IEEE is Looking for Leaders

Volunteers needed to serve as corporate officers, committee chairs, and more

8 January 2014
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IEEE is governed by volunteer members and depends on them for many things, including editing IEEE publications, organizing conferences, coordinating regional and local activities, writing standards and authorizing their publication, leading educational activities, and identifying individuals for IEEE recognitions and awards.

The Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is responsible for developing recommendations to be sent to the Board of Directors and the IEEE Assembly on staffing many volunteer positions, including candidates for president-elect and corporate officers. Accordingly, the N&A Committee is seeking nominees for the following positions:

2016 IEEE PRESIDENT-ELECT (WHO WILL SERVE AS PRESIDENT IN 2017)

2015 IEEE CORPORATE OFFICERS

  • Vice president, Educational Activities
  • Vice president, Publication Services and Products
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

2015 IEEE STANDING COMMITTEES (CHAIRS AND MEMBERS)

  • Awards Board
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Ethics and Member Conduct
  • Fellow
  • Governance
  • History
  • Nominations and Appointments
  • Public Visibility
  • Tellers

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS

15 March 2014

WHO CAN NOMINATE?

Anyone may submit a nomination, and self-nominations are encouraged; nominators need not be IEEE members, but nominees must meet certain qualifications. An IEEE organizational unit may submit recommendations for nominees who have been endorsed by its governing body or the body’s designee.

A person may be nominated for more than one position, and nominators need not contact their nominees before submitting their names. The N&A Committee will contact them to ascertain their eligibility and their willingness to serve.

HOW TO NOMINATE

For information about the positions, including qualifications and estimates of the time required by each position during the term of office, check the Guidelines for Nominating Candidates. To nominate a person for a position, complete the online form and submit it to the N&A committee.

NOMINATING TIPS

Make sure to check eligibility requirements at the N&A Committee website before submitting a nomination because each year many ineligible candidates are nominated.

Positions for which the N&A Committee makes recommendations represent the uppermost governance levels in IEEE. Volunteers with relevant prior experience in lower-level IEEE committees and units are recommended by the committee more often than volunteers without such experience. For example, candidates for the Awards Board have a greater likelihood of being recommended if they have already served on an awards committee of a society, section, or region, or on another IEEE board.

Individuals recommended for president-elect and corporate officer positions are more likely to be recommended if they have a strong record of leadership and relevant accomplishments within and outside IEEE. Recommended candidates often have significant prior experience as members of IEEE boards and standing committees.

More information about the duties associated with the different positions, qualifications, and eligibility requisites (such as prior service in certain positions or IEEE grade) can be found in the Guidelines for Nominating Candidates.

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