Dave Hoff received his BSEE from Arizona State University in 1977. He has since worked for Honeywell DSD, Faith Engineering Services, United Defense, and Lockheed. His last position was Electrical Systems Engineering Manager for Ion Corp. He is presently retired and plans on using the position as IEEE Region 4 West Area Chair to help grow and support the west area sections. He has been past chairs of the Computer Society, and Engineering Management Society Twin Cities Chapters as well as the Twin Cities Section Secretary and Chapter Development Chair. Dave was also one of the 2012 recipients of the Region 4 Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award.