Keynote Speakers

Wanda Reder

Chief Strategy Officer
S&C Electric Company

Wanda Reder is the Chief Strategy Officer for S&C Electric Company and prior to that was the VP of Power Systems Solutions. She has over 29 years of experience in the electric utility industry holding various leadership positions in power delivery. Wanda has authored numerous articles for industry publications and regularly participates in important industry events to share her experience, stay up-to-date with current trends, and educate power system professionals. She has served on the IEEE Governing Board, the IEEE Foundation Board, and founded IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative, a program that has provided over 900 power engineering scholarships since 2011. She launched the IEEE Smart Grid, which now enjoys nearly 90,000 followers. She is a member of United States Secretary of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee. Wanda was named a Distinguished Engineer at South Dakota State University in 2007, was the first female President of IEEE Power & Energy Society in 2008-2009, became an IEEE Fellow in 2012 and received the IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership and Meritorious Service Awards in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In recognition for exemplary service, she received the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award in 2014 and is currently running for president of IEEE (