Strategic Committees

Strategic Planning

The strategic planning committee sets and monitors annual priorities derived from the IEL’s three year strategic plan. 

Lawrence P. Simon, Jr.
Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Programs

The programs committee reviews IEL conferences and events for quality, attractiveness and timeliness, reviews new programs proposed by other committees, and provides advice to program organizers.

Michael P. Lennon, Jr.
Chair, Programs Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Communications

The e-communications committee focuses on the use of the IEL’s website to provide online education, and the use of the website and social media to communicate with the IEL’s members and the wider community.

Steven P. Otillar
Chair, Communications Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Membership & Development

The membership & development committee both recruits new members of the IEL and reviews the existing membership structure to ensure its continued relevance and attractiveness.

Louis “Louie” Layrisson
Co-Chair, Membership & Development Committee, Institute for Energy Law
Liz Klingensmith
Co-Chair, Membership & Development Committee, Institute for Energy Law

Academic Outreach

The academic outreach committee focuses on the IEL’s law school members, other academics, and law students, seeking ways to promote the teaching of energy law, and the choice of energy law as a career.

David H. Sweeney
Chair, Academic Outreach Committee, Institute for Energy Law