Merrily Hartmann retired as Executive Director of Global Markets Sales Support for 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 was awarded the IEEE Communications Society Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings and Conferences. Her volunteer services with ComSoc include: Governance Committee Chair (2018-2019), Nominations & Elections Committee (2012-2014, 2019), Director-North America Region (2014-2015), Strategic Planning Committee (2014- 2015), Board of Governors Member-at-Large (2012-2014), Director-Conference Operations (2008-2011, 2013), and GIMS Operations Chair (2006-2007). Merrily has held leadership positions on numerous conference organizing committees: IEEE GLOBECOM 1986, 1989, 1993, 2001, and 2004; IEEE RFID 2007-2015; and IEEE WCNC 2017.