2019 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
KEYNOTE: Transportation Electrification - The Time is NOW!
Erika H. Myers
Principal of Transportation Electrification
Smart Electric Power Alliance
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Washington, DC facilitating the electric power industries smart transition to a clean and modern energy future through standards, research, and collaboration. Erika, a South Carolina native, leads SEPA’s Transportation Electrification programs. She has over 15 years of experience in the clean energy sector and specializes in the nexus between the grid, electric vehicles, and renewable energy.
Erika regularly speaks at events around the country to inspire innovative approaches to vehicle-grid integration. For her groundbreaking research, Erika was recognized as one of Public Utility Fortnightly's, 2019 "Fortnightly Under 40" recipients. Prior to joining SEPA, Erika spent four years as a consultant with ICF International and five years as the Renewable Energy Manager for the South Carolina Energy Office.
During her time at the SCEO, Erika coordinated the development of the Energy Freedom and Rural Development Act, which led to over $50 million in corporate investments over a five-year period. Erika also developed and administered over $11 million in state and federal funding for renewable energy and clean transportation, including the state's first 100 public EV chargers.
Erika also managed three non-profit organizations (the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition, the SC Biomass Council, and the SC Solar Council) and two legislatively-appointed commissions (Wind Farm Feasibility Study Committee and the Strategic and Tactical Research on Energy Independence Commission (STREIC)). Erika initiated the very first South Carolina Renewable Energy Summit in 2013. This Summit was the predecessor to the annual South Carolina Clean Energy Conference. Seeing a need for the unification of clean energy activities, Erika worked with stakeholders to secure funding that created the SC Clean Energy Business Alliance.
Erika proudly holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Clemson University and a master’s degree in earth and environmental resources from the University of South Carolina.
Senior Vice President
The Intertech Group
Mr. Reeves is a Senior Vice President with The InterTech Group, Inc. where he has served for the past 30 years as a manufacturing and financial executive with merger and acquisition, corporate finance and strategic planning experience.
Mr. Reeves also serves as President and CEO with Circa Enterprises, Inc.,a public Canadian company that designs, manufactures, and sells equipment for the telecommunication, electrical utility, and construction industries.
Mr. Reeves is the Chairman of Titan Logix Corp., a public Canadian company that develops and manufactures Guided Wave Radar gauges for fluid measurement in mobile tanker applications for the oil and gas, waste fluid, chemical and aviation industries.
Mr. Reeves previously served as President of PBI Performance Products, Inc., a subsidiary of The InterTech Group, located in Rock Hill SC. PBI manufactures and markets thermally stable and fire resistant fibers used in firefighter bunker gear and polymers used in semiconductor manufacturing.
Mr. Reeves previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Galvanic Applied Sciences, Inc., a public Canadian company that designs and manufactures analyzers and measurement equipment for the natural gas and process industries.
Mr. Reeves sits on the board of the South Carolina Solar Business Alliance and the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance.
Mr. Reeves graduated from the University of Georgia in 1978.
Partner & Co-Chair Energy Industry Group
Weston Adams III is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office. Weston co-chairs Nelson Mullins Energy Industry Group, and practices environmental, energy, and appellate law. He is former board member and chairman of the S.C. Conservation Bank Commission that, during his time on the commission, provided state funding for the permanent conservation of more than 250,000 acres of land in South Carolina.
Weston holds degrees from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN (1987), the University of South Carolina School of Law (1991), and the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1997). He was also Research Editor for The South Carolina Law Review, and he attended the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.
South Carolina Clean Energy Alliance
A South Carolina native with undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina, Loomis is a proven leader with nearly 30 years of experience working in and around South Carolina state government and business. She completed energy and leadership programs at both The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University (energy) and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (leadership), as well as the Riley Institute at Furman University’s Diversity Leaders Initiative and Leadership South Carolina. From 2013 to 2015, Loomis served as a member of the SCCEBA Board.