Keynote Program 

Monday, June 20, 2016 • 2:50 pm – 5:00 pm

FeatureStan Meiburg Photod Speaker – A. Stanley Meiburg, Acting Deputy Administrator, United States Environmental Protection AgencyStan Meiburg serves as the Acting Deputy Administrator of EPA, continuing a career spanning over 36 years at EPA in locations around the country. He has broad experience in the management of the agency across the spectrum of EPA’s activities, and has received numerous awards, including recognition as a Distinguished Federal Executive in 2012 and as a Meritorious Federal Executive in 1997. He received EPA’s Gold Medal in 1990 for his work on the Clean Air Act Amendments, and Silver Medal in 1983 for work on state-federal relations. Meiburg spent 18 years as Deputy Regional Administrator of EPA’s Region 4 office in Atlanta, Georgia, following service as Deputy Regional Administrator in EPA’s Region 6 office in Dallas, Texas. He is the second person in EPA history to serve as Deputy Regional Administrator in more than one region.

From 1990 to 1995, Meiburg was Director of Region 6’s Air, Pesticides and Toxics Division. From 1985 to 1990, he was Director of the Planning and Management Staff of EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards in Durham, North Carolina, leading work on the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments as well as planning and budgeting for the air program. Meiburg joined EPA in 1977, serving in a variety of positions in Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., and Dallas, Texas, before coming to Atlanta. Meiburg holds a B.A. degree from Wake Forest University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from The Johns Hopkins University.


Keynote Session Panel

Chuck Barlow, Vice President, Environmental Strategy and Policy, Entergy Corporation

Chuck D. Barlow is Vice-President, Environmental Strategy and Policy of Entergy Corporation.  Barlow supports the Entergy national fleet from offices in Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans.  Previously, he worked as General Counsel of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality from 1996 to 2003.  Barlow holds the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in environmental and natural resource law from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1995.  In 2007, he was honored with Lewis and Clark’s Distinguished Environmental Graduate Award.  Barlow received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College in 1984, the Master of Arts in English from the University of Virginia in 1986, and his law degree from the Mississippi College School of Law in 1989 (magna cum laude). In 1989-90, he clerked for Chief Judge Charles Clark of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Barlow served two terms as a member of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council and as a member of the governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.  In 2014, the Mississippi Business Journal named him one of the State’s top ten leading attorneys.

Kim Greene, Chief Operating Officer, Southern Company

Kim Greene is chief operating officer of Southern Company, responsible for overseeing the Southern Company system’s operations, including generation, transmission, engineering and construction services, system planning, and research and environmental affairs, as well as Southern Power and Southern Wholesale Energy. Prior to becoming COO in 2014, Greene served as president and CEO of Southern Company Services. From 2007 to 2013, Greene held senior executive roles at Tennessee Valley Authority, serving as chief financial officer and chief risk officer for the federally-owned corporation. Earlier, Greene also spent eight years at Southern Company subsidiary Southern Energy Inc., now NRG. Greene serves on the board of directors for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In addition, she serves on the University of Tennessee College of Engineering board of advisors and as a member of the advisory board for the University of Alabama at Birmingham master of advanced safety engineering and management program. Greene is a member of the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame and a recipient of the University of Tennessee’s Distinguished Alumna Award. She was named to Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” Class of 2015, World Gen’s Class of 2015, and was named 2015 POWER-GEN Woman of the Year.

Greene earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and mechanics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master’s degree in business administration from Samford University. In 2011, Greene completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund

Vickie Patton serves as Environmental Defense Fund’s General Counsel and manages the organization’s national and regional clean air programs.   For over two decades, she has worked to protect human health and the environment from air pollution. She has been involved in numerous rulemakings under the Clean Air Act and associated cases (including several successful cases before the U.S. Supreme Court), testified before congressional and state legislative committees, and authored a variety of articles on air quality protection and environmental policy.   Prior to joining Environmental Defense Fund, she worked in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., where she provided legal counsel on national air quality initiatives.  She has received a number of awards for her work and in 2011 received the Air & Waste Management Association’s Richard Beatty Mellon Environmental Stewardship Award.