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The Honorable H. Kelly Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21

Kelly Carnes is an entrepreneur, and nationally recognized technology policy expert and thought leader. She has served the high tech industry for over 20 years, holding leadership positions in technology business, law and government.

She is President and CEO of TechVision21, a Washington, DC-based technology strategy firm. TechVision21 leverages technology, business and government expertise to help companies: pinpoint and secure research and technology funding; forge critical alliances with business and government leaders; and promote and protect their interests in Washington. TechVision21 clients include global companies, leading U.S. research universities, government, and science and technology non-profit organizations.

Before founding TechVision21, Ms. Carnes served eight years at the highest levels of the U.S. government, working first as an aide to then First Lady Hillary Clinton, and later, as a senior technology policy advisor to four Secretaries of Commerce. Most recently, Ms. Carnes served four years as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy. As a Presidential appointee, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Ms. Carnes represented the Administration before Congress, and was a liaison to, and advocate for, the technology business community. Ms. Carnes also represented the United States in negotiations with foreign governments, and in multi-lateral fora, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Ms. Carnes also provided strategic direction and management oversight for a large Federal agency; spearheaded sophisticated, highly-leveraged public-private partnerships to promote technological innovation; and led numerous Presidential and Cabinet-level technology initiatives. Private sector partners—including Warner Brothers, Scientific American, the National Association of Manufacturers, and DeVry University—invested $50+ for every Federal dollar invested in these ventures.

Ms. Carnes served as a key point person on numerous high profile issues affecting technology businesses, including regulation of E-commerce, H-1(b) visas, the R&D tax credit, securities litigation reform, financial accounting standards, and the high tech work force shortage. She also helped lead the Administration’s efforts to increase the representation of women and minorities in the nation’s technology work force.

Ms. Carnes directed several Presidential-level technology programs and initiatives, including the National Medal of Technology, America’s highest award for technological innovation. She also created GetTech, an award winning national public awareness and information campaign to encourage teens to pursue technology careers. GetTech features celebrity endorsements, radio and television public service announcements, and an interactive web site. GetTech ads have been broadcast more than 45,000 times, and have reached students in 14,000 public middle schools.

Ms. Carnes is known as a dynamic speaker and forceful advocate for industry on technology and competitiveness issues. She is a frequent keynote speaker at technology and business conferences around the nation, and has been widely quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN.com, Business Week.com, Information Week, CIO Magazine and The National Journal. She has been a featured guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation, and appeared on television and radio broadcasts nationwide.

Ms. Carnes has served on numerous Boards and Commissions, including the Comptroller General’s Advisory Board (Government Accountability Office), the Senior Advisory Group for the Director of National Intelligence, a National Governors’ Association Commission on Technology and Adult Education, and the Steering Committee for the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology (the “Morella Commission”). Ms. Carnes also has served as an advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and BEST: Building Engineering and Science Talent. In 2000, Ms. Carnes was selected by the Center for the Study of the Presidency to join an elite group of experts making recommendations to President Bush on improving the federal government’s ability to develop technology and competitiveness policy.

Ms. Carnes previously enjoyed a highly successful technology business career. As an attorney at a top national law firm, Ms. Carnes structured and negotiated more than $1 billion in technology business transactions. These included joint ventures and strategic alliances, venture capital transactions, technology development, licensing and marketing agreements, systems integration projects, and large-scale computer outsourcing transactions.

Ms. Carnes graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law School, where she served as Topics Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal.


Dave Christophersen, Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies, Hydrex Global Platform Leader

Mr. Christophersen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Grove City College and Master of Business Administration from Butler University.  He has worked in the water treatment industry since 1977, including Olin Corporation, Betz (currently GE Water), Crown Solutions, and now Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies. Presently he is technical director for Crown Solutions and also a Hydrex Platform Director for the corporate Veolia group that manages the global chemical offering.

His wide range of expertise includes pretreatment and post-treatment technologies, boiler water chemistry, cooling water chemistry, wastewater chemistry, recovery/recycle strategies, raw water clarification, and Legionella control.  He is a Certified Water Technologist (CWT) and a member of the Association of Water Technologies, Cooling Technology Institute, and National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

He is author or co-author of many papers and has presented at CTI, NACE, AWT, SME mining conference, Northwest Mining Conference, Fuel Ethanol Workshop, and others.


Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD, Qualitative Economist, Founder/Managing Director Clark Strategic Partners

Dr. Clark, a long-time advocate for the environment and renewable energy, is an internationally recognized author, lecturer and advisor specializing in sustainable communities. In December 2007, Dr. Clark was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, along with his colleagues of United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In 2004, he founded Clark Strategic Partners (CSP), an environmental and renewable energy consulting firm using his political-economic expertise in order to guide, advice and implement public and private clients worldwide – specifically on sustainable development for communities ranging from schools, colleges and universities to small and large cities. He is author of five books, two of them on Sustainable Communities (Springer Press, December 2009) and a Design Handbook (Elsevier Press, June 2010) with a global sequel due in the summer of 2011. His next book is on The Third Industrial Revolution (Praeger Press, winter 2011) and as Co-Editor and Author for a Special Issue of Contemporary Economic Policy on “Global Cases in Energy, Environment, and Climate Change: Some Challenges for the Field of Economics” due in the winter of 2011.

Prior to launching CSP, Dr. Clark had created a mass media company (Clark Communications) in San Francisco during the 1980s and a Lecturer at California State University, Hayward (now East Bay) and the Managing Director of the Center for New Venture Alliances. He was the Manager of Strategic Planning for Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (University of California and U.S. Department of Energy) from 1994-1999. Then from 1999-2000, he was a Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Aalborg University, Denmark, where he had been a Fulbright Fellow in 1994. Then due to the California energy crisis, he was asked by senior staff of Governor Gray Davis to come and serve as the Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy, Emerging Technologies, and Finance from 2000-2003.


