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Marc T. Apter
2012 President-Elect

Marc Apter was born and raised in New Jersey USA, and received a BSEE (Electronics) Degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1964.  He served in the U.S. Navy on active duty for five years, first as the first Electronic Material Officer (EMO) aboard the USS BROOKE (DEG-1), and then as EMO and Instructor at the Fleet Training Center, Mayport, Florida, followed by  21 years service in the U.S. Naval Reserve, retiring as a Commander. At the same time Apter worked in Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia, USA for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Ship Systems Command and its successor, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), for 11 years, with the responsibility for installation of various electronic and other systems on ships. In 1980 he was transferred to the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Material for five years, developing Electronic Maintenance Policy, auditing Maintenance Planning for new systems, and overseeing procurement and operations budgets.

He then returned to NAVSEA for 15 years until his retirement; first managing its Metrology and Calibration Program; then managing the Navy's Maintenance and Configuration Management Programs; and finally as the NAVSEA Command Information Systems Security Manager for more then 25 sites and Head of the Information Technology Operations and Maintenance Branch (developing policy for more then 40,000 government and contractor employees and managing IT operations for 6000 nodes at the headquarters complex).

After retirement from government service, Apter then went to work for EG&G Technical Services, now URS Corporation, in Arlington, Virginia, USA and later Dahlgren, Virginia, as a Senior Information Assurance Specialist, developing security documentation for U.S. Government shipboard computer systems, and assorted computer and web based systems and applications. He retired from URS in September 2011.

Apter has been active as a local leader in the Scouting movement from 1986-Present.

IEEE Background

Apter has been a member of the IEEE for 49 continuous years, joining his Universities Joint IRE/AIEE Student Branch in his Junior Year, and becoming a Student Member in 1963.  Elevated to IEEE Member status in 1965, Apter was advanced to Senior Member in 1982. 

IEEE positions held and honors received include the following:

IEEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES: V.P. Regional Activities, 2004-2005; Region 2 Director, 2001-2002; Member IEEE Ethics Member Conduct Committee, 2003-05; Member Information Technology Strategy Committee (ITSC), 2006-2007, and corresponding Member in 2008; Member New Initiatives Committee (NIC), 2006-2008; Chair Presidential Adhoc IEEE as a Model Global Association, 2009.

REGIONAL ACTIVITIES BOARD/MEMBER AND GEOGRAPHIC ACTIVITIES BOARD: Member, 2001-2007; Chair 2004-2005; Past-Chair, 2006-2007 & 2009; Vice-Chair Member Activities, 2003; Chair Member Engagement and Life Cycle Committee, 2008; Chair MGA N&A Committee, 2009; Member Individual Benefits and Services Committee, 2008; Member Admission and Advancement Committee, 1990-94.
Founding Member & Member vTools Committee, 2007-2009.

PSPB: Member of IEEE Spectrum Editorial Advisory Board, 2008-2011

IEEE-USA/USAB: IEEE-USA Board of Directors Member, 2001-2002; IEEE-USA Critical Information Protection Committee, Member 2007-2010, Chair 2009-10; IEEE-USA Government Fellows Committee, Member 2010-2011, Chair 2010; IEEE-USA Liaison Representative to the IEEE Ethics Committee, 1997-98; Member Nominations & Appointments Committee, 2004; TAB/USAB U.S. Technology Policy Committee, Member 1988-93 & 1982-85, Chair 1992-93; USAB Employment Assistance Committee, Member 1987-89; USAB Environmental Quality Committee, Member 1978-85, Chair 1984; USAB Ethics Committee, Member 1989-95, Chair 1994.

Director Region 2, 2001-2002; Treasurer Region 2, 1994-98; Region 2 Life Member Coordinator, 2009-2012; Parliamentarian and Bylaws Chair, 2007-2012; National Capital Area Council Chair, 1990-91; Northern Virginia Section, Chair, 1987-88.

Nano-Technology Council Secretary, 2007-2011; Social Implications of Technology Society Member of AdCom 1982-93, Treasurer 1985-93, Chapters Chair 1982-85, Professional Activities Chair 1982-85, Northern Virginia/Baltimore/ Washington Chapter Founding Chair, 1982-84; Penn State University Student Branch Member, 1962-64.

IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, Chair 2012; USAB’s U.S. Technology Policy Conference, Finance Chair 1984, and Session Coordinator 1989; AAES Government Affairs Conference, IEEE Sessions Chair, 1991-93; AAES Coordinating Committee on Environment Member, 1984.

AWARDS: National Capital Area Distinguished Member Award, 2007; James F. Strother Meritorious Service Award, 2006; IEEE Millennium Medal, 2000; IEEE Centennial Award, 1984.

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Updated: 04 February 2014
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