PennWell’s Hydro Group is pleased to announce the third annual class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.
This award program is designed to honor the most influential women in the hydropower industry. As the industry itself is rather diverse, we divided the market into 10 separate categories. The 2016 winners of the Women with Hydro Vision are listed below by category:
Lori Spragens, Executive Director, Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Engineering Consulting and Plant Services/Maintenance
Lisa Larson, Associate Vice President, HDR
Environmental Protection and Mitigation
Julie Keil, Chair, Low Impact Hydropower Institute (award given posthumously)
Debbie Mursch, Director of Markets, Strategy and Development, GE Renewable Energy, Hydro
Facilitation and Stakeholder Engagement
Anna West, Principal and Co-Founder, Kearns & West
Alison LaBonte, Program Manager, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development, U.S. Department of Energy
Ramya Swaminathan, Chief Executive Officer, Rye Development and FFP New Hydro
Policies and Regulations
Suzanne Grassell, Governmental Affairs Program Manager, Chelan County Public Utility District
Power Plant Portfolio Management/Operations and Maintenance
Nora Rosemore, Hydro Operations Superintendent, Minnesota Power
Research and Technology
Lori Rux, Chief of Program Support Division (retired), Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
These women were all nominated by their peers and were selected for this honor based on the tremendous influence and impact they have had on the larger hydropower industry.
The awards will be given at the Women with Hydro Vision Luncheon on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at HydroVision International in Minneapolis, Minn. This luncheon is open to attendees, offering the opportunity to meet and recognize these 10 special women who have made and/or are continuing to make significant contributions to the hydro industry by sharing their unique talents and vision.
For more information about the luncheon and to register for the event, click here.