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Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences 2016 - Merrily W. Hartmann

"For over 30 years of exemplary service to the IEEE and Communications Society meetings and conferences."

Merrily Hartmann

Merrily retired as Executive Director of Global Markets Sales Support from SBC Communications, Inc. (formerly Southwestern Bell, now AT&T) after 25 years of service.  She was responsible for managing all sales operations for SBC’s 200 largest customers.  She started her career with Bell Telephone Laboratories – Indian Hill (Naperville, IL).  Merrily received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

She is currently serving on the North America Region Board and is the Finance Chair for IEEE WCNC 2017.  Her previous positions with ComSoc were:  Director – North America Region (2014-2015), Strategic Planning Committee (2014-2015), Nominations & Elections Committee (2012-2014), Technical Committees Recertification Committee (2012-2014), Board of Governors Member-at-Large (2012-2014), Director – Conference Operations (2008-2011, 2013), and GIMS (GLOBECOM/ICC Management and Strategy Operations Chair (2006-2007).  She has also served on the IEEE Conference Publications Committee (2010-2015).  Merrily has served on numerous conference organizing committees:  NTC 1982; IEEE GLOBECOM 1986, 1989, 1993, 2001, and 2004; and IEEE RFID 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.