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The IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee shall report to the Board of Directors. It shall review and recommend for approval to the Board of Directors compensation guidelines, benefits whose costs are budgeted, and related matters, including philosophy, policies, programs, and long-term planning, and financial considerations for IEEE employees. The Committee shall also assist IEEE in its role as Administrator for all employee benefit plans of IEEE governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). To ensure relative market reasonableness, the Committee shall review and approve the employee benefits and compensation provided to highly compensated staff and other individuals, which shall be specified in the Committee Charter, and shall provide a report to the Board of Directors, annually.

2016 Meeting Schedule

16 November 2016 Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, NJ USA

June 2016 Confidential EBCC Meeting Materials

2016 EBCC Members 


Dr. Adam T. Drobot

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Position: EBCC Chair
Region: 5
Member Grade: Senior Member

Dr. Adam T. Drobot is a technologist with management expertise and over forty years of experience in business, government, and academia. Today his activities include strategic consulting, start-ups, and participation in industry associations and government advisory bodies. He is the Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks, Inc. Previously he was the President of the Applied Research and Government Business Units at Telcordia Technologies and the company’s CTO from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that, Adam managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). In his 27 years at SAIC from 1975-2002 he held multiple executive positions, which included the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology and the Co-Chair of the SAIC Engineering Science and Technology Council.

Adam has been the principal or key participant in the development of several large, scientific code systems and software for managing the design and production of complex platforms. He has published more than 100 journal articles, and is a frequent contributor to industry literature. He currently holds 24 patents. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Adam is the 2007 recipient of IEEE Region 1 Managerial Excellence Award for his leadership excellence in managing innovative research and development in telecommunications. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from the University of Texas. He is currently a member of Several Corporate Boards, the FCC Technology Advisory Council, and he also Chairs the Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee as well as the Awards Recognition Council for the IEEE.


Dr. Harold Javid

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 6
Member Grade: Life Senior

Dr. Harold Javid’s career spans industry and academia. After completing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UIUC, Harold worked for small companies as electronics division manager and general manager developing real time embedded controls and industrial optimizers. In between, he worked in large companies including General Electric and Boeing as application engineer, researcher, and research manager. In 1998, after turning around a small company and then supporting its sale, he followed his heart back to his technical love—by joining Microsoft. In Microsoft Research, as director of academic outreach, he leads collaborations between Microsoft Research and leading universities. Harold’s team is also responsible for events such as the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Harold is actively involved in service to the IEEE as Chair of the Research Advisory Board for the Computer Society and as IEEE Division V Director.


Mr. James A. Jefferies

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 5
Member Grade: Life Senior

Mr. Jim Jefferies is a retired AT&T and Lucent Technologies executive who in 33 years rose from manufacturing engineer to vice president. He was responsible for teams that transferred glass technology from Bell Telephone Laboratories and developed fiber optic cables for AT&T. He also served as logistics vice president, responsible for worldwide supply chains, Quality Assurance, and export planning. He has led teams in major technology transfers, transitions of information technology, and organizational change. More recently, he teamed with fellow Stanford Business School graduates in an entrepreneur venture in San Francisco and served as Chief Operating Officer. He received his BSEE from the University of Nebraska and an MS in Engineering Science from Clarkson University and is a licensed professional engineer (Emeritus).  He attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business as a Sloan Fellow earning an MS in Management.


Mr. Michael R. Andrews

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 6
Member Grade: Life Senior

Mr. Michael R. Andrews is Managing Partner of Andrews & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in new product R&D, business and management development, Emergency Planning, Business Mitigation, Response and Resumption Planning and Operational Readiness programs for business, schools and government entities.  

Mr. Andrews’ commitment to the community includes service on the board of the Salvation Army – Phoenix (immediate past chair), board member for the Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, Future City Competition, the Smart Education Foundation, host to the SMART Competition, the Salvation Army and Arizona LeaderForce.  Mike has received the Salvation Army Sally Award for outstanding volunteerism, Hon Kachina Award (Excellence in Volunteerism, State of Arizona), American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Arizona Award of Distinction.  He was also awarded an IEEE Millennium Medal for outstanding achievements and contributions to IEEE and the IEEE-USA Robert S. Walleigh Award for Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism.

Mr. Andrews is a Senior Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is currently serving IEEE members as the Immediate Past Director (Director 2013-14), member of the Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) AdCom, member of several IEEE committees including Disruptive Innovations, New Initiatives Committee, Nominations & Appointments, Employee Benefits and Compensation, Ideation, the Smart Grid Committee and member of the Phoenix Section Executive Committee.  Mike is a champion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs.  He is the Arizona Regional Coordinator for the Engineers Week Future City Competition and the originator of the SMART Competition.

Mike’s IEEE involvement also includes the creation of a virtual Career and Talent Expo, launch of the Rising Stars Conference and the development of the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference.


Dr. Robert S. Fish

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 1
Member Grade: Senior Member

Besides his work in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University, Dr. Robert S. Fish is President of NETovations, LLC, a consulting company focused on the creation of communications and networking technology innovation. From 2007 to 2010, he was Chief Product Officer and Senior VP at Mformation, Inc. specializing in carrier software for mobile device management. From 1997 to 2007, Rob was Vice President and Managing Director of Panasonic US R&D laboratories working on the embedding of networking in consumer devices. Prior to this, he was Executive Director, Multimedia Communications Research at Bellcore. Dr. Fish has published 30+ journal articles and holds 17 patents.

Rob is the Vice President of Industry and Standards Activities of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). He was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Standards Association, Chair of IEEE-SA’s Global Committee, and a founding member of the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group. He co-edited a series in IEEE Communications Magazine on IEEE standards in communications and networking. He is Co-founder and Steering Committee Chair of IEEE ComSoc’s Consumer Communications and Networking Conference and a member of the IEEE Conferences Committee. For his leadership and contributions to the Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, Dr. Fish was the recipient of MMTC’s Distinguished Service Award.

Rob’s interests are wide ranging. They include networking and telecom; learning, perception, and intelligence, artificial and otherwise; human-computer interaction; as well as the general topic of R&D innovation methodologies.


Mr. Roger Fujii

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 6
Member Grade: Fellow

Mr. Roger U.  Fujii is a senior industry executive, long-term Computer Society volunteer and the 2016 IEEE Computer Society President involved in many society functions. In publications, he served as Press Operations Committee Chair, Publications special committee member, and guest editor (Software). He served as conference program chair, VP Standards Board, 1012 IEEE Standard Working Group Chair, and US Chair of ISO/IEC International Standards. In 2011, he led the CS Strategic Plan development. He was CS First VP and Board of Governors member and served as IEEE Director (2012–2014 Board of Directors).                                   
He is an IEEE Fellow, CS Golden Core member, and 2010 CIE Executive of the Year. He received Outstanding Contribution and Meritorious Service awards.

Mr. Fujii is President of Fujii Systems, specializing in executive services. As a Northrop Grumman VP (retired), he managed a $1.086B division developing F22/F35 communication systems. He lectured at UCLA and California State University, Sacramento in the continuing professional education program on software engineering principles, and is a guest professor at Xiamen University. He served on the National Academy of Sciences committee for Space Shuttle.

Mr. Fujii has a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and studied business management at Harvard, UCLA, and Darden. He is a contributing author for two books and has presented numerous papers.



Contact information

Do you have questions pertaining to the EBCC? Please contact one of the individuals below:

Shannon Johnston, SPHR
Chief Human Resources Officer/EBCC Staff Secretary
+1 732 562 6343

Stephen Chinn, CCP, SPHR 
Director, Compensation & Benefits
+1 732 562 5317


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