Randy Carroll
Chief executive officer of East Mississippi Electric, a position he has held since 2017
Phil Irwin
President and chief executive officer of Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange.
Jan Ahlen
VP, Utility Research & Policy
Jan Ahlen is the Vice President, Utility Research & Policy at the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC). In this position, Jan leads the Federal Relations and Industry Research & Analysis teams
Thomas Halverson
President and CEO
As CoBank’s president and chief executive officer, Halverson is responsible for implementing the bank’s strategic and business direction as set by the board of directors
Sunday, Sept. 10
|   4:00-6:00 pm
Conference Center Registration Desk
|   6:00-7:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Azalea Ballroom
Monday, Sept. 11
|   7:30-8:30 am
Conference Center Registration Desk
|   7:30-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Magnolia Foyer
|      8:30 am
General Session
Camellia Ballroom
Call to Order: Randy Carroll, East Mississippi EPA
National Anthem: Jayden Lawrence, Leadership student, Natchez Trace EPA
President's Remarks: Randy Carroll, East Mississippi EPA

Introduction and Special Recognition: Emcee Paul Purnell, ECM
CEO Remarks: Michael Callahan, ECM
Reflections on the Cooperative Leaders Program: Bella Lane, YLC from Dixie Electric
Safety Update: Phil Irwin, President and CEO of Federated Rural 
Electric Insurance Exchange
|   10-10:20 am
|   10:20 am
General Session Resumes
Camellia Ballroom
Keynote Address: Tom Halverson, President and CEO of CoBank
|   11:15-1:30 pm
Lunch on your own
|   1:30-2:15 pm
Breakout Sessions
Magnolia E
How to go from casual consumers to motivated members
Maura Giles, NRECA Senior Leadership Communication Manager

Magnolia F
Growing Broadband Systems and Developing Customers
Calix; Nick Jones or Shavelle Marant

Magnolia G
Panel Discussion: Engaging Employees
Amanda Mills, Communications Manager, Dixie Electric; Michael Bellipanni, VP, Northcentral Electric;
Melissa Russo, VP, Coast Electric; Jason Patterson, Communications Specialist, Yazoo Valley Electric

Magnolia H
Beware of the Hustlers: Predatory Solar
Brad Rains, TVPPA and Tim Suddoth, Middle TN Electric

|   2:15 pm
|   2:30-3:15 pm
Breakout Sessions
Magnolia E
Cyber Attacks of 2022: Vulnerabilities Exploited and Lessons Learned
Meridian, Greg Gray

Magnolia F
Unleash Unrivaled Customer Experiences: Elevating First Call Resolution and Partnering for Success in Next-Gen Contact Centers
LogicomUSA, Noah Southerland

Magnolia G
Panel Discussion: Work Plans and How They Guide Decisions
Keith Hayward, North East MS Electric Power; Kevin Bonds, Southwest MS Electric
ModeratorTy Harrell, Regional VP with CFC

Magnolia H
Beware of the Hustlers: Predatory Solar (Repeat)
Brad Rains, TVPPA and Tim Suddoth, Middle TN Electric

Tuesday, Sept. 12
|   7:30 am
MS Electric Co-op PAC Breakfast
* Ticketed EVENT for PAC members only
Magnolia A
|   9-9:45 am
MS Fiber General Session
* For ECM Member Systems Only
Camellia Ballroom
SpeakersBill Miller, CPA, Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert and Moss, LLP; Michael Callahan, CEO for ECM
|   9:45-10 am
|   10:00-11 am
General Session
Industry Trends: EVs, Batteries, and more
Camellia Ballroom
CFC: Jan Ahlen, VP, Utility Research and Policy, NRUCFC
Lunch on your own
|      Noon-1:00 pm
Golf - Lunch at the course
* FOR golf tournament entrants
Sunkist Country Club
|      1:00 pm
Golf - Tee off
Sunkist Country Club
|      1:30 pm
Recreational Activity: Walter Anderson Museum Outing
Meet in Hotel Lobby
|      6-7:30 pm
Farewell Reception
Azalea Ballroom
*Sponsored by Vendors
Hotel & Conference Location
875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530


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Recreational Events
ECM Foundation Annual Golf Tournament
Sunkist Country Club
2381 Sunkist Country Club Rd
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532

Tuesday, Sept. 12
Noon-1:00 pm: Lunch provided at the course
1:00 pm: Tee-off
Walter Anderson Museum
Time: 1:30 pm

Cost: $25 per person
*Includes entrance into museum and light refreshments

510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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