PES Staff

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
p.ryan@ieee.org

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.

SOCIETY EXECUTIVE  ASSISTANT
Yuen Chan
y.l.chan@ieee.org

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
sissie.lin@ieee.org

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.

DIRECTOR – SOCIETY OPERATIONS
Dan Toland
d.toland@ieee.org

Dan is responsible for managing and supervising the Power & Energy Society (PES) business segments involving conferences, education, membership, chapters, sales and marketing.   This includes oversight of the PES Membership activities and programs, which include affinity groups, Awards, Chapters and Scholarships; oversight of the PES Marketing and Communications Strategies and Plans across all PES functional areas (Publications, Meetings, Education, Technical Activities, Member Services, etc.) He is also responsible for the Education and Conference businesses.  He undertakes special projects under the direction of the PES Executive Director, as well as the analysis and improvement of existing operations to create a culture of continuous improvement.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

Shanon Nason
s.nason@ieee.org

Shanon manages the PES Awards programs, including PES Society-level, Technical Committee level and Chapter level awards.  She produces the PES Organizational Chart and Committee Directory. She provides support to our members by managing PES visibility at conferences and by providing PES Promotional Kits to our members and chapters. She supports PES membership with outreach to new members and various membership marketing campaigns.  She supports the Vice President of Membership & Image, as well as other volunteers to promote the scope of the Society.

Product Manager - PES RESOURCE CENTER
Dean Fiorino
d.fiorino@ieee.org

Dean manages the PES Resource Center. His responsibilities include Resource Center design and performance, definition of product process flows and identifying benchmarks metrics. Dean also drives the collaboration with appropriate PES committees, volunteers and IEEE Operating Units. He will also team with vendors, partners, sales managers, marketing specialists, subject matter experts and design specialists in the production, implementation and marketing of new products. The goal of his efforts are to increase membership values and awareness of the Resource Center.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR – PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Maria Proetto
m.proetto@ieee.org

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-Philippidis
r.scholnick@ieee.org

Randi serves as the administrator for the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and the IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy. She is responsible for supporting the Editors-in-Chief during the paper review process and scheduling of issues, providing technical support on Manuscript Central, and responding to author inquiries. She also serves as the administrator for IEEE Electrification Magazine and is responsible for posting publications-related content on the PES web site.

ADMINISTRATOR – PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Cheryl Koster
c.koster@ieee.org

Cheryl serves as the Administrator for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 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.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT  PES PUBLICATION SERVICES
Kristin Mecsey

k.mecsey@ieee.org

Kristin 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.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR - PES EDUCATION SERVICES
LaToya Gourdine
l.gourdine@ieee.org

LaToya executes the every-day business and administration management of IEEE Power & Energy Society's education programs, including event planning and administration, marketing, reporting, on-site support, compliance throughout the lifecycle of events, programs, and meetings. She serves as the primary project owner for the execution of tutorials, online based programs and Plain Talk About the Electric Power System series of courses. LaToya is responsible for advancing programs by providing overall coordination & management, ensuring that key project goals are met by performing research and analysis.  

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR - PES EDUCATION & MEETING SERVICES
Roseanne Jones
roseanne.jones@ieee.org

Roseanne supports the IEEE Power & Energy Society's Education & Meetings businesses, including event planning and administration, marketing, reporting, compliance, and administrative duties throughout the lifecycle of events, programs, and meetings. Roseanne creates 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.

ADMINISTRATOR - PES EDUCATION & MEETING SERVICES
Kathy Heilman
kathy.heilman@ieee.org

Kathy supports the IEEE Power & Energy Society's Education & Meetings businesses, including event planning and administration, marketing, reporting, compliance, and administrative duties throughout the lifecycle of events, programs, and meetings. She responds to inquiries and supports due diligence related to PES conferences (research, compilation of data and messaging, etc.) Kathy is responsible for all aspects of technically co-sponsored conferences and participates in pre-meeting and possible on-site support for some of the financially sponsored conferences.

PROGRAM MANAGER - IEEE SMART GRID
Phyllis Caputo
p.caputo@ieee.org

Phyllis executes the every-day business and administrative management of the IEEE Power & Energy Society projects, specifically IEEE Smart Grid. Based on research and analysis, she advances projects by providing overall coordination and management between stakeholders, and ensures key goals are met. Phyllis manages the life-cycles of projects that advance PES strategies. This includes serving as the project lead and key liaison/interface for external partners, constituencies, IEEE staff and volunteers, and providing recommendations to the Executive Director for actions to be taken.

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER - IEEE SMART VILLAGE
Michael M. Wilson
m.m.wilson@ieee.org

Mike handles the administrative and program development of IEEE's recently launched humanitarian out-reach program "IEEE Smart Village" (formerly known as the Community Solutions Initiative). He's responsible for advancing this project by providing overall coordination and management of the program, ensuring that key goals are met by engaging and empowering project stakeholders and member volunteers, assisting them to affect the mission to bring renewable energy & technology to improve the lives of people in remote energy-impoverished communities in a sustainable way.

PROGRAM MANAGER - PES
Shana Pepin
s.pepin@ieee.org

Shana executes the every-day business and administrative management of the Society’s initiatives & projects. Working with staff and volunteers, she is responsible for advancing programs by providing overall coordination & management, ensuring that key project goals are met by performing research and analysis. She shall ensure: that there is good coordination between program stakeholders, that volunteers are engaged; and that recommendations are made to the Executive Director for the resolution of problems and actions to be taken.