During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the successes of the Hispanic community and reaffirm our commitment to including persons of Hispanic descent in the Department’s programs and activities. Sandra Guzman, award winning multimedia journalist and former editor-in-chief of Latina magazine, will open the program by sharing her unique perspective and serving as Mistress of Ceremonies.
The Minorities in Energy Initiative will link together representatives from diverse community organizations, government, academia, and industry to provide their individual perspectives to address shared challenges in the areas of energy economic development, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, and climate change.
At the morning session, Secretary Moniz will kick off a panel of experts to address these issues from different lenses, allowing a more holistic approach in addressing energy concerns within minority communities. During the afternoon session, participants will provide their individual views on the subject areas.
Featured panel speakers include the Honorable Mary Landrieu, U. S. Senator, Dr. S. "Jim" Gates, Professor, University of Maryland, Jack Gerard, CEO & President, American Petroleum Institute, Mauro Gregorio, President, DOW Chemical, The Honorable Hazel R. O’Leary, former Secretary of Energy, Michael Rencheck, President and CEO, AREVA Inc., and Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau, President, Howard University.