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100 People: PSEG, a U.S. Energy Company

The 100 People Foundation focuses on global issues that affect us all, and now we've asked an energy company in the U.S. to introduce us to the people that bring us energy. Below you will meet 100 people from PSEG that statistically represent the company by job type, and who were nominated by their peers as the people they most admire. Click on the images to meet the nominees, watch video interviews about where our energy comes from and find out more about some of the people that power our world.
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Kodjo Agbenou


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Following the engineering dream
The differences between Togo and here, then and now

Rich Anderson


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Mapping gas and electric lines
Driving trains as a hobby

Amanda Appleyard


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Dispatching workers; help

Mark Auriemma


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Lightning fast meter reading
Going above and beyond; climbing the ladder
A big Italian family

Christy Barone


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Those who can't pay and those who choose not to
An unorthodox trajectory
Putting others' needs first

Donato Barrucco


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Making do with what you had
An appreciation for one's heritage
An unexpected gardener

Carolyn Baynes


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Underground versus overhead
From racehorses to power systems
Motorcycle safety

Rayman Boodhoo


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Helping people get heat
A passion for study in British Guyana

Afia Bosompem


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A day in the life of a very busy clerk
An independent thinker; an independent worker
Electricity's relationship to folklore

Ken Breslin


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How a nuclear power plant connects to "the grid"
Managing and storing spent nuclear rods
Bowhunting in Africa

Matthew Cardile


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Preventing fires at the nuclear plant
The life of an EMT and volunteer fireman

Gunther Carrero


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Trading and Distributing Natural Gas to Customers
Baseball for charity
The pipeline network

Rose Chernick


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Tracking where the money goes
Allowing for new opportunities and new skylines
Quilting

James Christiano


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The value of "face to face" interactions
A legacy of helping
Saving the Eagle Rock Reservation

Pasquale Ciambriello


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Driving the bulldozer at a coal fueled power plant
Cleaning up coal emissions
Coal vs natural gas and the benefits of a mix

George Coburn


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Energy efficiency programs
Lessons learned from sports

Ian Coelho


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How a thorough knowledge of the industry guides safety
Designing better Personal Protection Equipment
Commitment and dedication during Sandy

Brian Conto


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Up close and personal with a big machine
A passion for Jeeps
What most people rarely notice
One Tough Mudder

Carol D’Amato


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A family business
Free spirited travelers
What people take for granted

Bailah Dainkeh


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Using car batteries for electricity in Sierra Leone
From refugee to engineer
Old construction, new technologies, and climate change

Alan Dalessandro


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Securing systems against future flooding
Why I chose engineering

Bryan Diee


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What a Street Leader does, and what he risks in an emergency
Dad's important job: keeping gas safe and in the pipes
Respect the gas, don't fear it
Up to bat at Yogi Berra stadium

Philip Duquette


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Overseeing a coal generation plant
Learning about generators aboard a battleship

John Felder


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Keeping transformers in tip-top shape
Keeping transformers-- and people-- cool in the summertime
Helping anyone, anywhere, for any reason

Joseph Filippone, Jr.


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Rescuing broken equipment
Safety is number one

Catherine Flaherty


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Relating to personal circumstances
Taking it to heart
How work can inform personal choices

George Giordanella


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Building big transmission towers
Updating old systems for new technology
Bulding a playground with coworkers

Ashley Goodman


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What prompts people to action
The "fierce" tattoo

David Gordon


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Procuring and climbing cooling towers
How electricity gets to your house
Will we ever run out of energy?

James Graziano


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Promoting Energy Efficiency
A passion for waterskiing
Helping less fortunate children

Joseph Grohowski


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Accounting for new transmission projects
Learning about different lifestyles through travel

Brian Gustems


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Handling nuclear fuel, from start to finish
Some benefits of nuclear energy
A closer look at a nuclear fuel assembly
Sharing industry knowledge to improve safety everywhere

Michael Halupa


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No second chance for safety
Reflecting while fly fishing

Matthew Hassler


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Scheduling and planning nuclear outages
Lessons learned from coaching girls' basketball
Refueling and repairing a nuclear reactor

Bruce Herbert


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Street inspections and children's curiosity
Electric vs. Gas: Climbing poles or digging holes
A closer look (and sniff) at natural gas

Zsolt Horvath


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What water does in a nuclear power plant
Cleaning the water, before and after it hits the reactor
Volunteering in hospice; spirituality and religion

Debra Ieraci


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Finding empathy
A Girl Scout for life

Veronica Isaac


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Incentivizing solar panels
Financing solar panels
Dreaming big and making it come true
Football

Ralph Izzo


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An overview of the electricity system
Energy, fusion, and an informed CEO
A dream for the future
A company that lives up to it's name
The workforce challenge

Jonathan Kleczynski


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Processing insurance claims with Mom

Steve Kopsick


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One man, many jobs
Nuclear reactions and surveillance tests
Finding a place in a flooded job pool
Teaching leadership through the Boy Scouts

Shelly Kugler


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Training young engineers for leadership
Overseeing the storage of nuclear waste
Being a good manager and a good mother

Bernadette Lafond


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Upgrading 1940's technology
Building big legos for the Army

Justin Lane


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From solar hot dog cookers to nuclear reactors
The energy balancing act

Crisanto Lazaro


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Electricity in the Philippines
Using retirement to improve your golf game

Alex Magallon


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Engineering you don't see
First experiences with electrical engineering
A liasion for the Asian and Pacific Islander community

Hugh Mahoney


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Why an energy company needs lawyers
Proper protocol when something goes wrong
A diverse law career

