2010 BICSI Board of Directors Introduced at Annual Business Meeting

Jan 20, 2010, 09:52 ET from BICSI

Brian Hansen begins his two-year term as BICSI President.

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 BICSI leaders were presented to the membership during the Annual Business Meeting at the BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. The 12-member board is being led by new President Brian Hansen, RCDD, NTS. Hansen has worked in the industry for 24 years and will be drawing from his experiences while leading the Board. He will spearhead implementation of the updated BICSI Strategic Plan.

2010 BICSI Board of Directors

President: Brian Hansen, RCDD, NTS, Spec Engineer at Leviton Network Solutions, based out of Rosemount, Minn.

President-Elect: Jerry L. Bowman, RCDD, NTS, CISSP, CPP, TPM, SPM, Senior Vice President of Global Services for Beacon Solutions in Cincinnati, Ohio

Treasurer: Robert "Bob" S. Erickson, RCDD, NTS, OSP, WD, Owner of Communications Network Design in Haysville, Kan.

Secretary: Christine Klauck, RCDD, NTS, Data Center Engineer, Leviton Manufacturing Company, based out of Brookfield, Conn.

U.S. Northeast Region Director: Brian S. Ensign, RCDD, NTS, OSP, CSI, Director of Training and Technology at Legrand North America, based out of York, Pa.

U.S. North-Central Region Director: Chris Scharrer, RCDD, NTS, OSP, WD, Independent Consultant at DCS Technology Design, LLC in Chelsea, Mich.

U.S. Southeast Region Director: Mel E. Lesperance, RCDD, Project Engineer, Affiliated Engineers, Inc., Tampa, Fla.

U.S. South-Central Region Director: Michael A. Collins, RCDD, CCDA, NCE, Associate Director, AT&T Southwest, Bellaire, Texas

U.S. Western Region Director: Todd L. Strand, RCDD, NTS, OSP, Owner of Strand Solutions Sustainable Energy Consulting, Irvine, Cal.

Canadian Region Director: Richard S. Smith, RCDD, NTS, OSP, Manager, Bell Aliant Cabling Solutions, Moncton, NB

European Region Director: Rita Recalcati, Program Marketing Manager EMEA, Anixter, Milan, Italy

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (ex officio): John D. Clark Jr., CAE, BICSI, Tampa, Fla.

BICSI is a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, and audio & 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 23,000 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 90 countries. For more information, visit www.bicsi.org.