ELECTRI Summer Council Meeting 2024 Agenda

Intercontinental Boston


Monday, July 15


1:00 PM                            Welcome and Introductions– Rose Kennedy Ballroom Salon I, II, & III

  • Josh Bone, ELECTRI International Executive Director
  • Kellie Holland, ELECTRI Council Chair


1:15 PM                            Overview of Boston’s Climate Initiatives

  • Brian Swett, Chief Climate Officer of Boston


1:45 PM                            Grid Modernization and Sustainability

  • Jim Hunt, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations & Sustainability, Eversource Energy
  • Nicola Medalova, COO, National Grid


2:30 PM                            NECA & IBEW Working Together in Boston

  • Kristen Gowin, Chapter Executive, NECA Boston Chapter
  • Lou Antonellis, Business Manager, IBEW Local 103


3:30 PM                            Refreshment Break- Supported by Southwire


3:45 PM                            Contractor Panel- Branching into Mechanical

  • James Ford, President and CEO, Egan Company
  • Skip Perley, CEO, Thompson Solutions Group
  • Craig Whaley, Senior VP, The Brandt Companies



4:45 PM                            Closing Remarks


5:00 PM                            Adjourn


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM         Networking Reception- Supported by Sonepar
Rose Kennedy Ballroom Pre-Function


Dinner on own




Tuesday, July 16

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM        Council Members’ Breakfast – Rose Kennedy Ballroom Salon IV & V


8:00 AM                           Day 2 Kickoff – Rose Kennedy Ballroom Salon I, II, & III


8:30 AM                           New Research Proposals Presented with Live Q&A and Voting


10:00 AM                         Networking Break


10:30 AM                         Breakout Sessions

  • KPIs – What Metrics are Driving Profits, Productivity & Growth – Griffin/Robinson Rooms 
  • AI in Practice—Where to Start? — Rose Kennedy Ballroom I, II, & III 
  • The Future of Offsite Construction—Shifting from Prefab to Manufacturing –Dartmouth & Eleanor
  • Go or No Go—When to Say Yes or No to a Project—Hutchinson Room


11:30-12:30 PM              Lunch – Rose Kennedy Ballroom IV & V


12:30 PM                         NECA Update

  • David Long, CEO, NECA


1:15 PM                            The Impact of the Better Buildings Challenge

  • Maria Vargas, Director of the Better Buildings Challenge, U.S. Department of Energy


2:15 PM                            Roatan Recap and 2025 Connection Summit


3:30 PM                            Closing Remarks


3:45 PM                            Adjourn


6:00-9:00 PM                   Reception and Dinner – Rose Kennedy Ballroom IV & V



Wednesday, July 17


7:00-8:00 AM                  Council Members’ Breakfast – Rose Kennedy Ballroom IV & V


8:15 AM                           Announcements and Research Voting Results-Rose Kennedy Ballroom Salon I-III


8:30 AM                           Project Management Apprenticeship Discussion

  • Charlie Cornish and Nick New, American Apprenticeships Work
  • Patty Keenan, Miller Electric Company
  • Anna Jochim, ELECTRI International


9:30 AM                           ELECTRI Business Coaching Launch


10:00 AM                         Refreshment Break


10:30 AM                         Current Research Updates with Approval of 2024 PCA Finalist


11:00 AM                         Partnership for Career Advancement (PCA) Awardee Presentation


11:30 AM                         Closing Notes


11:45 PM                         Adjourn