FuelQuest Announces GRAIL 2014 Conference Speakers
U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy
President and CEO to Deliver Keynote Address on Domestic Energy
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/14 -- FuelQuest, Inc., the
leading on-demand software and services company for the global
downstream energy industry, today announced the featured keynote and
session speakers for FuelQuest's GRAIL 2014 Conference. Now in its
10th year, GRAIL is an essential conference for fuel and tax
executives, managers, and professionals from retail, distribution,
supply, and transportation companies. The conference will be held
April 22-23 at The Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's
Institute for 21st Century Energy, will deliver the keynote address
on Wednesday, April 23. Harbert is a highly respected expert in
energy policy and the former assistant secretary for policy and
international affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. She was the
primary policy advisor to the secretary of energy and to the
department on domestic and international energy issues including
climate change, fossil fuels, nuclear, renewable energy and energy
efficiency. During her tenure at the Chamber, she led efforts to
build support for meaningful energy action both nationally and
internationally through policy development, education, and advocacy.
Her keynote address at GRAIL 2014 will focus on forecast and policy
insights for the energy industry.
Other confirmed industry leaders presenting or participating in
panels at the event include:
-- Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., president, Oberon Fuels
-- Andy Dillon, region vice president, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
-- Kris Eiting, supply manager, FuelQuest, Inc.
-- Dan Farish, excise tax manager, Murphy Oil USA
-- Lindsay Fitzgerald, director of regulatory affairs, National Biodiesel
-- Tom Kelso, managing director and head of energy and multisite retail
investment banking, Matrix Capital Group, Inc.
-- Scott Kennedy, gasoline transportation manager, 7-Eleven, Inc.
-- Heather Killough, business development manager, Argus Media
-- Rich Little, senior tax manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
-- Michael P. Manning, director, AVSG, LP
-- Kelly Mathews, president and CEO, Kelly S Mathews LLC
-- Ben McClenahan, director, commercial sales, PAPCO, Inc.
-- Jim Mullin, head of procurement, Pilgrim's Pride/JBS USA
-- Ken Piddington, CIO, Global Companies LLC
-- Ashley Scheele, senior tax manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
-- Larry Schafer, senior advisor, consultant, National Biodiesel Board
-- Jen Shaunty, tax partner, national excise tax practice leader,
Deloitte Tax LLP
-- Ben Sunderlin, operations manager, truenorth energy, llc
-- Neysa Suarez-Sheetz, tax manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
-- Paul Stone, independent director, FuelQuest, Inc.
Attendees will gain invaluable insight into how leaders from their
respective industries are tackling critical fuel trends and
challenges facing the market today. Conference sessions will discuss
best practices based on real-world case studies that improve fuel and
tax operational performance. In addition to product training for
FuelQuest customers, GRAIL will provide numerous networking
opportunities as well as spotlight technologies that mitigate the
impact of fuel price volatility in an increasingly competitive
landscape. New to the conference this year, tax professionals can
earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for select tax
industry sessions, such as "RINs 101 and Changes in the Renewable
Fuel Standard," "The Status and Future of the Natural Gas Vehicle
Market," and an alternative fuels panel, "Today's Perspective and
Outlook for the Future."
"FuelQuest is honored to host such a prestigious group of industry
speakers at GRAIL 2014," said David Zahn, vice president, marketing
at FuelQuest. "Each individual brings a unique perspective on forces
that are shaping our industry including fuel price volatility, tax
complexity, changing regulations, mergers and acquisitions, and
increasing alternative fuel demand. GRAIL provides an excellent
opportunity for professionals to network with their peers and gain
insight into improving day-to-day operations."
GRAIL 2014 is sponsored by the following companies:
-- Atlas Oil Company
-- Deloitte Tax LLP
-- Eagle Transport Corporation
-- IPC (USA)
-- Kelly S Mathews LLC
-- PAPCO, Inc.
-- SC Fuels
-- UPS Fuel Services, Inc.
GRAIL 2014 INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
Information on registration
and sponsorship opportunities can be found online at
FuelQuest provides on-demand fuel management, tax
automation, and compliance solutions for suppliers, distributors,
buyers, and traders of petroleum products and other energy
commodities. FuelQuest's solutions deliver operational and financial
value to over 650 customers. These customers include leading global
oil companies, international retailers, shippers and government
entities. FuelQuest's fuel management solutions help customers manage
the complexity, regulation and market volatility for more than 22
billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel annually. Its Zytax
solutions ensure compliance and accuracy for tens of billions of
dollars of energy-related excise taxes per year. Learn more at
415.963.4174 ext. 4
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