Susan K. (Kathy) Land


Susan K. (Kathy) Land
Susan K. (Kathy) Land

Susan K. (Kathy) Land, IEEE President, 2021, Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency


Susan K. (Kathy) Land is a Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency. She has more than thirty years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams.

Kathy serves as the 2020-2022 IEEE Entrepreneurship Board of Directors liaison. Kathy served as the 2018 Vice President, IEEE Technical Activities. She also served two additional terms on the IEEE Board of Directors as Division VIII Director/Delegate in 2011 and 2012 and as Division V Director/Delegate in 2014 and 2015. She was President of the IEEE Computer Society in 2009. Kathy was a member of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors in 2013 and 2016.

Kathy has been an active member of the IEEE Standards Association for more than twenty years and served as the Computer Society Vice President for Standards in 2004. She was the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Standards Medallion.

An IEEE Fellow, Kathy is the author and co-author of a number of texts and publications supporting software engineering principles and the practical application of software process methodologies.

She is an IEEE-HKN member and IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Award recipient.

Further Reading

Susan K. (Kathy) Land oral history