Immediate Past President

The functions, duties and responsibilities and qualifications of the IEEE BT Society’s Immediate Past President are as follows:


The functions of the IEEE BT Society Immediate Past President shall be to:

  • Provide counsel and assistant to the President, Vice President and other volunteer leaders.
  • Provide leadership and direction for officers and society programs.
  • Chairs the Nominations and Appointments Committee

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the IEEE BT Society Immediate Past President shall be to:

  • Serve as a member of the Administrative Committee and Executive Committee.
  • Provide counsel to the president in making Executive Committee, standing committee and other 
  • Identify and develop potential future volunteer leaders for the Society.
  • When possible, participate as an attendee for all IEEE BTS events.


The qualifications for the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society Immediate Past President include the following:

  • Must be an IEEE BTS Member.
  • Must be able to commit a significant amount of time to the position.
  • Must have the support of his/her employer in meeting the obligations of the position.

Desirable Skills

Desirable soft skills for the President include:

  • Technical excellence in computing
  • Strategic thinking
  • Understand the big picture but able to devote attention to details
  • Operational decision making
  • Solid business acumen
  • Drive towards making things happen
  • Work with people with different social styles
  • Skilled in conflict resolution
  • Influence through others
  • Work equally well with staff and volunteers
  • Able to recruit, mentor, and coach volunteer leaders 
  • social media involvement

Estimated Time Requirements

The minimum engagement for a Immediate Past President an hour or two per week on average, in addition to travel and other meetings.  The distribution of time is uneven, and can spike depending on activities; at other periods, much less time is required.

  • Travel
    • BT Society Board Meetings 1-3 days/3 times per year
    • Attendance at BT Conferences 1-3 days/2-3 per year
  • Material Review 4-6 hours/week
    (Examples: email, agendas, correspondence, reports, minutes)
  • Teleconferences
    • Monthly telecon among BT presidents and executive staff Up to 12 (1 hour each)
    • Administrative Committee and ExCom telecons Up to 4 per year (1-1.5 hours each)
    • IEEE BT, IEEE and other telecon Up to 10 per year, as needed (1-2 hours each)