Progress Energy CEO to Speak at Drexel University at Dean’s Distinguished Lecture
May 1, 2009
Jeffrey Lyash, President and CEO of Progress Energy Florida, will deliver a lecture at Drexel University on May 15, 2009, on the importance of energy and global sustainability.
Drexel University’s College of Engineering will host Jeffrey Lyash, President and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Energy Florida and a distinguished alumnus of Drexel’s mechanical engineering department at the third annual Dean’s Distinguished Lecture May 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the William F. Mitchell Auditorium (Market Street between 31st and 32nd Streets). Mr. Lyash will speak on the importance of energy and global sustainability.
Mr. Lyash began working at Progress Energy in 1993. He spent his first eight years working at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant where he became the Director of Site Operations. He then served as Senior Vice President of Energy Delivery where he managed customer service regions and the Distribution Operations & Support function in Florida. Mr. Lyash then moved to his current position as President and Chief Executive Office of Progress Energy Florida.
“As a close friend and a distinguished alumnus of the college, we’re excited to have Jeff back to share his views on the future of global sustainability. Jeff is a leader in the field of energy and we’re proud of all he’s accomplished thus far in his career” says Dr. Selçuk Güçeri, Dean of Drexel University’s College of Engineering.
The College of Engineering’s annual Dean’s Distinguished Lecture hosts individuals who have made a significant impact in the fields of engineering, science and technology. Previous speakers have included Richard Clark, Chairman, President and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc. and Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics.