John Akridge

John is the CEO of a prominent Washington, D.C. broker-dealer and has over 30 years of experience in financial services.  His firm has provided strategic advice to and helped raise hundreds of millions of development equity dollars for North American LNG companies.

Conrad Kerr

Conrad has over 30 yrs. in the LNG/Nat gas energy arena. Conrad served in senior management roles in both of ExxonMobil’s LNG joint ventures with Qatar Petroleum, as well as Managing Director, Head of Global LNG for Merrill Lynch, and Senior VP for Pacific LNG Operations.

Daniel "Dan" Rogers

Dan recently joined Summit Energy from King & Spalding LLP, where he was a partner and co-head of the firm’s globally renowned LNG practice.  Dan is highly recognized in the international LNG industry, with over 23 years of experience advising a diverse client base on commercial and legal matters in all aspects of LNG projects worldwide.

Jonathan Baliff

 Jonathan has spent more than 25 years in the energy and infrastructure sector as a public company senior executive and investment banker. Prior to joining Summit Energy, Jonathan was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS), the world’s largest industrial aviation company serving extraction industries and governments. He served as Bristow’s Chief Financial Officer before his tenure as CEO. Prior to joining Bristow Group, Jonathan was Executive Vice President, Strategy at NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) after having a successful career in investment banking serving as a Managing Director in Credit Suisse’s Global Energy Group. 

Blake Roberts P.E.

Blake is an authority on liquefied natural gas (LNG) with over 35 years of industry experience. Blake has held commercial roles with LNG operating companies and has direct commercial experience in negotiating SPAs in the Pacific and Atlantic Basins which have resulted in FIDs for LNG export projects. Blake started his career at ExxonMobil as a process engineer and has held positions at ConocoPhillips, Chevron, IHS CERA and IHI E&C.