2003 Elections Meet the Region 3 Candidates

Donald Hill DONALD W. HILL
Engineer Associate
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

George F. McClure
McClure Associates
Winter Park, Florida


DONALD W. HILL           

Don Hill received the B.S. degree in 1971 in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He joined Kentucky Utilities Company in 1971 to develop construction and operational standards. He was involved with street lighting and transformer purchases for the Company. In 1986, he joined PlanGraphics, Inc., an industry leader of geographical information system development as a utility specialist. Later, he worked in the engineering consulting field to design new military, private, and public facilities. He presently works for the University of Kentucky's Physical Plant Division as an Engineer Associate specializing in facility modifications and maintenance. Don is active at the section, area, region, and national level of IEEE and IEEE-USA.

Statement -- I believe that IEEE is an organization of volunteers working for the betterment of the members, the profession, and the world. Each member has or will contribute to the betterment of the world through innovation, design, and professionalism while providing inventions, standards, technical writings, education, or leadership. By encouraging members to volunteer in the IEEE, I plan to offer opportunities for all members to succeed.

I will promote:

I will support:

I have the experience and enthusiasm to work for you. I ask for your vote so that I may serve you: the member, the volunteer.



GEORGE F. MCCLURE           

George McClure practiced engineering in communications-electronics, systems design, research and technology, and program management for over 30 years with Martin Marietta Aerospace. Previously, he engaged in digital product design for Radiation, Inc. (now Harris Corp.). Earlier, he was an officer-instructor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a Fellow of the Radio Club of America, and a life member of the American Association of Individual Investors, The Retired Officers Association, and the Naval Reserve Association. He was awarded patents in cellular communications system technology and edited a book on mobile communications systems engineering. A Florida native, he received BEE and MSE degrees from the University of Florida. Since his retirement from industry, he has focused on helping to improve engineering careers, speaking to IEEE sections and other groups, presenting in four Sections Congresses and participating in numerous committee activities.

Statement -- Adding membership value is urgent. Region 3 lost nearly 5% of its members from 2002 to 2003, at a time when unemployment for electronics engineers reached a high of 7%. IEEE budgets are stressed. Building on work already underway for industry partnering, I will push for better data on specific unemployment problems in Region 3 to deliver assistance targeted to our areas of high engineering unemployment.

I will develop a generic glossy membership brochure that can be customized and printed for Sections to promote membership, and explain IEEE's advantages to prospective members and employers at job fairs and trade shows, for under $.02 per copy.

Region 3 can be a leader in using IEEE Virtual Communities for interactive member communications pointing to ways to make IEEE responsive to your need for a satisfying life-long career.

With your vote I can make a difference for our present and future members - to push for sound management practices, to provide affordable, coordinated services for our members, and to emphasize industry support and membership growth.


For a list of all positions and candidates in the IEEE Annual Election visit the web site at: http://www.ieee.org/organizations/corporate/candidates.htm and be sure to VOTE in September.

IEEE Region 3 eNewsletter Volume 18 No. 2, July 2003, © 2003 IEEE
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