September 22, 2008 -- The board of directors for BICSI has announced the appointment of John D. Clark Jr., CAE, as the professional association's executive director/CEO, effective immediately.
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," says 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."
After a thorough search of qualified candidates and months of deliberation, BICSI's Executive Director Search Committee says it elected to appoint Clark based on his broad knowledge and unique credentials.
The search 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 BICSI President, Edward J. Donelan, RCDD, NTS, TLT.
"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," comments 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.
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