Paul McCoyB.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1972. Co-Founder and President, Trans-Elect
Paul McCoy grew up on Chicago's near South Side and graduated from De LaSalle, IIT's neighborhood high school. Proximity, however, isn't why he came to IIT. "I chose IIT because of my desire to study in the sciences or engineering, although at the time the engineering track was less well-defined in my mind," says McCoy.
During his last two years at IIT, McCoy attended classes, held down a full-time job and managed to graduate as one of the top students in his program.
After earning his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1972, Paul McCoy went to Commonwealth Edison where he worked for 27 years. In 1999, he co-founded Trans-Elect, the first independent electric transmission company in North America. He serves as its president, directing the overall operations of the company and spearheading policy issues.
McCoy recently lectured at IIT on technology and integration of renewable energy sources from a high-voltage transmission and electricity market perspective.