I have been privileged to serve in several different areas as President of the IEEE Computer Society, as a member of several TAB committees and two terms as Division Director. During my tenure as a volunteer leader I have consistently supported efforts for financial recovery, fiscal transparency and future growth and remain dedicated to increasing the value proposition provided to all IEEE members.
I have taken every opportunity during the past three years to learn about the Technical Activities Board (TAB) and to more fully understand the TAB as an Operating Unit within the IEEE. I have been privileged to serve on TAB Finance, TAB Society Review, TAB Management and TAB Strategic Planning Committees. These diverse set of volunteer experiences have provided me with visibility into the various dimensions of the IEEE and the opportunity to see the process from the bottom up and the top down. The ability to serve on these key TAB committees has provided me with much needed insight regarding the complexities of the TAB structure and associated finances and has provided me with much needed insight regarding the complexities of the TAB structure and associated finances and the intricacies of planning across such a large and diverse group.
I feel my experience uniquely qualifies me to understand the challenges and opportunities that exist within the TAB OU and I will continue to support the definition of initiatives and future direction that enable collaboration, support interoperability, strengthen our marketing, and sustain plans for improvement. My volunteer and business experiences have enhanced my ability to balance both local and global IEEE perspectives both are essential for our combined success.