John Cronin, Director and CEO, Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

John Cronin is director and CEO of Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, and a senior fellow at Pace University. For 37 years he has dedicated his career to water and environmental affairs. He is best known for his 17 years as Hudson Riverkeeper, for which Time magazine named him a “Hero for the Planet.” He also served as an aide to Republican Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr. and as an aide to Democratic Assemblyman Maurice Hinchey. He was the lead environmental negotiator for the New York City Watershed Agreement, and was the author and lead lobbyist of three state environmental laws. He has worked as a Hudson River commercial fishermen, filmmaker and author. He co-wrote, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., The Riverkeepers, with an introduction by Vice President Al Gore, and wrote and produced the film The Last Rivermen, named an outstanding documentary of the year by the Motion Picture Academy Foundation. At Beacon Institute he directs a program of advanced technology development for real-time monitoring of rivers and estuaries, and STEM education for teachers and students. At the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies his work is directed at water policy reform and training the next generation of environmental leaders. The Wall Street Journal called John Cronin, “A unique presence on America’s major waterways.”


Jeff Eger, Executive Director, Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Jeff Eger is the Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.

Prior to joining WEF in January 2011, Jeff held the position of Executive Director of Sanitation District 1 (SD1) in Fort Wright, Kentucky. SD1 is the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky and maintains $1 billion in physical assets that include more than 1,600 miles of sanitary sewer line, 143 wastewater pumping stations, 15 flood pump stations, eight package treatment plants, two major wastewater treatment plants with a third under construction, more than 250 miles of storm sewer and more than 17,800 sewer structures.

During his 16-year tenure with SD1, Eger developed and implemented a regional stormwater management program to comply with U.S. EPA’s regulations, and began taking responsibility of public stormwater collection systems in 2009. He also supervised the regionalization of 30 municipal sanitary sewer systems in response to pending federal environmental regulations and legislative changes.

In addition, Eger has vast experience in working with organizations active on the regional and national levels. He is a member and past chairman of The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries) and also chairs the Wet Weather Partnership, a national organization dedicated to seeking environmentally responsible solutions to urban wet weather issues.

Eger earned a Communications degree from Northern Kentucky University and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including: Outstanding Young Leader Award, Kentucky Jaycees; Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Walter Pieschel Award (2004); Honored member, U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce; honored by Girl Scouts of America and National Leadership Academy for community service.


Paul Gagliardo, M.P.H., P.E., Manager, Innovation Development, American Water

Mr. Gagliardo is well known throughout the United States, in Europe and Asia for his defining work on indirect potable reuse as a scheme to supplement the potable water supply in San Diego, California. Paul is a registered engineer in California and has a Masters degree in Public Health. He has pioneered the efficacy testing and use of new technologies in businesses that vary from energy conservation, hazardous waste remediation, solid waste resource recovery, water treatment, wastewater treatment, contaminant monitoring and strategic planning. He has authored over fifty technical papers on subjects ranging from low and high pressure membrane systems, monitoring systems, UV disinfection systems, strategic planning and watershed management. He has given presentations on five continents and in ten different countries and has been the invited keynote speaker on multiple occasions.

During his twenty plus years at the City of San Diego, Paul created and managed the Aqua2000 Research Center. This program focused on the testing of new technologies for use in the water and wastewater business. The Aqua2000 Research Center helped develop the membrane bioreactor system from a novelty to the de facto technology of choice for recycled water applications. Paul’s team developed the performance test protocols that are being used by the California Department of Health Services to determine if systems can be used in specific potable water and recycled water applications. He prepared and submitted performance analyses to the California DHS for acceptance on over twenty new technologies.

Since leaving the City of San Diego he has continued to assist innovators in the development of their new products and help them become commercialized. Currently, Mr. Gagliardo is the Manager – Innovation Development for American Water. American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the United States operating over 400 water plants and 300 wastewater plants in 32 states. In this position he is responsible to identify new technologies that can be incorporated into American Water’s various business enterprises. The IDP's primary objective is to look for innovations that enhance American Water’s water and wastewater services, increase operational efficiencies, lower operational costs and position American Water for growth in the areas of reuse, desalination and wastewater bioenergy. Paul is responsible for the identification and screening of ideas and navigating those selected ideas through a Stage-Gate process toward eventual commercialization inside and outside of American Water facilities.


Bart Gordon, Former Congressman & Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology; Partner, K&L Gates

Mr. Gordon joined K&L Gates as partner in the Washington, D.C. office after 26 years representing the state of Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. Mr. Gordon, who served as Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology from 2007 to 2010, advises clients on innovation and technology-related issues, including clean technology, nanotechnology, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and nuclear energy. Mr. Gordon was a senior member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and also served on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Rules.

Mr. Gordon is a member of the Tennessee bar and has applied for membership in the District of Columbia bar. While that application is pending, his practice is limited to and focuses on assisting clients on government affairs and related public policy matters.

During his distinguished congressional career, Mr. Gordon developed a reputation as the undisputed leader in innovation policy in the U.S. Congress. In 2007, he championed the America COMPETES Act, signed into law by President Bush, which promotes federal investments in innovation in order to make the US more competitive. In 2010, as Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee, he engineered the passage of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act. Signed by President Obama, the act renewed the federal commitment to R&D and education, adding new provisions such as support for prize competitions.

Mr. Gordon played a key role in developing and passing the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, which encouraged the federal government to promote the transfer of nanotechnology breakthroughs from laboratories to commercial products. He also promoted legislation that would implement a research program focusing on the environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanotechnology.

