABB Electrification

"Mike joined ABB in 2021, as U.S. Product Marketing Director for the EL Digital portfolio. Prior to coming to ABB, Mike was the product leader for building controls at Daikin, and prior to that, he

Mike Oakes

First Choice Electrical Solutions

Michael Oakes is an entrepreneur and founding partner of First Choice Electrical Solutions, which focuses on changing the lives of their people! This is accomplished by providing professionally installed, well-designed and financially responsible electrical solutions

Nathan Owens III

Schneider

Nathan Owens III is the Director of US Channel Services and Partner Program, with over 19 years of experience in sales management, operations, strategy, channel development, marketing, and commercial partnerships. His commitment to driving sustainable

Nic Bittle

NicBittle.com

Nic Bittle is the founder of Work Force Pro and works with organizations and leaders who want to prepare and develop their workforce to lead with impact, act like a pro, and perform at their

Nick Woody

Bockmon & Woody Electric

Phil Matthews

O'Connell Electric

 Phil has more than 22 years of experience in the electrical industry and completed five years of apprenticeship training through IBEW Local 86. Before Phil joined the electrical trades, he served for several years in

Robert Kirkpatrick

Broadside Advisors, LLC

Robert Kirkpatrick is the Managing Partner of Broadside Advisors, LLC, a merger and acquisitions advisory firm with a focus on companies in the mechanical, electrical, and facility services industries.  Prior to Broadside, from 2006 to

Rocco Mediate

Professional Golfer

Rocco Mediate began his golf career at Florida Southern College, where he and his close friend, PGA Tour professional Lee Janzen, helped lead Florida Southern to the 1985 Division II national team championship. In 1985,

Ronald Bailey

NECA

Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey is a national leader who joined NECA as Vice President, Industry Development, in 2020. At NECA, he is working on creating executive training programs, expanding the scope of workforce development, implementing

Ronna Davis

Voltserver

Ronna is VP of Business Development for Voltserver. Ronna has been in the networking and telecommunication industry for 26 years where she has held positions in management, sales, and channel management. Ronna chairs the TIA

Rorke Denver

Navy Seal Commander, New York Times Bestselling Author

Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other international hot spots. He starred in the

Roy Cohen

Cohen Seglias

Roy founded Cohen Seglias in 1988 and has overseen its growth from a three-attorney construction firm to a firm with almost 90 attorneys offering a wide range of legal services. Serving as the firm’s President

Ryan Courtney

NECA

Ryan Courtney embarked on his journey in the electrical contracting industry upon completing his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University. With a rich and diverse background encompassing technical support, industrial

Sam Rokowski

Maddox Electric

Samuel Rokowski is the Director of the Maddox Training Institute & Construction Technology. He orchestrates training initiatives, virtual design and construction projects, layout, planning, and oversees prefabrication and acts as the UL Manufacturing Technical Representative

Sean Lazarian

ESSCO

A third generation owner, Sean has participated in all aspects of the electrical construction company his grandfather started over 60 years ago. From fixing the company computers as a young boy, to estimating as a

Shaabini Alford

Maxim Consulting

Shaabini is a Director at Maxim Consulting Group and is responsible for assessing, evaluating, and implementing client processes. Shaabini works with various sized construction firms to train, educate and inspire leaders. Having over 20 years

Sharon Lipinski

Habit Mastery Consulting

Sharon is a certified Gamification for Training Developer, a certified CBT for insomnia instructor, speaker, TV personality, and author. She holds a Guinness World Record for the Longest Line of Toothbrushes – 3.5 miles! This

Stephanie Adamec

NECA

Steve Eaves

Voltserver

Stephen Eaves is the founder and CEO of VoltServer and is the inventor of a new technology class for electricity distribution called Fault Managed Power or FMP. FMPs active safety controls make it the first

Steve Rose

Electrical Training Institute

Steve has been in the Unionized Electrical Industry for over forty-two years. Over the span of his career, which began with his apprenticeship in 1981, he has held numerous leadership positions across varied sectors of

Terrance Freeman

Miller Electric Company

Terrance Freeman is a dynamic leader with a diverse and accomplished background in both public service and community development. Currently serving as the Senior Project Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Talent/Workforce Development at Miller Electric,

Tim Becker

Arizona State University

Dr. Timothy C. Becker amalgamates 3 decades of experience, ranging from field engineering to executive management and spanning from office trailer to lecture hall, to conduct practical research, specifically addressing the success of electrical construction.

Toby Mitchell

Classic Electric & Consulting Corporation

Toby Mitchell is the President of Classic Electric and Consulting and the Chairman of the Electri CTC (Construction Technology Committee). With extensive experience in the electrical contractor industry, Toby leads a dynamic and youthful team,

Todd Grossweiler

Allison-Smith

Todd Grossweiler has been with the Allison-Smith Company for the past 22 years where he is currently an Executive Vice President. Todd graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor of

Tom Lipka

NECA

Tom Lipka is an Eastern Region Field Representative serving seven chapters throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania in District 2.  Tom began his Field Representative position in March of 2024.  Prior to taking the Field Representative position

Tony Byler

Cohen Seglias

Tony is a construction litigator with three decades of experience representing public and private owners, general contractors, trade subcontractors, and material suppliers. He regularly handles major construction disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants involving construction

Tracy Landers

NECA

Landers started his career as an Apprentice in the Montgomery Electrical JATC, completing the program in 1992. In 1994, after working in the field as a Journeyman Inside Wireman, Landers became an Assistant Business Manager

Tyler Andrews

PoE Texas

Tyler is an influencer for Intelligent Buildings and Power Over Ethernet. He currently leads PoE Texas making technology accessible to facility owners with his unique mix of technical expertise, construction experience, and project management knowledge. 

Wes Wheeler

NECA

Wesley L. Wheeler, SMS, is NECA’s Executive Director of Safety. Wesley joined NECA in 2014 and has over 40 years of electrical experience. Prior to NECA, he was safety consultant in his own business, Wheeler

William Haydt

Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.

Bill is the Managing Principal of Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. Bill regularly testifies as an expert in construction scheduling, forensic delay analysis, and construction damages. He has over a 12 years of construction claims experience

William Watson

Miller Electric Company

William Watson is the Vice President of Safety & Security for Miller Electric Company in Jacksonville, Florida. He is responsible for ensuring the overall safety of the workplace by coordinating, administering, and implementing comprehensive safety