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September 30 - October 2

Region 1, 2 & 4 Combined Meeting

Uncasville, CT

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Region 1, 2 & 4 Combined Meeting

This meeting will address options for utilities to build and own a private, highly secure, reliable, and high-capacity 4G LTE network for distribution automation. Explore how it provides utilities with a single platform with continuity for their critical grid applications along with true broadband capacity as the distribution grid evolves with a broader IoT strategy.

This meeting will feature a wide array of sessions, round table discussions, exhibits, and networking opportunities. This is your opportunity to take your private LTE knowledge to the next level, you won’t want to miss this. Join your industry peers and technology partners in Uncasville, Connecticut, from September 30- October 2, 2024.

Registration Information & Rates

Registration Rates:
Utility Registration
  • $300 for the first registrant and $90 for each additional registrant.
  • Once the first registration for $300 has been processed please contact support@utc.org for instructions on how to register additional attendees at the discounted rate.
  • **If your company is a member of UTC and you are not seeing the member rates on the registration site please contact support@utc.org for assistance.
Vendor/Associate Rate**
  • $450 – Members
  • $695 – Non-Members
  • **These rates are for non-exhibiting vendor companies. See below for sponsor & exhibitor registration instructions.
Speakers:
  • All speakers will be registered complimentary by UTC staff.
Sponsors & Exhibitors:
  • Sponsors & Exhibitors may receive complimentary or discounted rates depending on their level of participation.
  • Before registering through the website please click here to email and confirm any applicable comps or discounts.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received by Monday, September 9, 2024 will receive a refund less a 25% cancellation fee.  Cancellations must be received in writing to support@utc.org.
Questions:
If you have questions or need assistance please click here to email us.

Exhibit & Sponsorship Information

Exhibit & Sponsorship Information

Sponsor Information:
Kristi Middlebrooks | Director, Conference Exhibit and Sponsorship
Direct: +1.202.833.6838 |
Email:  kristi.middlebrooks@utc.org

Conference / Registration Information
E: support@utc.org

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For questions contact support@utc.org or call 202.833.6812

Travel/Getting there

  • Closest airport(s)
    • Hartford CT approx. 1 hour – https://bradleyairport.com/
    • Rhode Island – TF Green approx. 1 hour  – https://flyri.com/
  • Google maps overview – See attached Property map
  • Parking details at hotel/venue  – Valet Parking is complimentary and tipping is encouraged

Mohegan Sun

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382

About Region 1, 2 & 4 Combined Meeting

About Region 1
Region 1 includes:
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Quebec, Canada
  • New Brunswick, Canada
  • PEI, Canada
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Have any questions or are you interested in hearing more about how UTC can play a role in your company? Contact our Region 1 officers:
UTC Region 1 Officers
Chair: Mitchell Carpenter, Eversource
Vice-Chair: Marloon Paula Gonzalez, National Grid
Secretary / Treasurer: Sohail Usmani, National Grid
About Region 2
Region 2 includes:
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ontario, Canada

Have any questions or are you interested in hearing more about how UTC can play a role in your company? Contact our Region 2 officers:

UTC Region 2 Officers
Chair: Marwan Madi, NYPA
Vice-Chair:  Vacant
Secretary / Treasurer: Vacant
About Region 4
Region 4 includes:
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Ontario, Canada

Have any questions or are you interested in hearing more about how UTC can play a role in your company? Contact our Region 4 officers:

UTC Region 4 Officers
Chair:   Paul Zawada, American Electric Power
Vice-Chair:  Vacant
Secretary / Treasurer:  Christopher Pozorski, American Electric Power

SPEAKERS

Travis Phifer
Travis Phifer
Senior Network System Engineer, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
Tony Suppa
Tony Suppa
Project Manager, Public Service Enterprise Group

Anthony works as a Project Manager with Public Service Electric and Gas in Newark, New Jersey.

Anthony is responsible for the management of wireless co-location on all electric transmission towers and distribution poles for PSEG.

Anthony is a 1981 graduate of Newark College of Engineering ( NJIT ) and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Jersey.

Gary Vondrasek
Gary Vondrasek
Manager Telecom Sales & Services, JEA

Gary Vondrasek, Manager Telecom Sales & Services

In his role as Manager of Telecom Sales & Services, Gary Vondrasek leads JEA’s communication initiatives and manages the 800-mile utility fiber optic network and utility transport networks in addition to the utility wireless networks which includes the utility owned communication towers and other vertical infrastructure.  Gary also manages the Pole Attachment, Wireless Collocation, and Dark Fiber enterprises for collocation and leasing.  Gary is highly skilled in both business development and operational management with the responsibility of developing and implementing strategies across all communications verticals.

Gary joined JEA in August of 2000 as a Product Development Coordinator and ascended through the ranks to become the Manager of Telecom Sales & Services.  Throughout his tenure at JEA, he has held the responsibility for managing multiple types of products and services, new product development, achieving operational and project metrics, budget and vendor management, business case development, and new product integrations.

Gary has over twenty-five years’ experience in the energy, gas, and telecommunications sectors with 15 years specifically with Pole Attachment, Wireless Collocation, and Fiber optic sales and operations.

Gary is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and is pursuing his Blackbelt certification.

Gary attended Valparaiso University and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Business Economics.

Gary has been active with Utilities Technology Council (UTC) for over 19 years and is one of the original founding members of UtiliSite.  Gary is presently Chair of the Board of Directors for UTC.

Rusty Williams
Rusty Williams
President and CEO, Utilities Technology Council

Jimmy R. (Rusty) Williams is President and CEO of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC.) UTC is a DC-based global trade association that represents electric, gas, and water utilities on their mission-critical information and communications technologies.

Williams, a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama, has more than three decades of extensive utilities industry experience. He worked at LightRiver Technologies for seven years, where he served as Vice President, Sales. Before LightRiver, Williams worked for nearly four years as Director of Business Development at AFL Telecommunications. He also worked for more than 25 years at Southern Company, where he held various telecommunications and IT management positions.
Williams, a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama, has more than three decades of extensive utilities industry experience. He worked at LightRiver Technologies for seven years, where he served as Vice President, Sales. Before LightRiver, Williams worked for nearly four years as Director of Business Development at AFL Telecommunications. He also worked for more than 25 years at Southern Company, where he held various telecommunications and IT management positions.
As President and CEO, Williams will lead UTC’s staff as the association continues to be a trusted advocate and thought leader on regulatory issues and emerging technology, as well as a valued training source in the utility telecommunications and networking space.
Williams earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
When not working for UTC, Rusty enjoys his family which includes his wife Ivette, 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.  He also enjoys playing golf and hunting.  Rusty also serves his church as a leader and teacher.
Paul Zawada
Paul Zawada
Network and Operational Technology Engineer, American Electric Power

Paul Zawada is a Staff Engineer in American Electric Power’s Energy Delivery Real Time Operations department, serving as a subject matter expert for Telecommunications, SCADA, and other Operational Technology systems used to support real-time transmission monitoring and assessment functions across AEP’s 11-state footprint.

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