Candidacy Statement

IEEE has been an integral part of my life for almost four decades from my days as a student member to an engaged volunteer. I enjoy working with diverse teams of volunteers and staff to serve our members, the profession and the public. My IEEE experiences have taught me some timeless values: To be Inclusive, Collaborative, Accountable, Resilient, and Ethical. Simply put, “I CARE”. Collaboration requires trust. Trust begins with transparency and open communications. I remain active locally and I am a member of the Buenaventura Section team that received a Gold award for membership development in 2020.

Today, we are witnessing an extraordinary test of the human spirit as we combat the challenges from the global pandemic. IEEE needs to adapt and change to serve our members effectively and leverage opportunities to attract new members. I firmly believe that IEEE has the power to hold our profession together and support engineers worldwide in a post-pandemic world fueled by innovation.

My # 1 priority is to serve our members and deliver an exceptional experience.

If elected, I pledge to:

OFFER
Offer members affordable and accessible continuing education programs through the IEEE Learning Network (ILN) and the IEEE Academy.
NURTURE

Nurture and support IEEE’s volunteer leaders:

To transform IEEE globally by promoting collaboration, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Strengthen participation of Women in Engineering (WIE), Young Professionals (YP’s), Student Members, and Entrepreneurs.

ESTABLISH

Establish strong relationships between IEEE and key industry sector leaders worldwide:

To increase awareness of IEEE, and

Develop programs for practicing engineers that attract them to join IEEE.

INCREASE
Increase the value of IEEE conferences, standards, and publications, by making them relevant to industry needs and trends.
ENGAGE
Engage members to support their evolving professional and career needs.
ENERGIZE
Energize, and incentivize members to build leading edge technical communities and enhance innovation in new and emerging areas such as AI/ML, Digital Reality, Block Chain, and Future Networks.
EMPOWER
Empower, and lead the IEEE Board of Directors and staff to lower overhead costs and improve the value of membership with transparent fiscal leadership.

Our members are the heart and soul of IEEE. They create enormous value for IEEE through their contributions. 

Let us work together, to create ‘ONE IEEE’, “Of the Members”, “By the Members” and “For the Members”. Thank you for your vote and support!