But this week, with GovEnergy 2009 in Providence, RI, (with a few exceptions) the gang was all here. And that included the old guard, folks who have made their mark and trained the next generation, who recently left their DOD positions to join the fight from the industry side: Paul Bollinger (Army) and Mike Aimone (Air Force).
After this morning's fantastic Energy Security Game (more on that later), the closing Agency Panel Discussion showcased some of the professionals at the energy security helm in mid 2009:
- Brian Lally - OSD
- Kevin Geiss - Army
- Mike McGhee - Air Force
- Clayton "Mitch" Mitchell - Navy
I'll be doing a few follow-on posts highlighting this remarkable conference. Which O-BTW, in the worst economy in recent memory, Brad Hancock and Scott McCain grew from 2,600 attendees in 2008 to 3,400 this year. Obviously, the passion of the DOD and its energy leaders is at least matched by the passion of the many who work these issues in the field and flock to this event to hear them out. Stay tuned ...