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Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group Presents
2024 Tri-Valley Energy Summit
Building the Green Economy from the Epicenter of Solutions


On March 19th, 2024 ITV will bring together leaders from the energy, business, government, and education sectors to accelerate discussions on a regional Green Economy. Focused on amplifying the Tri-Valley’s innovative solutions for environmental stewardship and job creation, the event features a luncheon, keynote address, panel discussions, and an expo showcasing the region’s energy sector.




Featuring Keynote speaker, Dr. Kim Budil,

Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Kim Budil
Photo Courtesy of LLNL

Kimberly S. Budil sets the strategic vision for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and exercises broad delegated powers to ensure successful execution of programs and operations to enhance national security through application of cutting-edge science and technology and to maintain an outstanding and diverse workforce. She leads the development and implementation of the Laboratory’s scientific vision, goals and objectives and serves as the Laboratory’s highest-level liaison with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, the LLNS Board of Governors, the University of California and other government, public and private organizations.

Budil leads a workforce of approximately 8,400 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $3 billion. Along with the directors of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, she shares the responsibility of providing the United States government with an annual institutional assessment of the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile and enterprise. She is the 13th director of the Laboratory and serves as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.

Budil has held roles of increasing management responsibility at the Laboratory, most recently serving as principal associate director for Strategic Deterrence. Budil served as a detailee twice in Washington, D.C and was Vice President for National Labs at the University of California Office of the President. She currently serves on several boards and participates in numerous professional and community outreach activities.

Budil holds a Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from the University of California, Davis, where she was a Hertz Fellow, and a B.S. in physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.



Courtney B. Jenkins

Courtney has the distinct pleasure of serving as the President of ENGIE Services U.S. The national team she oversees is focused on engineering, financing, and implementing transformative sustainability solutions for educational, governmental, healthcare and C&I entities across the U.S., with an aim to accelerate the energy transition through the integration and optimization of low-carbon solutions on our customers’ sites, including distributed generation, energy efficiency, resiliency, and eMobility offerings. Her team oversees over 400 MW of clean power assets and has led some of the most innovative public-private partnerships across the U.S.

Prior to these roles, Courtney has served in a series of expansive management positions within key commercial, operational, and strategic leadership functions with ENGIE, OpTerra, and Chevron’s clean-tech division, all of which centered around driving sustainability transformations and building high-performing business lines. As a ferocious champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, she had the honor of co-founding the ENGIE Services Women in Networking group within North America and continues to serve on both ENGIE’s Executive Steering Committee for DEI globally and the ENGIE North American Culture and Values Leadership Team (CVLT). Concurrently, Courtney is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO), a leading voice for industry advocacy and policy-shaping in the U.S. market. And recently, she was named one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 100 Women of Influence. Courtney holds her AB with honors from Brown University and her MSc with first-class distinction from the University of Oxford. 




In 2021, Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group (ITV) launched the Tri-Valley Vision 2040 Plan, an initiative encompassing input from over 1,000 stakeholders that presents 24 bold ideas to ensure the Tri-Valley will be globally recognized for its innovation while growing in a way that is equity and inclusion-focused. ITV emphasized building a Green Economy as a major priority, elevating the region as a model for environmental stewardship while building a new sector of employment opportunities. With Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories’ recent fusion ignition breakthrough, private investment in the green hydrogen sector and global renewable energy solutions emerging from the region, the Tri-Valley is positioned to build, grow and sustain a new Green Economy.


About ITV’s Annual Innovation Forum:

For the past 12 years, ITV has convened regional forums around the issues influencing and shaping the regional innovation ecosystem. In 2019, Lenny Mendonca, former chief economic and business advisor to CA Governor Gavin Newsom led ITV’s Power Summit and last year ITV produced “The Future of Human Health is HERE” amplifying the investment of the healthcare sector in the Tri-Valley and the region’s global contributions to human health advancements.

Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s
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Lenny Mendonca, former Chief Economic And Business Advisor to the CA Governor, served as the keynote speaker at Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s Power Summit on September 23, 2019

Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s Power Summit on September 23, 2019

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