CWEEL Breakfast and Keynote Presentation

September 22 | Thursday | 7:30 - 9:00 am

AEE is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce. One of the ways we celebrate diversity is through our Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) Division. Join us for our annual CWEEL Breakfast to learn more about this division, network, and a keynote presentation. Everyone is welcome to attend!*

  • GA Ballroom 1

Keynote Speaker: Lara Krecic, VP Southwest District - Energy Systems, DNV Energy Services USA Inc.

DNV Southwest District Vice President Lara Krecic has been developing and leading high-performing teams in the energy sector for more than 20 years. She creates environments for people to learn and grow their careers and her teams thrive under her authentic and engaging leadership style. She believes in providing inclusive environments and focuses on developing people interested in finding solutions to energy challenges in order to encourage and grow future leaders while best serving DNV’s utility customers. In addition, Lara is interested in helping disadvantaged and underserved customers and provides leadership support on a diversity, equity and inclusion committee at DNV.  She earned her B.A. summa cum laude in Public Policy and Business Management from Arizona State University.

*Select this event during registration. Event, food and beverage is included for registered attendees.

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RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to more than 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing more than €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass and gas. RWE Supply & Trading provides tailored energy solutions for large customers. RWE has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is responsibly phasing out nuclear energy and coal. Government-mandated phaseout roadmaps have been defined for both of these energy sources. RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040. On its way there, the company has set itself ambitious targets for all activities that cause greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that these emission reduction targets are in line with the Paris Agreement. Very much in the spirit of the company's purpose: Our energy for a sustainable life.