David G. Green
- IEEE Haraden Pratt Award
With over 40 years of dedicated service to IEEE, David G. Green epitomizes the type of volunteer IEEE needs to carry out its mission of advancing technology for humanity. His member-focused leadership, team-oriented style, and commitment to development of the individual has impacted IEEE on all organizational levels. Some of his greatest roles were while he was on the IEEE Board of Directors, where he served as treasurer (two terms), secretary, and Region 3 director. His leadership was instrumental in restructuring the budget process to allow IEEE to accomplish more for its members, and he worked hard to make finances more transparent to all stakeholders. As secretary, he supported efforts to make the IEEE Board more effective in leading the Institute forward. IEEE Region 3 (encompassing the Southeastern United States and Jamaica) was vibrant under his purview with a very successful annual conference that combines the Region meeting, workshops for members and practitioners, and the student conference/paper competitions. Green’s collaborative and cooperative approach was critical to transforming the IEEE Regional Activities Board into the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board to increase the focus on the member and modernize the volunteer experience. His leadership in developing organizational-unit management tools (IEEE vTools) helped establish a wide range of software tools for IEEE members and volunteers to reduce time spent on managing local activities and to assist in member development. Green served for over 30 years as counselor for the IEEE Student Branch at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he was one of the founding members of UAB’s Department of Electrical Engineering. Green began his IEEE volunteer efforts as a student at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH), where he helped form UAH’s IEEE Student Branch and later served as a section officer for the IEEE Huntsville Section and as the UAH student branch counselor.
An IEEE Senior member and recipient of an IEEE Millennium Medal (2000), Green is an Instructional Professor Emeritus with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.