The 2012 IEEE PES T&D Conference will feature a panel addressing minorities in the power industry on Tuesday, May 8. Chris La Russa of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council and Kristy Baksh of Progress Energy Florida will lead a discussion on the importance of women and minorities in the industry and will explore the aging workforce and the importance of diversity in the power industry.

The panel will include the following experts from the industry:

  • Wanda Reder - VP of Power Systems Services, S&C Electric Company
    Topic: Building our Energy Future One Person at a Time
  • DeWanda Smith-Soeder - Sr Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Progress Energy
    Topic: Diversity and Inclusion Powers Innovation
  • Beth Young - Director of Energy Control Center, Tampa Electric
    Topic: Women in the Power Industry
  • Andre Uribe - Senior VP of Business Development and Co-Founder, Power Grid Engineering, Inc.
    Topic: Minorities in the Power Industry