Speaker Bios / March 8, 2023

Robin Mills Ridgeway, Ph.D., PE is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety Compliance at Purdue University. She earned her master’s and PhD in environmental engineering from Purdue, is a licensed professional engineer in Indiana, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, and a LEED accredited professional. She assists and advises the University with environmental compliance and policy matters associated with state and federal regulations, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. She also provides technical guidance and recommendations to a number of University operations including the University’s Wade Utility Plant, Purdue Agricultural Centers, and other campus operations.

Steven Rose, Ph.D is a Principal Research Economist and Technical Executive in the Energy Systems and Climate Analysis Research Group at EPRI. His research focuses on long-term modeling of socioeconomic system transitions, climate change drivers and management, and potential climate risks. Steve’s research has explored topics such as the estimation and use of the social costs of carbon and other greenhouse gases, company climate-related risk assessment, strategy, and goal setting, as well as climate change impacts, risks, responses, and resilience, long-run climate management strategy and policy design, mitigation institutions, investment risks and incentives, and the role of natural climate solutions, land use, and bioenergy in climate management.
Regarding the social costs of greenhouse gases (SC-GHGs), Steve was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Updating the Social Cost of Carbon and has been doing research related to the topic for twenty years, as well as informing and facilitating public dialogue on scientific understanding and challenges—see, for instance, EPRI’s SC-GHG Scientific Initiative Website and Steve’s recent article Putting science first in creating and using the social cost of carbon.
Steve has also served on the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Advisory Group, was a lead author on climate impacts, economic damages, and climate scenarios for the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, and serves on the scientific advisory committee to the Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Other appointments include the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, lead author for the U.S. National Climate Assessment, expert panelist on U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board panel on Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Biogenic Sources, and the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium’s Scientific Steering Group and its Scientific Working Group on Scenarios for Climate-related Financial Analysis.
Steve has a PhD in economics from Cornell University, and an undergraduate degree in economics with mathematical emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Corrina Ricker is the Lead Modeler on the Natural Gas Markets team in the Office of Energy Production and Markets Analysis at EIA and has served in this role since early 2021. Before that, Corrina worked on the Liquid Fuels Markets team as an Analyst for four years. On the Natural Gas Markets team Corrina primarily contributes to the Short-Term Energy Outlook, the Natural Gas Weekly Update, and Today in Energy.

Lori Aniti has been the lead Electricity Pricing modeler for the Annual Energy Outlook. In addition she has contributed to the International Energy Outlook with expertise in India and Russia. She recently transitioned to shorter term electricity markets analysis for the new Office of Energy Production and Markets Analysis at EIA. Currently she models coal markets for the Short Term Energy Outlook and U.S. regional electricity markets for Short Term Energy Outlook supplements. Lori came to EIA from the Maryland Public Service Commission where she worked with stakeholders to finalize details of implementing electricity market restructuring legislation and on 10-year electricity planning.

Peter Gross is a Technical Lead in the Long-Term Energy Modeling Team. He is responsible for analysis, research, and modeling of long-term domestic and international industrial sector energy consumption at EIA. His modeling efforts have included energy consumption projections in the petrochemical, refining, and steel sectors, as well as demand and price projections of hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL). Peter has worked at EIA for 15 years and has an MS in Statistics and a PhD in Chemistry.

David Goetz, PE is a Business Development Manager at Burns & McDonnell. Responsibilities include business development and coordination of project teams and clients. Professional experience encompasses planning, design, implementation, and commissioning of generation, distribution, microgrids, and system control for education, healthcare, industrial, utility, and governmental clients.

Scott Bryan is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and retired after 29 years of combined Active and Reserve duty. He has 25+ years in the Industrial Water Treatment Industry and maintained the CWT (Certified Water Technologists) certification since 2005. Scott’s water treatment experiences are wide-ranging from hospitals and universities to power generation to refineries.
Since joining The Cortec Corporation in January 2019, as the Product and Technical Sales Manager for the Water Treatment Line, Scott has worked with regional, national and international water treatment companies as well as the end-users to develop more comprehensive preservation plans for plant utilities.

Chuck Chaitovitz is vice president for environmental affairs and sustainability at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For more than 25 years, he has specialized in environment and energy issues, working with companies on strategies to improve their bottom line and competitive positioning. At the Chamber, Chaitovitz is launching a new environment and sustainability capability to foster unique partnerships among the private sector, government, and civil society organizations. He works with members to support company leadership on sustainability — building the business case and the enabling conditions through commonsense public policy and the actions of member companies.
Previously, Chaitovitz co-founded The Coventry Group, LLP, a Virginia-based professional services firm focusing on strategic communications, marketing, and government relations. He developed new market opportunities and business plans for entrepreneurs, creating innovative environmental technologies. Chaitovitz also provided strategic counsel to clients on a range of international projects, including water and sanitation capacity building in West Africa, nutrient management best practices in Central and Eastern Europe, and U.S. water finance case studies to share with utility leaders across the Caribbean.
His experience in managing multistakeholder coalitions is underscored by his tenure as executive director of the U.S. Water Partnership — a public-private partnership of more than 120 U.S. private sector, government and civil society organizations to mobilize the best of U.S. expertise to address water challenges. There he helped launch, manage, and grow the Partnership and assisted in developing a multimillion fundraising campaign. Chaitovitz managed U.S. stakeholder participation in the Global Energy Assessment, the first comprehensive evaluation of global energy systems in more than a decade. He also coordinated the National Metal Finishing Strategic Goals Program (SGP) — a voluntary, environmental performance partnership of more than 500 companies, and state and local regulatory agencies for the EPA.