Throughout his political career, Mr. Gordon led the debate on a wide range of technology issues and formulated legislative initiatives on a number of other subjects, including health information technology, nuclear power, rare earth minerals, and synthetic biotechnology. Additionally, he led the effort to enact the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which increased mileage standards, improved vehicle technology, promoted alternative energy research, and improved energy efficiency in a variety of ways. Gordon was also a leading proponent of America’s space program, and of improving the nation’s performance in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Active in Democratic politics early on, Gordon served as executive director of the Tennessee Democratic Party in 1979 and state party chairman from 1981 to 1983. Prior to his public service, Mr. Gordon was a lawyer in private practice. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1971 to 1972.


J.D., University of Tennessee, 1973
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 1971 (with honors)


Sally Gutierrez, Director ORD National Risk Management Research Lab, EPA

Sally C. Gutierrez is the Director of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. NRMRL is one of three Federal research laboratories within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. The Laboratory is responsible for conducting engineering and environmental technology research to support the Agency in development of policy, regulations and guidance to further environmental protection in the U.S. The research staff consists of 400 environmental and chemical engineers, chemists, microbiologists, economists, hydrologists and other scientists and support staff. Key areas of research include: treatment and control of contaminants in drinking water, restoration of ecosystems, control of air pollutants, remediation of contaminated sites, environmental sustainability and environmental technology testing and development.

Mrs. Gutierrez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas, School of Public Health in Houston. Her area of expertise is water resource management. She was appointed NRMRL’s Director in 2005. Prior to this appointment she was the Director of the Water Supply and Water Resources Division with the Laboratory. During her tenure as Director of the Water Supply and Water Resources Division, she was responsible for leading a national technology demonstration program for control of arsenic in drinking water. Prior to coming to U.S. EPA, she was responsible for administering several water programs for the State of Texas environmental agency in the areas of drinking water, water monitoring, wastewater treatment permitting, and utility rates.

She is a member of the American Water Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers and is past President of the Texas Environmental Health Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors for AIDIS U.S.A.


Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities, LLC

Scott Livingston is the Chief Executive Officer of the Livingston Group of Companies LLC and of Livingston Securities LLC, a full service investment bank/advisory and broker/dealer with a reputation as one of the leading experts on Wall Street and across America in the emerging field of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology has the potential to have a significant impact on a broad range of industries, including health/life science, energy/power, cleantech/greentech, industrial/defense, infrastructure/construction, electronics/semiconductors, consumer/leisure, and others. Mr. Livingston has been called “sharp and highly connected” by the Forbes Wolfe Nanotechnology Report (July 1, 2005) and has been a keynote speaker on advanced technology investment trends at MIT, the Harvard Club, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), the Nanobusiness Alliance, the Cleveland Clinic, Brookhaven National Labs, the International Business Forum, Albany Nanotech, the Delaware Technology Park, Hillary Clinton’s Jobs for New York, WXXA Fox 23, Cold Spring Harbor’s Dolan DNA Learning Center and at conferences for economic development and job creation through investment in advanced technologies in over a dozen states across America.


Joseph P. Mantua, President, American Water Works Association; Client Services Manager, Black & Veatch

Joe Mantua has been with Black & Veatch since 2007 and currently works as a Client Services Manager in the greater Washington DC area. Joe is responsible for managing a variety of water and wastewater projects for several clients in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Joe works closely with two of the nation’s largest utilities, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and DC Water. Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering consulting and construction company with more than 100 offices and 9600 professionals worldwide.

Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Joe spent 23 years working for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in Laurel, Maryland in a variety of roles including Quality Assurance Section Head, Director of Development Services and Project Delivery Group Leader.

Joe has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Dayton and is a registered professional engineer. He has been actively involved as a volunteer with the American Water Works Association since 1987 and is a recipient of the George Warren Fuller Award. He has held numerous leadership positions at both the Section and Association level and currently serves as President of the Association.


Kevin M. McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative

Kevin M. McGovern is the Chairman and CEO of McGovern Capital, LLC, which provides investments and business strategy to emerging companies, particularly those engaged in consumer technologies and holders of Intellectual Property Rights. He has founded over a dozen companies, seven (7) of which have become world and/or category leaders, including SoBe Beverages, Tristrata (AHA skincare technology), and KX Industries (home-based water purification). McGovern founded and serves as Chairman and CEO of The Water Initiative ("TWI") (www.TheWaterInitiative.com), which develops and markets home-based water purification systems, particularly in developing countries.

He also serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board and Board Member of the USA Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World's Expo.

He created and directs the worldwide licensing program for Tristrata Inc., which owns the rights (over 100 patents) to Alpha Hydroxy Acids ("AHAs"), the most successful technology in skin care history. AHAs, which restore skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, are/have been in approximately 40% of all skin care products. Tristrata licenses over 70 companies and is the leading seller of skincare products to dermatologists and plastic surgeons in over 80 countries.

McGovern is a principal and strategist for Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. (ticker CCTC) which, with is partner SAIC, has created proprietary technologies to clean coal; for EnviroFuels Manufacturing, Inc., which markets and distributes proprietary smokeless stoves; and for Aquea Scientific, which developed and markets proprietary nanotechnology to "wash-on" additives to the skin, such as sunscreens.

McGovern was a founder of SoBe Beverages, which was the US's fastest growing beverage company growing to $250mm in sales in less than 4 years, and established the "new age"/nutraceutical beverage category. SoBe was sold to PepsiCo. He also was a founder of KX Industries, which was the world's leader in developing and marketing water and air carbon filters. KX developed and supplied the first home-based or point-of-use ("Pur") filter and the first refrigerator water filter for Electrolux. He co-published the pioneering Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report, which is currently the Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report.

He has served on various public and private Boards, including The Sports Authority (Executive Committee) and Nobel Education, and has been a participant in dozens of worldwide ventures, particularly in China and Southeast Asia.

A graduate of Cornell University (BA) and St. John's University School of Law (JD), he is a Presidential Councilor and Trustee Emeritus of Cornell, having chaired its IP and Tech Transfer Committees. He also serves on Cornell's Joint Venture (CNI) in Singapore, Chairs Entrepreneurship@Cornell, and was named Cornell's "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2007. He teaches each Spring at the Johnson Graduate Business School and recently donated and founded the McGovern Family Venture Development Center, Cornell's first on campus science/business incubator.

He is also Co-Chairman of the Silver Shield Foundation, which provides education and counseling assistance to families of police and fire fighters killed in action in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.


Cat Shrier, PhD, PG, President & Founder, Watercat Consulting LLC

Cat Shrier is President and Founder of Watercat Consulting LLC (Watercat), an to facilitate communication and understanding of water and other natural resources management issues, technologies, and policy approaches. Cat consulting firms since 1992, and with water and environmental agencies and legislative offices on environmental issues since 1984.

Cat’s clients have also included public and private companies in the water utility, oil & gas, power, and mining sectors; educational institutes; water users and other stakeholder organizations. Her areas of expertise include integrated water and energy planning and policy; integrated water management for habitat, municipal, agricultural, recreational, and industrial uses; conjunctive use and management of groundwater and surface water resources; development of cohesive research strategies involving universities, institutes, agencies, consulting firms, and private industry; and development of education and outreach programs and other communication vehicles.

As a Senior Project Manager for a large environmental consulting firm in Calgary, Alberta, and Denver, Colorado, Cat managed hydrology baseline studies and environmental impact assessments, using state-of-the-art modeling, assessment, and river restoration technologies for large Athabasca oil sand projects for clients including Shell, Suncor, PetroCanada, and ExxonMobil, and power projects for TransAlta. She led several projects for energy clients to evaluate alternatives for wastewater management and treatment for reuse and recycling throughout their facility operations. She planned public scoping meetings and developed educational materials to support environmental impact assessments for energy and power projects in US and Canada.

For the state water agencies, US Department of Energy and national laboratories, she organized the September 2009 “Water-Energy Sustainability Symposium” in Salt Lake City, and authored the symposium report on Water- Energy Sustainability Perspectives and Policy Approaches. For the DC Water Research Institute, she has led analysis of research capabilities throughout the DC Universities Consortium. She developed a weekly seminar series, field trips, and other events for university students, faculty and staff; stakeholder organizations to form a cohesive water community in DC. For Alberta Environment’s Water for Life provincial water strategy, she led the development of agency programs, studies, and educational tools to support development of “alternative” water supply storage and management. She organized the National Research Council’s forum on policy, permitting, planning, and public perception issues on managed underground storage of recoverable water.


Charles Scholpp, Director of Hach Integrated Information Management Business Development

Charles (Chuck) Scholpp, Director of Hach Integrated Information Management Business Development, is responsible for developing integrated solutions that leverage instrumentation, communications, people and software. Hach is the worldwide leader in manufacturing and distributing analytical instruments and reagents used to test the quality of water and other liquid solutions.

Scholpp, a senior leader with more than 10 years of experience managing professional teams, has been with Hach since 2003. In his current position, he is delivering on a vision and strategic plan for offering a portfolio of integrated software, hardware and services to help drinking water and wastewater utilities optimize their operations through improved information management. Scholpp has also served as global product manager, product development manager and vertical market specialist (drinking water and industrial markets).

Before Hach, he was a quality manager and Six Sigma leader for engineered composite materials at Hollingsworth and Vose Company. In 1996 and 1999, Scholpp received the Hollingsworth & Vose President’s Award for outstanding service. Additionally, he served as Vice President of Programs for the Boston Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers from 2000-2001.

Scholpp holds a M.B.A. degree with majors in strategy and marketing from Kellogg School of Management as well as a Master of Engineering Management degree from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in management engineering with an industrial engineering concentration from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Mark M. Sweeney, Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC)

Mark Sweeney is a senior principal in McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC), providing site selection services and economic development consulting to companies and organizations worldwide.

With more than 20 years of experience in site selection and economic development, Mr. Sweeney assists companies in identifying, evaluating, and selecting the optimal location for their capital investments. Such projects cover a wide array of related factors, including sites, infrastructure, transportation, labor and demographics, state and local taxes, and incentives.

Mr. Sweeney also provides consulting services to leading economic development organizations across the United States in such areas as strategic planning and organizational design, site certification, target industry programs, incentive strategies, and sustainable development.

Mr. Sweeney has assisted clients in a wide variety of industries, from automotive manufacturing to software development and internet services. Recent clients include Daiichi Sankyo (pharmaceutical), Mitsubishi Electric (transformer manufacturing), SunCoke Energy (headquarters), SGL/BMW (joint venture carbon fiber manufacturing for electric vehicles), Sallie Mae (credit operations center), Nissan (headquarters; auto assembly; engine; distribution), Michelin (tire and rubber manufacturing distribution), Dollar General (distribution); and Oreck (headquarters; appliance manufacturing). Of particular note are the Nissan headquarters relocation from Los Angeles to Nashville, Tennessee (November 2005) and the Nissan auto assembly project that announced in Canton, Mississippi (November 2000). Mr. Sweeney has conducted siting projects in Europe and Asia as well as most regions of the United States. Economic development clients include CLECO (Louisiana), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Southern California Edison, and Duke Energy; the States of Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee; and Alexandria, Louisiana; Topeka, Kansas; and Macon, Georgia.

Mr. Sweeney spent more than five years at the South Carolina Department of Commerce, serving as Director of Research and Communication. There, he directed departments providing project management support, information management (including world’s leading economic development application of Geographic Information Systems), and communications. Mr. Sweeney was also one of the authors of Approaching 2000 – An Economic Development Vision for South Carolina, a state strategic plan for economic development.

Mr. Sweeney has a Masters in Business Administration from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University. In addition, Mr. Sweeney was a recipient of a Murphy Fellowship for graduate work in economics at Tulane University. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina.




Vincent Caprio, COO, Water Innovations Alliance

Mr. Caprio is the COO of the Water Innovations Alliance www.waterinnovations.org. Mr. Caprio is one of the foremost advocates for government funding of emerging technologies at both the State and Federal levels. Mr. Caprio has testified before the state legislatures of New York and Connecticut, and has participated in the NNI Workshop http://www.nano.gov/. Mr. Caprio is the founder of the Water Innovations Alliance Conferences and has successfully produced 5 Water Innovations Alliance Conferences. Mr. Caprio is the Event Director of the 3rd Annual Water Innovations Alliance Conference, September 26-28, 2011 in Boston, MA. In addition, Mr. Caprio has appeared on numerous Connecticut TV and radio stations, including WICC 600AM, discussing the impact of Water and Nanotechnology.

Mr. Caprio graduated from Villanova University in 1979 with a B.S in Accounting and completed a MBA from Northeastern in 1987. Mr. Caprio is a member of Villanova University’s Financial Club and serves as an active member of Villanova’s President Club. Mr. Caprio serves on the Board of Trustees for the Easton Community Center and the Easton Learning Foundation in Easton, CT. In the summer of 2008, Mr. Caprio was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Fabricators & Manufactures Association Communications, Inc. based in Rockford, IL.


Daniel J. Curran, President, University of Dayton

Daniel J. Curran is president of the University of Dayton, recognized as a top-tier national research university and one of the 10 best Catholic universities in the country. The Philadelphia native became the University of Dayton's 18th president and first lay leader on July 1, 2002.

An energetic man of faith and vision, Dr. Curran brings a forward-thinking approach and a strong commitment to social justice, internationalization and the Marianist educational philosophy. By almost every measure — from enrollment to research dollars to rankings — the University of Dayton has grown in stature during his presidency.


Douglas Dusty Hall, Manager of Program Development, The Miami Conservancy District

Dusty is the Manager of Program Development for The Miami Conservancy District where he facilitates the establishment of customer-driven programs and services. He previously served as a manager and executive with the City of Dayton and as a research scientist with the University of Dayton Research Institute.

Mr. Hall has a Master of Science from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Science from Wright State University. He is a graduate of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and he holds a certificate from the Ohio Economic Development Association. He was previously named a national hero by the EPA for his efforts to protect drinking water.


Lars H. Genieser, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Venable LLP

Lars Genieser is a registered patent attorney who focuses his intellectual property prosecution practice on pharmaceutical, chemical, and medical technologies of domestic and foreign clients. He has an active interest in nanotechnology, having, for example, prosecuted applications pertaining to quantum dots. Dr. Genieser actively manages complex international patent portfolios for new therapeutics in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He prepares infringement, freedom-to-operate, and validity opinions, as well as intellectual property licensing agreements. He combines a doctorate in chemical engineering with practical research experience in a range of chemical sciences and technologies in order to effectively understand, prepare, and prosecute patentable subject matter for his clients. Dr. Genieser's broad experience in industry and academia enables him to anticipate and appreciate challenges which technology-driven clients face in protecting their innovations.


Philip L. Hayden, PhD, PE, Chairman & Principal, Htec Systems, Inc.

Phillip L. Hayden is an environmental process engineer with over 40 years of experience preparing engineering designs, exporting equipment, supervising construction and commissioning water and wastewater treatment plants for a major international bottler. He has managed over 30 water, water recycling and wastewater treatment projects all over the world including Asia, SE Asia, Central and South America, Eastern Europe and Russia. The most recent project is an anaerobic/aerobic wastewater treatment plant treating over 1 mgd of flow in Bucharest, Romania. The company currently has proposalsfor projects in The Ukraine and Russia. He has owned and operated a company with an EPA Accredited Drinking Water Laboratory, health and safety consulting, site and groundwater remediation, air sampling and environmental engineering.

He has a M.S. from the University of Cincinnati and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Ohio and New York, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.


Alan G. Hinchman, Global Industry Manager - Water, GE Intelligent Platforms

Alan was born in Battle Creek, Michigan and began his career while in college working for a small industrial engineering company, Burr Engineering. After graduation Alan joined one of the largest global engineering consultant CH2M Hill and spent the next two years traveling between branches working on numerous infrastructure related projects. In 1997 was promoted to lead the Southeast Automation Group for CH2M Hill. For the next 3-years Alan lead the automation deployment of seven new Orlando Utilities Commission water plants. He joined GE Automation Services in Charlotte, NC as an Application Engineer in 2000, and promoted a number of times reaching Water Commercial Leader. In 2005, GE Automation Services was sold and the new owners Maverick Technologies retained Alan as Vice President of Operational Consulting. While at Maverick, he was responsible for the develop of their Utility Optimization offering and worked with many Fortune 500 businesses on reducing energy and water consumption. Alan rejoined GE with GE Intelligent Platforms in 2007 as a Global Industry Manager where he serves today.


