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Josey Nieto Young Achiever in Engineering

nietoJosey Nieto currently serves as the Principal Business Project Manager for the Office of the President and CEO of ComEd, Anne Pramaggiore. With a background in engineering, Josey brings a unique point of view to the Office of the President and CEO to support all meetings and events that ensure that operations at ComEd keep powering lives. Josey received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) through DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

As a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Josey was recruited by ComEd at a national conference to intern with Transmission Operations Support. After graduation in 2010, Josey officially began her career at ComEd in the New Hire Rotation Program where she spent 6 months touring the various engineering departments within the company. Upon completion of the program, she was placed in Capacity Planning as the Chicago Low-Voltage Network Planner. In addition to maintaining the Low-Voltage Network, Josey developed and issued numerous projects to ensure regular operations of the distribution system including distribution automation (smart switch) projects that were key to the implementation of the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act. She then became the Area Planner for the Central Business District area, north of the river, in downtown Chicago. As a Capacity Planner, One of her most notable projects was developing the plan to provide energy to Kennedy Enterprises’ Wolf Point Complex, located at one of the most prominent sites on the Chicago River. Josey then joined Reliability Analysis, where she learned to analyze outage and customer impacts and to develop reliability trends to assess the effects and benefits of ComEd’s various infrastructure improvement programs. Still utilized today, Josey developed a Risk Score model for Vegetation Management to help prioritize routine maintenance on the mainline and fuse taps of circuits.

Since joining the Office of the President and CEO, Josey organized and managed ComEd’s Asian American Resource Group’s signature event at the Field Museum to celebrate Asian American heritage with an in-depth look at China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors. In addition to access to the Terracotta Warriors, Josey also helped to organize a showcase of Asian arts and crafts including henna, origami, and calligraphy artists. She has been featured as a representative of Asian Americans in ComEd’s annual diversity report. Josey also serves as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Still in the infancy of her career, Josey was selected to participate in ComEd’s 2015 Emerging Leaders program, a one year program designed to expose participants that have been identified as having the potential and desire to lead to information and training to help them succeed. Josey firmly believes that in order to succeed as a leader, you must bring up those around you. As such, she is an avid supporter of ComEd’s Icebox Derby and has been a mentor for the past two years. The Icebox Derby is an educational initiative designed to recruit bright young talent and empower young women to realize their full potential by working on teams to turn recycled refrigerators into racecars.

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