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PA Utilities Commissioner Tours PPL EnergyPlus Trading Room

by Tom McNamara | Oct 15, 2013
PUC Commissioner Witmer Tours Trading Room 

On Tuesday, October 8, Commissioner Pamela A. Witmer of the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission (PUC) visited the PPL Energy Plus Trading Simulation Room in the Gambet Center for Business and Health Care. DeSales faculty members, Bradley Barnhorst, assistant professor of business, and Dr. Chris Cocozza, chair of the business division, gave presentations on how the trading room is used by business and finance students. Barnhorst described software that traditional undergraduates, ACCESS students, and graduate students, use to simulate real-world market situations and simulated portfolio management. Alumnus Patrick McDonnell ’95, executive policy manager for Commissioner Witmer, also attended.

Pictured above are (l-r) Dr. Cocozza, Tom Campbell, vice president for institutional advancement at DeSales, McDonnell, Witmer, Shelby Linton-Keddie, attorney for the PUC,  Rev. Bernard O’Connor, president of DeSales University, Robert Barkanic, senior director of energy policy at PPL EnergyPlus, and Barnhorst. Photo by Amy Herzog '10.

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