Pat Ryan: A Legacy of Collaboration

(A note from EPRA president Alan Ross)

In 2019, I had the good fortune of doing a podcast with Pat Ryan, the executive director of the IEEE Power & Energy Society.

I did not realize at the time that Pat was ill and dealing with cancer--but that podcast was powerful.

In the first 20 minutes we talked about the impact that Pat had on PES. But something happened near the end of that. I asked Pat what his legacy was going to be. If "stewardship" is what we do now, then "legacy" is what others do with what we did now. It passes on from generation to generation.

When Pat spoke about "smart villages," he lit up. That podcast was especially focused on the passion that Pat had. So, enjoy this excerpt.

And, in memoriam of Pat Ryan, let's all get behind smart villages and make his legacy our stewardship.

- Alan Ross