D. Scott Koorndyk, Vice President, Technology Commercialization, Research, Development & Commercialization Organization, Dayton Development Coalition

Scott Koorndyk joined the Coalition in February of 2010 as an Entrepreneur in Residence within the Dayton Region’s Entrepreneur Signature Program. The Entrepreneur Signature Program is an Ohio Third Frontier program that supports the stand up of emerging technology companies through a combination of grants, equity investments, and entrepreneurial assistance programs. In January of 2011, he was named Vice President, Technology Commercialization. In that role, his responsibilities include technology and entrepreneurial identification, due diligence oversight, investment negotiation and execution, investment portfolio management and entrepreneurial coaching and development.

His past experiences include fifteen years in legal research industry, with LexisNexis (Dayton, Ohio). During those fifteen years, Scott held roles of increasing responsibility, including product development and marketing, business development, including oversight of corporate acquisitions, alliances and licensing, and the management and integration of corporate acquisitions. For the last five years of his tenure, Scott provided executive leadership for the Law School business segment, with responsibility for generating organic growth for the Company.

Just prior to joining the Coalition, he was Vice President and General Manager of BRC Marketing, Inc., a marketing consulting firm in Dayton, Ohio. In that role, Scott oversaw the strategy and operations for the firm, and expanded the firm’s offering to include a comprehensive online marketing practice.

Scott has a B.S. in Chemistry from Hope College (Holland, MI) with a BioChemistry concentration certified by the American Chemical Society, and a J.D. from the University Of Dayton School Of Law, with a concentration in Intellectual Property.


James A. Leftwich, Director, Ohio Department of Development

Jim Leftwich (Lefty) is the Director, Ohio Department of Development. After graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1987, Mr. Leftwich entered the Air Force where he served over 8 years as a logistics officer. He had various assignments and concluded his career as a staff officer at the Pentagon. He left the Air Force in 1995 and spent time in industry and at the RAND Corporation where he served as a research analyst. In 2005 he joined the Dayton Development Coalition. Jim is responsible for leading a professional team and building partnerships to grow jobs and prosperity for the 13 County Dayton Region. Along with his role as President and CEO of the Coalition, he serves on the Board of Trustees for several organizations throughout the Dayton Region including the Wright Brothers? Institute, daytaOhio, the Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute and other economic development partners.

Mr. Leftwich has a B.S. in Political Science from United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Public Administration from University of Dayton. He completed the Secretary of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program in 1995.


Mayor Gary Leitzell, Dayton OH

Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in 1961—my father worked in a steel mill after serving in the Air Force; my mother was his British overseas bride. I was transplanted to Chippenham, England, in 1970 where I attended a public grammar school. I graduated from the University of London with a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1982 and returned to the United States to reacquaint myself with a father that I had not seen in 12 years. I worked in the Pittsburgh area in several sales and sales management positions until 1994. After two lay-offs and one merger within the first 10 years of entering the corporate workforce, I made the decision to strike out on my own and pursue a hobby-related business in 1994 that afforded me the opportunity to travel all over the country. In late 1994, I moved to Dayton.

I became involved in my neighborhood association and the Southeast Dayton Priority Board in 1999 and became even more involved after acquiring an 1845 farmhouse that is now in the heart of the Walnut Hills neighborhood. I was elected president of the Walnut Hills Association for six terms, and in January 2008 and again in 2009 was elected to chair the Southeast Priority Board. Like many residents of any city, I became frustrated dealing with City Hall.

Some people, when frustrated with local government, opt to move. I chose to get involved and understand how our system works so that I could determine how to get problems resolved within my community. Throughout this endeavor I have had to become quite creative in my thinking process and always encouraged creative thinking within the organizations that I preside over. Now I will do that same thing while serving as Mayor, injecting creative thinking amongst our elected officials and our city employees. I feel strongly that our city needs.


Philip Lippel Ph.D., Consultant on Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies

Philip Lippel is an expert consultant on nanoscience and emerging technologies. He has worked on a variety of technical, policy, and science communication issues at the national and international level in fields including nanotechnology, science education and workforce, informatics, telecommunications, and commercialization of emerging technologies. Dr. Lippel has provided top level scientific support to the leadership of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative; helped to keep Congress, the public, and other interested parties up to date on federally funded nanotechnology research and development; and liaised with companies, NGOs, and state agencies interested in nanotechnology commercialization. He was appointed as a U.S. delegate to the Working Party on Nanotechnology at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and as a U.S. expert to the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee on Information and Communication Technologies. He served government as a senior policy analyst at the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation; industry as a Member of Technical Staff at Agilent Technologies and as founder of L Cubed Consulting; and academia as a faculty member in the Physics Department of the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Lippel feels privileged to have been an early participant in the emergence of nanotechnology as a discipline, beginning with his use of scanning tunneling microscopes for materials research at the IBM Almaden Research Center and at UT Arlington, and as a tool for introducing college students to nanoscale science at L Cubed. He received an A.B. in Physics and in Theatre from Williams College, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Brandeis University.


Jim Marten, Vice President, Crown Solutions

Jim has been in the water business since 1981. He has held a variety of positions in business development, operations, and management. Jim is currently the manager for the service and water treatment chemical business at Crown Solutions.

Jim has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton, and a graduate degree in business from the University of Michigan.


Clifton E. McCann, Partner, Venable LLP

Clifton McCann is an experienced patent attorney who specializes in the strategic development and defense of patent rights in the chemical, biological, and mechanical arts, including patents for water treatment methods and equipment, anti-corrosive materials, chemical recycling, polymers, and alloys. As lead trial and appellate counsel he has an undefeated record in patent infringement litigation, with awards and settlements ranging into eight figures in the water purification field.

