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The IEEE Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is responsible for making recommendations of the most qualified individuals, willing to serve, for various positions on the IEEE Board of Directors and its Committees.

The N&A Committee also provides the IEEE Board of Directors a recommended slate of candidates for IEEE President-Elect.



The objective of IEEE's nominations and appointments process is to:

  • Evaluate submitted nominations
  • Recommend, to the IEEE Board of Directors or the IEEE Assembly, the most qualified persons willing to serve
  • Increase the pool of qualified candidates

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2018 IEEE N&A Committee Membership

  • Barry L. Shoop, Chair
  • Karen Bartleson, Chair-Elect
  • Howard E. Michel, Past Chair
  • Miroslav M. Begovic
  • Cor L. Claeys
  • Peter A. Eckstein
  • Sheila S. Hemami
  • Touir Ikram
  • Bruce Kraemer
  • Ray Liu
  • Carmen S. Menoni
  • Mary Ellen Randall
  • Alan C. Rotz
  • Saurabh Sinha
  • Kensall D. Wise
  • Daniel S. Yeung


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How to Volunteer at IEEE

Learn more about other IEEE volunteer opportunities.

Other Nomination Opportunities

Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations Process - for positions on the MGA Board and Committees.

Technical Activities Board (TAB) Nominations Process  - for positions within IEEE Technical Activities

IEEE Awards Program - to honor achievements in education, industry, research and service.

IEEE Fellow Program - for extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

Historical Information

The history of volunteer service on the IEEE Board of Directors, its Boards and Committees, and a listing of IEEE award recipients is available.

N&A Service History Manual 2014-current (PDF, 1 MB)

N&A Service History Manual 1963-2013 (PDF, 2 MB)