Our people are our greatest strength. Get to know some of them by exploring their stories below.

Jose Silverio, wearing blue button down with city building backdrop

Support Engineer - PPL Electric

Jose Silverio

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.

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Caroline Curzon in the field, with white helmet and dark blue uniform.

Network Team Manager - WPD

Caroline Curzon

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?’”

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Darian Pompey, Engineer, PPL Electric Utilities

Engineer - PPL Electric Utilities

Darian Pompey

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.

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Anthony Pearson, Senior Business Analyst, PPL Electric Utilities

Senior Business Analyst - PPL Electric Utilities

Anthony Pearson

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.

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Donald Ferguson, Project Engineer with Grantham Major Projects Team, Western Power Distribution

Project Engineer with Grantham Major Projects Team - WPD

Donald Ferguson

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.

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Laura Mohn, Engineering Group Leader at Trimble County Power Generation Station, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities

Engineering Group Leader at Trimble County Station - LG&E and KU

Laura Mohn

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.

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Engineering Specialist - WPD

Ian Evans

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.

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Melinda Maldonado-Stumpf, manager of Regulatory Programs and Business Services,PPL Electric Utilities

Regulatory Programs & Business Services - PPL Electric Utilities

Melinda Maldonado-Stumpf

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.

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Shannon Haggard, Electrical Engineer, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities

Electrical Engineer - LG&E and KU

Shannon Haggard

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.

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Simon Richards, Helicopter Unit Observer, Western Power Distribution

Helicopter Unit Observer - WPD

Simon Richards

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.

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