James H. Beall
James H. Beall, an IEEE Life Fellow, has demonstrated unparalleled leadership to IEEE for over 40 years. With contributions at the Institute Region, Society levels, committee work and section activities, in particular the Florida West Coast Section, Beall is known for his pride in IEEE and an ability to elevate his colleagues to a higher level of performance while striving to adhere to the ideals of IEEE.
Mr. Beall served on the IEEE Standards Board for seven years and as director of Standards Activities in 1983–84. While on the Standards Board he coordinated the development and revisions to IEEE standards as well as reviewed IEEE standards projects for due process.
Mr. Beall has served on the Technical Activities Board, the Regional Activities Board and the USA Board. He has chaired many committees within the IEEE Industry Applications Society, serving as the Society’s president in 1980 and on its Executive Board for 12 years. He was Director of Division II in 1985–86 and Region 3 Director in 1996–97. Mr. Beall also served on the Chicago Section Executive Committee and was chair of its Northwest Subsection. His contributions to IEEE conferences include Centennial Committee Chair of the 1984 Industry Applications Society Conference and organizer of the IEEE Power Engineering Society 1998 Winter Power Meeting.
In all of his IEEE positions, he has provided technical leadership. Mr. Beall retired from AT&T Teletype Corp. in 1984 and is currently an engineering consultant in New Port Richey, Florida and remains an active member of the Florida West Coast Section, Florida council and Region 3.