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ComSoc Board of Governors 2016

The membership of the IEEE Communications Society is represented on the Board of Governors. The President and other elected officers serve two-year terms. The President-Elect serves one year in that position before assuming the office of President. Directors are appointed by the President. All members of the Society are eligible for elected and appointed offices. A Nominating Committee selects candidates for elections.

ComSoc President Elect
Harvey Freeman
ComSoc President
Past President
Sergio Benedetto



Vice President - Technical & Educational Activities - Luigi Fratta
Vice President - Conferences - Guoliang (Larry) Xue
Vice President - Member & Global Activities - Stefano Bregni
Vice President - Publications - Nelson Fonseca
Vice President - Industry & Standards Activities - Robert Fish


Class of 2016: Sonia Aissa, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, Hsiao-Hwa Chen, Nei Kato
Class of 2017: Gerhard Fettweis, Araceli Garcia Gomez, Steve Gorshe, James Hong
Class of 2018: Leonard J. Cimini, Tom Hou, Robert Schober, Qian Zhang


Director- Celia Desmond

Executive Director - Susan M. Brooks

Conflict of Interest


Treasurer - Bob Shapiro
Parliamentarian - Doug Zuckerman
Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Tao Zhang (acting)
Director - Journals - Khaled B. Letaief
Director - Magazines - Raouf Boutaba
Director - Conference Development - Kazem Sohraby
Director - Conference Operations - Min Song
Director - Educational Services - Rulei Ting
Director - Online Content - Fabrizio Granelli
Director - Membership Services - Zhensheng Zhang
Director - Asia/Pacific Region -Takaya Yamazato
Director - Europe, Middle-East, & Africa Region - Andrzej Jajszczyk
Director - Latin America Region - Carlos Lozano Garzon
Director - North America Region - Scott Atkinson
Director - Sister & Related Societies - Curtis Siller
Director - Standards Development - Mehmet Ulema
Director - Standardization Programs Development - Alex Gelman
Director - Technical Services– Qian Zhang
Director - Industry Outreach – Ashutosh Dutta