The voting membership of IEEE annually elects officers that serve on the top-tier IEEE governing bodies.
9 October – Karen Bartleson, Senior Director of Corporate Programs and Initiatives, Synopsys, Mountain View, California, USA has been selected as the 2016 IEEE President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the IEEE Teller’s Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors on 22-23 November, Bartleson will begin serving as IEEE President on 1 January 2017. She will succeed 2016 IEEE President Barry L. Shoop, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA. The other candidate for 2016 IEEE President was Frederick “Fred” C. Mintzer, IBM (retired), Yorktown Heights, New York, USA (nominated by IEEE Board of Directors).
Of the members who voted, 22,367 selected Karen Bartleson, 17,887 selected Frederick “Fred” C. Mintzer.