The biography and position statement of the 2017 IEEE Treasurer is listed below.
John W. Walz retired from Lucent Technologies / AT&T with more than 20 years of management/coaching experience, covering positions in hardware and software engineering, quality planning and auditing, standards development and implementation, and strategic planning. Walz has coauthored three books covering the use of IEEE Software Engineering Standards to support CMMI, ISO 9001, and Lean Six Sigma. He is also a contributor to the Computer Society ReadyNotes, industry webinar programs, and IEEE 730:2015.
As Telecom management consultant, provided experience in bid preparation, project budgets, and expense reporting.
As AT&T/Lucent technical manger, provided and monitored budgets; submitted budgets for project cost reduction and investment projects; and worked transitions from declining projects to emerging projects.
As college fraternity treasurer, worked turnaround moving from deficit to healthy reserves. Received BS and MS in electrical engineering from Ohio State University
2014-2016 Co-Chair, Board New Initiatives Seed Grant on Chapters Recordings and Distribution for R4 and R6, designed process to create new recordings IP revenue for participating Societies and their Chapters. Presented workshops to R3, R4, R5, R6, & R9.
As Audit Chair, worked with Finance to accurately determine Reserves Risks for Spending Rules. Supported Finance team to engage external auditors to finish FM13 by end of March 2016. As IEEE Director, served on two IT ad hoc to better integrate revenue producing OUs with central IT capabilities, with a focus on reducing the rate of rising expenses. As TAB Finance Committee Member, supported Transparency efforts so prioritization and process improvements could reduce future expenses.
As Treasurer, Life Sciences Technical Community, supported sponsorship to financially sustainable conferences with co-sponsors.
As Conference Committee member, supported expansion of academic conferences to include industry practitioners with potential of higher attendance resulting in higher conference net.
As IEEE Conference Publications Committee member:
As Computer Society President, supported efforts for financial recovery and future growth for improved revenues. Also dedicated to increasing the value proposition provided to membership. As Society Technical and Conference VP, initiated a Vitality criteria, assessment, and coaching process that resulted in sunsetting under performing technical areas. As Chair Society Conferences finances ad hoc, provides revenue growth and expense reduction recommendations to the Treasurer and the Board.
Why should we select you to serve in this position?:
As member of the Board and Chair of Audit, understand nonprofit organization best practices and internal controls over financial records and a deep understanding of the complexities of IEEE finance.
As member of TAB FinCom and past President of Computer Society,
Continue the work by financial staff, IEEE, major OU FinCom (TAB & MGA):