Leonard Bond Succeeded to the Position of Director, IEEE Region 6 (Western USA)
Leonard Bond, Laboratory Fellow, National Security Directorate, has succeeded to the position of director, IEEE region 6 (Western USA). In this position he has leadership of the nearly 60,000 members of IEEE in 12 western states. He also serves as a director for IEEE (09-10), the world's largest technical society with near 400,000 members worldwide and on the board of directors for IEEE-USA, the U.S. IEEE Regions. Leonard began his two-year term as director on Jan. 1. Since his election, he already has served two years as director-elect and, after his time on the board of director, will serve two years as past-director. "After 34 years of membership in IEEE, it is an opportunity to give back to an organization that was invaluable in my career development. It is a real privilege and honor to be serving on the board of directors," Leonard said. "In 2009, which is the 125th anniversary of IEEE, I view this as an opportunity to increase awareness of the importance of science literacy and the role of technology in meeting global energy needs and addressing climate change challenges."