PPL Electric Utilities Corp., a subsidiary of Allentown-based PPL Corp., has elected Stephanie Raymond to the new board position of vice president for transmission and substations.
The officer-level position reflects the company's commitment to improving its transmission and substation network, according to a news release.
"The safe and reliable operation of the transmission system, including construction of new facilities where needed, is a major part of that improvement," said Gregory Dudkin, PPL Electric Utilities president.
The company has been investing in new technology, installing more storm-resistant equipment, and removing more trees from around power lines to prevent power outages and to restore power faster to customers, Dudkin said.
Raymond joined PPL in 2011 as a director for project and contract management. She has been leading the transmission and substation organization since July 2012. Before coming to PPL, she was chief operating officer of CablenetServices Inc.