Add to Calendar 2017/12/07 9:00 AM 2017/12/07 11:00 AM America/New_York WITA NAFTA Series: Energy and the NAFTA Polaris Suite
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WITA NAFTA Series: Energy and the NAFTA

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
Polaris Suite Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004

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Maryam S. Brown, Sempra Energy

Guy Caruso, CSIS

Jack Gerard, American Petroleum Institute

David Goldwyn, Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC

Lorraine Hawley, Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Sergio Marchi, Canadian Electricity Association

Moderator: The Honorable Charles Boustany Jr., Capitol Counsel LLC

Former Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D., is a Partner at Capitol Counsel LLC, where he focuses on health care, tax, and trade issues. Boustany joined Capitol Counsel at the beginning of 2017 after over a decade of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served Louisiana’s 7th district from 2005-2013 and the 3rd district from 2013-2017, following the elimination of Louisiana’s 7th district. During his 12 years in Congress, Dr. Boustany served on the influential House Ways and Means Committee and was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Tax Policy. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Dr. Boustany established himself as an expert and leader on tax, trade, health care, and entitlement policy. Boustany was a co-founder of the Friends of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Caucus, co-founder of the House Doctors Caucus, and a co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group. As a Congressman, Dr. Boustany authored legislation on a wide range of subjects, from tax issues to welfare. Dr. Boustany initiated the IRS investigation that uncovered the abusive practice of targeting individuals and organizations based on political and religious beliefs. Additionally, he developed and co-authored landmark legislation that repealed the sustainable growth rate formula for physician payment and transitioned physician payment to a system that rewards quality and value rather than volume. Dr. Boustany also authored trade enforcement language that created the tools for more effective trade enforcement in an effort to stop abusive practices. In the private sector, Dr. Boustany served as the President and CEO of his own private practice of medicine in the field of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery from 1990-2004. During this time he launched extensive quality improvement in open heart programs in two community hospitals which garnered national recognition. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors at Lafayette General Medical Center. Dr. Boustany was born in New Orleans and received a B.S. in biology and chemistry in his home state at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and his M.D. from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.

Maryam Sabbaghian Brown is Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. The Sempra Energy companies’ more than 16,000 employees serve approximately 32 million consumers worldwide. Brown oversees representation of the Sempra Energy companies with the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, as well as with federal agencies. Previously, Brown served as the senior energy and environment counsel for the Office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. From 2011 to 2012, she was the energy chief counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. From 2010 to 2011, she was policy counsel for the U.S. Senate’s Republican Policy Committee, and from 2008 to 2010, she was manager of public policy and strategic planning for ConocoPhillips. Prior to that, Brown served as the energy and minerals staff director for the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and as counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. She started her career in 1996 as a maintenance and reliability engineer for Amoco Oil Co. and, later, worked for four years as a corporate attorney in the San Francisco office of Pillsbury Winthrop, an international law firm. Brown holds both a law degree (Order of the Coif) and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University.

Guy F. Caruso is a Senior Adviser in the Energy and National Security Program at CSIS. Prior to joining CSIS, he served as administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from July 2002 to September 2008. EIA is the statistical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that provides independent data, forecasts, and analyses regarding energy. Before leading EIA, Caruso had acquired over 40 years of energy experience, with particular emphasis on topics relating to energy markets, policy, and security. He first joined DOE as a senior energy economist in the Office of International Affairs and soon became director of the Office of Market Analysis. He has also held a variety of other senior leadership positions at DOE. Prior to joining DOE, Caruso worked at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an international energy economist in the Office of Economic Research. In addition, he was project director of the CSIS Geopolitics of Energy study published in January 2000. He was also director of the National Energy Strategy project for the U.S. Energy Association (USEA), which resulted in the publication of Toward a National Energy Strategy (USEA, February 2001) and the follow-up study National Energy Strategy Post 9/11 (USEA, July 2002). Caruso has also worked at the Paris-based International Energy Agency, first as head of the Oil Industry Division, where he was responsible for analyzing world oil supply/demand and developments in the oil industry, and later as director of the Office of Non-member Countries, where he directed studies of energy-related developments in emerging economies. Caruso holds a B.S. in business administration and an M.S. in economics from the University of Connecticut. He also earned an M.P.A. from Harvard University. In January 2008, he was awarded the French National Order of Merit. Recently, Caruso was elected president of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics beginning in January 2018.

