Jennifer T. Sterling

2023 Distinguished Alumni Award

For exemplary leadership in the electric power and energy industry and unwavering commitment to the ECE Department.

Jennifer T. Sterling

Jennifer T. Sterling

BSEE '89, MS '90


Jennifer T. Sterling is the Vice President, NERC Compliance & Security for Exelon.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign.  She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.  In 2016, she was awarded the IEEE PES Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power Award.

In her current role, she is responsible for the oversight of the NERC Reliability Standards Compliance and the TSA Gas Cybersecurity Programs for Exelon.  She has held positions as the Exelon Director of Transmission Planning and in ComEd’s System Planning, Bulk Power Operations, Transmission Policy and Regulatory & Strategic Services Departments.

Jennifer is an active participant in industry working groups and forums.  She has served on NERC Standards Drafting Teams, the NERC Standards Committee and as an Investor-Owned Utility Sector Representative on the NERC Member Representatives Committee.  She is the past Chair of the NERC Project Management and Oversight Subcommittee as well as the past Chair of the NERC Member Representatives Committee.  She currently serves as the Chair of the EEI Reliability Executive Advisory Committee, as a member of the NERC RISC Committee, and as a member of the ReliabilityFirst Board of Directors. 

Jennifer Sterling was nominated by her advisor, Prof. Peter W. Sauer.

Current as of 2023.