Don Bramlett

Don Bramlett
Don Bramlett
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Don Bramlett received his BSEE and MBA from the University of Detroit. He is a registered Professional Engineer.

Don has spent his entire 40 year professional engineering career in the energy industry, 6 years in the natural gas industry, and then 34 years in the power generation segment of the electric utility industry.

He is a Senior Project Engineer in Fossil Generation with the DTE Electric, a major subsidiary of DTE Energy, where he has overall engineering responsibility for large capital projects at various power plants.

Don is an active volunteer with IEEE, at the Region and Section levels, the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), and the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE). He is a Fellow of ESD and MSPE. He has been involved as a leader at the troop and district level with the Boy Scouts of America, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of his church.

IEEE Activities

(S’68-M’73-SM’93) COMMITTEES/BOARDS: IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Treasurer, 2013; IEEE MGA Board of Directors, Member 2013; IEEE-USA Secretary-Treasurer, 2011-2012; IEEE-USA Board of Directors, Member, 2009-2012; IEEE Board of Directors, Member, 2009-2010; IEEE MGA Board of Directors, Member 2009-2010; IEEE Awards Board, Member, 2009-2010; MGA Awards and Recognition Committee, Member, 2007-2008: EAB Pre-College Education Coordinating Committee, Member, 2000-02; RAB Finance Committee, Member, 2005-06. REGION: Region 4: Region Advisor, 2013; Chair of the Nominations & Appointments, Audit and Bylaws Committees, 2011-2012; Director, 2009-2010; Director-Elect, 2007-2008; Treasurer, 2005-06; East Area Chair, 1997-2004; Educational Activities Committee, Chair, 1996-97; Southeastern Michigan Section, Representative on Region Committee, 1991-92. SECTION: Southeastern Michigan Section: ExCom Advisor, 1993-2013; Chair, 1991-92; Vice-Chair, 1990-91; Secretary, 1989-90; Treasurer, 1988-89; Southeastern Michigan Section Division IV Director, 1986-88; Awards and Recognition Committee, Chair, 1993, 2005; Nominations and Appointments Committee, Chair, 2006. CHAPTERS: Engineering Management Society Chapter, Chair, 1984-86. STUDENT BRANCH: University of Detroit Student Branch: Chair, 1972-73; Member, 1970-73. CONFERENCES: IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Local Organizing Committee, 2011; IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Industrial & Commercial Power Systems (I&CPS) Conference, Treasurer, 1990, 2006; IEEE Region 4 Electro/Information Technology (EIT) Conference, Treasurer, 2001, 2003; IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) Substation Committee Annual Meeting, Treasurer, 2002; IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Annual Technical Conference, Treasurer, 1991. REPRESENTATIVE: Engineering Society of Detroit Affiliate Council, 1990-2002. AWARDS: IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section Outstanding Leadership Award, 2013; IEEE-USA Regional Professional Leadership Award, 2000; IEEE Third Millennium Medal Recipient, 2000, IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section Outstanding Section Involvement Award, 1998; IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Engineer Award, 1992.