Cindy Malmo


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Honoring a fallen son
Learning about diversity

Tony Marti


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The value of reading meters... and situations

Joseph Martillotti


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Working with unions toward a common goal
Homemade tomato sauce

Eric Martinez


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Helping customers in remote locations
Communicating with customers through social media
Battling the weather
Using humor to promote camaraderie
The future of energy

Paul Massella


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Troubleshooting

Glenn Massucci


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What happens when the power goes out
Big breakers and grounded wires
3 phase power and 1 phase power
A life as a DIY Mr Fix-It

David Maxwell


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A lineman's point of view
A lifetime of electric

Noel Mayer


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A machinist, then and now
Lessons learned from great men

Judy McCool


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Grocery shopping for customers
Baking cakes and making work fun

John McNiff


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Where finance and engineering meet
Striking a balance between low emissions and consumer expectations
The importance of exercise and wellness

Marnie Messeri


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Marketing 2.0

Peter Mungai


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A love for finance
Teaching the kids about solar power
The value of different points of view

Eugene Murphy


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A look at the Appliance Department
What a motorcycle does for the soul

Richard Myers


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The eyes and ears of the plant
Going fast...and slowing down

Gurunath Netravali


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Growing up in India without AC
The power of meditation

Manny Nunez


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Following a career path to accounting
Becoming a volunteer firefighter

Gregory Olson


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Helping reshape customers expectations
The power industry: past, present and future
The intricacies of the transmission network

Angela Ortiz


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Sustainability and the bottom line
A path towards green thinking
Literature, travel, and futbol

Jared Osorio


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Designing new ways to communicate with customers
How Twitter helped during Hurricane Sandy
Using Twitter to inspire the future
Tips from a social media professional

Michael Ouellette


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Competency in the control room
How the Navy shaped my future
Preventing another Fukushima
Cruises, poker and a big family

Ryan Paley


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Cleaning up coal
Monitoring safety at the plant
Diffusing tension with movie quotes

Ted Pappas


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Keeping the lights on and keeping people safe
An unexpected day at the control center
"Hardening" infrastructure
The many ways to make electricity
Current, resistance, and transmission

Paul Passaro


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An inside look at transmission lines
Learning responsibility from the military
Big innovations in energy
Coming out of retirement to train people

Robin Persad


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Explaining the transmission system
Sharing a passion for football with your children

Anie Philip


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How the electricity transmission system works
Updating aging systems
A focus on education
Explaining concepts to a 4 year old

Arnulfo Quinto


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How chemistry is related to energy
Thinking practically about saving energy
Gaining empathy through travel
Thinking ahead in energy evolution
Gaining an appreciation for one's home culture

Gwendolyn Ratliff


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Trying to help everyone as best you can
What it's like to be "on-call"
Passing inspiration down the line

Ray Rembisz


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The guys who are out of sight
A dirty job
Present changes and the future of energy

William G. Rouski


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Things you learn as you get older
Perfect attendance
Coal and the energy mix

Ryan Ryman


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Protecting a nuclear power plant
The family's POV about his job

Michael Shipula


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Inside the generation station
Meeting the customer's and the planet's demands
From bread-making to energy-generating

Joseph Signorello


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Fighting fires at the substation
Controlling arcs with oil

Glen Smith


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Empathy for struggling families
Little yellow school bus

Michael Sturchio


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How transformers work
Teaching your kids about the energy industry

Nicole Swan


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The PSEG Solar network
Mentoring future energy innovators
Solar production logistics

Lee Taddei


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Prioritizing needs during Hurricane Sandy
How a tornado can turn you into a mechanic
A love for music

William Tang


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The importance of education and understanding differences

Eugene Taylor


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What does an engineering technician do?
Understanding voltage in the transmission system
A commitment letter for embracing diversity
Learning the benefit of embracing new ideas

Katherine Torres


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Connecting old pros and young minds
Acclimating from school to work; PR to USA
Culture shock
Kayaking

Clara Torres


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Figuring things out on your own
Leaving and returning to Peru

James Tozzi


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Keeping the storeroom stocked
Past careers informing current ones
Camping with the kids

Duc Tran


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Meeting strict emission rules
Vietnam to USA: lessons learned about resources and opportunities
The payoff for an environmental engineer

Robert Truhan


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Auditing a Nuclear plant
Serving schools; shaping kids
Substitute Santa

Michael Tuosto


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Helping politicians (and their constituents) create informed opinions
US nuclear usage statistics and public opinion
The politics of nuclear waste disposal
Vintage License Plates

Tom Turek


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Testing and maintaining expensive equipment
40 tries to get it right
Lessons learned from fixing cars

Thomas Vandermark


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A close up look at jet engines
Jet engines in an unexpected place
A mini-generator in action
Studying the Civil War

James Venito


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Improving the gas lines to customer's homes
Spouse-free fishing

Warren Warren


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What's involved in Human Resources
Bringing your passion into your job

Donald Weyant


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Analyzing why the lights go out
Zinnias in the garden

Ronald Wharton


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Inside the control room of a power company
All the ways energy gets made
Making lunch money from lawnmowers

Victor Wispe


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A Middleman for Homeowners
Showing kids you care
A multinational background

Anthony Yanez


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Safeguarding gas distribution
Routines and Emergencies
Leaving the family during Sandy

Robert Yasutis


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Troubleshooting sophisticated equipment
Memories of 3 Mile Island
Veterans of Foreign Wars

This project was made possible with the generous support of the PSEG Foundation.
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