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Suzanne Russo
Pecan Street, CEO

Suzanne is chief executive officer for Pecan Street. Prior to joining the organization in 2010, she was director of sustainability initiatives for New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development where she led the development of green building and sustainable retrofit standards for municipally-funded affordable housing. Over the past seven years, Suzanne served as chief of staff and then chief operating officer for Pecan Street, during which time Forbes named her one of five women ‘Using Technology to Blow Up Social Change.’ An urban planner with a masters degree in community and regional planning from the University of Texas at Austin, Suzanne has worked in Africa, China, India and the USA on community-based sustainable development.

Lon Huber
Duke Energy, Vice President, Rate Design and Strategic Solutions

Lon Huber is a Vice President at Duke Energy overseeing the development, analysis, and implementation of pricing and rate design for the collection of over $20 billion in regulated revenues per year. As part of this position, Lon is tasked with leading strategies, innovation, and development of new rate designs in response to changing customer needs in all ten jurisdictions of Duke Energy. Prior, Lon led Navigant’s North American retail regulatory offering. In this capacity, he provided expert witness testimony, proceeding strategy, and pricing solutions on behalf of clients across the energy sector. Lon has received numerous awards for his creative solutions to the electricity industry’s most pressing issues, including the top honor from the Energy Storage Association as well as the Utility Dive’s Innovator of the Year award.


Moving from coal to renewable energy alone won’t be enough to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals. By evangelizing decarbonization and the electrification movement, utilities can be at the vanguard of combating climate change.