David E. Dismukes, Ph.D., Consulting Economist
David E. Dismukes is an expert in the analysis of economic, statistical, and public policy issues in energy and regulated industries. He has worked in academic, consulting, and public service. Dr. Dismukes’ regulatory experience includes serving as a staff economist and forecaster/statistical analyst for the Florida Public Service Commission.
Over the past 28 years, Dr. Dismukes has participated in over 300 regulatory proceedings in 25 states and has prepared expert witness testimony, reports, and affidavits in over 130 proceedings in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, the District of Columbia and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Dr. Dismukes has also testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress and various state legislatures.
Ed McGee, Engineering Associate
Mr. McGee is a professional engineer with a broad international background in the gas supply, energy, chemical, pipeline, LNG, and process industries. He has extensive experience in the application of planning and management techniques, and in the development of hydraulic simulation, risk management, and optimization models.
Kimberly Dismukes, Senior Research Consultant
Kimberly Dismukes is the managing partner and lead consultant with ACG. She has participated numerous regulatory proceedings over the past 37 years, involving natural gas, electric power, telecommunications, and water and wastewater utilities.
Elizabeth Oleks, Research Consultant
Ms. Oleks has significant experience in the natural gas and electric power industries. Her 15 years of experience includes providing support for various regulatory and government institutions, as well as private and public companies, on energy and regulatory matters. Ms. Oleks has worked extensively throughout the U.S., Mexico, and South America. Her consulting experience includes the examination of regulatory frameworks and tariff structures for both government entities and private companies in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and Australia.
Michael Deupree, Research Associate
Mr. Deupree has over seven years in the field of public utility regulation. This consists of two and a half years of experience working for the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) and five years at ACG.
Gregory Upton, Research Associate
Dr. Upton has significant experience in supporting expert analysis of economic, statistical, and public policy issues in energy and regulatory industries. During his tenure at ACG, Dr. Upton has worked on more than twenty regulatory cases in more than ten states. He has examined a wide range of issues including: the impact of utility rate increases on economic output, the distributional effects of different types of utility rate designs, economic impacts of new infrastructure programs. He has also performed benchmarking analyses, examined forecasting prices/production of an array of commodities, performed economic valuations, and estimated tax impacts associated with environmental disasters.
Julie McKenna, Research Associate
Ms. McKenna has over three and a half years of experience working for the Maryland Public Service Commission. During her time in the electricity division, she developed expertise in the areas of rate design, regulated costs of service analyses, financial and cost of capital issues, energy market structures, energy efficiency and demand reduction measures. She has also been the project manager for several Maryland energy programs involving energy efficiency and energy assistance measures.
Garrett Ordner, Senior Research Analyst
Mr. Ordner has over two and a half years of experience as an analyst at ACG. Mr. Ordner has conducted a number of analyses which include gas infrastructure replacement benchmarking and financial benchmarking, as well as GIS mapping and assistance with economic impact analyses. He also assists with the preparation of discovery, workpapers, and schedules in support of ACG’s expert testimony and reports.
Mr. Ordner holds a B.S. in Economics from LSU with a concentration in empirical analysis and a minor in mathematics, and was a University Medalist. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics from LSU with a minor in Economics.
Taylor Moragas, Research Analyst
Ms. Moragas is responsible for maintaining and updating the firm’s utility database with financial data on natural gas utilities operating in the United States. Additionally, Ms. Moragas assists in the preparation of workpapers and schedules in support of ACG’s testimony and reports as well as aids in the preparation of necessary documents for litigation efforts.
Ms. Moragas graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University with a B.S. degree in International Trade and Finance.
Stephen Butler, Research Analyst
Mr. Butler has more than five years of experience within the field of financial and economic consulting. Prior to his tenure with ACG, Mr. Butler worked as an analyst within the consulting department of Louisiana’s largest CPA firm (Postlethwaite & Netterville). There, he performed financial modeling and forensic accounting in order to access business losses related to the BP Oil Spill Settlement.
Mr. Butler holds a B.B.A. from Millsaps College with a concentration in Economics and Accounting. At Millsaps, he received the College’s highest rating on “comps,” a series of required exams that cover four years of material.
Taylor Deshotels, Research Analyst
Mr. Deshotels assists in the preparation of workpapers and schedules in support of ACG’s testimony and reports as well as aids in the preparation of necessary documents for litigation efforts.
Mr. Deshotels is a graduate of LSU with a B.S. degree in International Trade and Finance and a minor in Energy.
Amanda Lipinski, Senior Research Assistant
Ms. Lipinski provides organizational management and is responsible for administrative case management, including the management of contracts, case documents, accounts payable as well the maintenance of the discovery databases.
Emily Mouch, Research Assistant
Ms. Mouch assists with administrative and technical support as well as oversees and provides maintenance of our comprehensive discovery databases.
Our Technical Assistants provide maintenance of our comprehensive discovery databases, updating them on an ongoing basis. They also assist with the preparation of spreadsheets and schedules concerning electric, gas, and water and wastewater utilities. All of our Technical Assistants currently attend Louisiana State University.