Tampa, Fla., USA, September 22, 2008 — The Executive Board of Directors for BICSI, the professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, has announced the appointment of John D. Clark Jr., CAE, as the Executive Director/CEO effective September 22.
After a thorough search of many qualified candidates and months of careful deliberation, BICSI’s Executive Director Search Committee elected to appoint the hybrid professional based on his broad knowledge and unique credentials.
Clark joins BICSI as a highly experienced Certified Association Executive (CAE) and telecommunications industry executive, most recently serving as President/CEO for the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).
“I’ve been well aware for several years of the great work being done by BICSI,” stated Clark. “Career-wise I have two loves—telecommunications and association management. The BICSI Executive Director/CEO opportunity allows me to blend these two on a global stage.”
The Board’s decision directly correlates with BICSI’s new strategic direction to advance the knowledge and success of BICSI’s membership, their customers and the ITS industry.
“Mr. Clark will lead BICSI into the future providing leadership, experience and clear vision to implement the BICSI Strategic Plan, BICSI NxtGEN Business Plan, Association Outreach Mission, as well our goal to increase membership value, and provide exceptional customer service to the ITS communities around the globe,” said BICSI President, Edward J. Donelan, RCDD, NTS, TLT.
The extensive and thorough search by the committee was led by Brian Hansen, RCDD, NTS, BICSI President-Elect and Committee Chair; Ronda VanGundy, Human Resources Manager; Russ Oliver, RCDD, NTS, BICSI Past President; Jerry Bowman, RCDD, NTS, BICSI U.S. North-Central Region Director; and Ed Donelan.
Clark is a former marketing executive with more than 28 years of experience in the cable and telecommunications industries and holds an MBA from The University of Maryland. He brings a wealth of resources and contacts to the position that will be invaluable in driving the focus of BICSI in both the national and international forums.
BICSI is a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data and video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.
BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We serve more than 25,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 140 countries. For more information, visit www.bicsi.org.
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