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The information on this page gives a brief overview of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Executive Office Staff, and the various ways we support our volunteers. For more detailed information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Patrick P. Ryan
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Pat is responsible for working with the PES Governing Board and Executive Committee in formulating business and strategic plans and represents PES in negotiations and actions with other professional associations. As the Executive Director, Patrick also serves as an advisor to society officers and members and provides leadership for the PES Executive Office staff.

PES ADMINISTRATOR
Yuen Chan
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Yuen is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director and the Society, which includes expense reports, purchase requisitions, invoices and others. She maintains PES group email aliases and PES Governing Board roster. Yuen arranges staff team meetings, provides staff logistics and coordination support.

MANAGER – PES OPERATIONS & RESOURCE CENTER
Sissie Lin
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Sissie as the Operations & Resource Center Manager executes the every-day business and operations management e.g. financial budgets and forecasts, conferences, publications, educational activities, membership development, promotion of society activities, etc. of PES. She provides reliability and efficiency in staff operations while ensuring compliance of all Society operations with IEEE and Society Bylaws and accepted business practices. In addition, she manages the administration, development and strategic planning of the PES eCommerce portal, Resource Center.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR – PES SCHOLARSHIP PLUS INITIATIVE
Dan Toland
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Dan is responsible for the promotion, management, and day-to-day operations of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus program. He works collaboratively with volunteers including but not limited to: PES VP of Education, PES Scholarship Plus Executive Advisory Council, as well as the Regional Scholarship Committees to achieve Scholarship program objectives. He manages and maintains the Scholarship Award and Career Experience master schedule and plan. Additionally, he provides coordination and assists the IEEE Foundation and Development Office staff on fundraising initiatives in support of the program.

SENIOR MANAGER – MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP
Maureen Dalton
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Maureen is responsible for the marketing, communications, membership and sales initiatives at PES. She works collaboratively with volunteers, vendors and staff to see that the day to day and long terms goals are achieved in these areas. In addition, Maureen supports various projects which include the main PES website, Resource Center and Awards Program.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
Shanon Nason
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Shanon administers the PES Awards & Recognition Program and Chapter Award Program, provides plaques, certificates and honoraria, and fulfills requests from PES Board members and other volunteers and members, as appropriate. Her additional responsibilities include supporting PES membership projects.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES RESOURCE CENTER
Ray Umali
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Ray provides project coordination, support and design input for the new PES Resource Center. He helps with the design and layout of the Resource Center, in addition to the definition of the new product generation process flows.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR – PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Maria Proetto
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Maria serves as liaison to Editors-in-Chief of PES Transactions, IEEE Publication Department and Technical Committee Program Chairs. She is the administrator for the PES conference paper submission and review sites for all PES sponsored meetings, and schedules Technical Sessions for PES General Meetings, T&D & PSCE. She also creates the Technical Program and Proceedings for PES General Meeting, T&D & PSCE as well as other PES sponsored conferences. She coordinates the publication of PES Special Publications & Tutorials.

ADMINISTRATOR – PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Randi Scholnick
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Randi serves as the administrator for the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. She is responsible for supporting the Editors-in-Chief during the paper review process and scheduling of Transactions issues, providing technical support on Manuscript Central, and responding to author inquiries. She is also responsible for posting publications-related content on the PES web site and for providing support to the PES Technical Council by scheduling committee meetings for the General Meeting.

ADMINISTRATOR – PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Cheryl Koster
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Cheryl serves as the Administrator for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, and the IEEE Power Engineering Letters. She is responsible for supporting the Editors-in-Chief during the paper review process and scheduling of Transactions issues, providing technical support on Manuscript Central, and responding to author inquiries. She is also responsible for posting publications-related content on the PES web site and for providing support to the PES Technical Council by scheduling committee meetings for the General Meeting.

MANAGER – PES EDUCATION SERVICES
Susan Koval
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Sue works with Executive Director to manage the IEEE Power & Energy Society's Education business and services in accordance with IEEE and PES policy, procedures, and precedents, and to provide analysis and strategy to guide the decisions of the Society's Board. Coordinates, develops and oversees the Plain Talk series of courses.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES EDUCATION SERVICES
LaToya Gourdine
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LaToya serves as the administrator of the Plain Talk series of courses. She manages the event planning, coordinating and overseeing the logistics of events and addressing any issues or problems that arise using standard or innovative solutions. She provides marketing support to PES educational events, programs and products. LaToya also performs administrative duties in support of PES Education Services.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR – PES MEETING SERVICES
D'Nese Moore
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D'Nese is responsible for managing activities related to PES Meeting business and provides leadership, guidance, and training for volunteers. Working with the Executive Director and Vice-President Meetings, D'Nese develops appropriate strategies and provides written, informative "issue papers" for inclusion in the conference board, executive committee, or Board of Governor agendas in support of conference related activities.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES MEETING SERVICES
Roseanne Jones
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Roseanne assists in the creation of meeting assessment reports based on statistical and other (e.g., anecdotal) metrics. She responds to inquiries and supports due diligence related to PES conferences (research, compilation of data and messaging, etc.) Roseanne participates in pre-meeting and possible on-site support for the financially sponsored conferences and provides meeting support by preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.

PROJECT MANAGER - SMART GRID
Angelique Rajski Parashis - On leave until October 2014
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Angelique executes the every-day business and administrative management of the IEEE Power & Energy Society project initiatives, specifically IEEE Smart Grid. She advances projects by providing overall coordination and management, ensuring that key project goals are met by performing research and analysis. She ensures that there is coordination between project stakeholders and makes recommendations to the Executive Director for actions to be taken. Angelique manages the life-cycles of projects that advance PES strategies including serving as the project lead and key liaison/interface for external partners, constituencies, IEEE staff and volunteers.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT – PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Kathy Heilman
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Kathy handles the formatting review for IEEE PES Transactions and Letters. She also handles author inquiries, and requests from the respective editors, reviewers and editors in Chief. Working with Maria Proetto she also works on administrative pieces of various conferences and meetings.

Smart Grid Newsletter
IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative
PES Careers
PES Women in Power
IEEE PES Merchandise
IEEE PES Young Professionals
Community Solutions Initiative
Plain Talk Referral Rewards Program

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