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with Americans. He is co-executive producer of
Shakespeare on the Range, a short movie about
Louisiana prisoners learning how to become
actors in Macbeth.
John received his BA from Claremont McKenna
College in 1969, his Juris Doctor from Yale Law
School in 1972, and his MBA from Harvard Business
School in 1981. He is married to Haiping Tang, who
manages part of Dell's Latitude line of laptops.
Day 2 keynote
speaker is Clifton Taulbert,
According to Clifton L.
Taulbert, noted author
and entrepreneur businessman, he could
have failed had he not
encountered community builders and entrepreneurial thinkers early on in his life. Taulbert was
born on the Mississippi Delta during the era of
legal segregation where he completed his secondary education. Though opportunities were
few and barriers were plentiful, Taulbert managed
to dream of being successful, not knowing the
shape that success would take. Today Taulbert is the
President and CEO of the Freemount Corporation
(a human capital development company) serving
clients nationally and internationally-Fortune 500
Companies, small businesses, federal agencies,
professional organizations, community colleges
and K-12 leadership. Additionally, entrepreneur
Taulbert is the President and CEO of Roots Java
Coffee-an African-American owned national coffee
brand, importing coffee from Africa. To pass along
his life lessons, Taulbert shares his entrepreneurial

journey with others as a Thrive15.com mentor.
Following high school graduation and a short
banking career in Saint Louis, Taulbert enlisted
in the United States Air Force. After successfully
serving in the 89th Presidential Wing of the United
States Air Force in the late 1960s, Taulbert was
honorably discharged and continued his college
education, graduating from Oral Roberts University
and the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at
Southern Methodist University.
Attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear from multiple CEOs from various
types of electric utilities as they share their
insights and vision for the future. Panelists
include Terry Bassham, President & CEO, Evergy;
Nick Brown, President & CEO, Southwest Power Pool;
David Tudor, General Manager & CEO, Associated
Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Kevin Wailes, CEO,
Lincoln Electric System. The CEO Panel will be held on
Wednesday, September 18, and will be moderated
by 2019 RMEL President Scott Fry, Managing Partner,
MyCoff Fry Partners LLC.
Look for more details on the full confirmed
slate of speakers soon.
The Fall Executive Leadership and Management
Convention is a three-day event that begins on a
Sunday with a golf outing followed by an evening
reception hosted by the RMEL Champions. Monday
is a full-day of educational presentations ending
with an RMEL Champions reception, dinner and
the RMEL Foundation Silent Auction and the RMEL
annual meeting. A guest program, awards presentation and plenty of time to relax and network are
also part of the tradition. Go to RMEL.org/fall for
more information and registration.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019

RMEL Board of Directors
Former NFL Star and Cancer Survivor Merril Hoge’s “Find A Way” Journey Sparks Intention at RMEL’s Spring Conference
Austin’s Experience Instituting a 5G Wireless Program
APS’ Fossil Unit Monitoring Tool Improves Efficiency, Generates Savings
Charging a Path Towards Battery Storage
Xcel Energy’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Future
28 Steam Turbine Cycling—Operator Considerations, Best Practices and Options for Optimization
Maximize on the New Energy Paradigm at RMEL’s 116th Fall Convention
2019 Calendar of Events
Member Listings
Foundation Board of Directors
Advertiser’s Index
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Intro
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - cover1
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - RMEL Board of Directors
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Former NFL Star and Cancer Survivor Merril Hoge’s “Find A Way” Journey Sparks Intention at RMEL’s Spring Conference
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Austin’s Experience Instituting a 5G Wireless Program
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - APS’ Fossil Unit Monitoring Tool Improves Efficiency, Generates Savings
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Charging a Path Towards Battery Storage
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Xcel Energy’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Future
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 26
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 28 Steam Turbine Cycling—Operator Considerations, Best Practices and Options for Optimization
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Maximize on the New Energy Paradigm at RMEL’s 116th Fall Convention
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - 2019 Calendar of Events
ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Member Listings
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ELECTRIC ENERGY | SUMMER 2019 - Advertiser’s Index
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