McCafferty, Puccio strengthen new SGIP team led by Sharon Allan

Stuart McCafferty and Gabrielle Puccio have joined the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) in key staff positions to support the grid modernization organization, SGIP President and CEO Sharon Allan announced.

McCafferty is the new vice president of operations and program manager for SGIP technical projects, committees and working groups. Working directly with Allan and the board of director’s Technical Committee Chair John Caskey, McCafferty will oversee and direct the technical execution.

McCafferty brings 30 years of experience in business strategy and leadership, program and project management, community disaster resilience, grid modernization technologies, system/enterprise architecture design, and standards development. He has a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and is a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI). McCafferty was awarded the PMI’s Distinguished Project Award in 2013 for the National Institute of Standards and Technology initial phase of SGIP.

Gabrielle Puccio joins SGIP as vice president of public relations, directly reporting to Allan. Her primary responsibility is the facilitation and caretaking of the SGIP membership. She also is responsible for communications, events, branding, and media and public relations.

Puccio has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, brand strategy, public relations and customer relationship management in the utility, energy and sustainability markets. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Montclair State University, attended the Duke Fuqua School of Business seminar “Leadership in ABB,” and is an alumna of Leadership Raleigh.

“SGIP success is dependent on an expert staff that directs and nurtures a vibrant member community,” Allan said. “Together with our member leadership, SGIP will focus on securely driving innovation through standards, achieving interoperability of system components, educating stakeholders, and advancing and accelerating grid modernization.”

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