Meet the industry leaders who are guiding HydroVision International content

Who better to guide the development of the HydroVision International conference content for 2019 than folks who are immersed in waterpower and dams every day?

Ten experts from across the industry are working closely with Clarion Energy to bring the hottest topics and latest ideas to Portland, Ore., U.S., next July. This is your chance to learn more about these leaders:

Norman A. Bishop

Bishop is senior executive project engineer with Knight Piesold and Co. and is chair of the New Development track. He has 35 years of experience in all aspects of hydroelectric work and is recognized internationally as a top hydropower expert.

Tom Brittain

Brittain is senior mechanical engineer with Black & Veatch and chair of the Operations and Maintenance track. He has more than 35 years of experience and worked as a hydro mechanical engineer with Grant County Public Utility District before joining Black & Veatch.

Jason Collett

Collett is associate vice president with Mesa Associates and is chair of the Poster Galleries track. He has more than 17 years of experience with the company, which is a full-service engineering, procurement and construction management firm.

C. Richard Donnelly

Donnelly is principal consultant with Hatch and is chair of the Civil Works and Dam Safety track. He has more than 37 years of experience in all aspects of the design and construction of dams and underground structures and the performance of independent engineer’s assessments for wind and water power facilities.

John Etzel

Etzel is deputy director, Hydroelectric Design Center with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is chair of the Market Trends and Asset Strategies track. He has more than 30 years of experience with the Corps, as a structural engineer, project supervisor and project manager.

Steve Layman

Layman is principal consultant with Kleinschmidt and co-chair of the Policies and Regulations track. He has more than 40 years of experience and has led environmental studies for relicensing of more than 25 dams totaling 1,600 MW of renewable hydropower.

Michael E. Murphy

Murphy is vice president, hydropower with TRC Solutions and chair of the Water and Environment track. He has more than 30 years of corporate and consulting experience in the energy and environmental-related industries, including hydropower, tidal and wave generation.

Steve Poteet

Poteet is senior project manager with HDR and is chair of the technical papers committee, which develops content that feeds into all six of the conference tracks. He has more than 38 years of experience in power plant engineering, managing projects and providing technical support.

Rick Williams

Williams is founder and principal of Oregon Applied Research and is chair of the Marine Energy track. He has more than 40 years of experience as a general manager, maritime professional and engineer. He consults to private, public and non-profit clients on complex, multi-disciplinary technology projects, including wave energy.

Kevin Young

Young is president of Young Energy Services and co-chair of the Policies and Regulations track. He has more than 30 years of experience in the siting, permitting and licensing of energy-related projects throughout the U.S. and Canada and the review of energy projects around the world.

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Elizabeth Ingram is content director for the Hydro Review website and HYDROVISION International. She has more than 17 years of experience with the hydroelectric power industry. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethIngra4 .

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