Gary Brandon is a Lead Electrical Engineer with Duke Energy in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gary received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of South Carolina. He has served as Grounding and Lightning Subject Matter Expert for Duke Energy’s Fossil Hydro Division and developed the division’s lightning protection engineering standard based on the requirements of the IEC 62305 international lightning protection standard. Duke Energy’s Fossil Hydro Operations Division’s decision to adopt the requirements of the IEC 62305 standard is examined in a paper that Gary presented at the 2018 International Lightning Detection Conference/International Lightning Meteorology Conference. Gary also delivered a presentation at the 2019 CEATI Grounding and Lightning Conference on Duke’s decision to adopt the IEC 62305 lightning protection standard as the basis for its lightning protection engineering standard.