Chapter ExCom

Kyle Wydner, EIT, PMP
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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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
Cody Ruben, PhD
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.
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
Ian McIlrath, EIT
Technical Advisor
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
Wei Sun
Technical Advisor
Associate Professor | UCF
Lucas Sweet, EIT
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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Konstantin Moroz, PE
Newsletter Editor
Konstantin is a Senior Project Manager who manages EPC projects for Construction business group of Burns & McDonnell with focus on electric power utilities. His background is in Electrical Engineering and he holds a PE license in the state of Nevada. Konstantin has more than 20 years of experience in the power industry including engineering, project and program management, as well as client liaison and business development.
Project Manager | Burns & McDonnell
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
Aqeel Ahmed
Social Media Manager
Aqeel is a Utility Consulting Analyst for 1898 and Co., part of Burns and McDonnell. His area of focus is transmission planning and power system analysis. Aqeel also serves as Social Media Manager for the Orlando chapter of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.
Utility Consulting Analyst | 1898 & Co.
Chase Kniskern
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