Volunteers Are Needed to Lead IEEE in 2018 and 2019

Nominate yourself or someone else to serve as a corporate officer or committee chair

10 March 2017

IEEE is governed by volunteer members and depends on them for many things, including editing its publications, organizing conferences, coordinating regional and local activities, writing standards, leading educational activities, and identifying 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:

2019 IEEE President-Elect (who will serve as President in 2020)

2018 IEEE Corporate Officers

Vice president, Educational Activities

Vice president, Publication Services and Products



2018 IEEE Committees (chairs and members)

Awards Board

Election Oversight

Employee Benefits and Compensation

Ethics and Member Conduct


Global Public Policy



Humanitarian Activities

New Initiatives

Nominations and Appointments

Public Visibility



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

A person may be nominated for more than one position. Nominators do not need to contact nominees before submitting them. The N&A Committee will contact all eligible nominees for the documentation that’s required and inquire if they are willing to be considered for the position.


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.


Each year many ineligible candidates are nominated. Make sure to check eligibility requirements on the N&A Committee website.

The positions for which the N&A Committee makes recommendations represent IEEE’s uppermost governance levels. The committee recommends volunteers with relevant prior experience in lower-level IEEE committees and units more often than volunteers having no such experience. Nominees for the Awards Board, for example, have a greater likelihood of being recommended if they 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 show a strong track record of leadership and relevant accomplishments within and outside IEEE. Recommended candidates often have significant prior experience as members of IEEE boards and committees.

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

Howard E. Michel is chair of the 2017 IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee.

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