Stephen B. Ladd received his BSEE from Grove City College in 1986, MSEE from Georgia Tech in 1987, and MBA from Queens University of Charlotte in 2003. He has been a member of IEEE for 37 years and a member of IEEE-PES since 1987. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of North Carolina and has worked at Duke Power, Duke Engineering & Services, and Duke Energy Corporation since 1987. Mr. Ladd has held engineering positions in Substation Apparatus, Protection & Control, and Asset Management. He is currently a Principal Engineer in the Transmission System Standards group.