Meet Our Summit Team
Mark Murphy, COO, Smart Grid Summits
Mark Murphy is the Chief Operating Officer for Smart Grid Summits (SGS). Mark is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with over 22 years of senior management experience in the direct marketing and event production industries. Mark has managed and produced complex direct marketing and business development events for many of the Fortune 500 Companies during his career.
Mark's experience and leadership has enabled SGS to add the Smart Water Summit to its portfolio of events thus making SGS the preeminent business development event for the Public Utility Industry. One of Mark's goals is to leverage The Smart Grid Summits unique and informative format to add additional events within the Utility Industry.
Mark received his BA Degree in Marketing from Saint Olaf College while playing collegiate baseball. Mark is married with two sons, lives in Alpharetta, GA. and enjoys spending his off time coaching and participating in youth sports with his boys.
Andrea Payne, VP of Guest Relations & Summit Operations, Smart Grid Summits
Andrea Payne is the Vice President of Guest Relations & Summit Operations for Smart Grid Summits (SGS). Prior to her work with the Summits, she worked in the Logistics Industry. Andrea received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, with a Minor in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.
Andrea currently resides in Cumming, Georgia. When she is not focusing on Operations and Logistics for the Summits, she enjoys spending time with her three children.
David Valle, VP of Marketing & Business Development, Smart Grid Summits
David Valle is the Director of Marketing & Business Development for Smart Grid Summits (SGS). Prior to his work with the Summits, David was a Sr. Research Analyst and the Director of Business Development with ZPRYME Market Research & Consulting. With over 12 years of Management, Marketing and Business Development experience, David brings a young perspective to an ever changing Industry.
David received his Bachelor of Science in Geography, with a Minor in Business Administration, from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. David is a Native Texan living in Greenville, SC and enjoys playing golf during his time off.
Danielle Myers, Director of Sales and Marketing Administration, Smart Grid Summits
Danielle Myers is the Director of Sales and Marketing Administration for Smart Grid Summits (SGS). Danielle has over 10 years of experience in Contract Administration and Customer Service. She joined the Smart Grid Summits team in January of 2015.
Danielle was raised in Indiana and now resides in Greenville, South Carolina. She has a beautiful, bright daughter and enjoys traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.
Amy Jarrell, Director of Summit Operations, Smart Grid Summits
Amy Jarrell is the Director of Summit Operations for Smart Grid Summits (SGS). Amy is a seasoned Operations and Sales Support Administrator. She brings over 14 years of experience in complex and demanding Financial Services, Wealth Management and Investment Advisory environments.
Amy was born and raised in Atlanta and now resides in Johns Creek, Georgia. She is married, has two sons and enjoys spending time with family and friends, interior design and decorating, and outdoor activities.
James Wingate, Director of Hosted Guest Recruitment, Smart Grid Summits
James Wingate is the Director of Hosted Guest Recruitment for Smart Grid Summits (SGS). James has spent the past eight years in various customer service and management positions in the hospitality and restaurant industry. He joined the Smart Grid Summits team in October of 2016.
James was born in Virginia but was raised in Alpharetta, GA and now resides in Cumming, GA. He is married, has one daughter and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching football on weekends and playing golf in his spare time.
Charles B. Bagwell II, Principal & General Manager, Smart Grid Summits
Chuck Bagwell is the Founder and General Manager of Agora LLC the production company and parent organization of the Smart Grid Summits, (SGS). Chuck, is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with over 30 years of senior management sales and marketing experience in the technology industry. Prior to the founding of Agora, Chuck, served as the Founder and CEO of Technology Associates Marketing Company, (TAMCO) an independent sales and marketing organization whose clients included; Microsoft, Apple Computer, Intel Corporation, Micron, Sony and IOMEGA among others.
Early in his career, Chuck, held senior sales and marketing positions with NCR, Ingram Micro and Apple Computer.
Chuck received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1977 from The Ohio State University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Beta Gama Sigma National Business Honorary. Chuck is married with three children (two grown daughters and a son in high school) and two grandchildren. He is an avid College Football Fan and of course follows The Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Bucks!