Karen S. Pedersen, P.E., F.N.S.P.E. and 2017 IEEE-USA President, has over 35 years in the Utility Industry; as a planner and rate research engineer in three large utilities in Iowa and Massachusetts. She led teams of engineers on electric system projects to build transmission and distribution substations costing millions of dollars.
Karen taught Power Systems Analysis online as Adjunct Professor for the University of Alaska in Anchorage. She is an Instructor for Wentworth Technology in Boston teaching online continuing education courses (Electric Motor Controls, Power System Analysis, and Transients).
Karen was President of the Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers in Boston. She is an National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Fellow and served 7 years on the NSPE Foundation Board.