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August 29, 2017 | WebEx Link

Mr. Root has over 30 years of utility operations and engineering leadership experience. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Vermont Electric Power Company in Rutland, VT. He is responsible for the engineering, construction and operation of the transmission system in the state of Vermont.

Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Network Strategy at National Grid USA responsible for engineering and asset management of the electric and gas networks in the US. He was a Senior VP for 17 years in various roles in Transmission and Distribution Operations, Engineering and Construction for operations in MA, RI, NH and NY. He oversaw several operational mergers and was Emergency Director for over 70 significant events through the years.

Mr. Root has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a MEng in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. He attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Root is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of MA and RI.

Mr. Root is currently the elected Treasurer of the IEEE Power and Energy Society. He has been on the Governing Board since 2007, serving as a Member at Large and as Secretary (4 years). He is member of the North American Transmission Forum Board of Directors and is on the Executive Committee of the US National CIGRE Committee. He is on the Editorial Board of the Power and Energy Magazine. He was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Engineering Award by the Boston Chapter of the Power and Energy Society. He has given many technical presentations throughout the world on various utility topics.


This webinar is designed to discuss managing your career. There are 10 important things to keep in mind when living and managing your career to achieve your goals. These will be explained and explored with examples based on my over 30 years as an engineer, manager and executive managing people’s careers.
Your career is your career, and understanding your priorities (which can change) and your company’s objectives can help you have a rewarding and fulfilling career.

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