Robert Wilhite is a 26-year veteran of the utility industry, with strategic, operational, and consulting experience. Mr. Wilhite has provided numerous client solutions in strategic planning, new business/market analysis, financial analysis, business modeling and process redesign, and program implementation. In his prior industry roles, Mr. Wilhite developed expertise in utility operations, including distribution engineering, metering, energy efficiency, marketing, and customer services. In the past, Mr. Wilhite has been responsible for developing and building various aspects of KEMA’s North American consulting practices under the smart grid and utility of the future initiatives and currently leads KEMA’s Management and Operations Consulting business line. Mr. Wilhite was also named as one of the Top 25 Consultants in the U.S. by Consulting Magazine in 2009.