Members elect five new officers to BICSI's board

Frequent contributors to Cabling Installation & Maintenance, Carol Everett Oliver and Brian Ensign, will serve on the association's board for the 2012-2013 term.

BICSI recently announced the results of its 2012-2013 board of directors election, in which the association's members elected five officers to serve two-year terms on the board. The voting took place September 1 through September 30 and the five who were elected will take their offices during BICSI's Winter Conference in February 2012.

The new President-Elect is Michael Collins, RCDD, CCDA, NCE, an associate director with AT&T based in Houston, TX. Collins will serve in the role of President-Elect from 2012-2013, then will become BICSI President for the 2013-2014 term. He has served two terms on the association's board as U.S. South-Central Region Director, and has also chaired the association's Educational Advisory Council, Installation Infrastructure Methods Committee, and Exhibitor Liaison Committee.

Brian Ensign, RCDD, NTS, OSP, director of technology for Legrand Ortronics, will serve as BICSI Treasurer for the 2012-2013 term. Currently serving as BICSI's Northeast Region Director, Ensign also is an active member of BICSI, TIA and IEEE 802.3 Technical Committees. He served as Vice Chair of TIA's Category 6 Consortium.

Carol Everett Oliver, RCDD, ESS, marketing analyst with Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, will serve as the U.S. Northeast Region Director for the 2012-2013 term. She is vice president of BICSI's Exhibitor Liaison Committee and was the recipient of the 2010 BICSI David K. Blythe/University of Kentucky Award for Outstanding Member of the Year.

Christy Miller, RCDD, RTPM(i), president and chief executive officer of BCL Industries in West Chester, OH will serve as U.S. North-Central Region Director. Miller has been a member of BICSI's Building Information Modeling (BIM) Subcommittee, the Emerging Professionals Task Force and the Membership and Marketing Committee. She also is a BICSI Master Instructor.

The newly elected European Region Director is the same man who previously served four years in the same capacity - Brendan "Greg" Sherry, RCDD, NTS, WD, general manager for DatacenterDynamics. Sherry has been involved in the IT industry since 1976 and has specialized in infrastructure design and installation for more than 25 years.

BICSI President Brian Hansen said, "These newly elected individuals will play essential roles in shaping the future of BICSI. Congratulations to all of them. Although serving in this capacity calls for a lot of work, it is a very rewarding experience. I can safely speak for the rest of the BICSI board of directors when I say that we look forward to working closely with our new board members in moving our organization forward."

Note: Newly elected BICSI board members Brian Ensign and Carol Everett Oliver have made numerous contributions to Cabling Installation & Maintenance. Most recently, Oliver authored an article on the cabling project at Boston Medical Center's Shapiro Center. You can read that article here. She also wrote an article on the cabling of the Johns Hopkins hospital, which you can read here. Ensign has made presentations as part of several webcast seminars. He recently discussed the TIA's TSB-190 specification during a webcast that reviewed completed and pending TIA standards, which you can see here. Previously he presented on cable management and thermal management in high-density computing environments in a webcast entitled "Cabling, Cooling and Managing the Data Center," which you can see here.

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