Below are the candidates for IEEE-USA President-Elect, 2013.
Engineering Update Institute Plato Center, Illinois, USA Dr. Blank has successfully divided his professional career between industry and academia. He worked for Honeywell, Litton, and Unisys in the areas of controls and electronics. He was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Northern Illinois University, Marquette University, and U.C.L.A. He has published dozens of technical papers, and earned grants for his universities. He is a full-time consultant and has provided consulting services for over 40 industrial corporate clients. He was chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy and I.I.T. to create and conduct courses in renewable energy, smart grid, and electric vehicles. He teaches review courses for the FE/EIT and PE exams. Dr. Blank received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Ford Foundation Fellow), M.S. from the University of Idaho (Kaiser Corp. Fellow), and B.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology (Ingersoll Foundation Scholar). All degrees are in Electrical Engineering. IEEE Accomplishments and Activities (S’56-M’63-M’71-SM’89-LS’04)
- Originator and creator of IEEE-USA’s first Employment Network in 2011, combining IEEE-USA’s resources and local area H.R. managers. Eight new networks started to copy success pattern
- Prepared and conducted 4 training webinars for IEEE-USA members, now archived, on consulting, employment, and networking
- Conducted several 6-hour workshops for various Sections on consulting, and started 16 of IEEE-USA’s 40 consultants networks
- Involved in the creation of IEEE-USA’s on-line consultants database for marketing the services of members
- Speaker at all five Sections Congresses 1999-2011
- As a member of IEEE’s Center for Leadership Excellence, involved in the preparation of the on-line training for Treasurers and Affinity Group Chairs
- Speaker/trainer at IEEE’s Metro Area Workshops
- Authored several “Toolkits” in IEEE-USA’s “Today’s Engineer”
As IEEE-USA Vice-President, Career and Member Services, 2010-2012, responsible for these six committees:
· Employment and Career Services · Entrepreneurs Activities · AICN, Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks · Licensure and Registration
· Innovative Institute
Recent IEEE-USA Committee Membership includes:
· Member Engagement, 2011-12
IEEE-USA Board Member, 2003-04, 2008-12 IEEE-USA Operating Committee, 2003-04, 2009-12 IEEE-USA Member-At-Large, 2008-09 IEEE-USA Vice-President, Member Activities, 2003-04 National Chair, Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks, 1998-2002, 2008-09 Pre-College Education, 2003-04 Awards and Recognition, 2003-04 Employment and Career Services, 2003-04 Individual Benefits and Services, 2001-02, 2005-07 EAB: Educational Activities Board, Engineering Skills Assessment Program, 1992-93 MGA: Student Activities, 1989-94 Founder, IEEE Chicago/Rockford Consultants Network, 1996 REGION: Region 4 Student Activities, Chair, 1986-91; Region 4 Major Conferences Chair, 1987-91; Region 4 Representative and Member of the Midcon Board of Directors, 1987-91; Midcon Conference and Convention, Chair, 1991; Region 4 Student Paper Contest, Chair, 1984-86. SECTION: Rock River Valley Section: Awards and Recognition Committee Chair, 1985-87; Student Activities Chair, 1988-89. Received Section’s Outstanding Leadership Award, 2010. STUDENT BRANCHES: Faculty Counselor, NIU IEEE Student Branch, 1982-86; S-PAC Presenter, 1991-2012.
If elected, I will:
- Provide continuity on the IEEE-USA Board of Directors, having served on the Board for the last 5 years, and 7 of the last 10.
- Encourage members’ initiatives, innovation, suggestions, and recommendations.
- Address and reverse the challenge of declining membership.
- Critically review, modify, and update IEEE-USA’s programs, products, services and benefits.
- Effectively communicate IEEE-USA’s programs, products, services and benefits to our members.
- Move members to ever-increasing levels of participation and engagement.
- Find new ways of generating income without raising dues or increasing assessments.
- Make adjustments in our activities to reflect modern trends in technology, in industry, and in academia.
- Work with other entities to create suitable educational products for members at all levels.
- Focus on our slogan “Building Careers and Shaping Public Policy” by working closely with industry leaders, academia, pre-college, and government.
