Jim Kelly honoured by IEEE with Leadership in Power Award
By Anthony Capkun
The IEEE’s Power & Energy Society (PES) recently selected Jim Kelly, senior vice-president of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Transmission and Distribution Business Unit, as the recipient of its annual Leadership in Power Award. Kelly personally received the honour during PES’ 2009 General Meeting, held in July in Calgary, Alta.
Kelly was recognized for his leadership in promoting and supporting the
engineering profession. He was cited for extensive involvement with
academic institutions such as California State University, Los Angeles,
the University of Southern California and Don Bosco High School in
Rosemead to encourage students to pursue careers in power engineering
and to ensure those programs were relevant to today’s industry needs.
In addition, Kelly initiated the Engineer Celebration—now an annual
event at SCE. Among other things, he served as keynote speaker at SCE’s
Bring Your Children to Work Day, motivating several children to pursue
careers in engineering. Kelly was also recognized for his leadership in
many of SCE’s efforts to improve the safety, reliability and
environmental benefits of electric power T&D.
PES’ Leadership in Power Award recognizes industry leaders for
exceptional contributions to the promotion of the electric power
engineering profession and highlights the contributions electric power
engineers make to society.
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