My IEEE experience as a leader within Technical Activities demonstrates a consistent record of leadership, integrity, ethics, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. In order to be an effective Division Director for the IEEE CS, it is very important to have a thorough and working knowledge of the CS as an organization. I have been a dedicated CS volunteer for over 30 years working as a volunteer at all levels of the CS. I have served six terms as a member of the CS BOG. As a Division Director it is equally as important to have a working knowledge of IEEE Technical Activities (TA), its structure and associated Societies and Councils. I have this knowledge having served as a previous Council President and on the TA Board (TAB). Additionally, I have served in TAB Strategic Planning, Society and Council Review committee, and this year Chair the TAB Conflict Resolution Committee.
During 2009 I was a member of the CS BOG during the original SP06 Strategic Planning which established the basis for the current CS strategic and financial planning today. I am familiar with the current budget challenges faced by the IEEE CS and it is my desire to work at the IEEE to help the IEEE CS continue with their financial recovery. It is imperative that the IEEE CS emplace experienced volunteers, volunteers who understand the IEEE policies and network during this critical time of recovery to help ensure that items of importance are socialized and expedited when required.
All of these senior leadership positions have all enriched my knowledge, understanding and network of contacts to best position me in furthering the IEEE (CS) mission and service to its members.