Published on July 8, 2014

The IEEE Professional Communication Society is managed by an administrative committee (AdCom) comprising 12 volunteers who work to assure that our society serves its members and the field of technical and professional communication. If you are interested in a higher level of involvement in PCS and IEEE, we invite you to consider being a candidate for the AdCom. Nominations are due by July 17, 2014, and should be accompanied by this short biographical form, filled out by the nominee.

An election will be held this year to fill four positions with three-year terms. AdCom members-at-large must be both PCS and IEEE members, i.e., a higher level of membership than affiliate). Each year, half of the positions for AdCom members-at-large will be elected by the members of the Society. The other half will be elected by the AdCom.

AdCom members commit to attend AdCom meetings each year; typically one of the meetings is a face-to-face meeting at International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC) and some of them are held virtually via the telephone and Internet. AdCom members also engage in e-mail discussions between meetings.

Each member-at-large has an opportunity to provide leadership in the society by, for example, chairing a standing or ad hoc committee, serving as a society officer, or playing a lead role in an upcoming IPCC.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Ruth Vanbaelen, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at, by July 17, 2014.

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Ruth Vanbaelen
Chair, Nominating Committee