I will focus on the ever-changing needs of our members, will work to ensure that our volunteers have the tools they need to support our members, and will be an advocate for our members at all times and at all levels within IEEE.
Ken Pigg received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee.
He has more than twenty years of experience in the design of nuclear power plants and industrial facilities, including design of one of the first “soft controls” systems installed in an American nuclear power plant. Ken also has ten years of experience on the business side of technology. He has worked in sales / sales engineering for power distribution equipment, industrial controls, and information technology systems. Ken is currently working on a team that is overseeing the development of new, next generation nuclear power plants.
Ken has also served in other volunteer leadership roles including vice-president of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers, treasurer of a private school, and treasurer of a home owners association.
We need membership growth to remain healthy. Members and prospective members must see value from their membership.
We must do a better, more consistent job of engaging members at the local level. We need to develop new, innovative ways of engaging members.
We need to do a better job of executing section operations. This takes local volunteer leaders that understand what needs to be done and the have resources to help get it done efficiently. Efficient tools will also help with the recruitment and retention of new volunteer leaders.
Students are the future of IEEE. We need to get them more engaged, especially with the local section so they see the value of membership after they graduate.
My priorities as Region 3 director: