Speaker Profile

Ed Palacio

Ed Palacio

2023 IEEE-USA President

Ed Palacio has 40 years of experience in directing development and production of complex military electronic systems. He has held Profit and Loss responsibility at the Business Unit and Sector levels, as well as functional lead positions in Program Management, Engineering and Operations. Currently he is President of P&L Technical Management Solutions, a Small Business focused on technology, program, and business development for the military and civilian market. He currently serves in various Executive Boards for the IEEE, Industry and Academia. He currently teaches at Stony Brook University’s Department of Technology and Society. Ed holds a B.E.E from the Cooper Union School of Engineering and Science and two M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Technology Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. He served as IEEE-USA President in 2023 and on the IEEE Board of Directors as the Region 1 Director for 2020-2021.


IEEE Accomplishments & Activities


  • IEEE-USA President 2023
  • IEEE Board of Directors – Director ‘20-‘21
  • IEEE-USA Board of Directors – Director ‘20-‘21
  • Center for Leadership Excellence ’15
  • Nominations and Appointments Committee ’08-’10
  • Tellers Committee: Chair ’01 and ’02, Member ’96-’00

Member and Geographic Activities Board/Regional Activities Board:

  • MGA Board of Directors – Director ’20-‘21
  • Chair: Member Development/Member Engagement and Life Cycle ‘16/’17
  • Chair: Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment ‘08/’09
  • Member Benefits and Portfolio Advisory ‘14/’15
  • Chair: RAB/TAB Sections/Chapters Support ‘06/’07
  • Chair: Student Activities ‘04/’05