Leader of the IEEE staff organization, which consists of approximately 1100 employees in several U.S. and overseas locations. With more than 400,000 members in over 160 countries, the IEEE is the world's largest professional society dedicated to the advancement of technology. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedicine, electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE produces 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 900 active industry standards. The organization also sponsors or cosponsors more than 1300 international technical conferences each year. Additional information is available at www.ieee.org.