2024 Speakers

A dynamic speaker lineup of policymakers, state agency leaders, and clean energy experts came together to identify the key enablers to increase the use of hydrogen and related technologies and explore the policy mechanisms the state could deploy to facilitate hydrogen commercialization.

Bob Archuleta

State Senator, 30th District, California State Senate

Alberto Ayala

Executive Director and Air Pollution Control Officer, Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD

Don Boyajian

Director, Government Affairs & Counsel, Plug Power

Anna M. Caballero

State Senator, 14th District, California State Senate

Juan Carrillo

Assemblymember, 39th District, California State Assembly

Jason Caudle

City Manager, City of Lancaster

Bobby Cherian

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Hyliion

Tyson Eckerle

Senior Advisor for Clean Infrastructure and Mobility, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Nuray Elci, D.M.

Vice President of Renewables, Chevron

Katrina Fritz

President and Chief Executive Officer, California Hydrogen Business Council

Angelina Galiteva


Michael J. Galvin

Director of Waterfront & Commercial Real Estate, Port of Los Angeles

Siva Gunda

Vice Chair, California Energy Commission

Patrick Harris

Director of Corporate Development, Carbon TerraVault (CTV), California Resources Corporation (CRC)

Seth Harris

Director of Sustainability, Americas, Emerson

Mike Hart

CEO, Sierra Railroad Company

Austin Hastings

Senior Director of Gas Strategy Execution & System Planning, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Alejandra Hormaza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Aaron Katzenstein, Ph.D.

Deputy Executive Officer, Technology Advancement Office, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Joy Langford

Chief Community Benefits Officer, ARCHES H2 Hub

Julia Levin

Executive Director , Bioenergy Association of California

Dan McGill

Founder & CEO, Fastech

Neil Navin

Senior Vice President, Engineering & Major Projects and Chief Clean Fuels Officer, Southern California Gas Company

Josh Newman

State Senator, 29th District, California State Senate

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblywoman, 73rd District, California State Assembly

Tanya Peacock

Managing Director, EcoEngineers

Heather Rangel

Global Lead Client Services Partner, Deloitte

Jason Rizzi

Deputy Fire Marshal, UC Davis Health

Rajinder Sahota

Deputy Executive Officer, Climate Change & Research, California Air Resources Board

Tim Sasseen

Director, Market Development and Public Affairs North America , Ballard Power Systems, Inc.

Erica Schenk

Chairwoman, Cahuilla Band of Indians

Joe Sullivan

Director of Energy Solutions & Workforce Engagement, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11 (IBEW) & National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

Oleksiy Tatarenko

Senior Principal, Climate-Aligned Industries Program, RMI

Dawn Wehr

General Manager, Fuel Cells , Accelera by Cummins

Frank Wolak

President & CEO, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association

William A. Zobel

Director, Alternative Fuel Strategy and Sales, Pilot

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