IEEE Pres Speaks Wed 1pm!

IEEE Pres Speaks Wed 1pm!

The leader of the world's largest association of technical professionals will present "IEEE and the Role of Professional Societies,” a free talk to be held this Wednesday (Sept. 26)  from 1-2 p.m. in the Centennial Engineering Center auditorium.

James Jefferies is the president and CEO of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, commonly known as IEEE. The IEEE has more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries, including many in New Mexico.

Immediately following the talk will be a panel discussion on "Developing an Innovation Mindset Throughout a Career" to be held in Centennial’s Stamm Commons. Panel members will include Jefferies, faculty, and local industry members.

Jefferies retired from AT&T and Lucent Technologies following 33 years in engineering and executive positions, including fiber optic cable development and manufacturing, quality assurance, and supply-chain management. He managed the engineering teams that delivered the first commercial fiber optic cables for AT&T. He served as logistics vice president, responsible for worldwide supply-chain and export planning.

Jefferies has led teams in major technology transfers, transitions of information technology, and organizational change. He has also worked in the entrepreneurial sector as the chief operating officer for in San Francisco.

Jefferies received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska and a master of science in engineering science from Clarkson University. He also earned a master’s in management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business as a Sloan Fellow.

For more information, contact Sandra Biedron, research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at  

Please click this sentence to view the official poster for this event. Save the date (Wed, Sept 26) and see you there!