Lee Stogner
Candidate for 2013 IEEE-USA President-Elect


Position Statement

IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE's U.S. members. IEEE-USA is primarily supported by an annual assessment paid by U.S. IEEE members.

IEEE-USA's mission, as outlined in the IEEE Bylaws, is to recommend policies and implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the United States in appropriate professional areas of economic, ethical, legislative, social and technology policy concern.

Our vision is to serve the IEEE U.S. member by being the technical professional's best resource for achieving life long career vitality and by providing an effective voice on policies that promote U.S. prosperity.

Since 1973, IEEE-USA has been in the forefront of initiatives that have represented our profession in Washington and provided support for the careers of electrical engineers like you and me. I'm proud to have been a part of these activities in meetings with members of Congress on the Hill in Washington and with IEEE members as I taught important career skills that have made a difference in the lives of my fellow engineers. There is no other function of the IEEE or outside organization that has the responsibility to provide this important support.

Today, IEEE-USA is at risk because of declining membership in Regions 1-6. We need a growing base of membership and the associated assessments to provide the financial foundation for a strong and responsive organization.

If elected, my goals are

  • Build on the experience, tools and resources that IEEE-USA has built
  • Develop a multiyear plan to avoid 12-month promises
  • Build new industry relations that help companies grow and support lifelong careers here in the US
  • Leverage IEEE and partner resources where possible
  • Grow our membership through improved communications, benefit awareness and direct sales
  • Encourage all Members to volunteer, participate and become part of the IEEE-USA Network
  • Increase the visibility of IEEE-USA in national, local and commercial areas that impact our careers and the future of our profession
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs

We have challenges here in IEEE-USA. Global competition has never been stronger. The economy still has not recovered from the Recession. But if we can work together as a team and set our goals, we can build new levels of achievement that can benefit our careers and our country.

I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help build the new IEEE-USA. I would like to ask for your support and vote.

Short Bio

Lee Stogner is the Managing Principal of the Vincula Group, a consultancy that supports the business development and project management of high tech companies. Lee has over 30 years of design, consulting, project management and business development experience across a range of industries. Lee has driven growth at companies that include Digital Equipment, Fluor Corporation and Rockwell International. Lee is the Chair of the South Carolina Engineering Cluster and was the 2010-2011 Region 3 Director on the IEEE Board of Directors. Today, Lee is developing an international program that will organize and promote the engineering industry of South Carolina.

Specialties: Development of New Businesses, Sales & Marketing Management, Project Management, Business Management, Energy Management, Systems Integration, Plant/Process Automation, Operations Improvement, Smart Grid, Electric Vehicles.


My qualifications for the position of President Elect, IEEE-USA include

  • Over 30 years of success developing and selling engineered products and services.
  • Extensive international network of industry, government and academic contacts.
  • Active in the use of marketing / sales tools and social media to promote people, products and services.
  • Success at driving growth at several international companies.
  • Certified Project Manager. I know how to organize projects and build organizations that reach their goals.
  • Experience from the Section level up to the IEEE-USA and the IEEE Board of Directors.

Major Accomplishments

I have a long background in developing Professional Activities. Through the Professional Activity programs that I developed for Region 3 and IEEE-USA, many IEEE Members have the soft skills that help distinguish and expand their careers.

I have also been active in developing Employment Assistance programs. Two of my projects have been the development of the Region 3 Employment Assistance web site and the Metro Area Workshops that provide direct assistance to members.

Membership Development is important to the future of the IEEE. My grassroots effort has developed new resources and is building the team that will help engineers better understand the value of IEEE membership and promote the overall growth of the IEEE. Today’s record overall membership level is the result of this foundation work that was done by volunteers and staff in recent years. We must continue this effort and grow the membership in IEEE-USA.

Today I am active in the Smart Grid Initiative and the Transportation Electrification Initiative. Both Initiatives as they develop will create new career opportunities for electrical and computer engineers in Regions 1-6.

IEEE Activities


IEEE Board of Directors: Region 3 Director, 2010-11
IEEE-USA Board of Directors: Professional Activities, Vice President, 2000-02

IEEE Public Visibility Committee, 2012
Chair IEEE-USA Membership Development Committee, 2012
Co-Chair IEEE Electric Vehicle Initiative, 2012
Marketing & Sales Committee, 2010-11
Smart Grid Initiative 2010-11
Electric Vehicle Committee 2010-11
Energy Policy Committee 2011
MGA Membership Development Chair 2008-09
PACE, Chair, 1998-99; Vice Chair, 1996-97
Government Activities, 2003-12
EWEEK Chair 2005
RAB Rep MDC 2006-07
IEEE-USA MDC 2005-07

Region 3
Membership Development, Chair, 2002-07
Public Information, Chair, 2000-01
PACE, Chair, 1994-97

Piedmont Section:
Chair, 1983
Educational Activities, Chair, 1996-02
PACE, Chair, 1991-93
Membership Development, 2003
South Carolina Council: Chair, 1994
PACE, Chair, 2003
EMS PACE, Chair, 2003-05

SOCIETIES: Engineering Management: 1995-05

STUDENT BRANCHES: Clemson University: Vice Chair, 1976

IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference, Vice-Chair, 2012
Sections Congress, Conference Committee, 2008
IEEE-USA Workshop, Conference Committee, 2001-02
PRODEVCON, Conference Committee, 1994-00
SOUTHEASTCON, Conference Committee, 2001
SC Engineering Expo, Chair, 1993

SC Council of Engineering Societies, 1992-97

IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award, 2004
IEEE-USA Citation of Honor
Third Millennium Medal, 2000
Outstanding South Carolina Electrical Engineer of the Year, 1996
USAB Professional Leadership, 1997
R3 Professional Leadership, 1997


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