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The IEEE Life Members Committee (LMC), a Joint Committee of IEEE and the IEEE Foundation, provides leadership in the identification of, and support to, the interests of Life members (including future Life members) in activities of IEEE. The Life Members Committee is also responsible for the administration of the Life Members Fund in support of activities that are of professional concern and interest to Life members.



The IEEE Life Members Committee shall:

  • Promote the interests of, and act on behalf of the best interests of, Life members and other older members
  • Seek ways to encourage continued IEEE activity and involvement by Life members at all levels of IEEE
  • Take an active role in encouraging the establishment of IEEE Life Members Affinity Groups in the Sections so that those who are at a similar stage in their careers can share experiences and find ways to remain active
  • Publish an IEEE Life Members Newsletter as a means of keeping Life members informed of news of particular interest to them and providing a forum in which suitable articles may be published
  • Stimulate and monitor contributions to the IEEE Life Members Fund
  • Consider suggestions for activities of interest for older members, and it may make recommendations to other IEEE organizational units, and to the IEEE Foundation, for policies and activities appropriate for such members
  • Report to the IEEE Board of Directors with administrative responsibility and operational support assigned by the IEEE Board of Directors to the MGA Board

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The IEEE Life Members Committee shall consist of not more than nine members:

  • Chair, who shall have Life member status
  • Six (6) Members-at-Large, who shall normally have Life member status
  • Immediate Past LMC Chair
  • One (1) member, who need not have Life member status, shall be appointed by the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors

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2016 roster


  • Aleksandar Szabo, Chair
  • Joe Cruz
  • Eleanor Baum
  • Tom Grim
  • Charles Husbands
  • George Mahl
  • Juan Miguez
  • N. Thankappan Nair
  • Kurt Richter

Staff Support


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  • Meetings shall be scheduled and held as required at the call of the Chair. Between meetings, as much business of the Committee as practical shall be accomplished by electronic means.
  • Anticipated travel and lodging expenses for Committee members shall be budgeted.
  • A quorum shall be a majority of the voting members of the IEEE Life Members Committee.
  • Voting shall be in accordance with the IEEE Bylaws, policies, and established practice.


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Financial and administrative support

  • The IEEE Life Members Committee shall authorize disbursements from the IEEE Life Members Fund, which is an account of the IEEE Foundation, in accordance with the objectives and procedures of IEEE and the IEEE Foundation.  Projects which receive Life Members funds are to be consistent with the interests of Life members.
  • The IEEE Life Members Committee shall approve an annual budget.  The Committee Chair will oversee disbursement of these funds.
  • Committee Chair shall present periodic reports on its activities to both the IEEE Foundation Board and the IEEE Board of Directors. 
  • Staff support for the Committee will be provided by the IEEE MGA Department.


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Strategic plan

The IEEE Life Members Committee operates within its strategic plan.


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