Selecting officers for the top-level leadership positions in the IEEE begins 15 March when the candidate slates are submitted to the IEEE Board of Directors. The Board then announces its list of nominees for each office on 1 May. These include:

to be elected by voting members for the coming year.

Election Ballots Coming in September

Annual election ballots for IEEE President-Elect and other officers will be mailed on 1 Sept. 2003 to all eligible voting members whose dues are current. Members, Honorary Members, Senior Members, Fellows, Life Members, Life Fellows, and Life Senior Members are eligible to vote.

To receive a ballot, your membership dues for 2003 must be paid by 31 July. Members whose dues are in arrears as of 1 Aug. 2003, regardless of grade, will be ineligible to vote.

Ballots are mailed on or before 1 September and must be returned before 12:00 noon on the first business day following 31 October. While election results are announced by the IEEE Tellers Committee, these results are unofficial until the IEEE Board of Directors accepts the Tellers Committee report at its last meeting of the year.

For more information about the election process see IEEE Bylaw I-308.

Candidates whose names will appear on the 2003 IEEE Annual Election Ballot are listed at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/corporate/candidates.htm.

Links to candidates' personal web sites will be created as they become available. These links point to a candidate's personal web site and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of the Institute.

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Candidates in 2003 Election

Based on the recommendations from IEEE Regional and Divisional Nominating Committees, the candidates running for IEEE elective positions on this year's ballot have been selected. The list of candidates includes those running for board positions for the IEEE Standards Association, Technical Activities, and IEEE-USA. The ballot, along with a brochure containing the candidates' biographies, will be mailed by 1 September to all IEEE members eligible to vote. The list follows:

IEEE President-Elect, 2004

W. CLEON ANDERSON, P.E. (S'70-M'78-SM'80)
(Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors)
Chief Project Engineer
L-3 Communications Systems-West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Cleon Anderson received the BSEE (Magna Cum Laude) and MBA (Dean's Scholar) from the University of Utah, where he subsequently taught undergraduate and graduate courses in solid-state circuits and control systems. He was elected to four scholastic honor societies. He has over 40 years working in the electronics industry with Sperry, Univac, Unisys, Loral, Lockheed Martin, and L?3 Communications. In 1992, Unisys recognized him with the Achievement Award for Excellence. As design engineer, program manager and engineering department head, he has directed development of sophisticated data link communication systems. He received three Patents. Anderson served a 5-year Governor's

appointment with the Utah State Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Board, the last three years as Chair. He's chaired the Utah Engineers Council, 2 years, been Secretary of the Utah Society of Professional Engineers, and served 5 years on the Professionalism and Ethics Committee of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Statement -- My IEEE membership benefited my long industrial career. It helped me obtain current technical information, network within the larger engineering community, recruit good engineers, get valued employment opportunities and work great projects. I want to return this favor by serving as your President and:

As President, I'll use managerial skills and financial experience developed through a demanding career in industry, and my understanding gained through years of extensive interaction with IEEE members: in developing plans, setting priorities, controlling projects as well as resolving financial problems within the Institute. I'll seek the counsel of our members at all levels. I'll honorably represent the IEEE throughout the world as the premier professional association. See http://www.cleonanderson.com for more information.

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IEEE President-Elect, 2004

MICHAEL R. LIGHTNER (S'71-M'78-SM'90-F'98)
(Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors)
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

Michael Lightner received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Florida and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, all in electrical engineering. Mike is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science, joint appointment with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and co-Director of the 'blurr' lab for Emerging Media. He co-developed the concepts and plan for the Discovery Learning Center, a $16M facility integrating undergraduates and industry into research activities. He was instrumental in establishing the $250M University of Colorado Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, where he served as Associate Executive Director. Mike was Associate Dean for Academic

Affairs, Interim Associate Dean for Research, and Director of Graduate Studies at Colorado. He has 80+ publications. His technical interests currently focus on developing and applying technologies to enhance learning. He held positions at AT&T Bell Labs and IBM Watson Research. A professional musician, he has performed at Carnegie Hall.

Statement -- IEEE, the largest and most diverse professional organization in the world, is the integrating thread of my 33-year career. The strength of IEEE lies in its diversity, incredible volunteers and staff, global membership, and the international reach of its products and services.

Our challenge is to maintain these strengths in the midst of our current economic climate and the increasingly complex needs of our members and the profession. A balanced and dynamic response is the key to our organizational vitality and our economic viability. This balance consists of:

My leadership skills and extensive IEEE experience enable me to work with volunteers and staff, companies, organizations and members, to provide open and timely communication, consensus building, imaginative problem solving, efficient use of resources, and a sense of both responding to and driving the future. We are an incredible group of people in an incredible profession. Together we have the opportunity to increase the impact of IEEE by making it the integrating thread of our profession!

