Chapter ExCom

Ian McIlrath, EIT
Mr. McIlrath is an Electrical Engineer in the Substation Department of Burns & McDonnell. Mr. McIlrath is an electrical engineer specializing in both physical and protection & control’s design of electric power substations. His responsibilities include the insurance that all designed projects comply with National Electric Codes & IEEE standards. Mr. McIlrath duties also include conducting electrical analyses to insure the functionality of all equipment within the designed substation. He serves as Orlando’s 2021 PES (Power & Energy Society’s) IEEE Chairman.
Electrical Engineer | Burns & McDonnell
Nadia Robles, PE
Vice Chair
Project Manager | Duke Energy
Ivelisse Rivera
Vice Chair
Ivelisse Rivera serves as the UCF Liaison officer for the Orlando Power and Energy Society chapter. Ivelisse is an Assistant Electrical Engineer at Burns & McDonnell specializing in substation physical design for transmission and distribution clients. Her responsibilities include supporting project development, material procurement, and engineering design packages for electrical substations.
Assistant Electrical Engineer | Burns & McDonnell
Jesse Sheplow
Jesse Sheplow is an Assistant Engineer in the Substation Department of Burns & McDonnell. His focus is on protection & control design and power distribution of electric power substations. His responsibilities include the insurance that all designed projects comply with National Electric Codes & IEEE standards as well as verification that schematic design and protection schemes of substations are efficient, secure, and reliable.
Assistant Engineer | Burns & McDonnell
Aaron Staley, PE
Mr. Staley is an Electrical Engineer who manages the Transmission Planning and Reliability team at Orlando Utilities Commission. They are responsible for predicting and correcting transmission system behavior under a variety of conditions from the next minute to 10+ years in the future, along with the relevant NERC standards and FERC requirements. Aaron has been an ExCon member of the IEEE Orlando PES/IAS/PEL Chapter in various roles since 1998 when he unwisely made a sarcastic comment about some generic snacks served at a meeting and was placed in charge of the food by Debra Prince as a result. He has been Treasure since 2019 after Robert Gray retired, and currently shares that role with Tyler Thompson.
Manager Transmission Planning and Reliability | OUC
Cody Ruben, PhD
Section Liaison
Cody is a consultant for 1898 & Co., part of Burns & McDonnell. He is focused on transmission planning, generation interconnection studies, and power system analysis. Prior to joining 1898 & Co., he earned his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida studying power system state estimation, applications of phasor measurement units, and resource optimization.
Consultant | 1898 & Co.
Lucas Sweet, EIT
Newsletter Editor/Webmaster/ Social Media
Lucas is an associate distribution engineer for Leidos. His work focuses on storm hardening designs for distribution circuits to increase their resilience to catastrophic weather events. He also serves as the webmaster for both the Orlando chapter of IEEE PES and IEEE Region 3.
Associate Distribution Engineer | Leidos
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Kyle Wydner, EIT, PMP
Community Service Chairman
Kyle is a Lead Analyst for 1898 & Co., part of Burns & McDonnell. His area of focus is transmission planning and power system analysis with a specialization in generation interconnection studies. Kyle also serves as the Community Service Chairman for the Orlando chapter of the IEEE Power & Energy Society.
Lead Analyst | 1898 and Co.
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Kim Fullenkamp
UCF Liaison
Kim Fullenkamp is a Substation Engineer and is a recent graduate of UCF where she first became involved with PES. Currently, her work at Subgrid Solutions focuses on protection and control. In the Orlando PES Chapter, she serves as the UCF liason for those students interested in the power industry
Substation Engineer | Subgrid Solutions
Miles Leonard-Albert
Miles Leonard-Albert is an electrical engineer in the substation department of Burns & McDonnell, specializing in physical design and layout of substations. His responsibilities include ensuring compliance with national and client specific codes and standards. He serves as co-treasurer of Orlando’s PES/IAS/PELS Joint Chapter with Aaron Staley.
Electrical Engineer | Burns & McDonnell


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