Speaker Bios / March 7, 2023

Robert (Bob) Morrow – Currently Senior Technical Manager with Detroit Stoker Company and works with the Engineering, Sales & Service Departments. Bob has been employed by Detroit Stoker Company since 1986, holding several different technical positions, including Project Engineer, Sales Engineer, Service Manager, & Engineering Manager. Currently a member of several professional organizations including CIBO, ASME, TAPPI and NFPA. Bob, graduated 1985 from Oakland University Rochester, Michigan with Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering.

Steven Cook is Of Counsel with Bracewell LLP in their Houston office where he advises clients on environmental law and policy issues. Prior to joining Bracewell, Steven worked for over 20 years as lead counsel at LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics and chemical companies with global responsibility for the health, safety and environmental legal function. He also served as Deputy Assistant Administrator at the Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He received his JD from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He also has an MBA and B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Kathy Beckett has over thirty years of experience practicing environmental, regulatory, and natural resources law. She has a national reputation for her ability to influence environmental policies on behalf of her clients. She has been instrumental in the development of national and state regulatory programs and the drafting of environmental legislation. Kathy is the Team leader of the firm Environment, Social, Governance (“ESG”) group of attorneys with experience and knowledge about how ESG impacts all aspects of business. She has also worked Environmental Justice issues with USEPA. Kathy is a senior attorney in a group of 15 experienced environmental lawyers and technical professionals. She is active in many industry trade groups and serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Energy, Clean Air and Natural Resources Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Environmental Committee. Kathy has served in a leadership role with the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. She is a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and is rated in Chambers USA. Kathy is a board member of the Black Diamond Council for the Girl Scouts serving multiple states.

Neil Naraine is senior director of government relations at International Paper. He directs all aspects of external federal legislative, regulatory, policy, and political operations for energy, environment, and sustainability issues serving in a high profile and high impact position. Before joining International Paper, Naraine served as the senior director of government relations for a large electric utility, Public Service Enterprise Group, where he owned policy and advocacy efforts for diverse areas including wholesale electricity markets, post-Fukushima nuclear regulations, and U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) environmental rules. Prior to joining the private sector, Naraine was recruited by the EPA to serve as primary point of contact and SME for all political activities related to scientific research with White House and Congress for Office of Research & Development. He was also the majority staffer for Chairman Inhofe on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee responsible for setting the nuclear oversight agenda for the full committee. Naraine has also served as a U.S. Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. Naraine has a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering from University of Cincinnati, a master of science in radiation physics from Georgetown University and a master of business administration from Georgetown University.

Carl Bozzuto is a retired vice president of Technology from Alstom Power’s Boiler and Environmental Sector. He is currently an independent consultant (currently with CIBO and EUCI). He has been a judge for the Carbon XPRIZE and has now been selected to be a judge for the $100 million XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition. Mr. Bozzuto’s background and experience have been in the areas of new technology development and commercialization. At ALSTOM Power, he has been associated with a wide variety of new process technologies including CCS, pressurized fluidized bed combustion systems, atmospheric fluidized bed combustion systems, flue gas desulfurization systems, NOx control and removal technologies, firing systems, coal gasification combined cycle systems, coal water mixtures, coal conversion technologies, solar thermal power systems, iron production systems, and paper mill recovery systems. He has also been responsible for marketing, market planning, strategic planning, and business development for utility steam generation systems and related products and the profit and loss of the Fluidized Bed System Business Unit. Mr. Bozzuto was editor-in-chief of the award winning textbook entitled “Clean Combustion Technologies” published by Alstom in 2009. He recently was editor and co-author of the Boiler Operator’s Handbook (River Publishers, 2021). He was the technical leader for the National Coal Council Report on DOE’s Technical Progress in CCS Technology in 2015. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who in 2020. Mr. Bozzuto received his bachelors and masters degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT and a masters degree in Management Science from the Hartford Graduate Center.

Niko McMurray is the Managing Director of Public Policy at ClearPath. In this role, he leads the development and execution of ClearPath’s clean energy and industrial policy portfolio to advance the organization’s mission and vision. Niko serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nuclear Engineering Division Executive Committee, the E4 Carolinas Southeast Nuclear Industry Advisory Council, and represents ClearPath before multiple other industry groups. When he first joined ClearPath, Niko was the Senior Program Director for Nuclear Energy, where he led the organization’s nuclear energy portfolio. Previously, Niko was a Materials Engineer at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). While at the NRC, he developed and provided technical guidance on materials, component integrity, and licensing topics for new and advanced nuclear reactors. Niko has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University. His areas of expertise include Clean Energy and Industrial Policy and Nuclear Energy Policy and Regulation.