Call for PELS Member at Large 2022
18, June 2021
On behalf of Frede Blaabjerg– IEEE PELS Past President/2021 Nominations Committee Chair
To All Members of the IEEE Power Electronics Society:Each year the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) membership elects six Members-at-Large to the PELS Administrative Committee (AdCom) for a three-year term that begins at the start of the next calendar year. The AdCom includes 18 Members-at-Large with rolling three year terms, so every year six Members-at-Large complete their terms, and six new officers are elected.
The PELS Nominations Committee will draw up a slate of approximately nine candidates for the six positions. In addition, our Constitution and Bylaws allow for the nomination of candidates by petition from the PELS membership.
A nomination petition signed by a minimum of 179 Society voting-eligible members by Friday, 1 September 2021 shall automatically place that nominee on the ballot for the Member-at-Large election. In order to allow sufficient time for collection of the signatures, the proposal for the petition, together with a photograph, brief biography (250 words) and candidate statement (250 words) should be provided to Frede Blaabjerg (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, 30 July 2021. The IEEE staff will then set-up the Society petition website to collect electronic signatures.
The Nominations Committee and the IEEE staff will prepare the ballots for the election of the Members-at-Large during October 2021. Please watch for the election notice in your email, and when it arrives, vote promptly according to the instructions for electronic voting. If you elected to receive IEEE communications by postal mail instead of email, you will receive a paper ballot with voting instructions.
Thank you for your continued support of our Society.
IEEE PELS Past President
2021 Nominations Committee Chair