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The IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee shall report to the Board of Directors. It shall review and recommend for approval to the Board of Directors compensation guidelines, benefits whose costs are budgeted, and related matters, including philosophy, policies, programs, and long-term planning, and financial considerations for IEEE employees. The Committee shall also assist IEEE in its role as Administrator for all employee benefit plans of IEEE governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). To ensure relative market reasonableness, the Committee shall review and approve the employee benefits and compensation provided to highly compensated staff and other individuals, which shall be specified in the Committee Charter, and shall provide a report to the Board of Directors, annually.


2018 Meeting Schedule
 

Date Location City/State
14 February 2018 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL 
20 June 2018  Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, NJ 
14 November 2018 JW Marriott parq Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


   
2018 EBCC Members 

 

Ms. Wanda K. Reder

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Position: EBCC Chair
Region: 4
Member Grade: Fellow
Email: Wanda.Reder@sandc.com 

Ms. Wanda K. Reder is the Chief Strategy Officer at S&C Electric Company. Prior to S&C, she has held leadership positions at two major investor-owned utilities. Her pioneering work has led to smart grid deployments and wind, solar energy, and utility-scale battery storage integration into traditional utility systems. An IEEE Fellow, Reder was recognized with the 2014 IEEE Richard M. Emerson Award for her leadership in the IEEE Smart Grid program and in the continued growth of the Power and Energy Society (PES), including the creation of its Scholarship Fund program. Reder was the first woman president of PES and is responsible for the launch of the IEEE Smart Grid, positioning IEEE as the leading source for information on smart-grid technology. Wanda is a member of the US Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.  She is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a candidate for 2017 IEEE President-Elect.

 

 
 

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Dr. Jerry L. Hudgins

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 4
Member Grade: Fellow
Email: hudgins@engr.unl.edu   

Dr. Jerry L. Hudgins is a native of West Texas. He attended Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, Texas, where he received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1985. Dr. Hudgins served as Associate and Interim Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of South Carolina prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as Chair of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. He is also Director of the Nebraska Wind Applications Center and Associate Director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research. Dr. Hudgins' research involves power electronic device characterization and modeling, power electronics design, and renewable energy systems.  Dr. Hudgins is a Fellow of the IEEE and has published over 150 technical papers and book chapters concerning power semiconductors, power electronics, renewable energy systems, engineering education, and has worked with numerous industries.


Dr. Hudgins served as the President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) for the years of 1997 and 1998 and as President of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) in 2003. He has also served in many international technical conference committee roles through the IAS and PELS, including General Conference Chair of the 1999 IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, the 2002 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, and the 2009 IEEE Power Electronics and Machines in Wind Applications Symposium.  Dr. Hudgins was on the IEEE Board of Directors as Division II Director in 2013-2014 and as Treasurer if the IEEE in 2015-2016.

 
 

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Dr. Alfred E. Dunlop

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 1
Member Grade: Fellow
Email: aldunlop@gmail.com 

Dr. Alfred E. Dunlop received his BEE from the University of Delaware, MSEE and PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1975, 1977 and 1979 respectively. He holds 14 patents in the areas of circuit design, system initialization and algorithms. Since 2001, he has been president of Crossbow Consulting, LLC where he has worked for clients on topics including circuit design, system architecture, system startup and Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He was founder and VP of Engineering at a startup in 2002. Dr. Dunlop worked at Bell Laboratories for 25 years where he held research and development positions. He was responsible for the IC layout tools in the mid 1980s. He later built clock recovery circuits for packet systems. In research, he held the position of Director of Design Principles Research and later Director of Optical Data Systems Research before retiring in 2001.

 
 

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Mr. Forrest D. Wright

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 3
Member Grade: Senior Member
Email: f.wright@ieee.org  

Mr. Forrest D. Wright is the President of Standards Strategies, LLC, an Information and Communication Technology Standardization consulting firm. He is the retired Director of Worldwide Standards for Lexmark International, a leading developer of printing technology and products. He has over 37 years of experience in standards, engineering, software development and marketing. Since graduating from the University of Louisville with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu), Mr. Wright worked on the development and marketing of office printing products for IBM (12 years) and Lexmark (21 years). A number of years ago he successfully led the worldwide printer industry in developing an IEEE standard for the parallel printer interconnect (IEEE 1284) and then a few years later in developing IEEE security assessment standards (IEEE 2600 series) for hardcopy devices.

