I work with engineers every day. I’m in an engineering related field. Only engineers with influence over the engineering profession should govern PEO. Many of the current candidates have been on PEO council for many years (some for decades). Engineering career paths are wonderfully varied and many engineers find themselves either temporarily or permanently working in areas that have no material connection with the practice of engineering. I propose that if an engineer is not currently practicing on an essentially continuous basis they should not be allowed to run for Council. Further, I propose to limit the number of years members can participate in Council to ensure there is a regular injection of new ideas into the organization.