2023 BOG Election


IIEEE Consumer Technology Society Board of Governors

Members-at-Large Call for Nominations 2024

Candidate nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 IEEE Consumer Technology

Society annual elections ballot for the Board of Governors (BOG)positions to serve as Members-

at-Large for a three-year term, starting January 1, 2024.

According to IEEE CTSoc Bylaws, Member-at-Large candidates shall have actively participated in

CTSoc activities prior to serving in this role. Activities include volunteer positions such as serving

no less than three years as an active member in CTSoc Standing Boards and Committees (as

specified in the Bylaws Article 14), serving in CTSoc organizing conference committees and

being familiar with CTSoc governing documents (Bylaws, Constitution, and Policies and

Procedures), and CTSoc activities (conferences, publications, technical activities, industry

activities and Standards, education activities, and membership development), and Society

structure. Only IEEE members that hold Consumer Technology Society membership in good

standing shall be eligible to serve on the CTSoc BoG.

Candidates who plan to run should contact CTSoc Nomination Committee Chair Dr. Wahab

Almuhtadi (e-mail:almuhtadi@ieee.org) and Charlotte Kobert, IEEE Consumer Technology

Society Administrator (email:charlotte.kobert@ieee.org) as soon as possible and provide their

full name, IEEE member number, and IEEE grade. Nominees must have approval of their

organizations or employers to actively participate in the IEEE CTSoc BoG meetings and

contribute to its activities. Board member duties include attending one face to face Board

meeting per year, and other board meetings via an on-line meeting as determined by the IEEE

Consumer Technology Society President. They should also participate in the IEEE CTSoc

Committees, which require some personal effort and time and email communications.

Nominees must be full or higher-grade members of the IEEE and must be members of the

Consumer Technology Society of good standing. Elected members must serve a three-year term

commencing January 1, 2024.

All candidates willing to run and serve are required to submit their nomination applications to

CTSoc Nomination Committee Chair and CTSoc Administrator. Candidate’s nomination

application must include the following required material for inclusion in the ballot. Failure to

comply, the nomination application will not be accepted:

1. Technical and Professional Experience summary, not to exceed 150 words in length,

describing the nominee’s professional experience outside the IEEE and CTSoc activities.

2. Statement of candidacy, not to exceed 150 words in length.

3. Summary of the candidate’s current and past service to the IEEE CTSoc and IEEE, not to

exceed 200 words in length.

4. A high-resolution digital photograph of the candidate taken within 1 year of August 28,



Due to the recent approval of the revised IEEE CTSoc Bylaws by the IEEE CTSoc BOG on July 28, 2023.

and by the IEEE Vice President and the Chair of IEEE Technical Activities Board on August 30, 2023, the

2023 election process runs exceptionally from September until December. A detailed timeline specified

as follows:

•      By 5 September- Nominations Committee shall call for nominations from the Society membership in a

Society-wide printed publication and an email (or e-newsletter).

• 11 October - Closing date for acceptance of nominations.

• 12 October - The Nominations Committee starts the application review process based on the

qualifications of the candidates stated in clause 12.3.4. The Nominations Committee shall screen all

prospective candidate applications for qualifications per clause 12.3.4 and either: notify those not

meeting the minimum requirement of non-qualification for this election cycle and no further action

need be taken, or notify the qualifiers of the next steps.

• 22 October - Closing date for Nominations by Petition.

• 23 October- Nominations Committee to provide names and biographical sketches to TAB for

preparation, mailing and tallying of ballots. Names of nominations and any petition candidates

should be supplied, consistent with the TAB Operations Manual Section 4.2.

• 20 November - Election begins.

• 18 December- Election ends.

• 21 December- Results available.

Note: The CTSoc Bylaws and Constitutions are available for you to browse at the society website:


Contacts for information about the election process:

Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, Chair, Nominations and Elections committee, IEEE Consumer

Technology Society (e-mail: almuhtadi@ieee.org) and Charlotte Kobert, IEEE Consumer

Technology Society Administrator (e-mail:charlotte.kobert@ieee.org).