Executive Office

Established in January 1999, the EMBS Executive Office (EO) is the conduit to IEEE for our members and volunteers. We are located at the IEEE Operations Center in Piscataway, New Jersey, USA.

445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
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Nancy Zimmerman

Nancy Zimmerman, MBA

Executive Director

Nancy is a visionary, strategic, and entrepreneurial leader with an impressive professional background in product management, strategic marketing, and operations. Her professional resume includes working with such brands as Procter & Gamble, Girl Scouts USA, and Hackensack Meridian Health. With an academic background consistent with her career, Nancy holds BA degree from Indiana University in Brand Identity, and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati with a concentration in marketing. Always helpful and happy to engage, Nancy is excited to be part of the EMBS team.

Outside of work, Nancy enjoys family life with her husband Stuart, daughter Ally, and son Harrison. She also enjoys time on the mat practicing yoga, traveling, and hunting for treasures at estate sales and flea markets.

Deidre Artis

Deidre Artis, CMP, DES

Senior Society Operations Manager

Deidre is a highly competent, results-driven, and multifaceted professional, with comprehensive experience in core business process, strategic planning, and event management. She has worked at IEEE for 10 years. In her previous role she worked in IEEE MCE as a Senior Event Planner. She has 20 years in conference and convention planning working with associations and corporations. Deidre holds a BA degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Deidre enjoys time with her husband Bruce and her toddler son Ryan. She enjoys fitness, reading and traveling.

Kelly Phillips Shields, MSHRM

Ops and Governance Administrator

Kelly is a detailed oriented, strategic thinker that likes to think out the box. She has a background in operations and training. She can work under high pressure situations. She has experience in meeting plannings, teaching, training and development. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a master’s degree in human resource management from Thomas Edison State University.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies and writing. Her motto is, “Always Soar like an Eagle Above any Storm”.