Mr. Wright is the President of the IEEE Standards Association (SA), a member of the IEEE Board of Directors, and a senior member of the IEEE.  He was the 2015 IEEE Computer Society Vice President of Standards and a member of the Computer Society Board of Governors and Executive Committee. He was a member of the 2016 IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee. He has served as a member of the IEEE Standards Associations Board of Governors for a combined 15 years and was its Treasurer for 8 years.  As the SA Treasurer, he served on the IEEE Finance Committee. He has served a number of terms as the Chair of the SA Awards and Recognition Committee. He has served a number of terms as a member of the IEEE SA Standards Board, as the Chair of the Standards Board and as Chair of its Patent Committee. Mr. Wright previously served as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Microprocessor Standards Committee, which is responsible for a diverse set of standards for parallel and serial busses, programming languages, cryptography and floating point arithmetic. Mr. Wright was the 2014-2015 Chair of the IEEE’s Admission and Advancement Committee, a member of the IEEE Member Engagement and Life Cycle Committee and a member the IEEE Awards Board. Mr. Wright is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Communications Society, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society.

Mr. Wright is a member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization and previously served as Chairman (2011-2016).  He was one of the founders of and a past Chair of the Printer Working Group (PWG), a program of the IEEE ISTO, which develops and encourages the development of standards for the office printing industry. 

 
 

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Ms. Celia L. Desmond

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 7
Member Grade: Life Senior
Email: c.desmond@ieee.org 

Ms. Celia L. Desmond, recently Lead Project Manager for Echologics established the PMO for this rapidly growing company. Her team manages all proposals, contracts and project management processes. She is President of World Class – Telecommunications, providing telecommunications management training. Celia has lectured internationally on programs for success in today’s changing environment.  . As Director at Stentor Resource Center Inc., she was instrumental in establishing governance, culture and new processes for service/product development. At Bell Canada, Celia provided strategic direction to corporate planners, ran technology/service trials, standardized equipment, and provided support to large business clients.
 
Celia is 2016-1017 Division III Director. She has held numerous senior IEEE management positions including Project Director for Certification in Wireless Engineering Technology, managing a team of over 200 people, Director and Secretary of IEEE, IEEE Vice President – Technical Activities, President of IEEE Communications Society. President of IEEE Canada, Division Director, Vice President of Technology and Engineering Management Society.


Celia holds MSc. Engineering,  B.Sc. Mathematics & Psychology, Ontario Teaching Certificate and PMP certification. Celia has taught kindergarten, high school, and university at Ryerson School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Denver and University of Toronto. She is author of Project Management for Telecommunications Managers (Springer) and Project Management for Telecommunications Projects (Wiley 2010)

 
 

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Dr. Nim Cheung

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Position: EBCC Member
Region: 0
Member Grade: Fellow
Email: nimcheung2008@gmail.com 

Dr. Nim K. Cheung served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited until September 2014. Dr. Cheung was the Executive Consultant of Telcordia Technologies in the U.S. and the President of the international IEEE Communications Society in 2006 and 2007. He joined Bell Laboratories to conduct pioneering research in innovative single-mode fiber optic systems. In 1984, he became District Manager of Advanced Lightwave Technology in Bell communications Research, where he created three world-class research programmes in high-speed, coherent and subcarrier-multiplex lightwave systems.

In 1999, Dr. Cheung joined Telcordia Technologies as Vice President of Applied Research Government Programme. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at Suga International Holdings Ltd. since October 15, 2004. Since 2004, Dr. Cheung has been a Consulting Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He has also served on the Electrical Engineering advisory boards of Columbia University, Polytechnic University of New York and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Cheung serves as a member of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Dr. Cheung serves as Honorary Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2005, Dr. Cheung was elected the 18th President of the IEEE Communications Society, which is an international professional organization with 45,000 members in 180 chapters around the world. After his term, he served as immediate Past President of the Society to provide assistance to the President.

Dr. Cheung had published over 150 journal publications and had served in different editorial positions, including Editor-in-Chief of the renowned IEEE Communications Magazine. He received his B.Sc. (General) and B.Sc. (Special) degrees, both with First Class Honours, from the University of Hong Kong in 1969 and 1970 respectively, Dr. Cheung pursued further studies at the California Institute of Technology in the U.S., where he received his Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1976. He is Fellow of IEEE and Telcordia Technologies.

 
 

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Contact Information

Do you have questions pertaining to the EBCC? Please contact one of the individuals below:

Tom Siegert
Acting Chief Human Resources Officer/EBCC Staff Secretary
+1 732 562 6843
t.siegert@ieee.org

Stephen Chinn, CCP, SPHR 
Director, Compensation & Benefits
+1 732 562 5317
s.chinn@ieee.org

 
 

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