Mr. McCann uses his 30 years of experience to help clients stay focused on business and practical aspects of patenting, which in turn allows his clients to make informed decisions on patent procurement, exploitation, and defense based on realistic estimates of cost and the likely impact of patent protection on market share, industry leverage, profits, and business value. Mr. McCann provides patentability and infringement opinions, procures patents and manages patent portfolios, conducts IP audits, drafts and negotiates patent licenses, enforces patent rights, defends against patent infringement challenges, and when necessary, litigates patent rights in the federal district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. McCann has served as Chairman of the Patent Section of the Bar Association of D.C. and Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Intellectual Property Litigation. He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Patent Section of the Bar Association of D.C., a Trustee of the Foundation of the Bar Association of D.C., and an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Licensing Executives Society. He is a frequent speaker at the International Water Conference and other forums on topics of patentability, damages, dispute resolution, and other patent issues.

Mr. McCann is an equity partner at Venable LLP in Washington, D.C. Before joining Venable he managed Lane, Aitken & McCann, a patent boutique listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Law Firms. Mr. McCann studied chemistry and biology at Northern Illinois University, obtained his J.D. from Catholic University of America, and received an LL.M. in intellectual property law from George Washington University, one of the nation’s top three law schools in the patent field.


F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director

Mark is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Water Innovations Alliance. a seasoned technology entrepreneur, executive, investor and visionary, currently focused on developing several early stage ventures in cleantech and health 2.0. He is also serving as CEO of the cutting edge water purifications start-up 349Q.

Mark is the former managing director and co-founder of Bang Ventures, an investment firm focused on technology investments including Web 2.0, new energy innovations and medical devices. He recently launched You Be the VC, a groundbreaking entrepreneurial competition. He also co-founded New Europe Ventures, a Polish-based venture capital firm, as well as the Benet Group, Leonardo BioSystems, Lux Research and the NanoBusiness Alliance. He has served as a senior executive at NanoDynamics (and continues to advise the company), Opion, GolinHarris and NRW. In addition, he has consulted for companies ranging from NanoSys to Engelhard to Mastercard to Yahoo to eSpeed to Pixar to DaimlerChrysler.

Mark is a member of the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST). He was recognized by Forbes as a "powerbroker" and has been featured in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News, ABC, BBC, N.Y. Times, Business Week, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Mark also appears regularly as a Fox Business News and CNBC technology commentator and on occasion serves as a co-host of SquawkBox. He was also a featured columnist for the Boston Herald's Hub 2.0 column.

Before entering the private sector, Mark was an appointee in the Clinton Administration developing policy, legal and communication strategy efforts on issues including Y2K preparedness, U.S. mortgage and banking systems, the online transformation and integration of HUD and FHA programs, digital divide efforts, biotech and organic food standards, and regional economic development programs. He is a graduate of the U. Denver College of Law (JD) and Boston U. (BFA, Painting). He is an avid supporter of the arts and also funds numerous animal charities, in particular pit bull rescue organizations and groups that combat breed specific legislation.


Charles J. Morton, Jr., Partner, Venable LLP

Chuck Morton, a seasoned M&A and finance lawyer, co-chairs Venable's Corporate Practice Group. He has a national practice representing lenders, investors, and entrepreneurs as they create, build, support and buy or sell businesses. He routinely advises on mergers and acquisitions, financings, including subordinated loan transactions, second lien loans, and equity investments. He regularly acts on behalf of private equity groups. 

In addition to recognition in Chambers USA, he is found in six categories of the Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law, Leverage Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Structured Finance Law, Technology Law and Venture Capital Law) by Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White). He has been tapped repeatedly as one of the five top M&A lawyers in Maryland by Maryland Super Lawyers, and has been Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated (the highest possible rating) since 2000. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows are an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows. They have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one‑third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by Fellows in their jurisdiction and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. He has been similarly recognized by the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Baltimore City. Clients describe him as “unwavering in his commitment to us” (Chambers USA 2010). He divides his time between the firm's Washington and Baltimore offices.

Outside of Venable, Chuck is the incoming chair of the global board of directors of the Association for Corporate Growth. ACG's 14,000 members are the investors, lenders, advisors and leaders of more than 20,000 middle-market companies. Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth is a global organization with 56 chapters. Chuck also has a faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches various business classes, he serves as the Vice Chair of the Technology Development Corporation of Maryland (TEDCO) and he is the General Counsel for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

Chuck lives in Baltimore with his wife of more than 20 years, Paddy, and their four children. He is active in his local parish, the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where he serves as chair of the Parish Council, and is a past member of the school board.


Alan Rae, Director, R3 Fusion

Dr. Rae has been associated with the materials industry for over 25 years and recently has been applying this experience in the fields of nanotechnology, electronics and “clean tech”. Before forming his contract research and consultancy company, TPF Enterprises LLC, in June 2009, his most recent assignment was at NanoDynamics Inc., developing and commercializing nanotechnology-based products and processes including nano solder, a nano solder replacement, silver and copper for printed electronics, process intensification, carbon nanotubes, nano cement and ALD coated particles. He was successful in running product development as a profit center using contract research funding from U.S. Government and private companies. From 1986 to 2004 Alan held a number of positions at Cookson Electronics Inc. and its subsidiary TAM Ceramics Inc. He was instrumental in the creation, growth and turnaround of highly profitable businesses across the electronics supply chain and led the cross company initiative to move to lead-free soldering systems from 1999 to 2004 during the transition when a significant proportion of electronics manufacturing capacity migrated to Asia. His experience includes dielectric materials, laminates, plating materials and surface finishes, solder, printing and dispensing equipment, reflow equipment, packaging materials and semiconductor chemicals. The Cookson Performance Solutions process laboratory, which Alan ran in 2003-4 incorporated these materials and equipment types and was instrumental in preparing boards for iNEMI industry reliability programs.

