PhD, PE, PMP, BB-DFSS, SMIEEE.Strategy Leader, Control Systems Simulation and Automation,

I am running for IEEE Region 4 Director position. I would like to be given the opportunity to leverage my IEEE, professional, and educational experience in better serving our IEEE members.

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Vision for IEEE Region 4

I have dedicated my time and effort to enhance IEEE member services.My activities are member driven and I believe that the only way for growth for Region 4 is to:- Engage our members and interact with them at the Section/chapter level.
- Increase the effectiveness of the current product and services and develop new ones that fit our member needs.
- Timely reaction to the challenges in today’s dynamic workplace.
- Build stronger relations with industries.
- Leverage my IEEE, industry, and academic experience to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
- Promote YP, WIE and Student Activities.
- Increase collaboration between the different Committees.
- Establish University and Corporate Liaison positions at the region level.
- Devote more resources to assist with the continued rejuvenation of all sections within the Region.
- Implement new initiatives to decrease the declining number of members within the Region.
- Collaboration with other Regions.
- Balanced Budget while getting the best service to our members.


Dr. Lahdhiri has been involved and active IEEE member for more than 26 years. He started as a student member in the Central Tennessee Section. Then he moved to Region 4, where he started being active and held the positions of PACE Chair, Southeastern Michigan Section (SEM) and IEEE Student Counselor, University of Windsor (IEEE-SEM Section), and member of the IEEE-USA 1998 GOLD Committee. These assignments gave him a better and broader idea about IEEE activities and he moved to the Region and IEEE-USA levels. He held the positions of Region 4 Membership Development Chair, member of the IEEE RAB Industry Relations Committee (IRC), IEEE-MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee (N&A), IEEE-USA Employment & Carrier Services Committee (ECS), co-chair of IEEE-USA Career Workforce Policy Committee (CWPC), and Vice President of IEEE-USA Career and Member Services/Professional Activities (2018-2019). He is currently the Region 4 PACE Chair and the PACE Liaison within the IEEE-USA Career and Professional Development (CPD) Committee.Dr. Lahdhiri has been an advocate in promoting and raising the awareness and the need of soft skills for engineers through IEEE-USA PACE, ECS, and CWPC committees. He contributed in the development and deployment of several IEEE-USA packages in following topics: Project Management (PM) for Engineers, Design For Six Sigma (DFSS), Leadership Skills, Resume Development, Job Interview, Career Development, Job Transition. He provided over 100 free Professional Seminars, Workshops, and webinars across all six regions in the United States.Dr. Lahdhiri has been promoting many IEEE events through the PACE program: IEEE-USA Annual Meetings, Future Leader Forums, IEEE WIE, K-12 STEM, Government Relations, students SPACs, and Career events.Dr. Lahdhiri received several awards: 2012 IEEE-Region 4 Jack Sherman Award, 2007 IEEE-USA Citation of Honor award, 2004 IEEE-USA Leadership Achievement Award, 2003 IEEE Southeast Michigan Best Involvement Award, and 2001 IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award.


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