I respectfully request your vote and would be honored to work with you for the future of IEEE. Website: http://ece.colorado.edu/~lightner/IEEE.

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Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2004

STUART A. LONG, P.E. (S'72-M'74-SM'80-F'91)
((Nominated by Division IV)
Professor and Associate Dean
University of Houston
Houston, Texas

Stuart Long received the bachelors and masters degrees from Rice University and the Ph.D. from Harvard University. He was previously employed at Collins Radio, General Dynamics, and the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories. He served 14 years as Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston, where is he is now a Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering. Dr. Long teaches a variety of classes in applied electromagnetics and his research interests include antenna design, wireless systems, and applications of high temperature superconductivity. He won the University Teaching Excellence Award in 1991, and the University Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award in 2002. He has published 60+ technical papers and 100 research presentations, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Commission B of URSI. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of the MTT and AP Societies.

Statement -- Division IV societies encompass the true fundamentals of electrical sciences and engineering. With the advent of all things "wireless," these societies are also becoming increasingly important.

My background as a society president, member of the Technical Activities and Publications Services and Products Boards, and involvement with symposia and chapter activities will enable me to serve as an effective member of the Board of Directors. If elected, I will focus on:

I will try to increase interaction between our eight societies and councils through communication and enhanced awareness of each other's programs and practices. If elected, I will do my best to represent you and your society.

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Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2004

ROGER W. SUDBURY (S'58-M'69-SM'03)
((Nominated by Division IV)
Executive Officer
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, Massachusetts

Roger W. Sudbury is the Executive Officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory. He previously led the development of high-frequency solid-state components for phased-array radars, leading an effort in the design, development, and fabrication of devices and circuits for microwave transmit/receive modules. Mr. Sudbury has also served as Associate Manager of Lincoln Laboratory's site on the Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, where he managed and conducted radar and optical data-collection experiments. Mr. Sudbury attended the Georgia Institute of

Technology as a National Merit Scholar, earning the B.E.E. degree with highest honors in 1960. He received the S.M. and Engineer degrees from MIT in 1963 and 1964. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies. Roger Sudbury is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a past president of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

Statement -- Working together, we can take responsibility for the future of the IEEE. Through our global technical community with shared common interests, we support career needs, recognize the contributions of others, and find satisfaction in serving the greater good. Sustaining these valued services requires a prudent, efficient, and effective organization.

I want to maintain the IEEE's quality and values by responding not only to crisis but also to opportunities. To do this, we must be prepared to think strategically and move forward, learning from, but not dwelling on, mistakes.

The Societies need stable, constrained infrastructure cost with equitable allocation of revenues to permit pursuit of innovative and beneficial initiatives. I encourage support, within financial constraints, of new technologies and improved electronic products and services.

I am committed to maintaining communication and openness. With frank, respectful, and open discussion we can build trust and enable decision-making. I seek your support to continue the dialog serving the interests of the IEEE, its Division IV Societies/Council, and members.

You are encouraged to share your opinions and concerns; my e-mail: r.sudbury@ieee.org

Region 1 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2004-2005
Charles P. Rubenstein
Barry L. Shoop

Region 3 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2004-2005
Donald W. Hill
George F. McClure

Region 5 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2004-2005
Robert W. Leavene, Jr.
Robert A. Scolli

Region 7 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2004-2005
Robert A. Hanna
John B. Plant

Region 8 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2004
Duncan C. Baker
Baldomir Zajc

Region 9 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2004-2005
Enrique E. Alvarez
Rodolfo F. MacDonald
Luiz Pilotto

Standards Association President-Elect, 2004
Raymond Hapeman
Donald N. Heirman

Standards Association Board of Governors Members-at-Large, 2004-2005
Laura E. Hitchcock (Profile 1)
Steven A. Seeker (Profile 1)
Gerald T. Lane (Profile 4)
Douglas R. Topping (Profile 4)
George W. Arnold (Profile 5)
L. B. (Bruce) McClung (Profile 5)
Roy W. Alexander (Profile 6)
Paul J. Menchini (Profile 6)

Technical Activities Vice President-Elect, 2004
Celia L. Desmond
John R. Vig

IEEE-USA President-Elect, 2004
Gerard A. Alphonse
Jean M. Eason

IEEE-USA Member-at-Large, 2004-2005
Gary E. Johnson
C. Lee Stogner

For more information on IEEE elections, the candidates, or how to run as a petition candidate, contact
Angela Wyckoff,
IEEE Corporate Activities,
telephone: +1 732 562 3934; fax: +1 732 981 9019;
e-mail: a.wyckoff@ieee.org.

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