NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Utility Industry Roundtable

December 8, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Location and Time


The Buckhead Club
3344 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

Speaker Spotlight



Katherine has 17 years of environmental management consulting experience centered in climate change & sustainability. She advises clients on developing and implementing global energy and sustainability strategies, with a focus on balancing sustainability risk and identifying cost savings as well as brand enhancement opportunities for clients. Katherine has assisted clients with their full cycle sustainability reporting and shareholder disclosure needs, environmental offset strategies, acquisition and divestitures, energy strategies, and structure of their controls, processes, and enterprise systems, to optimize the sustainability reporting and disclosure process. She has worked with trade association as well as other organizations such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to analyze trends and best practices in the sustainability arena for a wide variety of clients, from energy to manufacturing to consumer and retail organizations.


Mark Riedy primarily focuses his practice on U.S. and international project development and finance and private placement representation of renewable and conventional energy, clean technology, environmental and infrastructure clients. His clients principally represent developers, lenders, EPCs, O&Ms, equipment providers, private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds. In his more than 35 years of practice, Mr. Riedy has represented clients in domestic and international matters, including energy and infrastructure, project development and debt and equity financing contracts, mergers and acquisitions, technology outsourcing, investment fund structuring and related investments therefrom, venture capital and private equity structuring and related contracts, and compliance with regulatory and legislative issues. He also has represented clients in international disputes before U.S. and foreign agencies, dealing with matters such as anti-dumping, export controls, sanctions, and anti-bribery. Mr. Riedy has counseled renewable and conventional energy clients doing business in more than 50 countries. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Riedy was an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm, where he co-led its Energy and Infrastructure Project Finance Practice and chaired its Asia Practice.


David Wathen is the practice leader for Towers Watson’s Talent & Rewards practice in Atlanta. He has more than nineteen years of experience assisting Boards of Directors and senior management in managing all aspects of their executive compensation programs. David specializes in the competitive assessment of total compensation levels for both executives and directors, as well as the design and implementation of annual and long-term incentive plans. During his consulting career, David has worked with clients in numerous industries, including: consumer products, financial services, energy services, healthcare, high-tech, manufacturing, real estate and transportation. David also serves as the leader of the firm's utility industry compensation practice, having conducted assignments with numerous utilities. David has provided rate case support to several utilities, including expert witness testimony in the states of Florida, Illinois, Mississippi and Wisconsin. David has been a guest speaker on executive compensation to professional and academic organizations including: Emory University, NASPP, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and Vanderbilt University and has been published in Executive Talent Magazine. Before joining Towers Perrin in 1996, David was employed for four years as a Project Manager/Systems Support Specialist by Schlumberger Industries, where he trained and supported utilities in the use of computerized reading systems.

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