Bob Lee of QSC Audio officially took charge of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Secretary post in late 2008 after being elected to the post at the 125th AES Convention in San Francisco.
“I’m handling the Board of Governors’ meeting minutes and correspondence, and working with the treasurer to develop the AES’s annual budget,” Lee says, outlining just some of his new responsibilities. “My interest in and knowledge of information design will definitely be a plus for this job.”
A long-time active member of the AES, Lee has spent the last nine of a 15-year career at QSC within the Costa Mesa, California-based manufacturer’s Tech Services Group. He fulfilled a technical marketing role at QSC prior to joining the Tech Services Group.
In professional life previous to his commitments in Costa Mesa, he was a tech support specialist at Crest Audio, and served a stint at Sennheiser as an applications engineer specializing in wireless microphones.
Having just completed two years as AES VP for the Western US and Canada, during his tenure in this capacity he helped launch the society’s new professional section in the Sacramento Valley, and revitalized student sections in locations including Long Beach City College.
The Office of AES Secretary is part of the Executive Committee, and is one of the highest in the organization.
“Some people say that the secretary actually runs the AES,” Lee adds. “I hope they are exaggerating. Based upon my time in office so far, I’m finding I have plenty to do already.
“One of my first tasks involved notifying about a dozen AES members that they’d been selected to receive awards such as the Distinguished Service Medal. It was especially gratifying because two of the recipients – Ray Rayburn and Irv Joel – I’d known since very early in my audio career nearly 25 years ago.”
Lee is also a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication, where he participates in information design, technical editing, policy and procedures, and marcom special interest groups.
For more information:
QSC Audio Website