Western North Carolina Section

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2024 IEEE WNC Section Officers


Audie “AJ” Burke

Highly accomplished systems engineering manager and technology executive with many years of comprehensive experience in a variety of industries including energy, healthcare, defense, aerospace, automotive, plastics, consulting, education/training, and non-profit. Current listing on IEEE USA Consultants Network. Past IEEE officer roles include IEEE WNC Secretary (2005-2006, 2021-2023), Vice-Chair (2006-2007), Chair (2020-2021), WNC-LCN Chair (2010-2020), IEEE Stds Volunteer (2012-Present), IEEE NC Council Vice-Chair/Secretary/Treasurer (2020-Present), IEEE SoutheastCon 2025 Treasurer.



Vice Chair

Kent Green

Kent is an experienced engineering professional and educator. Currently designing automated industrial equipment for small integrators and manufacturers. Also, teach various electrical & electronics evening classes in the North Carolina Community College System. Experience includes engineering: machine design, automation, and low-voltage switchgear. IEEE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS Newsletter Editor (2017), Vice Chair (2017-2020, 2023-Present)



Teresa Matthews

Teresa is a technical professional specializing in Industrial & Engineering Management. Experienced with fast-paced, demanding environments requiring strong organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills. Dependable, detail-oriented, self-driven, analytical, multi-tasker. Retired Military – US Navy (24 years Active Duty, 3 years Drilling Reserves).
She was WNC Section Secretary from 2013-2015 and Student Activities Chair from 2011-2015, 2022-Present


William “Bill” Barkley

Bill Barkley, BSEE, MS NC State University, IEEE Senior Life Member, Retired.
At Alcatel/ITT Telecom he designed PCM-based communications equipment, developed custom IC specifications, participated in system field trials, and
supplied manufacturing support for in-house products. At Exar Integrated Systems he provided Telecom IC applications support.



Local Consultants Network Chair

Jim Campbell



Local Consultants Network Chair

Jim Campbell



Life Member Affinity Chair 

Charles Lord

Charles Lord, PE, HKN is a consultant, professional trainer, and speaker in embedded systems development. Through his company, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation, he provides both live and web-based training. As a long-term IEEE volunteer, he has served as chair of the Eastern NC Section as well as the NC Council and has served on numerous IEEE committees including Region 3 Leadership Development and the MGA Center for Leadership Development.

IEEE SoutheastCon Steering Committee

Co-Chair, IEEE SoutheastCon 2020