Laura Meadors is the Director of Cleantech for SK Telecom Americas (SKTA) and General Manager of its GridMaven™ Network Manager business. She has deep experience in environmental and cleantech markets with experience spanning brokerage and structured transactions in renewable energy credits, emission reduction credit (ERC) markets, renewable power purchase agreements and water leasing and banking in Oregon. Prior to joining SKTA she was Vice Consul with the UK Trade & Investment where she led international investment and trade projects in renewable energy, clean technology and financial services. She holds a master’s degree in natural resource economics from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College.
SK telecom Americas (SKTA) is the North American arm of SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM), a $12 billion entity and one of eight divisions of the $88 billion SK Group. One of world's leading wireless operators, SK Telecom provides services to over 25 million customers and operates the most advanced telecom networks including 4G HSDPA, CDMA, GSM, and LTE. The company has been ranked #1 by the Wall Street Journal among South Korean companies in “Innovation in Responding to Customer Needs” and was named in Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies in the World.
SK telecom has established its commitment to smart grid technologies by earning a lead role in the Korean government’s $200M smart grid testbed on Jeju Island. In the US, SK Telecom America’s GridMaven™ utility solutions help energy providers manage increasingly sophisticated customer engagement models and simplify communications infrastructure brought about by evolving smart grid technologies.