Jim Jefferies

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<p>Jim Jefferies, 2018 IEEE President &amp; CEO,&nbsp;retired from AT&amp;T and Lucent Technologies following 33 years in engineering and executive positions including fiber optic cable development and manufacturing, quality assurance, and supply chain management.&nbsp;&nbsp;He managed the engineering teams that delivered the first commercial fiber optic cables for AT&amp;T.&nbsp;&nbsp;He served as logistics vice president, responsible for worldwide supply chain and export planning.&nbsp;&nbsp;He has led teams in major technology transfers, transitions of information technology, and organizational change.&nbsp;&nbsp;He has also worked in the entrepreneurial sector as Chief Operating Officer for USBuild.com in San Francisco, CA, USA.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jim served two separate terms on the IEEE Board of Directors, as well as the 2015 IEEE-USA President.&nbsp;&nbsp;As President of IEEE-USA, Jim supported the expanded focus on public visibility, young professionals, and humanitarian outreach.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MS in Engineering Science from Clarkson University.&nbsp;&nbsp;He attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business as a Sloan Fellow and earned an MS in Management.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jim is a member of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu honorary society and a licensed professional engineer (Emeritus).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>



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