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March 21-24, 2022
Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

Inspiration.   Leadership.  Innovation.


You are invited to join us for the 2nd Annual Trainers Conference and Tradeshow in March of 2022!


After an extremely successful launch of the first Trainers Conference last spring, we had to make this event bigger, better, and even more exciting than before.


 We’ve added on an in-person exhibit for our conference participants to meet some of the top industry experts in their field, while showing off some their cutting-edge products and services. This exciting new addition promises to bring many new opportunities to network and collaborate with some of the top trusted brand names and people who you’ve come to know in the electric utility industry. If you’re not able to attend in-person, we’re also providing a unique virtual experience for both attendees and exhibitors.


Plus, be sure to preview the many new breakout sessions and seminar topics that are sure to pique your interest, from establishing and certifying an apprenticeship program to safety leadership in the field… you’ll definitely not want to miss out on these exciting new perspectives in industry best practices!

From all of us at T&D PowerSkills and ISPC, we look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!


Ronald J. Schenk, CUSP


Ron is a Director and co-founder of T&D PowerSkills, LLC, the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction, Inc. (ISPC), and Safety Management International, LLC (SMI).  Ron’s 30 years of service includes on-staff, as Director of Training for a large regional powerline contractor and training and safety consulting for electric utilities around the United States and the Caribbean.  Ron is a past Director of Utility Safety and Operations Network (USOLN) and is a Certified Utility Safety Professional.

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Mack Turner, CUSP

Mack is Executive Director of ISPC and a Director of both SMI, LLC and T&D PowerSkills, LLC.  Mack is a past Chairman of the Board for USOLN and helped to create the Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) program and credential, earning him the distinction.  He has been actively involved in training and safety, on-staff for investor-owned utilities, and in safety management for a large powerline contractor.  Mack recently received the John McRae Safety Leadership award by USOLN. For the past several years, through ISPC, Mack has helped hundreds of utilities and contractors become more effective in lineworker safety.  


Ray Foss, CKA

Ray is the IT Systems Developer for T&D PowerSkills, LLC and is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining the online Learning Management System (LMS).  Ray is experienced in website development and social media systems management.  He was awarded Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Syracuse University.


Jim Vaughn, CUSP

Jim is a Senior Consultant with ISPC and works throughout North America assisting utilities and contractors with technical training on high-voltage systems.  Jim began his career 40 years ago as an IBEW Journeyman Lineman, but for the past 20 years, Jim has worked on-staff with electric utilities, several large contractors, as well as in academia, in various roles concerning safety and training for lineworkers.  Jim has numerous certifications and has been awarded the John McRae Safety Leadership award by USOLN and is a Certified Utility Safety Professional.

Jerry Havens, COSS

Jerry is the Director of Sales for T&D PowerSkills, LLC and works with utilities, contractors and colleges on helping to establish lineworker training programs using the T&D PowerSkills program.  Jerry is also instrumental in developing and updating the video-based components of the units, using his background in broadcast media.  Jerry is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist.

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Tony Boyd, CUSP

Tony Boyd’s career spans over 40 years in the electric utility industry. Tony has specialized in the technical side of the business with extensive experience in Transmission, Overhead Distribution, and Underground Distribution systems. Tony’s experience includes the safety and training side of the electric utility business, focusing on best practices in the industry and concentrating on promoting safety in every aspect of the work. Tony also develops and delivers ISPC training, as well as dedicated client specific training programs.


Kenneth Pardue, COSS

Kenneth is Vice President and General Manager for T&D PowerSkills, LLC and is a Director of SMI, LLC.  Responsible for daily management and operations of T&D PowerSkills, Kenneth’s 15 years of service has allowed him to create and maintain the most effective lineworker training program in the industry. He also oversees the different delivery models for the training materials, including high definition delivery through the Learning Management System.  Kenneth is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist.



March 21 
Exhibitor Move-In: 12 - 6pm
Conference Registration: 3:30 - 6pm
Welcome Reception: 6:30-8:30pm







(Before December 31, 2021)

Virtual & In-Person Attendance*


T&D Customers/ISPC Members





T&D Customers/ISPC Members




* Attendee VIRTUAL ACCESS will be live, as well as a recording, for both the Breakout Sessions and Seminars. Recordings will be offered to each paying registrant by the end of the conference and available for preview for 60 days.



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Audubon Zoo/Aquarium/ 

Butterfly Garden



WWII Museum

Historical Attractions

French Quarter

Bourbon Street

Jackson Square




Contact Us

Thanks for submitting! We look forward to seeing you at the conference and answering all of your questions.

700 Tchoupitoulas Street

New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Phone Number: (504) 613-2330

Conference Coordinator

VP of Marketing

Ryan Schenk