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Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences 2003 - Doug Lattner

"For major contributions leading to the success of GLOBECOM and ICC conferences for a period of 20 years."

Doug Lattner grew up in Chicago and now lives in the Chicago area with his wife of 48 years, Marlene. They have three children, all grown and married, and have ten grandchildren. Doug obtained a BSEE (with Honors) from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Upon graduation, he began his business life with Illinois Bell and continued within the Bell System for his whole 38-year business career. He had assignments at the Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and at Divestiture, moved into Ameritech. He retired in 1992 as Assistant Vice President-Technology Planning for Ameritech. Doug is a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of the Western Society of Engineers and is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honorary engineering societies.

Doug's IEEE life began as a Student Member '54 and then M'56, SM'91 and LSM 2000. His active interest in the Communications Society began in 1983, when he was recruited to serve on the ICC'85-Chicago Planning Committee. He went on to be General Chair of ICC/SUPERCOM'92-Chicago and to serve continuous years in ComSoc leadership positions: GICB Voting Member, GICB Acting Secretary, GICB Vice Chair, GICC Voting Member and GICC Vice Chair Operations. Doug is currently GICC Vice Chair-Operations until the end of 2003 and a GICC Voting Member until the end of 2004.