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Meet the Trainers - Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study

Wednesday, May 29, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Libby Maynard

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Meet the Trainers - Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study

Our SDP Training Courses are taught and facilitated by knowledgeable and talented professionals! New this year - Rich Bennett joins the faculty to co-teach Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study alongside Dane Watson, Dr. Susan Jensen, and Dr. Karen Ponder. Rich previously served on the faculty for the course Analyzing the Life of Real World Property. Welcome back Rich, and best wishes to Dick Clarke in his retirement! 


Richard Bennett, CDP
Richard Bennett is the current SDP Secretary. He is a Senior Solution Architect in the Professional Services Organization of PowerPlan, Inc. Prior to joining PowerPlan three years ago, Rich filled various management positions with Southern California Edison (SCE) in the Regulatory, Depreciation and Fixed Asset arenas. Mr. Bennett has performed numerous deprecation studies and has testified on depreciation and decommissioning matters at the California Public Utilities Commission and at the FERC.


Susan Jensen, CDP, PhD
Director of SDP Training and former SDP President, Susan Jensen is with the Surface Transportation Board (formerly the Interstate Commerce Commission). The STB is responsible for the economic regulation of U.S. freight railroads. At the STB and ICC, Susan developed and implemented depreciation policy and procedures for reviewing depreciation studies. As an instructor with Depreciation Programs, Inc. (DPI), Susan worked with Robley Winfrey, prime developer of the Iowa Curves; his collaborator Jean Hempstead; and Dr. Chet Fitch, founder of DPI.


Karen Ponder, PhD
Former SDP Secretary and faculty member of Depreciation Programs, Inc. (DPI), Karen Ponder is a Senior Consultant with Alliance Consulting Group. She has participated in depreciation studies and provided case support for numerous depreciation studies for electric, gas, communication, water, and waste water utilities. Dr. Ponder formerly worked as a Capital Recovery Specialist with TXU.


Dane Watson, CDP, PE
Former SDP President, Dane Watson is founder and Managing Partner for the Alliance Consulting Group. Mr. Watson has conducted numerous depreciation studies for utilities and provided expert testimony. Dane formerly managed the asset accounting function for TXU. He has held numerous Section, Region, and World-wide offices for the IEEE. Mr. Watson twice served as Chair of the EEI Property Accounting & Valuation Committee.


Click here for the course overview for Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study. Remember, the course may not be offered in 2020. There are 12 seats open - register now to ensure you get spot!

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