Mike Golio has served in a variety of volunteer roles for the IEEE MTT-Society and ED-Society. He is author of hundreds of technical papers, book chapters, presentations and editor of eight engineer- ing handbooks. He also authored Engineering Your Retirement, an IEEE/Wiley book that helps to prepare engineers for a successful and satisfying retirement. In 2002 he was given the IEEE MTT-Society’s N. Walter Cox Award for exemplary service in a spirit of sel”ess dedi- cation and cooperation. Dr. Golio has held a variety of positions in both the microwave and semiconductor industries, and within aca- demia. As Director of Engineering at two fortune 500 companies, he directed large R&D organizations. Prior to this, Mike conducted pioneering work on large signal microwave device modeling. He served as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University where he conducted research in nonlinear modeling. The IEEE recognized this work by making Dr. Golio a Fellow of the Institute in 1996.
Engineering Your Retirement is designed to help technical professionals (engineers and scientists) develop a plan for their safe and successful retirement. The presentation examines important questions such as, “How much money will I need to retire?,” “How long will it take for me to accumulate it?,” and many others. The audience will be informed of free tools and information needed for someone to answer those questions and to achieve a comfortable retirement on their own schedule. Issues that must be considered to achieve a successful retirement including health care, budgeting, inflation, portfolio requirements, investment allocations, selecting a place to live, mortgage payoff, wills, powers of attorney, etc. are examined.