Below are the candidates for 2022 IEEE-USA President-Elect.

The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.


Eduardo "Ed" F. Palacio

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(Nominated by IEEE-USA)

P&L Technical Management Solutions
Stony Brook, New York, USA


Meet Ed by watching this brief video.

Ed Palacio has 40 years of experience in directing development and production of complex military electronic systems. He has held Profit and Loss responsibility at the Business Unit and Sector levels, as well as functional lead positions in Program Management, Engineering and Operations. Currently he is President of P&L Technical Management Solutions, a Small Business focused on technology, program, and business development for the military and civilian market. He currently serves in various Executive Boards for the IEEE, Industry and Academia. He currently teaches at Stony Brook University’s Department of Technology and Society. Ed holds a B.E.E from the Cooper Union School of Engineering and Science and two M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Technology Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. He serves on the IEEE Board of Directors as the Region 1 Director for 2020-2021.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

Offices and Committees:


  • IEEE Board of Directors –  Director ‘20-‘21
  • IEEE-USA Board of Directors – Director ‘20-‘21
  • Center for Leadership Excellence ’15
  • Nominations and Appointments Committee ’08-’10
  • Tellers Committee: Chair ’01 and ’02, Member ’96-’00

Member and Geographic Activities Board/Regional Activities Board:

  • MGA Board of Directors – Director ’20-‘21
  • Chair: Member Development/Member Engagement and Life Cycle ‘16/’17
  • Chair: Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment ‘08/’09
  • Member Benefits and Portfolio Advisory ‘14/’15
  • Chair: RAB/TAB Sections/Chapters Support ‘06/’07
  • Chair: Student Activities ‘04/’05


  • R1 Director ’20-'21
  • R1 Student Activities Coordinator ’00-‘03
  • R1 Council Chair ‘95
  • METSAC: Chair ’94, Treasurer ‘95


  • Long Island Section: Chair ’93-’95, Vice-Chair ’91-‘93

IEEE Volunteer Accomplishments:

2020 was a significant challenge for all Regions, as Regional Director I lead a team that quickly adapted to the virtual environment and delivered significant member benefits in the form of training sessions, talks and conferences. We cooperated with Industry and Academia in these programs, and reached a wide audience to include other Regions. As an MGA Director I have led discussions associated with the IEEE Regional restructure. As IEEE-USA Director I have pushed for establishing a sustainable model to allow IEEE-USA to succeed and grow.  

As MELCC Chair, MELCC was able to instill processes that moved SAC, YP and WIE towards a data driven process that linked program and initiatives to direct member satisfaction gaps and needs.  The 2008/09 Strategic Direction Committee established a Balanced Scorecard process that moved MGA Strategy to MGA programs and initiatives by using “I, as a member of the IEEE…” to express our envisioned future and drive our actions. The 2004/05 Student Activities committee established the IEEEXtreme 24-hour Programming competition, now an extremely successful Institute wide event. Lastly, during my term on the ELECTRO BoD, we  brought to a close a show that was neither member focused nor financially viable.


The IEEE-USA President will be facing significant challenges in the coming years. Membership trends continue to show a steady decline in US full paying members, and, since this is our primary source of funding, the trend does not bode well for IEEE-USA.  As a priority, we have to find a way to deal with this; be it focusing on key core competencies and reducing non-core activities,  making IEEE-USA essential to the member because we deliver true value, promoting what we do more broadly, or most likely,  all of the above. In the end we must earn our right to exist by providing clear and tangible benefit to those we represent. I see this job as one that leads that discussion, forces analysis and focus, and gets the IEEE-USA Board to move in the right direction. I also see the IEEE-USA President as a Steward of the Institute, the job being to make sure that you take care of the position and leave it better than you found it for those that come after you. Lastly, I believe that my broad experience within IEEE’s multiple Senior Boards and in industry give me the perspective to successfully address this challenge.

Keith A. Moore

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(Nominated by IEEE-USA)

Senior Engineer
US Army Information Systems Engineering Command
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, USA

Meet Keith by watching this brief video

I currently work for the US Government. My career has taken me around the world to establish and maintain communications systems. I have served in volunteer and other organizations to work for the good of all stakeholders. These experiences have involved organizations such as federal and state governments, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, churches, Civil Air Patrol, Scouts, Cyber Patriot, and others. I have served as a big brother, engineer, missionary, science fair judge, Future City mentor, coach, and firefighter/EMT. I hold a B.S.E.C.E and a M.B.A. I maintain professional engineer status as granted by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, and serve as an adjunct engineering professor at Cochise College.


IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


IEEE COMMITTEES/BOARDS: 2019-2020 IEEE Board of Directors; 2019-2020 IEEE-USA Board; 2019-2020 IEEE Member Geographic Activities (MGA) Board; 2012-2013 IEEE-USA Professional Activities Committees for Engineers (PACE) Board Region 6 Representative; 2010 Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC).

REGIONS: 2019-2020 Region 6 Director; 2010-2011 Region 6 Southwest Area Chair; 2012-2013 Region 6 PACE Chair.

SECTIONS/CHAPTERS/AFFINITY GROUPS: 2003, 2008 Fort Huachuca Section Chair; 2002 Fort Huachuca Section Vice Chair; 2001 Fort Huachuca Section Treasurer; 2000 Fort Huachuca Section Secretary; Fort Huachuca WIE Founding Chair; 2012-2014 Arizona Reliability Society Chapter Chair.

IEEE-HKN/HKN: Professional Member.

CONFERENCES: 2013 Chair, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC); 2012 Vice Chair, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC); 2011 Technical Program Chair, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC).   

Major Accomplishments:

CONFERENCES:  Established the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference’s (GHTC) technical program as the first Technical Program Chair and continued to lead the conference as Vice Chair and Chair.

LOCAL SECTION:  As local Section Chair, the Chair of a Region sponsored conference (GHTC), the Area Chair, the Region PACE Chair, Region Director, and member of the Board of Directors I have had close interaction, planning, and work with the local Sections, Regions and staff to complete successful tasks and initiatives for IEEE-USA. As IEEE-USA President, I will continue to work with the local, region, national, and international staff and members to advance IEEE and IEEE-USA goals in the U.S. and throughout the world to the betterment of IEEE, its members, and humanity.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Introduced expedited PACE Project approvals and tracking for more efficient and expedient project funding.

  • Founding Chair of the IEEE Arizona Reliability Society Chapter.
  • Founding Chair of the Fort Huachuca Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group.
  • Managed and judged the Global Humanitarian Student competition.



We the members…

In order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice and ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense of the profession, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, did ordain and establish IEEE-USA in 1973 as a unit within IEEE.

These words are a reflection of the US Constitution. I do not mean to detract in any way from the sentiment they are drawn from. Of a truth, I become misty eyed when I read or hear those words. We hold a sacred duty to serve humanity along with all of our IEEE sisters and brothers across the world. We can work toward those ends through several IEEE-USA programs. These programs serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in areas of economic, ethical, legislative, social, and technology policy concern. In order to forge the path for the future, we must employ our knowledge on professional issues and public policy initiatives.

Let’s work together to provide for future leader development; prepare members to engage in advancement of technology; encourage and enable the next generation; and support engineers and technologists to create and build the future!