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Re: [802SEC] July 2020 IEEE 802 Executive Committee election process

For the record I strongly object to holding officer elections this way.   I see no compelling reason that officer elections constitute an emergency situation that requires deviating from our normal process. It is not necessary to continue work of the WGs at this time.  It is an unnecessary deviation which may in fact be more disruptive than helpful.

Best Regards


On 5/4/2020 12:01 PM, Paul Nikolich wrote:
Dear EC Members,

Following Roger's recommendation, I support conducting the July 2020 Plenary Session by electronic means given the exceptional case we cancelled the July 2020 plenary venue.

Assuming we adopt Roger's proposal (or something similar), it is my intention to follow the 802 Executive Committee election process I outlined for the cancelled March 2020 Plenary Session (see below -- except replace "March" with "July") at the July 2020 Plenary Session electronic meetings.  I expect the WG/TAG officer election process to be conducted during the WG/TAG electronic meetings held at the July 2020 Plenary Session.

I reserved 20 minutes for discussion of this as agenda item 4.04 at tomorrow's 05 May 2020 IEEE 802 EC web conference.  Speak to you tomorrow.



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Subject: Notice of March 2020 IEEE 802 Executive Committee election process

Dear EC members,

Details for the March 2020 IEEE 802 Executive Committee election process is available at  Please circulate this notice to your WG members by 03 February so they have ample time to consider it before the March session.

Per the LMSC P&P sections 3.1 and 4.0 all 802 executive committee members are elected or appointed and confirmed at the first Plenary session of each even numbered year. Therefore election/appointments are scheduled to occur at the upcoming March 2020 Plenary session. 

I will stand for re-election as Chair of 802. If I am re-elected, I plan to fill the 802 Appointed Officer positions as follows: first Vice Chair-James Gilb, second Vice-Chair-Roger Marks, Recording Secretary-John D’Ambrosia, Executive Secretary-Jon Rosdahl and Treasurer-George Zimmerman. I also plan to appoint the following individuals to fill the non-voting positions of 802 Member Emeritus Treasurer Advisor-Clint Chaplin, 802 Member Emeritus-Advisor-Geoff Thompson and Hibernating Working Group Chairs: 802.16 Chair-Roger Marks, 802.21 Subir Das, 802.22 Apurva Mody and 802 Ombudsman-Guido Hiertz. All the appointees have agreed to accept the appointments and wish to be confirmed.  

If you, or others in you WGs, wish to be considered for the 802 Chair or the appointed positions, please contact me and the Recording Secretary as soon as possible.

All potential EC members--please remember to submit your letter of endorsement and disclosure of affiliation to John D’Ambrosia as soon as possible, but not later than the March 2020 opening EC meeting.

Finally, please carefully review the Disclosure of Affiliation FAQ ( and the IEEE Standards Board Bylaws, Disclosure of Affiliation* ( to ensure all candidates for 802 leadership positions fully understand this requirement and are in compliance with the policy.


Paul Nikolich
Chair, IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee

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