The IEEE Assembly in November elected five officers to the IEEE Board of Directors for 2017. They began serving their terms on 1 January. Four of the five are serving their first terms [pictured left to right]: Samir M. El-Ghazaly, vice president, Publication Services and Products; Mary Ellen Randall, vice president, Member and Geographic Activities; William P. Walsh, IEEE secretary; and John W. Walz, IEEE treasurer. S.K. Ramesh [far right] was elected to serve a second year as vice president, Educational Activities.