Susan Kathy Land
Kathy is a Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency. She has more than 30 years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams.
Kathy served as the 2021 IEEE President and CEO and 2018 Vice President, IEEE Technical Activities. She also served two additional terms on the IEEE Board of Directors as Division VIII Director/Delegate (2011 – 2012) and as Division V Director/Delegate (2014 – 2015). She was President of the IEEE Computer Society in 2009, and 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 20 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 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Award.