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IEEE Fellow Susan K. "Kathy" Land has been elected as
the 2020 IEEE president-elect. She is set to begin serving as
president on 1 January 2021.
Land, who was nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors,
received 23,147 votes in the election. Fellow Dejan Milojicic
received 18,392 votes.
At press time, the results were unofficial until the IEEE
Board of Directors accepted the IEEE Tellers Committee
report in November.
Land was 2018 vice president of IEEE Technical Activities.
She served two additional terms on the IEEE Board of
Directors as Division VIII director/delegate in 2011 and 2012
and as Division V director/delegate in 2014 and 2015.
She was president of the IEEE Computer Society in 2009.
In 2013 and 2016 she was a member of the IEEE-USA Board
of Directors.
Land has been an active member of the IEEE Standards
Association for more than 20 years and served as the
Computer Society vice president for standards in 2004. She
was the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Standards Medallion.
She has been active in Region 3 supporting local Future
City competitions. She was a member of the region's executive committee, serving as its awards chair.
In 2008 and 2010, she was a member of the IEEE Women
in Engineering committee.
Land has received a number of recognitions including the
2011 IEEE Huntsville (Ala.) Section Outstanding Engineer of
the Year Award, the IEEE Computer Society 2017 Richard E.
Merwin Award, and the Huntsville Association of Technical
Societies 2018 Moquin Award.

Jonathan Dahl, former senior director for IEEE global
sales, has been selected to receive this year's IEEE Eric
Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award "for leadership in
and contributions toward the extraordinary growth in the
awareness and reach of the IEEE's electronic libraries."
Dahl retired from IEEE in 2017 but returned later that year
to work as a consultant for IEEE Educational Activities. He
left that position in April.
He began his career at IEEE in 1990 as sales and marketing senior director. While
he was running the marketing department, it grew to
include sales for the print
publishing group. Eventually
the sales and marketing
department became responsible for selling subscriptions
to the IEEE Xplore Digital
Dahl says one of his key
accomplishments was
working with volunteers to
establish a common pricing methodology for society
publications. That gave IEEE
the tools to establish a robust sales strategy for IEEE Xplore,
he says, and distribute net revenues back to the organizational units.
"The entire IEEE has benefited enormously from being
a major player in digital publishing," one of his nominators wrote. "Thanks to the vision and hard work of many
volunteers and members of the staff, IEEE has a successful publishing enterprise. Jon Dahl is the single most crucial
actor in making IEEE publishing a lucrative business."
The IEEE Board of Directors created the Herz Award in
2005 to honor Eric Herz, an IEEE Life Fellow and longtime
volunteer who served in many capacities, including IEEE
general manager and executive director. He died in 2016 at
the age of 89.
The award recognizes a present or past full-time IEEE staff
member. It consists of a framed certificate, a cash prize, and
travel expenses to the award presentation.
The nomination deadline for the 2020 Herz Award is
15 January. For more information, visit



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