Executive Committee

The IEEE Northern Virginia Section’s Executive Committee (ExCom) volunteers vote on an annual budget, plan open monthly meetings, organize other section events like the annual banquet and elections, and support the efforts of the technical society chapters, councils, and affinity groups.

2023 Election for ExCom positions with terms starting January 1, 2024 has concluded. For more information and results, visit https://r2.ieee.org/nova/about_us/activities/elections/.

ExCom consists of:

  • The Chair – presides over meetings
  • The Vice-Chair – elected for a term of one year and then assumes the role of Chair
  • Treasurer – elected for a term of one year
  • Secretary – elected for a term of one year
  • Past Chair – previous year’s chair
  • Directors – elected for a two-year term, with four beginning in odd-numbered years and four in even-numbered years
  • Student Activities Chair
  • Student Representative
  • Committee Chairs
  • NoVA Section Chapter and Affinity Group Chairs


IEEE members are expected to support the organization’s mission, behave according to the Code of Conduct and IEEE Code of Ethics, and to invite others who will do the same to join.  To see the additional responsibilities expected of section positions follow the links below.

Many volunteers that have held unelected positions would welcome someone else willing to take over; contact the section chair if you’re interested.  Online training and/or mentoring is available.

Section ChairExComElectedDan Cross-ColeDecember 31, 2024
Section Vice-Chair/Chair-ElectExCom ElectedSandra HylandDecember 31, 2024
Section TreasurerExCom ElectedVinay TripathiDecember 31, 2024
Section SecretaryExCom ElectedMalek Ben SalemDecember 31, 2024
Section Past ChairExCom ElectedMurty PolavarapuDecember 31, 2024
Section Student Activities ChairExComAppointedRichard MetzgerDecember 31, 2023
Section Student RepresentativeExComAppointed Vacant
Director ExComElectedLee DudkaDecember 31, 2025
Director ExComElectedKrishnakumar SivagnanamDecember 31, 2025
Director ExComElectedVivek MenonDecember 31, 2025
Director ExComElectedTristan LiDecember 31, 2025
Director ExComElectedMark FearerDecember 31, 2024
Director ExComElectedMike Olex
December 31, 2024
Director ExComElectedHarry Sauberman
December 31, 2024
Director ExComElectedZiyue XuDecember 31, 2024
Member Development Committee Chair ExComAppointedMarc ApterDecember 31, 2024
Professional Activities Chair ExCom AppointedAmir AbouelnagaDecember 31, 2024
Awards and Recognition Committee ChairExComAppointedBill ScheibleDecember 31, 2023
Pre-University Education Activities Chair ExComAppointedMartin SchulmanDecember 31, 2024