7 October - James A. Jefferies, AT&T and Lucent Technologies (retired), has been selected as the 2017 IEEE President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the IEEE Teller's Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors on 20-21 November, James will begin serving as IEEE President on 1 January 2018. He will succeed 2017 IEEE President Karen Bartleson, Senior Director of Corporate Programs and Initiatives, Synopsys (retired), Mountain View, CA, USA. The other candidate for 2017 IEEE President-Elect was Wanda Reder, S&C Electric Company, Chicago, IL, USA (nominated by IEEE Board of Directors).
Of the members who voted, 23,865 selected James A. Jefferies; 23,327 selected Wanda Reder.