Press Releases | 05/17/2018

Brooks Kushman Attorney Recognized for Leadership Among IEEE SEM Women in Engineering

  • Automotive
  • computer-technology

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of Southeastern Michigan has recognized attorney Irina Sullivan for “key contributions to IEEE SEM Women in Engineering and outstanding leadership in the 2018 spring conference organization”. Sullivan was recognized on May 5, 2018 at the Spring 2018 Section Conference, “Government Regulation & Engineering Intersection of Policy & Advocacy,” and was presented her award by the Chairman of IEEE SEM, Robert Neff.

Prior to joining the firm, Sullivan was a service engineer for an automotive manufacturer where she identified and resolved product concerns on vehicles with hybrid and high-voltage propulsion systems. Sullivan is a registered patent attorney, and focuses her practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in electrical and electromechanical systems. Her practice also covers a wide range of technologies in the automotive and consumer electronics industries. Sullivan serves as vice chair for the Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group of the IEEE SEM, and networking chair of the Detroit section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). In both roles, she works to facilitate meaningful connections between experienced female engineers and women at the beginning of their technical careers to promote mentorship and support.

Sullivan holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan (Dearborn) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.

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