Steve Collier is Director of Smart Grid Strategies at Milsoft Utility Solutions. Steve is Milsoft’s resident smart grid expert and assists the company with smart grid strategies for product development, business development, marketing and industry relations. Beginning with Houston Lighting & Power in the early 1970s, Steve has worked as a professional, executive or consultant with energy, telecommunications and information technology companies in the US and abroad. Steve has been a member of the editorial advisory boards of RE Magazine and The Electricity Journal. He has served on several corporate boards of directors, including NRTC, Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Michigan, Northeast Cooperatives, a national food distribution cooperative in Vermont, and Tri-Gen Cogeneration, Inc. in Houston. He served on the board of the IEEE Industry Applications Society after serving as chairman of the IEEE IAS Rural Electric Power Committee.