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Lynne Harris, Senior Manager, Conference Support ServicesLynne Harris, Senior Manager, Conference Support Services,

A Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Lynne joined the IEEE Computer Society in 1995 as the Administrative Services Manager in the Washington, DC, office, where she provided support for the Board of Governors and awards and Fellows activities. In 2008, she transferred to the Los Alamitos office to manage conference services. Lynne encourages and guides conference support staff to provide a high level of service and meeting management support for the organization's large conference portfolio. Her ultimate goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for conference organizers to enable a smoother sponsorship approval process. In a previous life, Lynne served as an air traffic controller in the US Air Force and worked as the Laboratory Manager for a military medical research grant. She can be reached by phone at +714.816.2120.


Carmen Saliba, Supervisor, Conference Support ServicesCarmen Saliba, Supervisor, Conference Support Services,

Carmen comes to the IEEE Computer Society with more than eight years of corporate meeting and conference planning experience with Pacific Life Insurance Co. Her meeting industry knowledge spans educational symposiums, incentive programs, trade shows, Board of Director retreats, corporate events, employee recognition programs, and managing and facilitating professional domestic and international conferences of all sizes. An active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) since 2003, Carmen earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification in 2009. She joined the IEEE Computer Society in March 2008 as the Senior Meeting Planner overseeing the society's largest citywide conference and managing a large conference portfolio, and was promoted to supervisor in late 2011. Carmen ensures conferences' IEEE compliance, and oversees financial conferences and conference projects/initiatives, as well as three staff. Carmen earned her undergraduate degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations from California State University, Fullerton. She can be reached by phone at +714.816.2108


Paula J. Anderson, Meeting PlannerPaula J. Anderson, Meeting Planner,

Paula joined IEEE Computer Society in 2012. She is a seasoned technology professional, with over 20 years of experience in corporate event management and marketing communications working for ChartLogic Inc., FileNET Corp. (acquired by IBM), Event411, and Novell Inc. as well as creating her own consulting company. Anderson's event management experience includes the design and management of technology conferences, executive and international sales meetings, product launches, tradeshows, incentive programs, and Novell?s Corporate Briefing Center. She studied Business Management at Utah Valley University and earned a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1992. She can be reached by phone at +714.503.6740.

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