IEEE Foundation Directors Elected to Emeritus/Emerita Status

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The IEEE Foundation Board of Directors may bestow upon a living, past director, who has served with distinction for three or more years, the honorary title of Director Emeritus/Emerita, or in the case of one who has also served as President for two or more years, the honorary title of President Emeritus/Emerita.

Throughout the IEEE Foundation’s history, the following Directors have been elected to the status of Emeritus/Emerita in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the IEEE Foundation through their devotion of time, expertise, special initiatives, and service.

President Emeritus/Emerita[edit | edit source]

Henry L. Bachman - in recognition of his outstanding service as a Director of the IEEE Foundation from 1986 through 2002, during which time he held the offices of President (1987 & 1994-1999), Secretary (1986), and Treasurer (1991-1993), was instrumental in creating the strategic plan of 1994, and initiated the office of Vice President, Projects, from 2000 through 2002. (2003) Richard J. Gowen - in recognition of his consistent and dedicated leadership over a ten year period; the vision to implement the PES Scholarship Campaign; establishment of the Humanitarian Technology Fund; initiation of the “Road Ahead”; and assistance with stewarding donors and closing critical gifts. (2013)

Leah Jamieson - in recognition of her leadership and vision in transforming the IEEE Foundation to increase its impact by focusing on philanthropy to support IEEE in advancing technology for humanity. (2018)

Emerson W. Pugh – in recognition of his fourteen years of valued service on the IEEE Foundation Board, for his leadership in the analysis and ultimate recommendations regarding the IEEE and IEEE Foundation relationship, and his leadership in the development of the IEEE Foundation governing documents. (2006)

Director Emeritus/Emerita (alphabetical order)[edit | edit source]

Wallace B. Behnke, Jr. – in recognition for eight years of valued service on the IEEE Foundation Board from 1991 through 1992, and 1999 through 2004, and for his leadership in the development of the IEEE Foundation Policy & Procedures and Operations manuals, and the creation of legal contracts to govern IEEE Foundation business activities with IEEE and its operating units. (2005)

David A. Conner, P.E. - in recognition for his work in the role of IEEE Foundation Treasurer for the past six years, providing oversight of the IEEE Foundation’s finances, and ensuring that the IEEE Foundation Board carried out its fiduciary responsibilities. (2009)

Lyle Feisel - in recognition of his dedicated service and leadership as a Director of the IEEE Foundation Board, whose accomplishments include leading the evolution of our Development activities; providing expert guidance on the Future of Grants Ad Hoc Committee which resulted in the reinvented grants program and also on the Evaluation of Signature Programs Ad Hoc Committee; and representing the IEEE Foundation at Sections Congress 2014. (2017)

David G. Green - in recognition of dedicated service and leadership in many officer roles, particularly as Treasurer of the IEEE Foundation; whose accomplishments include leading the Foundation’s grant program, managing the growth of the Foundation’s assets, and formulating strategies to ensure the Foundation’s future financial health; and in his role as a mentor, diplomat, and conscience of the Foundation. (2022)

Jerrier A. Haddad – in recognition for seven years of valued service on the IEEE Foundation Board from 1997 through 2003, and for his leadership in establishing the Grants Committee in 1999 and developing and improving its operating procedures during the next four years. (2005)

Mr. Eric Herz - in recognition of his outstanding service as a Director of the IEEE Foundation from 1979 through 1996 and played the leading role in acquiring the Goldsmith Trust for the IEEE Foundation. (2003)

Theodore W. Hissey, Jr. – in recognition for nine years of valued service on the IEEE Foundation Board from 1996 through 2004, and for his leadership in promoting grants to support activities of young IEEE members throughout the world. (2005)

Peter A Lewis, P.E. – in recognition for six years of valued service on the IEEE Foundation Board from 2002 through 2007. During this time he served as First Vice President from 2006 through 2007; as Vice President, Projects, in 2003; as Vice President, Grants, from 2004 through 2007; as a member of the Projects Review Committee in 2002; the Finance Committee from 2005 through 2007; and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee from 2006 through 2007. (2008)

Joseph V. Lillie - in recognition of his dedicated service and leadership as Treasurer of the IEEE Foundation, whose accomplishments included resolving the public charity ratio by negotiating a new Service Agreement with IEEE; transitioning the IEEE Foundation investments into the IEEE’s Long Term Investment Fund; implementing the Investment Operations Manual and processes to increase the program expense ratio; and, providing proper oversight for both IEEE-HKN and PES Scholarship Plus Initiative. (2014)

John Meredith - in recognition of his dedicated service and leadership as a Director of the IEEE Foundation Board, whose accomplishments included creating protocols for the first IEEE Foundation election, envisioning and implementing the current self-evaluation process and leading the reinvention of the grants program. (2015)

Raymond Sears - in recognition of his 22 years of dedicated service and distinguished leadership, since its inception in 1973, first as its Treasurer, then as its President, and its Secretary, and for his many beneficial contributions to the success of the Foundation and to the Institute. (1995)