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Whistling BICSI

9:30 AM -- Three months after former Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) chief John Clark left the org to "pursue other interests" when the board voted not to extend his contract, he has found a new interest -- serving as the executive director and CEO of another organization: BICSI (See CEO to SCTE: 'See Ya!' and Clark Takes BICSI Helm.)

BICSI, based in Tampa, Fla., is a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry, and it claims to have about 24,000 members spanning 140 countries. Its role: providing info, courses, publications, and "fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety, and automation systems." In other words, it is to the ITS sector what SCTE is to the nation's cable engineers.

Clark took the helm of BICSI on Sept. 22. "Career-wise I have two loves -- telecommunications and association management," Clark said, in a statement. The new post "allows me to blend these two on a global stage."

Exton, Pa.-based SCTE, which has about 14,000 members, is still seeking Clark's successor, but has expressed a desire to appoint a permanent replacement by year's end. In the meantime, SCTE VP of professional development Marv Nelson is serving as the Society's interim president and CEO.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

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