Are you ready for the greatest IEEE leadership challenge of your career?
IEEE Region 1 will be electing the 2022/2023 Region 1 Director-Elect during the 2021 IEEE elections and we are searching for a few excellent candidates.
If you are interested in serving as the Region 1 Director, or wish to nominate a qualified colleague, contact Babak Beheshti, Chair of the IEEE Region 1 Nominations Committee, and complete a candidate nomination package by June 1, 2020. The subject line of the email must read “IEEE Region 1 Director Elect Nomination Enclosed”. The complete nomination package by June 1, 2020 must include:
All incomplete nominations will be returned without review.
What is the Position?
The elected nominee will serve as Region Director/Delegate Elect in 2022-2023, and Region Director in 2024-25. The IEEE Region Director leads the Region Board of Governors and oversees activities for the members of IEEE in the Northeastern US, and chair a region committee of more than 40 volunteers from 22 sections. The Region 1 Delegate/Director is also a member of the IEEE Board of Directors, the highest governing body in the IEEE. She or he represents the members of the Region in the IEEE Assembly (Section I-200 of the IEEE Bylaws) as a voting delegate. In addition, Region Delegate/Directors are voting members of the Member and Geographic (MGA) Board and MGA Assembly as a voting delegate. Those Region Delegate/Directors in Region 1-6 are also voting members of the IEEE-USA Board. Both the two years as Director-Elect and the two years as Immediate Past Director require significant high level leadership and service to the region and at the major board level. See the position description for more information:
What are the Qualifications and Qualities Needed?
The minimum qualifications include being of senior member grade or higher, being a voting member of IEEE Region 1, and a willingness to commit to 6 years of service (2 years as Director-Elect, 2 years as Regional Director and voting member of the IEEE Board of Directors and a Delegate to the IEEE Assembly, and 2 years as Past Regional Director). Desirable qualities include having high level IEEE leadership experience and demonstrated abilities, significant high-level IEEE leadership experience – such as section chair, society president, chairing a board-level committee, and or major board service, and experience serving and involvement in the IEEE Region 1 Board of Governors.
What are the important milestones for this process?
- The IEEE Region 1 Nominations Committee is charged with searching for excellent and qualified candidates with this call for nominations – the deadline for nominations is June 1, 2020.
- The Region 1 Nominations Committee will formally recommend to the Assembly, no fewer than two nor more than three nominees for the position of Region 1 Director-Elect/Delegate-Elect.
- For more details, please refer to Appendix A.
- Candidates must submit their final ballot materials by March 15, 2021 to be eligible to appear on the ballot and are expected to campaign through the early part of 2021.
- Voting in the IEEE Annual Election begins August 15, 2021. The elected nominee will serve as Region Director/Delegate Elect in 2022-2023, and Region Director in 2024-25.
Submit nominations to Babak Beheshti, Chair IEEE Region 1 Nominations Committee. The subject line of the email must read “IEEE Region 1 Director Elect Nomination Enclosed”. The complete nomination form must include:
All incomplete nominations will be returned without review.
Appendix A – Section 8 of the Region 1 Bylaws
8.0 REGION 1 DIRECTOR-ELECT/DELEGATE-ELECT SLATE SELECTION
8.1 The Nominations Committee, prior to March 1 of even-numbered years preceding an election year, shall solicit from the Councils and Sections recommendations for candidates to serve as the Region Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect. The recommendations shall be due by June 1 of the year preceding an election year.
8.2 The Nominations Committee shall give due consideration to all candidates submitted to it by June 1 of the year preceding the election year, but need not restrict its consideration to only such candidates. All meetings of the Nominations Committee shall be held in executive session (See Section 2.5)
8.3 The Nominations Committee shall select no fewer than two nor more than three nominees whose names will be forwarded to the Assembly. The Nominations Committee shall notify said nominees of their selection, no later than June 10 of the year prior to the one in which the Region Director-Elect/Delegate-Elect is elected.
8.4 At the BoG Annual Meeting in even-numbered years, the Nominations Committee will formally recommend to the Assembly, no fewer than two nor more than three nominees for the position of Region 1 Director-Elect/Delegate-Elect. Record of a majority Nominations Committee vote, a summary of the nominees’ qualifications and a statement of the nominees’ willingness to serve shall be necessary to submit a recommendation to the Assembly.
8.5 In addition to the recommendations of the Nominating Committee, the Assembly will accept additional nominations as follows:
8.5.1 No nominations from the floor will be permitted;
8.5.2 Candidates who have been considered by the Nominations Committee, but whose names will not be forwarded to the Assembly, may be nominated by the petition of seven Assembly members no later than July 1 prior to the Assembly meeting at which the candidates for Region Director-Elect/Delegate-Elect are chosen.
8.5.3 The signatures of seven Assembly members must accompany each such additional nomination.
8.5.4 Such additional nominations may be submitted by e-mail, fax, or written document to the Nominations Committee.
8.5.5 The Nominations Committee will, no later than 20 days prior to the Region Assembly meeting, inform the Assembly of all nominees (those selected by the Nominations Committee and those nominated by petition) that qualify for consideration. Said notification shall include copies of the candidates’ biographies and statement of their willingness to serve.