IEEE picks Jeffry Raynes as new executive director

Dec. 5, 2005 - Raynes will manage the staff organization, which consists of about 900 employees.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. has announced the selection of Jeffry Raynes, CAE, as its new executive director.

Raynes, 51, assumed the position in November. He will serve as chief operating officer and will manage the IEEE staff organization, which consists of approximately 900 employees in several U.S. and overseas locations.

"Jeffry's 25 years of experience as a chief staff officer of professional associations makes him a natural fit for the world's largest technical-professional organization," says 2005 IEEE President and Chief Executive Officer W. Cleon Anderson. "The board and I are confident that his demonstrated expertise in association leadership will help position the IEEE to not only meet, but exceed, the needs and expectations of its members worldwide."

Since 1995, Raynes has served as executive director and chief operating officer of the Association for Operations Management (APICS), an Alexandria, VA.-based international educational society that represents nearly 60,000 members in 20,000 companies around the world.

His previous positions include executive vice president and chief executive officer of the North American Die Casting Association, Wheeling, IL, president and chief executive officer of the Better Home Heat Council of Boston and director of marketing for the Association Management Corp., Springfield, NJ.

Raynes is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and was the 2000-2001 chairman of the board of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He was inducted as an ASAE Fellow in 1987.

A graduate of the University of Maine, Raynes also is an honorary life member of the University of Maine Alumni Association Board of Directors. He succeeds former IEEE Executive Director Daniel Senese, who retired in December.

The IEEE is based in Piscataway, NJ. For more information visit www.ieee.org.

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