Legal Counsel - PPL Corporation
PPL lawyer finds success and fulfillment outside the courtroom
For Tonya Harris, the thrill of arguing cases for a big city law firm was exhilarating – but it left room for little else.
Three years ago, Harris decided it was time for a change. She made the move from Philadelphia to an in-house counsel position at PPL and not only did she find a fulfilling legal career, but it unlocked her passion for giving back to her community and mentoring others.
Director of Corporate Finance - PPL Corporation
Allentown native discovers rewarding career at PPL
Julissa Burgos grew up in downtown Allentown, where she was able to see PPL’s iconic 23-story headquarters from her bedroom window.
But she had no idea about all the career opportunities available inside that building and beyond with the international Fortune 500 company.
Support Engineer - PPL Electric
PPL engineer finds passion in powering customers’ lives
Jose Silverio grew up never taking electricity for granted. In the rural town in the Dominican Republic where Silverio lived, electricity would regularly go out for hours and sometimes even days.
Network Team Manager - WPD
Passion for electricity started early for WPD engineer
Caroline Curzon has been interested in engineering since childhood. “The way electricity is generated always fascinated me,” she said. “I used to think, ‘How can a flick of a switch light up a light bulb?’”
Engineer - PPL Electric Utilities
College networking leads to promising engineering career
Darian Pompey, engineer-PPL Electric Utilities, was a junior at Temple University when he first crossed paths with PPL, leading him from an internship to a promising career in power engineering.
Senior Business Analyst - PPL Electric Utilities
Company culture makes for rewarding environment
After working as a consultant for PPL, Anthony Pearson gladly accepted a full-time job offer in 2000. Pearson was able to stretch his creativity beyond his job description and founded PPLVETS, one of PPL’s business resource groups.
Project Engineer with Grantham Major Projects Team - WPD
A career change leads to powerful opportunities
At one point in time, Donald Ferguson owned a wholesale fruit and vegetable store and two florist shops. But he found himself looking for a new challenge. He went back to school to study electrical and electronic engineering. He applied to the Power Academy, an engineering scholarship program in the U.K. that links eight universities and 13 industrial companies to provide financial support, work experience and educational support for students.
Engineering Group Leader at Trimble County Station - LG&E and KU
Engineer’s problem-solving skills mean cost savings for customers
Laura Mohn started at LG&E and KU 15 years ago as a co-op. Today she leads a group of 10 engineers and three co-ops. Her team monitors day-to-day operations of the plant, runs projects and continually looks at how they can improve performance. Her team has spent time recently working to install a baghouse at the plant as part of the company’s environmental requirements.
Engineering Specialist - WPD
A diverse workload keeps engineering specialist motivated
Ian Evans worked his way up from an apprentice to a supervisor, then a project manager and eventually an engineering specialist. Today he’s managing a small team that looks after the underground cable network across the Birmingham and Tipton regions of the U.K. Though the job keeps him busy – sometimes balancing up to 10 projects at a time – it’s the diversity of work and people that keep him motivated in his career.
Regulatory Programs & Business Services - PPL Electric Utilities
Employee fueled by company’s commitment to community
As the manager of regulatory programs and business services for PPL Electric Utilities’ 29-county service area in Pennsylvania, Maldonado-Stumpf is the link between PPL Electric Utilities and high level state policy makers and regulators regarding low-income programs and PUC regulations.
Electrical Engineer - LG&E and KU
Electrical engineer sees his role in ‘making people’s lives a little easier’
Shannon Haggard’s job covers both the analytical and the practical. His job is to meet with customers to help plot out designs for new business – whether that’s residential, industrial or commercial. But the bottom line is Haggard sees his role about giving something back.
Helicopter Unit Observer - WPD
Career in energy takes one employee to new heights
People might not think of a career in energy taking one up in the air, but that’s exactly where Simon Richards found his calling. Before joining WPD in 2006, Richards was a Marine Engineer with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Now his typical day at WPD includes at least five hours in the sky, along with an operations briefing session, patrol planning and reporting.