Dr. Shay Bahramirad is the Vice President of Engineering and Smart Grid at ComEd, where she serves as a strategic business leader, driving efforts to visualize and implement the 21st century power grid transformation and the new energy economy. She holds executive responsibility for ComEd’s vision of the grid of the future as well as communities of the future, developing frameworks for emerging technologies including distributed generation, microgrids, electrification, as well as investment strategies for enabling improved resilience, sustainability and energy equity. Dr. Bahramirad is an Editorial Board Member of Electricity Journal, an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the IEEE/PES Vice President of New Initiatives and Outreach, overseeing the organization’s engagement with policy makers globally, and developing strategies for next generation of standards and frameworks, including Smart Cities. Dr. Bahramirad holds multiple advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is also a graduate of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Women’s Senior Leadership program.