IEEE Annual Election - IEEE-USA President-Elect Candidates
Below are the candidates for 2023 IEEE-USA President-Elect.
The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.
- Keith A. Moore (Nominated by IEEE-USA)
- James R. Look (Nominated by IEEE-USA)
Keith A. Moore
Keith A. Moore, PE
(Nominated by IEEE-USA)
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 BSECE and an MBA. I obtained professional engineer status as granted by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration and have served as an adjunct engineering professor.
IEEE-USA was established in 1973 as a unit within IEEE to promote careers and the profession of IEEE members working and living within the United States. Together, we can make positive change 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. IEEE-USA is currently experiencing a decline in funding due to membership decline in US members. Overcoming this will require new ideas and funding models that must be negotiated with other IEEE units. I have an excellent working relationship with many diverse IEEE leaders that will enhance our ability to make the case for IEEE-USA and its continuing mission. I have served on IEEE-USA Ad Hoc Strategic Committees to find solutions to these and other issues and will continue to volunteer my time for these efforts. To forge a 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 the advancement of technology, encourage and enable the next generation, and support engineers and technologists to create and build the future!
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
IEEE Committees/Board: 2021-2022 IEEE Member Geographic Activities (MGA) Liaison to the Standards Association; 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).
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.2022
James R. Look
James R. Look, PE
(Nominated by IEEE-USA)
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Meet Jim by watching this brief video.
Jim Look has made IEEE and IEEE-USA the major focus of his recent volunteer activities. After completing a 28-year career in the international oil and gas industry, Jim’s time and effort have been dedicated to other non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, the Colorado Engineering Council and the City of Boulder (advisory committees). Most of his engineering career was spent with Saudi Aramco, a large international oil company. Over that period, he served in a wide range of technical and management positions. These assignments ranged from a refinery engineer to project manager, to the leadership of a 140-person multidisciplinary engineering group, and finally, advisor to corporate management. As a past-Director he continues to be actively engaged with both IEEE and IEEE-USA as a member of Ad Hoc committees to support improvements in IEEE governance policy and financial vitality.
My primary objective is effectively using the resources of IEEE-USA to deliver member benefits, not provided by other IEEE organizations. It is also important that IEEE members in the USA continue to have a voice in Washington, D.C. As President of IEEE-USA, my goal will be to structure programs which continue to address the membership and financial challenges consistent with the unique role of IEEE-USA.
These challenges are largely due to changing member demographics, complicated by the fact that our programs are not as focused and effective as they could be. Programs should adapt and refocus over time to meet the changing requirements of our members.
IEEE-USA is uniquely situated to provide opportunities for our members by routinely interacting with Federal government policy makers to shape workforce and technology policy. Enhancing professional growth and career development are also important aspects of the IEEE-USA member support package. This includes working with MGA to support students and designing programs to reinforce engagement with Life Members.
The challenges currently facing IEEE-USA are real. I have realistic, actionable proposals to make IEEE-USA a stronger, more focused organization while preserving the member’s voice in Washington, D.C.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
IEEE ACTIVITIES (only major listed)
IEEE COMMITTEES and BOARDS:
- IEEE and IEEE-USA Boards of Directors (2020-2021)
- IEEE Audit Committee (Member 2020-2021)
- IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on New Membership Models (Member, 2019)
- IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Strengthening the IEEE Constitution (Chair, 2021)
- IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Potential Changes to Membership Dues (Co-Chair, 2020)
- IEEE MGA Committee on Regional Realignment (Member, 2021)
- IEEE-USA Committee on Financial Restructuring (Member, 2021-2022)
- IEEE-USA Professional Activities (Vice President, 2007-2009)
- MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee (Chair, 2014-2016)
- IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee (Corresponding Member, 2007-present)
REGION and SECTION:
- Region 5 Director (2020-2021)
- Area Chair (2010-2017)
- Region 5 PACE Coordinator (2008-2009)
- Denver Section (Chair, 2009)
- Region 5 Individual Outstanding Achievement Award (2007) and Special Director’s Award (2008)
In addition to the regular duties of Regional Director, I served on IEEE Board level Ad Hoc committees and several special study committees. In 2021, I was appointed to be the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Strengthening the IEEE Constitution. This committee generated proposals which improved the governance at the IEEE policy and bylaw level. In addition, this Ad Hoc committee proposed a modification to the IEEE Constitution to bring it up to date with current governance policies.
For IEEE-USA, I worked on committees which are addressing the issues of Regional realignment and the long-term financial viability of IEEE-USA.
As Director of Region 5, I guided the activities of the Region during the difficult COVID shut down period, beginning in February 2020.
In 2020 I served on the IEEE Board Ad Hoc committee which looked at a variety of options to increase membership by making member dues more affordable. One of the notable outcomes of this committee was the program which reduced all student dues by 50% (Future50 program).