IEEE-USA Presidents

Deb Cooper HeadshotDeborah M. Cooper
2022 President, IEEE-USA
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Ed Palacio HeadshotEduardo F. Palacio
2023 President, IEEE-USA
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Katherine Duncan HeadshotKatherine J. Duncan
2021 President, IEEE-USA
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Past Presidents

YearPresident
2021Katherine J. Duncan
2020James M. Conrad, Ph.D
2019Thomas M. Coughlin
2018Sandra L. "Candy" Robinson
2017Karen S. Pedersen, P.E.
2016Peter A. Eckstein
2015James A. Jefferies
2014Gary L. Blank
2013Marc T. Apter
2012James M. Howard
2011Ronald G. Jensen
2010Evelyn H. Hirt
2009Gordon W. Day
2008Russell Lefevre
2007John W. Meredith
2006Ralph W. Wyndrum, Jr.
2005Gerard A. Alphonse
2004John W. Steadman
2003James V. Leonard
2002LeEarl Bryant
2001Ned Sauthoff
2000Merrill Buckley
1999Paul Kostek
1998John Reinert

IEEE-USA Board of Directors

*NV indicates a non-voting member.

Office2022
PresidentDeborah M. Cooper
President-ElectEduardo F. Palacio
Past PresidentKatherine J. Duncan
Vice President, Career and Member ServicesBrendan Godfrey
Vice President, Communications & Public AwarenessDr. Rhonda Farrell
Vice President, Government RelationsPete Eckstein (Acting)
Secretary-TreasurerSteven Kerchberger
Region 1 DirectorGreg T. Gdowski
Region 2 DirectorBarry C. Tilton
Region 3 DirectorTheresa Brunasso
Region 4 DirectorJohnson A. Asumadu
Region 5 DirectorBob G. Becnel
Region 6 DirectorTimothy T. Lee
Technical Activities RepresentativeJennifer Bernhard
Young Professionals RepresentativeHasala Dharmawardena
Managing Director (NV)Chris J. Brantley

IEEE-USA’s Leaders (1973 to date)

IEEE-USA Committee Chairs

CommitteeChair

Career & Member Services

Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC)Chris Wilson
Licensure & RegistrationKai T. Chen
Careers & Professional DevelopmentAmber Orr

Communications & Public Awareness

Awards & RecognitionJason Hui
CommunicationsRobert Vice
Technical Conferences CommitteeScott Tamashiro

Government Relations

AI Policy CommitteeJenna Mathews & Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez
Career & Workforce Policy (Ad Hoc)Dan Moore
Communications PolicyEric Burger
Energy PolicyAnitra Wilson
Entrepreneurship and Innovation PolicyNikita Rule
Government FellowsPeter Winokur
Intellectual PropertyMaura Moran
Research & Development PolicyCharles Thorpe
Transportation & Aerospace Tech. PolicyWalter Rawle

Operations

Finance CommitteeSteve Kerchberger
Long Range/Strategic PlanningEd Palacio
Membership
Nominations & AppointmentsJames Conrad

Other Ad Hocs

MOVE National Oversight CommitteeMary Ellen Randall
Alternative Revenue Sources (Ad Hoc)Tom Coughlin
Cyber-Challenge (Ad Hoc)TBD

IEEE-USA Representatives/Liaisons

OrganizationLiaison/Rep
IEEE Awards BoardJason Hui
IEEE BoD Membership Price Ad Hoc
IEEE Conferences Committee
IEEE Diversity and Inclusion CommitteePamela Jones
IEEE Educational Activities Board
IEEE EAB - Precollege Education Coordinating Committee (PECC)
IEEE Finance CommitteeSteve Kerchberger
IEEE Industry Engagement CommitteeTom Coughlin
IEEE IEC (Careers Subcommittee)NA
IEEE Young ProfessionalsHasala Dharmawardena
IEEE Member & Geographic Activities (MGA) BoardBarry Tilton
IEEE MGA Member Recruitment and Recovery CommitteeTBD
IEEE MGA Student Activities CommitteeTBD
IEEE N&A CommitteeJames Conrad
IEEE Publication Services & Products Board
IEEE TA/PSPB Products & Services Committee
IEEE Standards AssociationJohn Kulick
IEEE Strategy and Alignment AssociationEd Palacio
IEEE Technical Activities Board
IEEEE TA Future Directions CommitteeDoug Zuckerman
IEEE Women in Engineering CommitteeVicki Ozburn

External Representatives

OrganizationRepresentative
Council on CompetitivenessDeb Cooper
Founder Societies - Carbon Management Technology Conference
DiscoverE/Engineers Week Steering CommitteeSteve Bonk
NCEES Committee on Examinations for Professional Engineers
NCEES Participating Organizations Liaison Committee
NCEES Electrical and Computer Exam Committee
U.S. National Commission to UNESCO