- Advance public policies that serve the needs of our members and our profession.
- Continue the advancement of recent progress made by our committees including employment, careers, entrepreneurs, consultants, K-12 STEM literacy, licensure and registration, government relations, conferences, PACE, communications, and public awareness.
- Develop and support communities of interest among our members.
Together, with your vote, we can achieve these goals.
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CLARENCE L. (LEE) STOGNER Taylors, South Carolina, USA Lee Stogner is the Managing Principal of the Vincula Group, a consultancy that supports the business development and project management of high tech companies. Lee has over 30 years of design, consulting, project management and business development experience across a range of industries. Lee has driven growth at companies that include Digital Equipment, Fluor Corporation and Rockwell International. Lee is the Chair of the South Carolina Engineering Cluster and was the 2010-2011 Region 3 Director on the IEEE Board of Directors. Today, Lee is developing an international program that will organize and promote the engineering industry of South Carolina. His specialties are: Development of New Businesses, Sales & Marketing Management, Project Management, Business Management, Energy Management, Systems Integration, Plant/Process Automation, Operations Improvement, Smart Grid, Electric Vehicles. IEEE Accomplishments and Activities OFFICES: IEEE Board of Directors: Region 3 Director, 2010-11. IEEE-USA Board of Directors: Professional Activities, Vice President, 2000-02. COMMITTEES/BOARDS: Public Visibility Committee, 2012; Marketing & Sales Committee, 2010-11; Smart Grid Initiative, 2010-12; Co-Chair Transportation Electrification Initiative, 2012; Electric Vehicle Committee, 2010-11; Energy Policy Committee, 2011-12; MGA Membership Development Chair, 2008-09; PACE: Chair, 1998-99; Vice Chair, 1996-97; Government Activities, 2003-12; EWEEK Chair 2005; RAB Rep MDC, 2006-07; IEEE-USA Membership Development Committee Chair, 2005-07 and 2012. REGION: Region 3: Membership Development, Chair, 2002-07; Public Information, Chair, 2000-01; PACE, Chair, 1994-97. AWARDS: IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award, 2004; IEEE-USA Citation of Honor; Third Millennium Medal, 2000; Outstanding South Carolina Electrical Engineer of the Year, 1996; USAB Professional Leadership, 1997; R3 Professional Leadership, 1997. I have a long background in developing Professional Activities. Through the Professional Activity programs that I developed for Region 3 and IEEE-USA, many IEEE Members have the soft skills that help distinguish and expand their careers. I have also been active in developing Employment Assistance programs. Two of my projects have been the development of the Region 3 Employment Assistance web site and the Metro Area Workshops that provide direct assistance to members. Membership Development is important to the future of the IEEE. My grassroots effort has developed new resources and is building the team that will help engineers better understand the value of IEEE membership and promote the overall growth of the IEEE. Today’s record IEEE membership level is the result of this foundation work that was done by volunteers and staff in recent years. We must continue this effort and grow the membership in IEEE-USA. Today I am active in the Smart Grid Initiative and the Transportation Electrification Initiative. Both Initiatives as they develop will create new career opportunities for electrical and computer engineers in Regions 1-6. Today,IEEE-USA is at risk because of declining membership in Regions 1-6. We need a growing base of membership and the associated assessments to provide the financial foundation for a strong and responsive organization. If elected, my goals are,
- Build on the experience, tools and resources that IEEE-USA has built
- Develop a multiyear plan to avoid 12-monthpromises
- Build new industry relations that help companies grow and support lifelong careers here in the US
- Leverage IEEE and partner resources where possible
- Grow our membership through improved communications, benefit awareness and direct sales
- Encourage all Members to volunteer, participate and become part of the IEEE-USA Network
- Increase the visibility of IEEE-USA in national, local and commercial areas that impact our careers and the future of our profession
- Jobs, jobs, jobs
We have challenges here in IEEE-USA. Global competition has never been stronger. The economy still has not recovered from the Recession. But if we can work together as a team and set our goals, we can build new levels of achievement that can benefit our careers and our country.
I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help build the new IEEE-USA. I would like to ask for your support and vote.
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