Thanks to feedback from IEEE’s volunteers, greater ease and efficiency are both just clicks away with the organization’s new Volunteer Expense Reimbursement tool, Concur. This cloud-based expense reporting and reimbursement platform is designed to create a fast and efficient electronic expense reimbursement experience for IEEE volunteers.

IEEE's implementation of Concur will deliver volunteers a broad range of benefits, including faster reimbursement and the ability to track real time status of expense reports. In addition, the platform offers integration with other online applications, secure electronic payments, a convenient mobile app that lets you build, update, or approve expense reports while on the go, and the ability to upload images of receipts at any time.

Getting started is easy -- volunteers simply need an IEEE Web Account to access the platform and they'll be on their way to enjoying the benefits of Concur. To establish your IEEE Web Account, refer to this link here.

Concur is being introduced in a multi-phased rollout beginning in Q4 2018.

More information is available as follows:

  • Go to the new Concur platform, including how to contact Concur’s user support desk
    • View a brief informational video here (Note: Features such as Concur Request and TripLink will not be immediately available for expense reimbursement).
    • View a comprehensive video tutorial here.
    • Learn more about the Concur platform at
    • For general questions, contact IEEE’s project team at

Stay tuned for IEEE communications over the coming months designed to help you get started and support your transition to this modern and streamlined new platform. 

SAC is the IEEE committee responsible for student programs and benefits, and making recommendations to the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) board. These volunteer members provide important viewpoints and information, and represent the voice of the over 100,000 IEEE Student and Graduate Student members worldwide. The mission of IEEE SAC is "To deliver a common, high-quality IEEE Student member experience globally, for lifelong, professional success through IEEE membership."

Learn more about IEEE Student activities

SAC and the MGA volunteer and staff teams oversee the IEEE student strategy. The goals of the strategy include:

  • Strengthen the partnership between student activities and all other IEEE entities
  • Interactive training program and resource for the repository for volunteer leadership development
  • Create student-friendly information management system
  • Diversify the IEEE Student membership to reflect IEEE's technical fields of interests and interdependent professions
  • Operational excellence: provide SAC with training and measurable internal feedback
  • Create activities that students are interested in
  • Develop and deploy a strategy and plan for first-year Student members


See a complete list of all committee members.

This page contains the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) members and Region Awards Chairs.

MGA Awards and Recognition Committee members

The 2023 MGA Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) members are: 

  • Celia Desmond, Chair (R7) - Mississagua, ON, Canada
  • Jason Hui, Past Chair (R1) - Bedford, NH, USA
  • Supavadee Aramvith (R10) - Bangkok, Thailand
  • Satish Babu (R10) - Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • Ramakrishna Kappagantu (R10) - Bangalore, India
  • Ana Madureira (R8) -Porto, Portugal

Region Awards Chairs

  • The Region Awards Chairs are: 
  • Jason Hui (R1) - Bedford, NH, USA
  • Ralph Sprang (R2) - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Nelson Lourenco (R3) - Atlanta, GA, USA (until April 23, 2023)
  • Carlos Cabrera (R3) - Jacksonville, FL, USA (from April 24 to December 31, 2023)
  • Steve Kerchberger (R4) - Rochester, MN, USA
  • Leslie Martinich (R5) - Austin, TX, USA
  • Skyler Travis Nix (R6) - Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Eric Holdrinet (R7) - Saint Lambert, QC, Canada
  • Antonio Luque (R8) - Sevilla, Spain
  • Teofilo Ramos (R9) - Santiago, NL, Mexico
  • Jing Dong (R10) - Beijing, China


IEEE opens the door to opportunities that will help you develop your professional identity in IEEE's designated fields of interest: sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition to accessing a range of membership benefits, you'll make global connections with people who can help you along your targeted career path through IEEE's international community of members and volunteers.

Please contact the Student Services team directly if you have questions:

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The MGA Finance Committee serves as an oversight and advisory body. The committee establishes financial goals and procedures for MGA operations, develops and implements the MGA budget development process, and projects and monitors the financial performance of member and geographic activities.