Candidate nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 IEEE Annual Elections 
of officers for the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) Board of 
Directors (BoD) for a two year term, beginning January 1, 2017. 
Open positions are:
•       Secretary
•       Treasurer
•       VP for Technical Services
•       VP for Member Services
•       VP for Communication Services
•       VP for Conferences and Symposia
Self-nomination is acceptable. Candidates may also be nominated for more than 
one office and may prioritize their preference for office. Election of officers 
will take place in the BoD meeting, taking place on October 16, 2016.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be full, higher grade members 
(i.e., excluding those of students and affiliates) of the IEEE and members of 
the PSES in good standing (i.e., dues paid).
Candidates should possess professional stature and significant technical skills 
in product safety and compliance engineering. They must have adequate financial 
support outside the Society and have the approval of their organizations or 
employers to actively participate in the Board meetings and contribute to its 
activities. Duties include attendance at three (1-2) BoD face to face meetings 
per year as well as our monthly BoD teleconferences. In addition, members are 
expected to actively participate in BoD committees.
Elected Officers will serve a two-year term commencing January 1, 2017. 
Attendance at the October 16, 2016 BoD meeting (when elections take place) is 
desirable. No member can serve more than three (3) consecutive two-year terms, 
including partial terms.
Nominations shall be submitted to the N&A Committee. All candidates willing to 
run and serve are required to submit to the N&A Committee a BoD Candidate 
Nomination Form which includes the following::
•       Personal biography – Technical and Professional Experience, not to 
exceed 125 words in length, intended to round out the profile of the Nominee's 
experience outside the IEEE and PSES activities.
•       Factual summary of IEEE/PSES Activities, not to exceed 150 words in 
length, intended to summarize your current and past service to the IEEE and the 
•       A candidate photograph taken no earlier than 1 August 2012. A digital 
photograph can be submitted electronically in either TIF or high-quality JPEG 
format. The photo should be the original digital file, 300 dots per inch (dpi) 
•       Statement of candidacy, not to exceed 150 words in length
A Microsoft Word template for the petition and BoD Candidate Nomination Form is 
available on line, on the PSES web site <>.
Please submit the elections material, including the nomination form with 
digital photograph to the Nominations and Appointments Committee Chair, Kevin 
Ravo (
Qualifying nominations and all supporting documentation need to be provided by 
October 1, 2016.
For answers to any question please contact Kevin Ravo ( or 
any member of the Board of Directors.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

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