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    Putting the Pieces


    Keynote Speaker: Merril Hoge, Retired NFL Running Back

    Electric Energy Executive Leadership Panel

    +25 Technical & Educational


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    General InformatIon Date, Location & accommoDations may 20-22, 2019

    Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel 100 n. 1st street Phoenix, aZ 85004 Phone: 1 (800) 399-4229

    hotel reservations Book your hotel room at http://book.passkey.com/go/rmelSpringConvention. the room block deadline is april 27, 2019.

    you must mention you are making your reservation as part of the RmeL room block when calling the hotel. By not doing so, you may be incorrectly told that the hotel is full or quoted a different room rate. if the contracted room block is not met, RmeL is financially liable for penalties.

    Government employees: if you are making your reservation at the federal government rate please be sure to mention you are part of RmeL so you will be counted towards the room block.

    Transportation travelers arriving at sky Harbor can access PHX sky train® from level 3, where the gates and security checkpoints are located. Light rail passes can be purchased at light rail sta- tions, the sky train® station and participating retail locations. a 1-Ride light rail fare is $2 or $4 for an all-Day pass. sky train will take passengers out of airport to 44st/Washington station.

    From the 44st/Washington station, take the West bound train to the central ave/Washington station, which will drop you directly in front of the Renaissance Hotel!

    Who Should Attend

    the spring management, engineering and operations confer- ence attracts over 300 management as well as engineering and operations personnel from the many electric energy companies (utilities) and supplier and service companies that are members of RmeL. Utilities of all types of ownership participate including ioU, G&t, municipal, cooperative, and others. companies from outside RmeL’s membership will also be in attendance.

    Conference Description

    The Spring Management, Engineering and Operations Confer- ence has been a tradition since RMEL’s early beginnings. Known for providing outstanding continuing education and networking opportunities, this conference is a must attend event for engineer- ing, operations and management personnel in the electric energy industry. With 25+ presentations, this conference covers issues in generation, transmission, distribution, safety, customer service, human resources and other management topics. The timely top- ics and breakout structure of the conference allow attendees to customize their education experience to focus on presentations and resources that address their needs. Ample time is also provided to network with industry peers and visit with exhibitors. Maximize your time and training budget with this value priced and content rich event. Continuing education certificates are provided for the sessions attended.

    PaSt attendeeS on rmel’S SPrInG ConferenCe

    “diverse participation by large numbers of utilities and vendors.”

    “rmel is very unique in its community of members. I appreciate how open and welcoming everyone is and how willing people are to share lessons learned.”

    “I really value that rmel is able to bring together industry leaders that are willing to be honest with others on what they see, feel, and experience.”

    “this conference has industry-leading representatives and a good blend of the technical, policy, and economics.”

    “the educational content provided me some ideas and insight to bring back to my organization.”

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    Merril’s empowering message provides people with strategies to “find a way” as they pursue their own goals.

    Playing Career As a graduate of Idaho State University with a degree in education and a minor in health and fitness, Merril was a four-year football starter who set 44 school and conference records and two NCAA football records, one for most receptions by a back in a season and the other for most receptions by a back for a career and stood until recently when they were broken. In 1987, Merril made his child- hood dream a reality when he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played until 1993 and led the team in rushing and receiving in four of his first five years, setting a record in his third year for receptions by a running back. Along with Franco Harris, he is one of only two Steelers players to rush for more than 100 yards in back-to-back playoff games. He was the Steelers Iron Man of the Year two years in a row (1989 and 1990) and was named to the All-Madden team in 1989. In 1993, Merril went to the Chicago Bears as a free agent, where he played for one year until he was forced to retire early due to post-concussion syndrome. At the time of

    Ever since Merril Hoge was eight- years-old, he dreamed of being a professional football player. Grow- ing up in a small town in Idaho, the goal seemed unrealistic. But Merril didn’t just dream about this goal. From that young age, he used the words “Find A Way” to take action to overcome any obstacle and to attain any goal. Today, as he con- tinues to strive towards his own goals, he also uses his Find A Way philosophy as a parenting tool, and challenges his children, Kori and Beau, to Find A Way to achieve their goals, overcome obstacles and take ownership of their lives.

    Keynote Speaker: merril Hoge

    tuesday, may 21 8:30-9:30 a.m.

    K eynote Speaker Find. A. Way. Three simple words, yet when composed in a sentence, Merril Hoge has proven that these can be the most powerful words in the English language. “Find. A. Way.” helped Merril beat cancer, overcome family tragedies, triumph childhood traumas and conquer his personal demons.

    A retired NFL running back and former ESPN analyst, Merril inspires audiences with his story of prevailing over life’s hurdles through strength and determination while achieving success through hard work and perseverance. He began his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, eventually joining the Chicago Bears before retiring due to post-concussion syn- drome. During his tenure as an ESPN analyst and host, he was well-known for his sharp insights and knowledge of the game.

    In 2003, Merril was diagnosed with Non- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which he fought - and beat - using the same tenacity he demon- strated on the field. He shares his moving story in his memoir Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life. In 2018, Merril pub- lished his provocative book Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and the Plot to Destroy Football.

    his retirement, Merril had the longest con- secutive playing streak in the NFL.

    television/radio Merril joined ESPN in 1995 as a football analyst and sideline reporter, where he quickly distinguished himself through his in-depth knowledge of the game and his strong relationships with the coaches and players in the National Football League. He has since served as a host and analyst for a wide variety of ESPN programs on television, radio and the Internet, including ESPN’s SportsCenter and NFL Live; Friday Football and Fantasy Insider on ESPN News; The NFL on ESPN Radio; and alongside Ron Jaw