Episode Archive

21 episodes of The Intersection since the first episode, which aired on August 18th, 2021.

  • Episode 21: What’s Going on at UTC – Advocacy Edition

    July 10th, 2024  |  29 mins 54 secs

    Hear from the host and President and CEO, Rusty Williams, about what's happening at UTC and what's in the pipeline for the organization. Also, hear from guest and SVP of Policy & General Council, Brett Kilbourne on everything advocacy and public policy.

  • Episode 20: Passing the Torch 2024

    June 12th, 2024  |  27 mins 23 secs

    UTC President and CEO Rusty Williams moderates a discussion between the Immediate Past Chair of the Board, Kirt Mayson, and the new 24-25 Chair of the Board, Gary Vondrasek.

  • Episode 19: Trade Associations Role in the Critical Infrastructure Technology Industry

    April 29th, 2024  |  35 mins 27 secs

    UTC President and CEO, Rusty Williams, chats with Dawna Qualls, Executive Director of the Fiber Internet Service Providers of America (FISPA). Listen to how their paths have crossed and what they envision for their new roles and the industry.

  • Episode 18: Membership Has Its Privileges

    March 27th, 2024  |  26 mins 19 secs

    UTC President and CEO, Rusty Williams, makes his debut as The Intersection's new host, kicking things off with one of UTC's longest-tenured staff members, Senior Vice President, Membership and Meetings, Karnel Thomas.

  • Episode 17: New Year, New Leadership

    February 9th, 2024  |  26 mins 50 secs
    energy, power, technology, telecommunications, utilities

    In the 2024 season premier of The Intersection, former Interim President and CEO Ron Beck passes the torch to new President and CEO Rusty Williams. Listen as these two UTC and industry veterans discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and UTC as we enter into a new year.

  • Episode 16: The Value of Partnership

    December 20th, 2023  |  28 mins 36 secs
    energy, power, technology, telecommunications, utilities

    In the 2023 season finale of The Intersection, Interim President and CEO Ron Beck is joined by Ryan Gerbrandt, Chief Operating Officer at Anterix. Listen for a discussion on the unique, non-competitive spirit of collaboration that exists in the utility industry between both service and technology providers, fostering the strategic partnerships required to create modern solutions to serve their consumers as best as possible.

  • Episode 15: Leveraging Partnerships

    December 7th, 2023  |  19 mins 45 secs
    energy, infrastructure, technology, telecom, utilities

    Join Interim President and CEO Ron Beck for a discussion with Bobby Saddler, Director, Telecom Infrastructure and Growth, for the Lower Colorado River Authority, about keeping up with ever-changing technologies and leveraging partnerships (like UTC membership!) for a stronger organization.

  • Episode 14: Collaboration is the Key

    September 22nd, 2023  |  29 mins 10 secs
    broadband, energy, joint use, utilities

    Interim President and CEO Ron Beck chats with NYSPSC Commissioner Diane Burman about joint use, the importance of collaboration among utility providers, and how the industry can progress towards emerging green energy goals.

  • Episode 13: Passing the Torch 2023

    May 24th, 2023  |  33 mins 58 secs
    leadership, telecommunications, utilities

    Former Chair or the Board and Interim President and CEO Ron Beck moderates a discussion between 22-23 Chair of the Board Dewey Day and incoming 23-24 Chair of the Board Kirt Mayson

  • Episode 12: Connecting Across Borders

    April 26th, 2023  |  36 mins 57 secs
    energy, power, technology, utilities

    UTC President and CEO Sheryl Riggs is joined by Francis Bradley, CEO of Electricity Canada, for a discussion on the need for international collaboration in the utility industry to ensure a reliable and well-functioning grid.

  • Episode 11: Industry Legend

    March 22nd, 2023  |  29 mins 14 secs
    energy, innovation, mentorship

    Utilities Technology Council's President and CEO Sheryl Osiene-Riggs talks with industry legend Sheila Hollis, Acting Executive Director of the United States Energy Association, about the importance of bringing different industry voices together to address common challenges, as well as their personal career experiences.

  • Episode 10: Industry Trailblazers

    February 17th, 2023  |  33 mins 48 secs

    Utilities Technology Council's President and CEO Sheryl Osiene-Riggs sits down with Paula Glover, President of Alliance to Save Energy, for a discussion about their experiences growing their careers and changing the face of the energy industry.