Kathy Nelson is a Principal Telecommunications Engineer at Great River Energy, a generation and transmission cooperative located in Minnesota which serves 28 member distribution cooperatives in mostly rural areas. She has worked at GRE since 1993 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University. She primarily works in wireless systems design, focusing on SCADA communications and land mobile radio communications.
Kathy currently serves as Chairwoman of Board for UTC and has had various roles within the UTC Board of Directors including Public Policy Division Chair. Kathy has been a member of IEEE since 1991 and is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.