2020 NMPP Energy Annual Conference

Connect, share and learn with community and utility leaders from across the Midwest!

March 24-26, 2020 • The Lincoln Marriott
Cornhusker Hotel Lincoln, Neb.

For online registration go here.

Pre-Conference Workshop (included with conference registration)

A Cybersecurity Roadmap for Utilities
Sam Rozenberg, Engineering Services Security Director at American Public Power Association
Paul Crist, Chief Technology Officer and VP of Technology Services, Lincoln Electric System
Utilities already know they need to place a high priority on cybersecurity. This session will provide a roadmap for utilities as well as where to find the free resources to help implement a plan. Sam has worked with utilities on a variety of physical and cybersecurity issues as well as emergency response. Sam Rozenberg joined APPA in 2016. Prior to that, he worked for Progress Energy and later Duke Energy for six years, overseeing physical security operations for 32 hydro stations in three states as well as a 24/7 global security operations center. Paul Crist has worked at Lincoln Electric System in various roles for more than 29 years.

Keynote Speaker

Kris Paronto, Former U.S. Army Ranger and Private Security Contractor
Kris served as an Army Ranger in the 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who was deployed throughout South America, Central America, Middle East and North Africa. He was part of the CIA Annex Security Team that responded to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. Paronto's story is told in the book "13 Hours" written by Mitchell Zuckoff and in the 2016 major motion film with the same name.

Presentation Topics

  • Crisis Management: Lessons Learned from 2019 Nebraska Floods
    Hear best practices from Nebraska communities in how they dealt with the 2019 flood crisis, including a presentation by the Assistant Director of Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
  • Creating a Culture: Strategies to Remain Competitive
    Andie Gordman, Senior Consultant, HR Consulting, SilverStone Group
    Learn how culture impacts employee engagement and retention, what motivates employees beyond the pay and benefits and ideas for recruiting and retaining skilled labor.
  • Cyber Security Case Study
    Chris Lindell, Electronic Systems Analyst, City of Beatrice, Neb.
    Chris will provide a case study of the cybersecurity event that occurred to the City of Beatrice, Neb.
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure Bulk Purchasing Discussion
    Discussion on bulk purchasing of an AMI system.

State Issues Panel Discussion

Hear state representatives from Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska discuss current energy industry and legislative issues.

And more...

  • NMPP Members Council
  • Awards Banquet
  • Networking with Peers
  • Connect with Sponsors

Guest Activities

Guests of conference participants can meet and mingle with other guests and take in the sites and opportunities of the the City of Lincoln.


Click here to book your group room rate at the Lincoln Mariott Cornhusker Hotel.

Sponsorship Registration

Download the sponsorship registration form here. For sponsorship information contact Mandy Hansen at (800) 234-2595 or ahansen@nmppenergy.org.