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GCPA Dallas Luncheon, October 24


Pre-Registration Deadline - Tue. October 24th at 12 noon
Luncheon Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: The University of Texas at Arlington


Joint Luncheon with University of Texas at Arlington
"Introduction and Status of the Retail Energy Business in North America"

Deryl Brown
Veteran Industry CE

Join us at our annual lunch hosted with UT Arlington. Our speaker Deryl Brown will walk attendees through the basics of the Retail Energy Industry – how it started, where it is, and where it is going. Deryl is a proven energy business Chief Executive Officer with a track record of value creation in the competitive retail energy industry. He has broad experience in retail energy including strategy development, engineering, operations, customer service, technology, marketing, and sales. Mr. Brown has received various industry awards and holds records for starting, building, and selling retail businesses. Mr. Brown was most recently the Chief Executive Officer and minority owner of North American Power & Gas – a successful fast growing energy provider for Residential and Commercial customers serving across 12 States and 62 utility service territories. Mr. Brown lead the company’s turnaround leading to a sale to Calpine in January 2017.

Prior to North American Power, Mr. Brown was the CEO and minority owner of Hudson Energy Services a very fast growing retail energy provider to commercial and industrial customers in Texas, New York, and Illinois. Mr. Brown lead the effort to sell Hudson to Just Energy in 2010. Prior to Hudson, he was the General Manager for Direct Energy Business Services, a leading retail energy provider in North America. Prior to Direct Energy, Mr. Brown had a long career at TXU/EFH/Vistra playing a leadership role in establishing their retail energy business serving as their COO. Prior to building TXU’s retail energy division, he held a variety of senior positions in TXU’s regulated utility business, serving TXU (and predecessor companies) for some 28 years. Mr. Brown received his MBA from the University of North Texas and a BS with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Brown is on the Board at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and previously served in the Board of ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION: UT Arlington requires that visitors parking on campus have a permit. Please enter your vehicle information in THIS LINK to obtain a parking e-permit for your vehicle to park on campus during your event. This will give your vehicle access to park in the designated lots noted in the above link. Please note that the luncheon will be in the Maverick Activities Center (MAC) - the map in the link shows a new parking garage just north of MAC as well as lots around MAC. You may park in any space not marked as reserved, service vehicle, blocked by cones, or an ADA space without the proper permit.

This permit is valid only for the date and times of your event. Any vehicle parked on campus without an e-permit will receive a citation. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact us at or (817) 272–3907. (NOTE: For visitors using a rental car - You can register your vehicle after parking on campus. Once parked, reference your rented vehicle’s license plate number and then enter it into the link below.)

Price & Other Information:
Members - $30, Non-Members - $35
There will be an additional $5 surcharge for any walk-in registrants at the luncheon.


The University of Texas at Arlington
Maverick Activities Center (MAC) 
500 W. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76010

Luncheon will be in the MAC lounge.

Parking: See above for important parking info. Be certain that you register your car in order to park on campus. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you encounter problems while registering, please contact Penny Sullivan at