Melissa Russell
Executive Director (2018 ExCom), IEEE Computer Society

Biography

Melissa joined the Computer Society in June 2018. She will lead the executive team and be responsible for managing the board of directors and volunteer groups, continuing the progress of the Society’s membership, international conferences, publications, standards, and training programs. For the past 17 years, Melissa worked for the Optical Society (OSA), where she held several different positions during her tenure. She most recently served as OSA’s Chief Meetings and Industry Officer, where she oversaw nearly 70 annual events, two large tradeshows, and a portfolio of industry programs and activities supporting a corporate membership of nearly 300 companies and 1,000 corporate customers. Melissa received a BA in journalism with a specialization in advertising from The Ohio State University.

Recent Staff History

Executive Director, June 2018 – Present