After almost nine years of service, E. James Prendergast plans to retire early next year.
Prendergast joined IEEE as executive director in 2009. Under his direction, IEEE has expanded its influence as a trusted voice in technology, developed standards that improve lives, and advanced science education. During his tenure, IEEE’s global presence and engagement grew significantly, with the opening of offices in Bangalore, India, and Vienna and an expanded role in China, Japan, and Singapore.
Recently he oversaw the acquisition of IEEE GlobalSpec and its Engineering360 platform, a search engine and a leading source of news, data, and analytics for the engineering and technical community. The acquisition marked the first time that the not-for-profit professional organization acquired a for-profit corporation.