Dr. Steven Specker
Dr. Steven R. Specker is a member of the Lime Rock New Energy Advisory Board. He is a utility and power industry executive who combines deep technical, business, and in-depth electricity enterprise expertise. Currently Dr. Specker serves as the lead independent Director of Southern Company, a large U.S. electric and gas utility. He was previously the CEO of TAE Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest privately-funded fusion energy development company. From 2004 to 2010 Dr. Specker served as the CEO and President of the Electric Power Research Institute, a leading global electric industry-funded research organization. In 2003, Dr. Specker retired from General Electric after a 30-year career during which he held various executive management positions in businesses providing products and services for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. From 1992 to 2000, he served as the President of GE Nuclear Energy where he was responsible for all GE activities in the global commercial nuclear power industry. In 2000, he was appointed President of GE Digital Energy where he was responsible for the formation and startup of a new business venture serving the growing needs of the digital economy for highly reliable electricity. He served as the Vice President of Global Marketing for GE Energy from 2001 to 2003. Earlier in his GE career, he served as the General Manager of GE’s electric meter, protective relay, and electrical engineering services businesses.
Dr. Specker began his career as a nuclear engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was previously a director of both TAE Technologies and Trilliant Networks and served as a member of the Sustainable Energy Advisory Board of Energy Future Holdings. He is a graduate of Iowa State University (B.S. in engineering science and M.S. and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering).