Nominations Sought for Leaders in 2016 and 2017

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

16 January 2015

IEEE is governed by volunteer members and depends on them for many things. For example, they edit IEEE publications, organize conferences, coordinate regional and local activities, write standards, lead educational activities, and identify individuals for IEEE recognitions and awards.

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

2017 IEEE PRESIDENT-ELECT (WHO WILL SERVE AS PRESIDENT IN 2018)

2016 IEEE CORPORATE OFFICERS

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

2016 IEEE 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 2015

WHO CAN NOMINATE?

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

A person may be nominated for more than one position. Nominators need not contact their nominees before submitting the form. The N&A Committee will contact them to determine their eligibility and willingness to serve.

HOW TO NOMINATE

For information about the positions, including qualifications and estimates of the amount of time required during the term of office, check the Guidelines for Nominating Candidates. To nominate a person for a position, complete the online form.

NOMINATING TIPS

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. It is also helpful if you check eligibility requirements at the N&A Committee website before submitting a nomination to avoid submitting an ineligible candidate.

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

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

—Peter W. Staecker is chair of the 2015 IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee.

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