SEG to hold elections for Board of Directors
and selected districts

Nominees for Board of Directors

The following Active Members have been selected by the SEG Committee on Nominations and agreed to be candidates for the 2017 – 2018 board of directors:


Richard Miller and Robert Stewart

Second vice president

Alexander Mihai Popovici and Manika Prasad

Vice President, Publications

Sergey Fomel and James Rector

(two to be elected)

Bob Brook, Hitoshi Mikada, Ken Tubman, and Chuck (Chengbin) Peng

SEG's current president-elect, Nancy House, will serve as president; Bill Abriel will serve as past president; Madeline Lee will serve as first vice president; Lee Bell will continue as treasurer; Rocky Detomo, Vladimir Grechka, Paul Cunningham, and Ruben Martinez will continue as directors-at-large; and Lee Lawyer will continue as chair of the Council on the 2017-2018 board of directors.

In addition to the Board of Directors election, Districts 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 12 are holding elections for one new representative. The nominees are:

District 1

Allen Bertagne and Barry Rava

District 4

Enders Robinson and Evan Staples

District 6

Sergio Chavez-Perez and Hector Alfonso

District 8

Dirk Gajewski and Mehmet Candansayar

District 9

Reece van Buren and Obi Ifeanyichukwu

District 12

Hideki Saito and Kim Frankcombe

Nominations in writing, signed by at least forty Active Members and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate and a brief biography, ready for publication, may be submitted prior to 15 May. The biographies of the board candidates and their position statements are published in TLE. Survey & Ballot Systems, Inc. will handle SEG elections again this year and will mail ballots by 15 June. Eligible voters who have a valid e-mail address on file with SEG will receive personalized pass code information in an e-mail. Voting will end on 31 July with results announced mid-August. The new board will begin its term at the end of the 2017 Annual Meeting and complete its term at the end of next year’s Annual Meeting. Elected District Representatives will serve a two-year term beginning 1 August 2017.

Active, Emeritus, Honorary, and Life members are eligible to vote on all matters submitted to the membership; however members failing to pay dues by 1 June will not be eligible to vote in the 2017 election.

2017 member update request

In preparation for the upcoming board election, SEG is asking all members to update their member information, especially mailing address, e-mail, and SEG Section/Associated Society or Technical Section affiliation. A primary section or society will need to be designated if you have multiple affiliations. You may update this information by logging in at and clicking on Participation, sending an e-mail to or by calling the SEG Business Office at 1-918-497-5581.

SEG 2016 Elections


Longtime member will become second woman to serve as SEG President since the Society’s founding

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