Patrick Ryan is the Executive Director of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and is a senior staff officer for the Society. His responsibilities include working with the PES Governing Board in developing the PES business and strategic plans and the implementation of these plans.In his role as Executive Director, Patrick has overall general management responsibility of leading and managing the daily activities of the Society and the Society offices consistent with the objectives established by the PES Governing Board. He works with volunteer leadership and provides oversight for all PES industry conferences and meeting and business objectives. He assists the PES Treasurer with the establishment, development and monitoring of the annual PES budget as well as exercises authority to sign for all PES accounts. He provides advice, counsel, best practice recommendations and historical insight to the PES Officers and Governing Board in all matters relating to PES intersociety, and IEEE activities. He manages PES communications to ensure that the messages conveyed integrate the various activities of the Society.