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2023 Business Development Conference

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Nashville, TN
Register register for 2023 Business Development Conference


The Business Development Conference will create an environment and a platform for business developers (NECA and IBEW) to share threats & opportunities, provide new technological resources and discuss current industry best practices.​


(Note: All Meetings are in the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Unless Otherwise Specified)

Breakfast and Lunch - Bridge Lounge
General Session - Belmont
Sunday Reception - Fisk 1

Sunday, May 21

12:00 p.m.Registration
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.Welcome Reception
7:15 p.m.Business Development Task Force Dinner
 Open only to members of the Business Development Task Force


Monday, May 22

6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:15 a.m.Welcome to Nashville, Pledge of Allegiance & Chairman's Remarks
 Steven Gianotti, Arcadia Electrical Company, Inc., NECA Business Development Task Force
 Larry Pittsley, Superior Electric 
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.ELECTRI: Impact of Electrification on Business Development
 Josh Bone, Executive Director, ELECTRI

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Industry Updates: Threats and Opportunities
 Moderated by Rick Jamerson
11:00 - 11:10 a.m.Break
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Round Table Discussion
 Moderated by Rick Jamerson
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Your EV Connections: "This is How We Do It"

Jennifer Mefford, National Co-Chair of EVITP

Kenneth MacDougall, Director of Business Development, NECA Penn-Del-Jersey

Special guest: Fred Chempp, Senior Project Manager, Ally Construction Services
 Moderated by Karen Prescott, Senior Director of Business Development, NECA San Diego
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.Premier Partner Panel + Discussion: Supply Chain and/or Best Practices with Suppliers as Partners in the EC Market
 Melinda Kershaw, Day & Night Solar
 Jeff Schott, ABB
 Mike Carroll, Graybar
 Moderated by Nancy Lindsay
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.Break
 Snack Time
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.NECA Update: Upcoming Events
 Katie McCormick, Executive Director, NECA
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Relationship Between BD + Politics Panel
 Jared Karbowsky, Director of Govt Affairs, NECA
 Karen Prescott, Director of Govt Affairs, NECA San Diego
 Aaron Kelley, Director of Public Affairs, NECA Penn-Del-Jersey
 Bill Finch, NECA Connecticut
 Moderated by Marco Giamberardino
5:15 - 5:30 p.m.Group Wrap-Up / Q&A
 Moderated by Rick Jamerson
5:30 p.m.Dinner On Your Own


Tuesday, May 23

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.IBEW BD Team Update Breakfast Caucus

Ray Kasmark, IBEW

Jon Rosenburger, IBEW

9:30 a.m.Premier Partner Day Starts

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.Fireside Chat

Ron Bailey, Senior VP of Industry Development, NECA

John Harriel, Morrow Meadows

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Electric Vehicle Charging Insights -- Code and Safety Advancement and Implications

Mike Johnston, NECA

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Closing Remarks

Steven Gianotti, Arcadia Electrical Company, Inc., NECA Business Development Task Force

12:00 p.m.End Program