Four candidates vying to be BICSI’s President-Elect

Carol Everett Oliver, Chris Scharrer, Gautier Humbert, and Larry Gillen are candidates to become BICSI’s president for a two-year term beginning in 2022.

Candidates for BICSI's President-Elect position are, left to right, Carol Everett Oliver, Chris Scharrer, Gautier Humbert, and Larry Gillen.
Candidates for BICSI's President-Elect position are, left to right, Carol Everett Oliver, Chris Scharrer, Gautier Humbert, and Larry Gillen.

BICSI recently announced the slate of candidates for its upcoming board of directors election, which will take place among its membership throughout the month of September. The victorious candidates will officially begin their two-year terms and assume their duties during BICSI’s 2020 Winter Conference, which will take place February 9-13. Also at that time, BICSI’s current President-Elect, Todd Taylor, will assume the office of President for a two-year term.

BICSI staggers the election of its board members. In this year’s election cycle, the following positions are up: President-Elect, Treasurer, EMEA Region Director, U.S. North-Central Region Director, and U.S. Northeast Region Director. The following positions will be up for election next year, for two-year terms running 2021-2023: Secretary, Global Region Director, Canadian Region Director, U.S. South-Central Region Director, U.S. Southeast Region Director, U.S. Western Region Director.

Four candidates are vying for the position of President-Elect: Carol Everett Oliver, Chris Scharrer, Gautier Humbert, Larry Gillen.

The following seven candidates are on the ballot for Treasurer: Charles Wilson, David Richards, Justin Copeland, Matt Odell, Mel Lesperance, Robert Hertling, and Zachary Jones.

The four candidates for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Region Director are Barry Shambrook, Nedal Shanti, Phillip John Johnson, and Werner Heeren.

Three candidates are on the ballot for North-Central Region Director: Dennis Severance, Jodie Goodbrake, and Randal Reusser.

And two candidates are vying for the Northeast Region Director position: Thomas McCaffery and William Foy.

“The election will run from 1-30 September and all members in good standing as of 1 July 2019 will be allowed to vote,” BICSI said when it announced the slate of candidates to its members. On September 1, each BICSI member will receive a ballot via email.

All BICSI members can vote for the positions of President-Elect and Treasurer. For the Region Director positions, members can vote for a candidate in the region in which they reside.

On this page, you can find information on each candidate for each position. Specifically, each profile contains the candidate’s name; title; organization; and contact information; as well as a job description; other biographical information; involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership; the candidate’s completion of the statement, “If elected, I will …”; and additional volunteer experience.

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