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Call for Officer Nominations: President-Elect

On 1 May 2024, Signal Processing Society (SPS) President-Elect Kostas Plataniotis became SPS President, creating a President-Elect vacancy.  The IEEE SPS Nominations and Appointments Committee now invites nominations for the IEEE SPS Officer position of President-Elect for the term starting 1 February 2025 pending timing of election results, and ending 31 December 2027.  Subsequently, the President-Elect will automatically succeed to President from 1 January 2028 to 31 December 2029. On 1 January 2030, they will automatically become the Past President and Chair of the SPS Nominations and Appointments Committee.

We will be holding a special election for the currently vacant President-Elect position as it will be held outside of the Society’s Annual Election Cycle. According to SPS Bylaw 303.1:

President-Elect Nomination Process. The Nominations and Appointments Committee shall make an open solicitation for nominations for the office of President-Elect, who shall serve on the Board of Governors for the succeeding term. If the need for a special election arises, it may be handled out of cycle provided that such solicitation shall occur no later than sixteen weeks prior to the Fall meeting of the Board of Governors. Special elections shall follow the same guidelines as the President-Elect election.

Nominations for the President-Elect must be submitted through the online nomination system. The following information is required for each nomination: candidate name, contact information, IEEE Region, IEEE member number, candidate’s brief biography including information about current SP, IEEE, or other Society volunteer activities, a photo, as well as a statement of interest stating the candidate's vision for the position. Nominations must be received no later than 14 AUGUST 2024. Full details can be found on the web.

PRESIDENT-ELECT (Term: ending 31 December 2027)

The President-Elect shall chair the TC Review Committee and the Long-Range Planning and Implementation Committee, as well as act as the Society’s treasurer. The President-Elect shall be responsible for preparation of Society budgets, monitoring of the Society’s expenses, surpluses, and investments and shall act as liaison to the Board of Governors on all Strategic and Long-Range Planning activities.  The President-Elect has the direct overall responsibilities for the development, design, operation, and improvement of the Society’s long-range planning, technical committee reviews, and the Society’s finances and reports to the President.

The duties of the President-Elect include the oversight of strategic and long-range planning activities for the Society, by means of conference calls and in-person meetings of the Long-Range Planning and Implementation Committee; chairing the Board of Governors Long-Range Planning Retreat and chairing the annual Executive Committee Strategic Planning meeting; preparing agendas and documentation for the retreats and tracking action items; preparation and forecasting of Society budgets as well as monitoring of the Society's expenses, surpluses, and investments; assisting in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and representing the Society at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations on strategic and long-range planning activities or on other Society activities as requested by the President or by the Society’s Board of Governors. The President-Elect provides guidance to the Conferences Board, Membership Board and Publications Board on matters concerning finances, including the Society’s membership fee; technical meeting registration prices, publication fees, page budgets, etc.

The President-Elect chairs the TC Review Committee and acts as a liaison to the Board of Governors regarding all activities of this committee.

The President-Elect chairs the Long-Range Planning and Implementation Committee and acts as a liaison to the Board of Governors for all strategic and long-range planning activities; the President-Elect serves on, and is a voting member of, the Society's Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Conferences Board, Membership Board and Publications Board. The President-Elect is also responsible for the minutes of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee.

NOTE: The President-Elect must have previously served as a Vice President of the Society.   The President-Elect shall be an IEEE Fellow.  The President-Elect position automatically succeeds to President.

Please contact Theresa Argiropoulos or George Olekson with any nomination related questions.


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