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Mark Murphy, VP of Summit Operations & Business Development, Smart Grid Summits

Mark Murphy is the Vice President of Summit Operations & Business 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.

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 Alpharetta, Ga 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, VP of Summit Operations & Guest Relations, Smart Grid Summits

Amy Jarrell is the Vice President of Summit Operations & Guest Relations 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.

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James Wingate, Director of Utility Engagement, Smart Grid Summits

James Wingate is the Director of Utility Engagement 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.

Megan Mundy, Marketing Communications Manager, Smart Grid Summits

Megan Mundy is the Communications Marketing Manager for Smart Grid Summits (SGS). Megan is a recent graduate from University of North Georgia with a BA in communications. While in school she worked in the medical field gaining customer service and communications skills. Megan joined the Smart Grid Summits team June of 2017.

Megan was raised in Jefferson, GA and now resides in Cumming, GA with her fiancé and dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as watching football on the weekends.


Brigette Gleason, Strategic Marketing Manager, Smart Grid Summits

Brigette Gleason is the Strategic Marketing Manager for Smart Grid Summits (SGS). Brigette received her Bachelors in Communication with a focus in Public Relations and a Minor in Environmental Studies from Kennesaw State University. While in school, Brigette interned at the Chattahoochee Nature Center where she gained data management and graphic design experience. Brigette joined the Smart Grid Summit team in June of 2017.

 She now resides in Alpharetta with her two dogs and family. In her free time, Brigette enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, spending time with her family and friends as well as reading.

Savannah Parker, Guest Relations & Event Operations Manager, Smart Grid Summits

Savannah Parker is the Guest Relations and Event Operations Manager for Smart Grid Summits (SGS). Savannah received her Bachelors in Communications, with a Minor in English from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Savannah was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, but now resides in Roswell.  In her spare time, Savannah enjoys quality time with her friends and family, traveling, and watching college football on the weekends.

Iris Lieu, Director of Special Projects & Brand Management, Smart Grid Summits

Iris Lieu is the Director of Special Projects & Brand Management for Smart Grid Summits. Iris is a knowledgeable brander, content creator and marketer and has over 10 years experience in dealing with media engagement. This experience has allowed her to create marketing mixes in hand with international market branding. Iris has designed and fostered her own website, channel and personal brand. In turn, Iris has amassed affluent experience in managing various platforms. With the creation of her own website and personal brand, Iris has applied precious data analytics from her own platforms to further expand her brand and engagement.

One of Iris’s main goals is to build a sustainable brand awareness for Agora and to foster new business expenditures with other companies. “I believe that markets are in itself, like a living and breathing organism. How we nurture and devote our time and resources fosters our own brand and success that we achieve. Marketing is a never ending relationship that one makes and in order to efficiently market we must always be constantly learning.”

Iris received her B.B.A Degree in Marketing with a Minor in Engagement from Kennesaw State University while volunteering at many nonprofit events. Iris is unmarried and lives in Marietta, GA and devotes her time to her two bunnies and the art of yoga. In her additional spare time she enjoys art, local artisanal findings, gardening and attending the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.  

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

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!