Energy Marketing Pioneer Craig Goodman Retiring, To Be Honored At Reception & NEM Strategic Industry Leadership Meeting
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Craig Goodman, a pioneer in energy marketing and long-time president and CEO of the National Energy Marketers Association, is retiring, and will be honored at a reception at The George Town Club on January 29 in Washington D.C., held in conjunction with NEM's Strategic Industry Leadership meeting on Jan. 29-30 in Arlington, VA
A public NEM Strategic Industry Leadership meeting on topics facing the retail energy industry, open to all registrants, will follow on Jan. 30 (see topics below). A NEM membership-only meeting will also be held on Jan. 29 prior to the reception
Goodman has been a leader in the energy industry through five industry deregulations
starting with oil and refined products in the late 1970s, the natural gas markets in the
1980s, and is currently attempting to bring true price and technology competition to the
smallest energy consumers.
Goodman and NEM have led efforts to open retail electricity and natural gas since their inception, working with state regulators and lawmakers and representing the industry in various forums and proceedings
Goodman’s expertise in law, economics, taxation and
public policy has served three U.S. Presidents and assisted multiple U.S. and foreign
nation-states to maximize social wealth with competitively neutral, market-based solutions
to anti-competitive conduct, market power abuse and energy market dysfunctions. Goodman has published widely and has appeared as an
expert on energy, technology and tax policy issues in broadcast, radio and print media.
Goodman is admitted to the bars of the states of Texas and Florida, as well as
Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Goodman received his bachelor’s
degree in economics with honors from the University of Maryland and a juris doctorate
degree with a concentration in international corporate law and economics from the
University of Miami School of Law.
NEM on January 30 will hold a Strategic Industry Leadership meeting open to the public who register with discussions led by retail energy thought leaders
The Jan. 30 session will include a review of initiatives to open new states to retail choice (or expansions of limited programs), including Arizona, New Mexico, California, Colorado, and Florida
The Jan. 30 discussion will also focus on the topic, "Utility Predatory Pricing Explained", with a closer look at the "misapplication of utility commodity related costs and the impact on the utility price to compare"
NEM will also review regulatory accomplishments and state by state (and federal) issues and action plans for the coming year
On Jan. 29, a NEM members-only meeting, prior to the retirement reception, will be held to address NEM leadership and its core regulatory focus of eliminating the provision of competitive services by monopoly utilities