Harry Hayman for Distinguished Staff Achievement

Nomination Deadline: 31 December 2014


The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements.

NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. A plaque and $5,000 honorarium are presented for long and distinguished service of an exemplary nature in the performance of duties over and above those called for as a regular employee of the Society. This is the highest service award given to an active member of the Computer Society staff.

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Harry Hayman for Distinguished Staff Achievement Past Recipients

2014 Evan M. Butterfield For fostering a climate of innovation in publishing, product development, conference services models, and partnerships with IEEE.
2012 Georgann Carter For many years of exemplary service in support of Computer Society print and digital products.
2008 Lynne Harris For long and dedicated tenure with the society, and maintaining a standard of excellence in service to volunteers and staff.
2004 Angela R. Burgess For outstanding services as Publisher of the IEEE Computer Society.
2004 Stacy A. Saul For enormous contributions to the success of the International Design Competition and the Certified Software Development Professional Certification examination projects.
2002 Anne Marie Kelly
1999 Violet S. Doan For continuous and long term leadership and innovation in financial and administrative management, and consistent excellence in support of the society's goals.
1999 Anne Marie Kelly For sustained leadership and creativity in staff management of volunteer services, especially the conferences program, and consistent excellence in support of the society's objectives.
1993 Marilyn Potes For many years of inspirational leadership and sustained exemplary service as founding managing editor, production consultant, and editor for the IEEE Computer Society.
1990 T. Michael Elliott For years of distinguished leadership, excellence, and innovative service to members, volunteers and staff.
1987 H. True Seaborn In recognition of his many years of excellent, dedicated, and innovative leadership and service to the Computer Society.


Computer Society's Seaborn presented first Hayman award
as 46 are honored


Computer Society's Seaborn presented first Hayman award as 46 are honored H. True Seaborn, editor and publisher of the Computer Society and its six magazines, was presented the first Harry Hayman Award for Distinguished Staff Service October 27, during FJCC in Dallas. In addition, the society presented awards to 45 other men and women for the valuable contributions they've made toward its progress.


The highest honor a Computer Society staff member can receive, the Hayman award was established in 1985 to honor the retirement of its distinguished first executive secretary whose career exemplified the highest ideals of society staff service.


The plaque honoring Seaborn recognizes "his many years of excellent, dedicated, and innovative leadership and service" and bears the signatures of the society's president, Roy Russo, and its executive director, T. Michael Elliott.  They're key members of the Executive Committee, the unit that voted to honor Seaborn with the first Hayman award. 


Seaborn has been a leader in the society's emergence from an organization with 16,000 members in 1973, when he became editor and publisher, to one with more than 90,000 this year. 


During his tenure, Computer magazine has gained an international reputation for excellence and has experienced a five-fold expansion in circulation, and five new society magazines have been launched. They are IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, IEEE Micro, IEEE Design & Test, IEEE Software, and IEEE Expert.  


Seaborn has also been a major contributor to many other successful society programs, including numerous professional conferences and initiation of the Computer Society Press.


Following a number of years of volunteer service to the then-Computer Group of the IEEE, Harry Hayman was asked to join the staff as executive secretary on a full-time basis in 1972. He applied the kind of management techniques he learned during his professional career, which included a term as one of the leading computer experts on the US Apollo project, and thus guided the CS through 12 years of growth.


The IEEE developed into the world's largest professional organization during his CS tenure, and the Computer Society evolved as the IEEE's largest unit.





Harry Hayman