Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting

October 13th - 14th | Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Schedule of Events

October 13th

Onsite Conference Registration & Badge Pick Up

Time: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Constitution Hall

PPA Fall Energy Conference Golf Outing

Registration: 7:30 am

Shotgun Start: 8:30 am

Location: Bedford Springs Old Course

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Leadership Seminar


Leadership 2021: 5 Winning Strategies to thrive in the post-COVID era

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Eisenhower Ballroom

Presenter: Mark Debinski, Founder, Bluewater Advisory

This session thoughtfully walks leaders through the current storm of employment dynamics, and encourages proactive measures to stay on top.  Key topics include:

  1. Get creative with the talent pool puddle
  2. Competitive wages (and the tail wagging the dog syndrome)
  3. Protect your house
  4. Be prepared for the snapback and/or next disruption
  5. Things that get measured get done (introducing 4DX)

Outside Lunch

Available for all conference attendees (golf, leadership seminar, other)

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Spa Lawn*

*In the event of inclement weather, lunch will be relocated inside to the Colonnade Ballroom 

New Generation Committee Meeting

Time: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Location: Eisenhower Ballroom

Guest Presentation Topic: The Importance of Political Campaign Contributions

Guest Speaker: David Woods, former Chief of Staff for two Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leaders

Propane Committee Meeting

Time: 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Location: Eisenhower Ballroom

Guest Presentation Topic: 2021 – 2022 Propane Supply Outlook

Guest Speaker: Quincy Longacre, Director, Marketing & DistributionBuckeye Energy Services LLC

Motor Fuel & Convenience Store Committee Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Location: Eisenhower Ballroom

Heating Fuels Committee Meeting

Time: 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Location: Eisenhower Ballroom

Networking Reception

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Constitution Hall


Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Colonnade Ballroom

Dinner Speaker: Ross Tucker

Ross Tucker is a former long-time NFL offensive lineman who now excels as a broadcaster, speaker and entrepreneur.

Prior to launching his current media and business careers, Tucker played seven years in the NFL as an offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, and New England Patriots.  He was named to the USA Today “All-Joe” team in 2003. Known for his intelligence, toughness, and versatility, Tucker played all five offensive line positions at different points in his career before suffering a career-ending neck injury in 2007.

Tucker dove immediately into a career in the media after retiring from pro football and is currently a game analyst for CBS, Westwood One, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Perhaps most notably, Ross is the host and owner of the highly successful Ross Tucker Media Podcast Network which includes his flagship Ross Tucker Football Podcast.

Supplier Hospitality Events

Time: 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: Anderson Room, Buchanan Room, & First Ladies Lounge

Current Hospitality Sponsors


Buckeye Energy Services LLC

Lucknow-Highspire Terminals

October 14th

Onsite Conference Registration & Badge Pick Up

Time: 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Location: Constitution Hall


Time: 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Location: Colonnade Ballroom

PPA Annual Membership Meeting

Time: 8:00 am – 8:45 am

Location: Colonnade Ballroom

Seminar: The Biden Administration – Industry Impact

Time: 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Location: Colonnade Ballroom


  • Rob Underwood, Energy Marketers of America (EMA)
  • Bob Bassman, Bassman, Mitchell, Alfano & Leiter, Chartered

Seminar: 2022 Fuel Market Outlook

Time: 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Location: Colonnade Ballroom


  • Denton Cinquegrana, Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) by IHS Markit

Seminar: Managing Cyber Security & Ransomware Threats

Time: 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Location: Colonnade Ballroom


  • Franco Cappa, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Steve Searl, Federated Insurance
  • Josh Landis, Premier Technology Group

Seminar: Pennsylvania State Agency Updates

Time: 11:00 am – 11:45 pm

Location: Colonnade Ballroom


  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
  • Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
  • Pennsylvania State Police (PSP)


Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Colonnade Ballroom

Seminar: EV Charging; Economics, Sites, and (what we know of) the Future

Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Location: Colonnade Ballroom


  • Colin Murchie, EVgo

Seminar: It’s NOT About Big Data. It’s About Small Data  |  Using technology to customize & optimize each customer

Time: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Location: Colonnade Ballroom


  • Danny Silverman, Angus Energy