Board of Directors

The IEEE Foundation is fortunate to be led by a group of smart, dedicated and compassionate IEEE members who work diligently to translate the values of our donors into social impact.

Board of Directors

The IEEE Foundation is fortunate to be led by a group of smart, dedicated and compassionate IEEE members who work diligently to translate the values of our donors into social impact.


Board Ford

Ralph Ford

Board Hudgins

Jerry L. Hudgins

Vice President, Programs
Board McDonald

John D. McDonald

Vice President, Development
Board Delimar

Marko Delimar

Board Geiger

Christopher Geiger


Directors at Large

Board Acero

Alex Acero

Board Cheung

Nim Cheung

Lorena Garcia

Lorena Garcia

Howard Michel

Howard Michel

Board Panetta

Karen Panetta

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Stephen Phillips

Board Rajala

Sarah A. Rajala

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Tomy Sebastian

Sarah Spurgeon Headshot

Sarah Spurgeon

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Mary Ellen Zellerbach

Ex-Officio Members

Ex-officio and corresponding members have the rights and privileges of directors except the right to vote.

Rejendra Asthana Headshot

Rajendra Asthana

Chair, IEEE Life Members Committee
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Ryan Bales

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governors
Board Cheung

Nim Cheung

Chair, Awards Board
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David Michelson

Chair, IEEE History Committee
David Whyte - President, IEEE Canadian Foundation

David H. Whyte

President, IEEE Canadian Foundation

Members Emeriti

Emeritus members of the Board are former IEEE Foundation Directors who made extraordinary contributions to the IEEE Foundation through their devotion of time, expertise, special initiatives, and service.

Board Henry Bachman

Henry L. Bachman

President Emeritus
Boarrd Leah Jamieson

Dr. Leah H. Jamieson

President Emerita
Board Emerson Pugh

Dr. Emerson W. Pugh

President Emeritus
Board Treichler

John R. Treichler

President Emeritus
Board David Conner

Dr. David A. Conner, P.E.

Director Emeritus
Board Lyle Feisel

Dr. Lyle D. Feisel

Director Emeritus
David Green Headshot

David Green

Director Emeritus
Pete Lewis

Peter A Lewis, P.E.

Director Emeritus
Board Joe Lillie

Joseph V. Lillie

Director Emeritus
Board Mintzer

Frederick C. Mintzer

Director Emeritus

Board News

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IEEE’s Philanthropic Programs Featured as the Heart of the Inaugural Life Members Conference

From 14 to 16 April 2024, 179 attendees gathered in the Lone Star State, more specifically, Austin, Texas, USA, for the inaugural IEEE Life Members Conference. The conference focused on…

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16 February 2024 Marks the First IEEE Foundation Day Celebration

A note from Ralph Ford, President of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors: On 16 February, 1973, what started with the goal to further the scientific and educational purpose of…

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2024 New Directors Join the Board

As the IEEE Foundation winds down its 50th anniversary year and begins the new year, we celebrate the addition of two new Directors to lead the efforts of the Foundation…

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An Exclusive Interview with IEEE Foundation Chief Canine, Bruno McDonald

Our special guest today is Bruno, who is the Best Friend of John McDonald, the IEEE Foundation 50th Anniversary Chair. Bruno has recently been appointed as: The IEEE Foundation 50th…

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IEEE Heritage Circle – Celebrating & Highlighting the Diversity of Our History & Donors

The IEEE Foundation highlights our honored philanthropists recognized in the IEEE Heritage Circle.  Their loyalty and charitable efforts make a positive impact and transform lives worldwide. The IEEE Heritage Circle,…

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IEEE Foundation Board Member Hopes to Pay His Experience Forward

IEEE Fellow and IEEE Foundation Board Member Nim Cheung, Ph.D., is Chairman and CEO of AIphotonics Limited, a technology company he founded at the Hong Kong Science Park specializing in…

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Role Model Recipient’s – Honorarium & Prize Money Donations

Have you ever been awarded a cash prize or speaker fee and wondered how you could make a lasting impact with that money? Award Recipients and Conference Speakers who receive…

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It’s Time for The IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony

The IEEE VIC Summit, one of IEEE’s premier, annual events, will be held 5 May 2023. The event highlights the innovation and creativity of engineering, science and technology through provocative,…

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Celebrating Women in IEEE for Women’s History Month

This month, the IEEE Foundation honors women and their contributions to IEEE and their professions as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Everyday IEEE volunteers make incredible contributions through their work…

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IEEE Foundation Marks a Golden Occasion

A Message from Ralph Ford, IEEE Foundation President Today, 16 February  2023, thanks to its unwavering purpose, strong execution, and generous donors and volunteers, the IEEE Foundation celebrates five decades…