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Lisa Beard

Industry Outreach Director & Industrial Liaison Officer


Lisa assists in the leadership of CURENT, identifying funding opportunities and working with industry member companies and various College of Engineering faculty to promote education, research and support member relationships.

Lisa joined CURENT in September 2015. Prior to her engagement with CURENT, she worked for Quanta Technology as a Principal Advisor helping utilities launch strategic initiatives in large-scale, smart grid investments projects related to synchrophasors. Before that, Lisa worked as a Program Manager for the Tennessee Valley supporting integration and implementation of  wide-area, power system monitoring and control using synchrophasors. She holds a B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia, a M.S. in Environmental Management from the University of Texas and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. CURENT-Logo_Transparent-tiny.png