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Michigan Energy Innovators Gala


November 12, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Zoom Webinar


Michigan EIBC

The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council invites you to join us for the 8th Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala taking place on Thursday, November 12 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm EST via Zoom.

During the gala, we will announce and celebrate this year’s Business of the Year and Project of the Year as voted on by the Michigan EIBC membership.

The keynote speaker is Dana Nessel, Attorney General for the State of Michigan.

The opening speaker is Dr. Tony G. Reames, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability and Director of the Urban Energy Justice Lab.


4:30 – 5:00 pm – Pre-Gala Happy Hour

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Gala Program

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event and can be found here: 2020 Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

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Dana Nessel took office as Michigan’s Attorney General on January 1, 2019. Nessel honed her skills with the Wayne County Prosecutor before starting her practice as a defender of constitutional rights and the rights of indigent defendants, and as a premier litigator of LGBTQ issues. She challenged Michigan’s bans on adoption and marriage for same-sex couples with DeBoer v. Snyder; the landmark US Supreme Court case legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Nessel founded the Fair Michigan Foundation and with the Wayne County Prosecutor created the Fair Michigan Justice Project to prosecute hate crimes. A University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School graduate, Nessel lives with her wife, Alanna Maguire, and their twin sons, Alex and Zach.


Dr. Reames conducts research in the emerging field of energy justice, investigating fair and equitable access to affordable, reliable, efficient and clean energy, and seeks to understand the production and persistence of spatial, racial, and socioeconomic residential energy disparities. He teaches a course on green development. Dr. Reames has a PhD in public administration, a Masters in engineering management, and a BS in civil engineering. Dr. Reames is also a licensed professional engineer and US Army veteran. He is a board member of the Institute for Energy Innovation.