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Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences 2000 - Ross C. Anderson

"For twenty-two years of outstanding service to GLOBECOM and ICC Conferences including fifteen years as member of GICB, GICB Chair 1991-1996, and General Chair of GLOBECOM '86."

Ross Anderson (S/55-6, M/65, SM/66-96, LSM/97-00) received his B.S.E.E. from Oklahoma University. He worked with Southwestern Bell Telephone in Oklahoma, New Jersey (Bell Labs), Missouri, Kansas and Texas holding various division level assignments in planning, transmission, customer services and equipment engineering. Ross is a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau and Eta Kappa Nu honorary engineering societies. He serves on the EECS Advisory Board at OU. Ross is active in his community and a deacon in his church.

Ross has served IEEE and ComSoc in the following capacities: Committees/Boards: Board of Directors, Region Director, Strategic Planning Committee, Bylaws Task Force, ICSR, Nominations and Appointments, Regional Conference Committee, Region Activities Board, United States Activities Board, Survey Committee (Chair), Evolution Task Force, TAB Products Committee, Section/Chapter Support, TAB-ad hoc - New Finance Model. Regions/Sections: Area Chairman, Executive, N&A, Bylaws, Regional Conference, Section/Chapter Support Committees. Communications Society: Board of Governors-Treasurer/94-99; GICB/85-00 (Chairman/91-96); Meetings & Conference Board. Conferences: Globecom'86 Chairman, Advisor to Globecom'89, Globecom.93, ICC'00, National Telecommunications Conference (NTC-80). He was recently elected Member-at-Large to the ComSoc Board of Governors, his term commencing in year 2001.