Jack N. Gerard is President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, the national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Mr. Gerard has led API since November 2008, expanding its membership and influence in all 50 states and globally, with offices in Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, and Rio de Janeiro. API’s Washington presence is the foundation for the oil and natural gas industry’s advocacy and outreach at state, federal and global levels on public policy, standards and certification programs, and as the source for information on industry best practices. Currently, API’s mobilization program is a more than 40 million strong advocacy nationwide network that can mobilize supporters in all 50 states and in 435 congressional districts. As the industry’s national trade association, API has more than 625 members. They range from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents and represent all segments of the industry. Mr. Gerard is recognized by numerous publications and his peers as one of Washington’s most influential advocates, including Washington Life magazine, which named him one of the city’s “Power 100.” Prior to joining API, Mr. Gerard served as president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, and earlier held the same position at the National Mining Association. Mr. Gerard also spent close to a decade working in the U.S. Senate and House. He came to Washington in 1981, and worked for Rep. George Hansen. He also worked for Sen. James A. McClure, who chaired the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Sen. McClure retired in 1990, and Mr. Gerard joined him in founding McClure, Gerard & Neuenschwander, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based government relations consulting firm. Mr. Gerard served as chairman and chief executive officer and focused on issues such as international sports, telecommunications, energy and mining. He serves on the Advisory Board and is a past chairman of the National Capital Area Council – Boy Scouts of America, is a board member and former co-chair of The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, and is chairman of the board of directors for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Mr. Gerard was born and grew up in Idaho. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a juris doctor from George Washington University. Mr. Gerard lives in Virginia with his wife, Claudette. They have eight children, including twin boys the family adopted from Guatemala.

David L. Goldwyn is President of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC (GGS), an international energy advisory consultancy. He is Chairman of the Atlantic Council Energy Advisory Board and the co-editor of Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition (Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press 2013). Prior to founding Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC, Goldwyn served as the U.S. State Department’s special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2009 to 2011. Goldwyn previously served as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs (1999-2001) and as national security deputy to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997-98). He has also authored and co-authored numerous reports on regional energy issues, including “How can a modernized NAFTA revolutionize North American energy?” (Atlantic Council September 2017), “The Waning of Petrocaribe? Central America and Caribbean Energy in Transition” (Atlantic Council 2016), “Mexico’s Energy Reform: Ready to Launch” (Atlantic Council, August 2014), “Uncertain Energy: The Caribbean’s Gamble with Venezuela” (Atlantic Council, July 2014), and “Mexico Rising: Comprehensive Energy Reform at Last?” (Atlantic Council December 2013). More recently, Mr. Goldwyn authored “The Outlook for Energy Under a Trump Administration” (Atlantic Council, January 2017) and co-authored “Increasing Prosperity, Resource Stewardship, and National Security: An Energy Policy Strategy For the Next President”, Center for a New American Security (October 2016) with Robert McNally and Elizabeth Rosenberg. Mr. Goldwyn holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Public Affairs from Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from New York University.

Lorraine Riffle Hawley joined ADM in 2011 and manages global government relations in more than 130 countries where ADM operates. From 2002-2011 Hawley held several government relations positions for Chevron managing Africa, Europe, and Asia portfolios. While at Chevron, Hawley was appointed to the U.S. Department of State Franklin Fellowship Program and served as a Fellow in the State Department Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs, Office of Economic Policy, managing the energy portfolio (2009-2010). Hawley began her career in Chevron’s marketing division in 1999. Hawley is a founding member of the AFP and has served as Co-Chair since 2012. Hawley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Study programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Oxford University (Jesus College).

The Honourable Sergio Marchi was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) in February 2015. As President of CEA, Mr. Marchi acts as spokesperson on issues of national concern to the electric utility industry. Mr. Marchi was elected as a Toronto City Councillor in 1982, and was subsequently elected as the Member of Parliament representing the Toronto riding of York West in 1984. During his time in the federal government, he served as Cabinet Minister in three key portfolios: International Trade; Environment; and Citizenship and Immigration. After voluntarily leaving the political arena in 1999, Mr. Marchi was appointed Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN) agencies in Geneva, where he served for five years. In 2003, he was nominated by the Canadian government and the UN Secretary General to serve as Commissioner on the UN Global Commission on International Migration, a position he held until 2005. Prior to joining CEA, Mr. Marchi held a number of positions in the private sector, and was a frequent public speaker and commentator on international issues, including global migration, international economy, trade, and investment. Mr. Marchi is also a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Mr. Marchi graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Planning. He is married, with two children.