Arizona: Leading in Securing the Clean Energy Supply Chain

  • 15 Jun 2022
  • 1:30 PM
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Arizona: Leading in Securing the Clean Energy Supply Chain

Please join the the State Society of Arizona and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations for a reception and program on Arizona’s critical role in ensuring that the U.S. supply chain is meeting the needs of clean energy.

This program will be held at the University of Arizona Washington, D.C. Center for Collaboration. The speaker program will begin at 4:30 pm EDT 1:30 pm MST with a reception to follow. There will be a livestream portion for those who are unable to join in person.

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema will make opening remarks.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

1:30 pm MST | 4:30 pm EDT 


Hybrid Program

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Center for Collaboration and Outreach

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Opening Remarks

Senator Kyrsten Sinema

United States Senator from Arizona

Kyrsten knows firsthand the challenges everyday Arizonans face. Born in Tucson, Kyrsten went through some tough times growing up. Her family struggled to make ends meet, and for a while they were even homeless. But they got by thanks to family, church, and hard work. Kyrsten’s childhood experience showed her the power of hard work and the importance of helping others.

Education was Kyrsten’s ticket to a better life. With the help of student loans, academic scholarships, and financial aid, she went to BYU and then ASU, where she now teaches as a proud Sun Devil.

After graduating, she worked with students and families in Arizona who faced some of the same challenges she did. Kyrsten’s commitment to service led her to the Arizona Legislature, where she passed a law to help veterans get in–state tuition at all Arizona public universities, cracked down on sex trafficking, and advocated for children’s health care and education.

Now as Arizona's senior Senator, Kyrsten works every day to deliver for Arizona families – helping veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, creating good–paying jobs for Arizonans, and keeping Americans safe at home and abroad.

Kyrsten feels a duty to serve and give back to the communities and country that gave her so much. She got her shot at the American dream, and she’ll keep working to make sure all Arizonans get theirs too.


Chris Phalen

Policy Advisor

Senator Kyrsten Sinema


Vicky Peacey

Chief of Staff to Chief Operating Officer

Rio Tinto

Vicky has more than 20 years of experience working in the mining industry in various leadership roles at reclamation sites, operations and projects across the United States including Utah, Michigan and Arizona. She has held positions in engineering, environment, communities and social performance, external affairs and has extensive experience in federal regulatory permits and approvals covering Brownfield expansions and new Greenfield mines. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Geosciences and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Jason Albritton

Director of Climate & Energy Policy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Jason Albritton is the Director of Climate and Energy Policy in The Nature Conservancy’s North America Policy and Government Relations office. In this role, he leads the Conservancy’s strategy to advance ambitious state and federal climate and energy policies that put the U.S. on a path to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Previously, Mr. Albritton served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works where he was responsible for a wide portfolio of environmental and public works issues, including climate change, air pollution, water quality, toxic substances, and water and transportation infrastructure. He played a central role in the development of multiple pieces of bipartisan legislation that were passed by Congress and signed into law, including the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, and the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Prior to working in Congress, he served as a Senior Policy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy, where he worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Transportation on water management and infrastructure issues.

Samantha Sloan

VP, Global Policy

First Solar

Patrick Clifton

Vice President of Corporate Affairs


Patrick Clifton serves as Vice President of Corporate Affairs for LG in the company’s Washington, D.C. office. In his role, he manages government relations, public affairs and stakeholder relations. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs for a defense investment management firm. Patrick has deep experience in both government and political roles, having previously served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Operations. In that role, he directed the day-to-day coordination of seven operational organizations and was responsible for ensuring efficient delivery of support to the President and senior members of the White House staff. He also served as principal negotiator and planner of the President’s sensitive, high-profile missions. Prior to his role in the White House, Patrick served as a senior aide to U.S. Senator Rob Portman. He has also held various political fundraising roles in the past. Patrick graduated with a BA from Hampden-Sydney College.

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