The mission of IEEE-USA’s Government Fellows Committee is to develop and maintain an effective government fellowship program to utilize the knowledge and expertise of IEEE’s U.S. members to provide timely advice and assistance to the U.S. government, and to assist the education of the IEEE’s U.S. membership and the public on technology matters relating to public policy. The committee reports to the IEEE-USA Board of Directors through the IEEE-USA Vice President of Government Relations.


The IEEE-USA President appoints US-based IEEE members to serve individual three (3) year terms. Additionally, representatives of the US Department of State and the US Agency for International Development participate in the selection and interviews of the executive branch fellows.

Government Fellows Committee

  • Peter Winokur – Washington, DC (Chair)
  • Emile Loza de Siles – (Washington, DC)
  • Dan Moore – Terre Haure, IN
  • Jonathan Rayner – Washington, DC
  • Terry Wong – San Francisco, CA
  • Yan Zheng – Washington, DC
  • David Goldston – Washington, DC (Congressional Fellowships Advisor)
  • Jay Greenberg – Eddystone, PA (IEEE Region 2 Liaison)

Key Dates

GFC typically meets twice a year; a teleconference meeting to review applications and select Fellowship finalists, and a regular meeting to interview the finalists and recommend the Fellowship recipients.

  • 13 December 2021 – 5PM EST Application deadline for the 2022-2023 fellowship applications
  • TBD – Committee teleconference to review applications and select eligible candidates for in-person interviews.
  • 7-8 February 2022 – Interviews of Fellows applicants in Washington, DC
  • 7 February 2022 – Annual dinner for Government Fellows Committee and current government fellows

Committee Chair

Becky Taylor

Staff Contacts

Erica Wissolik
Program Manager, Government Activities
Phone: 202-530-8347
Email: e.wissolik@ieee.org

Kayla Henneberry
Policy Associate, Government Relations
Phone: 202-530-8356
Email: k.henneberry@ieee.org