Alan holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Aberdeen as well as a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Engineering Materials and a M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist.


Robert Ritzi, Ph.D., Hydrogeologist, Wright State University

Dr. Ritzi is a Professor of Hydrogeology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wright State University. He holds a Ph.D. (Hydrology and Water Resources) from the University of Arizona as well as degrees from Wright State University (M.S., Geological Sciences) and Wittenberg University (B.A., Geology). He specializes in research quantifying ground water flow and mass transport. His funded research totals over $2 million and has resulted in 45 publications on topics ranging from aquifer systems in island settings to distribution of radon in ground water in Ohio. Current research, funded through the National Science Foundation, is addressing questions of how hierarchical sedimentary architecture across spatial scales affects flow and reactive transport in aquifer systems.

Dr. Ritzi is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and past chair of its Hydrogeology Division. He has served on the editorial boards of the principal journals in this field. He has served the local community through his volunteer and appointed positions on advisory boards including the Ohio Governor’s Geology Advisory Council and the City of Dayton Environmental Advisory Board.


Chris Spain, Chairman of the Board & Chief Strategy Officer, Hydropoint

Chris Spain is chairman and chief strategy officer of HydroPoint. Mr. Spain co-founded HydroPoint in 2002 with the vision of providing smart water management for sustained conservation and cost savings. Today HydroPoint is regarded as a proven leader in clean technology, with top-tier venture and strategic partnerships.

Mr. Spain has over 20 years of experience successfully managing cutting-edge technology, media and information services companies. Previously, he headed Shaman Corporation, which he co-founded in 1996. Shaman Corporation provided mission-critical IT data services to such leading companies as Hambrecht & Quest, DLJ, Lockheed, Department of Education and Intuit. In early 2000, Mr. Spain successfully sold Shaman to Corporate Software and Technology, one of the country's largest corporate software resellers. Prior to Shaman Corporation, Mr. Spain was president of Accelerated Media, a broadcast and interactive media company that produced the Discovery Channel's science- and technology-based "Know Zone" program, for which Mr. Spain received an Emmy award. Accelerated Media created one of the first interactive TV/website systems, later adapted by the Discovery Channel for other programs. In addition, Mr. Spain led multimedia projects for NBC, Apple, Pacific Bell and Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios, among other clients. Prior to Accelerated Media, Mr. Spain won numerous awards for direction and design as a Special Projects Producer for Chronicle Broadcasting in San Francisco. His work on live, national television shows blended complex technology integration with large-scale project coordination, honing an ability that serves him well at HydroPoint, where he leads the Company in delivering enterprise-wide water management solutions for a wide variety of industries.


Jennifer Vanderhart, Ph.D., Principal Economist, Exponent

Dr. Vanderhart is a Principal Economist at Exponent, Inc. in the Epidemiology and Computational Biology group. She has a Ph.D. in Economics and specializes in applied econometrics and microeconomic analysis, including theoretical and empirical analysis in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, breach of contract, and commercial damages. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Vanderhart was a Managing Director at Invotex Group. She has also held positions at LECG and Navigant Consulting, Inc., and was a graduate instructor and lecturer at Texas A&M University, in the departments of Economics and Management, respectively.

Dr. Vanderhart’s experience includes valuations of intellectual property for arms‐length licensing and litigation matters, calculating and testifying as to reasonable royalty and lost profit damages in intellectual property infringement cases, and economic analysis of price erosion and other market issues. She has also provided testimony as to appropriate data cost‐sharing compensation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In addition, Dr. Vanderhart has been involved in assessing damages in numerous commercial damages matters and in matters concerning antitrust counterclaims in intellectual property infringement cases. Dr. Vanderhart has submitted analysis, testimony, and affidavits in state and federal courts as well as for federal arbitration.

















Congressman Bart Gordon,
K&L Gates

Sally Gutierrez
Director, US
Protection Agency

Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD
Qualitative Economist, Founder/Managing Director
Clark Strategic Partners

Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston
Securities LLC

Paul Gagliardo,
M.P.H., P.E.
Manager, Innovation
American Water

Dave Christophersen
Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies, Hydrex Global Platform Leader

Cat Shrier, PhD, PG, President & Founder, Watercat Consulting LLC

Joseph P. Mantua, President, American Water Works Association, Client Services Manager, Black & Veatch

Charles Scholpp
Director of Hach Integrated Information Management Business Development

The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21

Jeff Eger
Executive Director, Water Environment Federation (WEF)

John Cronin
Director and CEO, Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

Mark M. Sweeney
Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC)

Kevin M.
The Water Initiative


Jim Leftwich,
Director, Ohio Department of Development

Daniel J. Curran
University of Dayton

F. Mark
Executive Director, Water Innovations Foundation

Jim Marten
Vice President
Crown Solutions

Alan Rae
R3 Fusion

Dusty Hall,
The Miami

Gary Leitzell

Chris Spain,
Chairman &
CSO, Hydropoint

Philip Lippel,
Consultant on
Nanoscience and
Emerging Technologies

Phillip L. Hayden,
Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP,
Htec Systems, Inc.

Vincent Caprio
Water Innovations

Vanderhart, PhD,
Exponent, Inc.

Clifton E. McCann
Venable LLP

Alan G. Hinchman
Global Industry Manager-Water
GE Intelligent Platforms

Charles J. Morton, Jr.
Venable LLP

Lars H. Genieser, Ph.D. Senior Associate Venable LLP

Scott Koorndyk,
VP, Technology

Robert Ritzi, Ph.D.,
Wright State


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