GMP’s Mary Powell a POWER-GEN 2014 Woman of the Year finalist

first_imgThe Power-Gen 2014 Women in Power committee has announced that Green Mountain Power’s Mary Powell has been named a finalist for the Power-Gen 2014 Woman of the Year Award. The finalists were selected from nominations received from members of the power community and represent diverse facets of the industry. Along with Powell, the finalists are Diane Drehoff, Director of Maintenance Marketing at Siemens Energy, a global technology company that is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization; and Colleen Layman, PE, Associate Vice President and the Resources Business Group Water principal for HDR Inc., an architectural, engineering and consulting firm with 8,500 employees in more than 200 locations around the world. Powell is president and CEO of GMP, an electricity utility based in Colchester, Vermont, that serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers.Mary Powell photo courtesy of PRNewswire“I am so honored to be among two other great women energy leaders as a finalist for this award,” said GMP President & CEO Mary Powell. “I am proud to represent the great work that is being done in Vermont. GMP is working hard to partner with customers to accelerate the pace of change in our industry by offering new energy products and services that will allow our customers to save money, use less energy and be more comfortable.”The Woman of the Year nominees were judged in three categories with the most weight being given to how she advanced the power generation industry. In addition to advancement of the power industry, judges considered the impact that the nominees made on their communities and their ability to lead.In order to encourage more women to enter the power industry, PennWell Corporation decided to recognize and award female trailblazers in the power industry, like these 2014 Power-Gen Woman of the Year finalists.“My message to all women out there, especially young women who are working in industries dominated by men, is to work hard and advocate for yourself. We need more strong women in positions of power in the energy industry,” Powell added.”If the accomplishments of the ‘early adapters’ are not recognized, the growth of women in power could be jeopardized,” said Rich Baker, Senior Vice President with PennWell.Each of these finalists has dedicated her life to working in the traditionally male-dominated field of energy and each woman has exhibited determination to get where she is today. Estimates of the percentage of women working in the power industry vary but in general the number hovers around a 1:4 female to male ratio. And as you climb the ranks, that percentage of women in leadership roles gets smaller.”We hope that these women will serve as examples to young women considering careers in power that amazing accomplishments can be achieved through hard work and dedication,” said Jennifer Runyon, Chair of the Women in Power Committee. One of these three finalists will be named the 2014 Power-Gen Woman of the Year at the Annual Gala Awards Dinner on Monday, December 8, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The Gala will be held at Disney’s Odyssey Pavilion, located at EPCOT and kicks off Power Generation Week. The 2014 Power-Gen Woman of the Year will give a keynote speech during the Women in Power Luncheon on Tuesday, December 9th in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center.Registered attendees may attend either or both the Banquet and the Luncheon by purchasing tickets to the events.  More information may be obtained by visiting the Power Generation Week(link is external) website or the conference websites: POWER-GEN International(link is external) Conference and Exhibition; the co-located NUCLEAR POWER International(link is external) Conference and Exhibition, Renewable Energy World(link is external) Conference & Exhibition, North America and the Financial Forum(link is external).Power Engineering magazine is the voice of the power generation industry. More than 70,000 power generation professionals read Power Engineering magazine for expert coverage of the industry’s important news and emerging is the website for Renewable Energy World magazine. With more than 52,000 magazine subscribers, 200,000 registered website users and a global readership in 174 countries, it is the No. 1 renewable energy network for news and information and the largest renewable energy information source.The magazines,, POWER-GEN International, NUCLEAR POWER International, Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America and the Financial Forum are all owned by PennWell Corp., a worldwide media company based in Tulsa, OK.SOURCE TULSA, Okla. and NASHUA, N.H., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — PennWell Corporationlast_img read more

Tarpons fall in nail-biter at La Feria

first_imgBy LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSThe score was tied at 14 when, late in the fourth quarter, the game turned against Port Isabel.The Tarpons received a punt deep in their own territory. The ball was fumbled and recovered by La Feria at the Tarpons’ 15-yard line with less than four minutes to play. Two plays later, the Lions’ Avishai Dickerson powered through the line for a touchdown and a 21-14 lead with 2:38 left on the clock.The Tarpons would have one more chance. A long kick-off return gave P.I. the ball in Lion territory but the ball was turned over one final time and that was a final, 21-14.“It was actually one turnover that made the difference,” Tarpon Head Coach Jason Strunk told the PRESS this week.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedWill Lions roar at Tarpon stadium?By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A year ago, the Port Isabel Tarpons turned the ball over five times at La Feria, twice fell behind by 13 points, and won the game when they blocked a Lion’s field goal on the last play of the game. The win came…October 20, 2011In “Sports”Lions too explosive in 47-7 win over the TarponsBy Constancio Martinez, Jr.  Special to the PRESS After starting the season at 1-2, the Port Isabel Tarpons were eager to get back in the win column. Unfortunately, for the Tarpons, the undefeated La Feria Lions were up next. Led by quarterback Dorian Hernandez, the Lions came into town with…September 27, 2019In “News”Tarpons tame La Feria Lions, 51-35By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons hit the ground running Friday night, literally, as they scored three first-quarter touchdowns against the La Feria Lions. They also got touchdowns on a kick-off return and an interception return, and came out on top in a key District…October 25, 2011In “Sports”last_img read more