Judith L. Gorman, former managing director of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), has been chosen to receive the 2012 IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award. Gorman, who retired in April, was cited for “leadership in development of the IEEE Standards Association as a recognized global and world-class organization.” She will be given the award at the IEEE Meeting Series, to be held in New Brunswick, N.J., in November.
Gorman began her career with IEEE in 1984, responsible for helping to publish a backlog of approved IEEE standards. She went on to become managing director of IEEE-SA in 1998 and helped to create its new structure, which included a board of governors.
Gorman also helped establish the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group in 2004. The group, composed of representatives from industry, helps develop standards and advises the IEEE-SA board of governors on financial matters and new projects worth pursuing.
She also helped establish IEEE-SA’s presence worldwide, spearheading several standards development and educational programs with international standards organizations in Asia and Europe.
The IEEE Board of Directors created the award in 2005 to honor the longtime IEEE volunteer Eric Herz, who became IEEE general manager and executive director before retiring in 1992. The award recognizes a past or present staff member who has had a substantial impact on the goals and objectives of IEEE, contributed to the success of a number of IEEE initiatives, and led several staff activities.
The nomination deadline for the 2013 Herz Award is 31 January. For more information, visit the IEEE Awards Board website.