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November 2, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0$30 – $35
We are proud to present the return of the ACES Networking Luncheon series. ACES is dedicated to connecting professionals between Richmond and DC, from the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) industries – a sector that is very active in the adoption of Information, Communication and Technology. These luncheons serve as an opportunity for like-minded individuals to collaborate and network while hearing from industry experts, engaging in insightful conversations and enjoying a local dining experience.
ACES is not an exclusive group and is open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited for all ACES events. Fall 2022 luncheons will take place at the Fredericksburg Nationals Virginia Credit Union Stadium. There are several sponsorship opportunities available for ACES events. If you are interested in learning more, please email Rose Maddox at email@example.com
If you would like to be added to the invitation list for ACES luncheons, please complete our ACES Interest Form.
Guest Speaker: John Hewa, President and CEO at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
John D. Hewa is REC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Hewa has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the electric utility industry with an emphasis in technology and management of public and cooperative power utilities. His experience also spans technical and executive roles managing electric, water, wastewater, and wireless and fiber optic telecommunications systems.
Hewa holds a deep appreciation for the cooperative business model. He has served as the CEO of electric cooperatives in Texas and Florida and as vice president of research, engineering, and technical services at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in Arlington, Virginia.
Hewa holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Science in engineering management from the University of Tennessee. He also earned his Doctor of Engineering at George Washington University focusing on engineering management, researching and modeling energy storage for electric cooperatives in the PJM structured wholesale electricity market. Hewa is a registered professional engineer.
John Hewa will be discussing the implications on the power grid for electric vehicles and distributed technologies and how this will shape the energy utilities.