Tim Godfrey is an IEEE member and technical executive with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), specializing in telecommunications. He manages the Telecom project set in the Information and Communications Technology program. He is involved in standards development and communications system architecture, design, simulation and evaluation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas in electrical engineering. Tim brings over 30 years of professional experience to EPRI. Previously, he was Senior Member of Technical Staff at Freescale Semiconductor. He has 24 granted patents. Godfrey has participated in IEEE standards development since 1994. He is the Chair of the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid Technical Advisory Group and the 802.15.16t Task Group.