Jennifer FordhamNational Board Committee ChairSVP Government Affairs, Natural Gas Supply AssociationJennifer Fordham is senior vice president, government affairs for the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA). She joined NGSA in 2005. As senior vice president, government affairs, Jennifer directs association’s competitive energy market policy advocacy. She represents the association with the administration, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), U.S. Congress, media, industry and the public, serving as a spokeswoman for the association on energy market issues. Fordham’s diverse 29-year energy career provides the commercial relevance that is characteristic her work. Prior to joining NGSA, Fordham led the state and regulatory affairs team for Washington Gas Light Company (WGL), the natural gas utility serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area; held a seat on the WGL Political Action Committee Board of Directors; and was a fuels consultant for Pace Global Energy Services. Fordham’s expertise is further augmented by her investor relations and financial planning experience for NiSource, Inc.’s predecessor, Columbia Energy Group. Her experience negotiating energy contracts, working with investors on energy project valuation and implementing corporate compliance standards for market behavior rules make her insights distinctive. Jennifer specializes in creating long-term strategic partnerships that broaden policymaker support for commercially significant positions. Fordham created the first “agriculture and energy” partnership, NGSA and the National Corn Growers Association, credited with securing the end user protections in Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation and recognized in CEO Update. Jennifer’s work established the association as an industry leader on CFTC Dodd-Frank implementation advocacy often covered by S&P Platts Gas Daily and Energy Risk magazine. Fordham graduated cum laude from Shepherd University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science.
Sharon RoseNational Board Committee ChairSidley Austin LLPSharon Rose, Counsel in the Energy practice group at Sidley Austin LLP, focuses her practice on representing clients in investigations and enforcement matters before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and state and local energy regulatory agencies. She has extensive experience advising energy companies and individuals in connection with government investigations, enforcement proceedings, and related litigation involving compliance with the federal energy, commodities, and securities laws, including alleged fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, accounting and internal controls irregularities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and other financial and trading issues. In addition to matters before the CFTC and the FERC, she regularly represents clients in enforcement proceedings and other inquiries by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and foreign government agencies. Sharon earned her law degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where she was a senior articles editor of the UC Davis Law Review and earned the Witkin Award in Business Associations. She earned her MBA in Finance from the Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University and graduated summa cum laude from Westmont College, where she earned her B.A. in Economics and Business. Sharon is a member of the D.C. Chapter Board of the Women’s Energy Network, the Energy Bar Association (FERC Practice Committee), the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and the American Bar Association. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Westmont College.
Elizabeth ZembruskiNational Board Committee ChairPartner, John & Hengerer, LLPElizabeth A. Zembruski is a partner at John & Hengerer LLP. Her practice focuses on regulatory and transactional matters involving the natural gas, crude oil, and liquids industries. Ms. Zembruski’s clients include Canadian and U.S.-based producers and/or marketers of natural gas, crude oil, and liquids as well as the developers, owners, and operators of natural gas storage facilities, interstate natural gas pipelines, and crude oil pipelines. She regularly advises clients regarding a wide range of matters related to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) regulation of interstate natural gas and crude oil pipeline rates and services along with compliance matters. Her practice involves representing clients in rulemaking proceedings before FERC and other federal agencies. Ms. Zembruski also advises clients on the development of greenfield crude oil pipelines and pipeline expansions. Ms. Zembruski graduated with honors from Hofstra University in 1997 and received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2000. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York (inactive).Ms. Zembruski served as Chair of the Oil and Liquids Committee of the Energy Bar Association during the 2016-2017 annual period. She is a member of the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment and the Women’s Energy Network.
Victoria GalvezMembership Committee ChairVinson & Elkins - National SponsorVictoria is a Senior Associate with Vinson & Elkins LLP. Victoria represents clients in the energy industry in transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She assists pipeline companies, shippers, and LNG developers in FERC administrative proceedings, including rate regulation, certificate matters, compliance with FERC regulations, and Section 3 authorizations for the export of natural gas. Victoria also assists in negotiation of various agreements related to the production, gathering, transportation, and storage of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons as well as agreements related to the sale or acquisition of natural gas and liquids assets.
Alicia StoneMembership Committee ChairAttorney, Office of Alicia StoneAlicia has more than 20 years experience as an attorney with expertise in dispute resolution, regulatory and administrative compliance, and contracts. She developed her skills as an attorney-advisor at the US Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Washington, DC, as an administrative law judge with NYC’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings at the Environmental Control Board, and at Nixon Peabody’s NYC office. As an administrative law judge for 15+ years, she adjudicated cases involving environmental, energy: transmission and generation, and large, complex municipal infrastructure projects issues. Recently she created a training program on a new federal regulatory scheme for a nonprofit. Alicia’s favorite professional accomplishments are: 1) authoring a forward-thinking law journal article on multi-national approaches to corporate liability for hazardous substance pollution, 2) winning an arbitration contract dispute against the largest US carrier, 3) advancing the pro bono case of a Vietnam Veteran before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for his TBI and PTSD injuries, and 4) initiating and building strong relationships with like organizations, that resulted in US Supreme Court amicus brief invitations, partnerships and coalitions. Alicia holds a BFA magna cum laude from Adelphi University and a JD from the State University of New York, Buffalo Law School. She has been a member of the Washington, DC Chapter of WEN since 2012.
Taylor HovermanCo-Philanthropy EventsAssociate Counsel, -Taylor Hoverman serves as the Policy Counsel to the Assistant Administrator at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Taylor also serves as a Co-Chair for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Special Committee for Young Lawyers and has written articles for several of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy, & Resources newsletters. Taylor is a member of the National Programs Committee for the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) and the Events Committee for WEN-DC. Taylor received her J.D. with a Regulatory Law Concentration in 2016 from George Mason University School of Law, and a B.A. with honors in Economics and a minor in Legal Studies in 2012 from Clemson University, where she completed her B.A. in three years. During law school, Taylor served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Commercial Law (JICL), a member of the Moot Court Board, a Vice President for the Energy & Environmental Law Society, and a member of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. She had law review articles published in UCLA’s Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Willamette’s Environmental Law Journal, and JICL. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
Gail EasleyPhilanthropy EventsAFPM - Washington DC SponsorGail Easley has served as Communications Coordinator at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) since December 2016. In this role, she is responsible for managing and operating internal communication channels among cross-functional teams throughout the organization, curating daily industry news briefs, and monitoring AFPM in the media.
Prior to joining AFPM, Gail led grassroots engagement and workforce development for Dress for Success Hampton Roads, and held various nonprofit management positions in the area of business, academia and government relations.
Kathryn PenryGolf EventBracewell - Washington DC SponsorKathryn is an associate in the Energy Regulatory Group at Bracewell LLP. She advises clients on regulatory and commercial issues across the oil, gas and electric power industries. Prior to joining Bracewell, Kathryn served as a judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environment and Natural Resources Division, and as a legal intern at the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Kathryn earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
Sarah JordaanBoard Appreciation EventsAssistant Professor, Johns Hopkins SAISDr. Sarah Jordaan is an Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She has an affiliation with the Canadian Studies Program and is also a Fellow of Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy. Her expertise focuses on the environmental and economic trade-offs related to energy decisions. Her publications develop life cycle assessments (LCAs) of energy technologies. Her collaborations have been published in numerous journals, such as Nature Energy, Science, Environmental Science & Technology, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. She teaches a variety of courses including LCA, North American Climate Policy, and Science, Technology and International Affairs.