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Guy K. Anderson's, Contracted Analyst, involvement with information technology covers over 40 years. As a senior analyst and program manager with Sierra Energy Group, he manages the development and execution of the company’s Enterprise Solution IntelliLead and works as a senior analyst and writer on proprietary consulting assignments including writing market reports. Guy is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and completed marketing studies at University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

Karen Blackmore, Contracted Analyst, provides research and consulting to IT executives in areas including IT budgeting and business strategy, customer operations, AMI, and energy efficiency. Karen earned her MBA and BA degrees from The College of Santa Fe.

Steve Bosak, Contracted Analyst, has been writing high technology white papers, case studies and market analysis reports for over 20 years, and has published over 300 articles in the field. Steve holds a BA from Columbia College of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Arkansas; both degrees are in English and communication. He is completing his PhD in technical communication at Northern Illinois University.

Jon T. Brock, Contracted Analyst, President of Desert Sky Group has been advising the utility and energy industries for over 21 years, sharing his expertise in such fields as regulatory issues, AMI and smart grid. Jon holds a B.S. in management science/computer systems from Oklahoma State University and a MBA from the University of Tulsa.

Larry Colton, P.E., P.M.P., Contracted Analyst, is a business and technology expert with over 20 years experience associated with the Utility industry. His diverse breadth of experience includes reengineering, AMR/AMI, BPL/power line communications, energy management, product development, strategic planning, utility engineering and operations, telecommunications, deregulation, new business development, and project management.

Sandy Fielden, Contracted Analyst, is a recognized expert in software and data solutions with 25 years of experience in the European and North American energy industries. Sandy has a degree in International History from Leeds University and an MBA in International Business from Bradford University. In 2009 Sandy was a member of the first graduating class for the Global Association of Risk Manager’s Energy Risk Professional (ERP) qualification.

Edmund P. Finamore, P.E., Contracted Analyst, is a recognized authority on utility automation with nearly 30 years of experience in utility and high technology environments. As a senior analyst and program manager with Sierra Energy Group, he managed the development and execution of the company’s T&D Automation IntelliLead and worked as a senior analyst and writer on numerous proprietary consulting assignments, including writing market reports and white papers. Edmund received electrical engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Steve Hoffman, Contracted Analyst, has authored over 100 technology and business white papers, and is a recognized expert in both information technology and the electric power industry. Steve earned both his MS and BS in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Julie Martin, Contracted Analyst, combines decades of technical writing experience with expertise in such technical fields as cloud computing, virtualization and information security. Julie received a BS in Communications from Ithaca College with a minor in English.

Doug Morgan, Contracted Analyst, has spent more than 40 years in Information Technology with over 30 years in technology management. Mr. Morgan has served 25 years in IT leadership positions for Great Plains Energy, Inc. formerly Kansas City Power & Light Company, with the last 8 years serving in the capacity of CIO.

H. Christine Richards, Contracted Analyst, former editor-in-chief of Intelligent Utility magazine, is now an independent analyst whose expertise includes smart grid and distribution automation. Christine received her MBA from Cornell University and graduated Summa cum Laude with a BA of science from Colorado State University.

Mary Ann Stewart, Contracted Analyst, is not only a licensed professional civil engineer, but also a frequent speaker and writer on utility business and IT topics. She has BA in English from the University of Kansas, BS in Civil Engineering with minor in Electrical Engineering from University of Kansas and is working toward an MS in Water Treatment Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.