Nita Patel, P.E., is the Senior Director, Engineering at L3Harris Technologies. Nita was named the 2014 L3 Engineer of the Year and the 2011 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year award for her technical contributions to the engineering profession.
Nita is a director of the IEEE Foundation Board focused on transforming lives through the power of technology and education. Nita was the founder and 2014-2018 chair of the IEEE WIE ILC and, in the past, served as Women in Engineering International Chair, 1st VP of Computer Society BoG, on the Eta Kappa Nu BoG and 2010-12 IEEE-USA VP of Communications & Public Awareness.
Outside of IEEE, she is active with Toastmasters and the United States Chess Federation. Nita received her MS Computer Engineering (1998), BS Electrical Engineering (1995) and BS Mathematics (1995) from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.