2021 BICSI Board of Directors Election

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Elections

BICSI Announces 2022-23 Board Members

 

BICSI has completed the 2021 Board of Directors election. In balloting that ended 30 September 2021, BICSI members elected five Board members to serve a two-year term on the BICSI Board of Directors. The results are as follows:

 

 

The new Board members will officially be inaugurated on Wednesday, 2 February, at the 2022 BICSI Winter Hybrid Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, and online.

PRESIDENT-ELECT

2022-2023 BICSI President-Elect

  • David M. Richards, RCDD, NTS, OSP, TECH, CT

    David_RichardsFINALDavid M. Richards, RCDD, NTS, OSP, TECH, CT
    Product Manager
    Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Arden, North Carolina, USA
    Email: drichards@chatsworth.com

    David M. Richards, RCDD, NTS, OSP, TECH, CT, is the Product Manager for open systems at Chatsworth Products (CPI). He is a telecommunications design/engineering graduate from Western Technical College. In the past 30 years, David has held positions in ICT construction, production, operations, training, and QA/QC audits. He has been a BICSI Master Instructor and Certified Trainer since 2000, as well as an instructor for Moorpark College and the IEC Chesapeake low-voltage apprenticeship program. In 2007, David founded the annual BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge (CSC), where he currently serves as head judge and co-chair. He was recognized in the 2009 BICSI New Magazine article, “25 Change Makers In 25 Years.” David was the 2012 BICSI Presidential Eagle Award recipient for his dedication, vision, and volunteerism of the BICSI CSC, which he continues to help support internationally as the BICSI CSC continues to grow in more districts around the globe. Richards lives with his wife and four children in Asheville, North Carolina, and enjoys outdoor activities, including baseball, golfing, and hiking. He also plays guitar and is a Scouts BSA parent and volunteer Rotarian.

    Involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership:
    David currently serves as BICSI Treasurer. He has been a volunteer and BICSI Member since 2000. He was the 2005-2006 BICSI U.S. Western Regional Director, where he spearheaded the creation and launch of the BICSI IN250: BICSI Installer 2, Optical Fiber Training course. David has been a technical presenter at multiple BICSI conferences, both in the U.S. and abroad, and serves as a volunteer on multiple Committees, including EAC, MOD, CSC, and TEO. He has been a SMETL and editorial review board member for multiple BICSI manuals. More recently, David pushed for the creation of the newly adopted post-nominal letters for BICSI installation credential holders (INST1, INSTC, INSTF, and TECH).

    If elected, David will:
    David will continue his focus and passion of providing opportunities in advancing the careers of BICSI members and ICT professionals globally through education and volunteer opportunities in all regions and districts. He will also push to introduce BICSI curriculum in local trade schools and community colleges by utilizing the same successful strategies he previously experienced in his seven years as a BICSI Authorized Training Facility (ATF) instructor, teaching BICSI curriculum at the community college level. Additionally, his goal is to work diligently as liaison between the Board, CEO, and staff to align the annual budget with the current Board Strategic Plan.

    Additional volunteer experience:

    • 2005 – 2006: BICSI U.S. Western Region Director
    • 2016 to Present: Volunteer for local Scouts BSA community clean up and volunteer projects with his youngest son.
    • 2020 to Present: Volunteer member of the Rotary Club of Arden NC
    • 2020 to Present: BICSI Treasurer

TREASURER

2022-2023 BICSI Treasurer

  • Beatriz Bezos, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, NTS, OSP, PE, PMP

    Chuck_WilsonFINALBeatriz Bezos, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, NTS, OSP, PE, PMP
    Owner
    Bezos Technologies
    Miami, Florida, USA
    Email: betty@bezos.com

    Betty Bezos, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, NTS, OSP, PE, PMP, is an experienced professional in information and communications technology (ICT) consulting and has demonstrated abilities in IT project management services, technology training, data center design, airport infrastructure and telecommunications. She has spent over 30 years designing outside plant (as an engineer with BellSouth/AT&T), security/access control, data centers, commercial telecommunications cabling in various environments, and as a consultant. Since 1998, she has been engaged as an adjunct professor at Florida International University and Broward College, teaching courses in Construction Management, Programming, and Engineering. Currently, she is teaching online curriculum, developing course content, and working in the design and auditing of data centers and project management services.

    Betty became an RCDD in 1991. In 1996, she left BellSouth Telecommunications and spent several years as a Director of IT in academia. Her career expanded in the early 2000s when she became a BICSI Master Instructor and pursued consulting on a full-time basis. Currently, Betty is a consultant and project Manager. She is a registered Professional Engineer, PMP, and holds the BICSI RCDD, DCDC, ESS, NTS, and OSP certifications. Some of her recent projects involve the design and implementation of multi-million dollar projects, managing the budget, and assuring alignment with scope and timely deliverables.

    She serves BICSI as a volunteer and is currently involved in a number of BICSI committees. She has been a contributor of the BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), 11th through 14th editions; BICSI’s Education Standard and ESS Standard. She also teaches online courses for Broward College. Betty holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, as well as a Master of Science in Education.

    Involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership:
    Puerto Rico Country Vice-Chair (3 years); CALA District Chair (3 years); Global Region Director (2020-2021); Ethics Committee (Vice Chair 3 years, Member 5 years); TI&M Committee (6 years); Educational Advisory Committee (3 years); RCSC Committee (2 years); Change-Maker – 25 in 25 years (2009); David K. Blythe Award (2009); Larry G. Romig Award (2019); BICSI Outstanding Global Member of the Year (2020); BICSI – MEA Conference – BIM Standard – Incorporating BICSI 003 and AIA Documents into the ICT Design (April 2015); MEA Conference – Successful IT Project Management Seminar (2016, 2018);  Member of BICSI Board Policies Review Task Force (2020-2021).

    If elected, Betty will:
    BICSI’s sound financial situation is relevant to all the members. As Treasurer, Betty will apply her experience as a business owner and Project Manager to assure BICSI’s fiscal wellbeing is maintained. She will share actionable insight techniques with the Board to better represent her industry peers. She has managed Global multi-million dollar projects, responsible for both timely deliverables and budgetary alignment. It is important to bring the necessary expertise to this very important Board position, and her previous experience as a Board member will supplement the background needed to become a productive member of the Executive Board

    Additional volunteer experience:
    Betty has been a member of the Board of her church’s Parish Council (nonprofit organization). Other community volunteering involved the mentoring of High School students, discerning future studies in engineering. This program provides for interviews when students self-identify their interest in the field and include progressive tutoring and advising in a team environment. Betty has also participated as volunteer member of the yearly Cuba Infrastructure Student Competition. Community volunteering includes service at her local homeowner’s association and a CCD program for young adults.


EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA REGIONAL DIRECTOR

2022-2023 BICSI Europe, Middle East & Africa Regional Director

  • Gautier Humbert, RCDD

    HumbertGautier Humbert, RCDD
    Standards Coordinator, Digital Infrastructure
    Legrand
    St. Marcellin, France
    Email: gautier.humbert@legrand.fr

    Gautier Humbert, RCDD, considers himself a world citizen: he was born in France, but raised in Iran, the U.K., the U.S.A, and Thailand. He moved back to France for higher education, and that is where he started his experience in ICT as integrator for Datacom in Paris for Axians (group Vinci). Gautier then moved to Dubai as a technical and training manager Middle East for Ortronics structured cabling, and from there he gradually took on a more global role of business development for the structured cabling group Legrand. Next, he transferred to Slovakia to cover the Central and Eastern Europe region with the same position, while adding data centers and UPS to his resume. Now, he is back in France and is responsible for global standards in digital infrastructures.

    Involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership:
    Gautier joined the BICSI community more than 10 years ago when he obtained his RCDD in Dubai. He started volunteering as Central and Eastern Europe Country Chair and obtained the BICSI European Member of the Year Award. He then took the role of Mainland Europe District Chair, a position which he has held for the past four years. During that time, nine new Country Chairs have joined him in volunteering. Gautier also obtained the Global Member of the Year Award in 2021. He regularly participates in BICSI standards.

    If elected, Gautier will:
    Gautier believes that BICSI EMEA has suffered the most from the COVID-19 crisis. With BICSI forced to make difficult decisions, the Global Department has been disbanded, and the Dubai office was recently closed. He believes BICSI needs to maintain support to its members, credential holders, and volunteers if we don’t want to lose all the efforts made in the past. His objective is to defend the interests of EMEA in the BICSI strategy.

    Additional volunteer experience:
    With his current job and his volunteer work with BICSI, there is no additional time.


NORTH-CENTRAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR

2022-2023 BICSI North-Central Regional Director

  • Dennis Severance, RCDD

    severanceDennis Severance, RCDD
    President
    Chapel-Romanoff Technologies, LLC
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Email: dennis.severance@crtechcorp.com

    Dennis Severance, RCDD, is an active BICSI member who is intimately involved with ensuring the education and curriculum of low-voltage technicians, pre-construction, and design build services within the Ohio region. He is passionate and actively supports the ICT industry throughout all facets, from owner direct to construction managed projects. He has worked closely with all regional engineers responsible for ICT design and implementation. Dennis has a respect for the ICT industry and BICSI as an organization and the lives both have changed along the way.

    Involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership:
    Dennis’ involvement in support of BICSI has been focused within the North-Central Region. He was fortunate to hold a chair position in driving the development of an Authorized Training Facility (ATF), including budget justification, construction, and certification, and he continues to work to ensure the Certified Trainers maintain industry-leading content delivery. Dennis is passionate about the industry and the many benefits it offers the next generation. He would be honored to represent the industry and BICSI members.

    If elected, Dennis will:
    With the support of the BICSI membership, Dennis will work to ensure the North-Central Region is represented and engaged through support of regional efforts including technician outreach, continued education opportunities, engineering, and new technology round tables. His role would be focused upon ensuring the needs of the membership and the industry are aligned while encouraging and supporting development of the next generation of ICT professionals. He will do this while also ensuring our credentialing programs retain value and market leadership.

    Additional volunteer experience:
    Dennis has provided leadership on multiple regional committees in support of the ICT Industry. He has acted as Chairman of the Low-Voltage subcommittee where they shape the education of ICT professionals. In addition, he successfully implemented a BICSI Authorized Training Facility in southwest Ohio and, more recently, obtained work to complete the implementation of a network and security lab.


NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR

2022-2023 BICSI Northeast Regional Director

  • William Foy, RCDD, ESS, NTS, OSP, WD (incumbent)

    FoyWilliam Foy, RCDD, ESS, NTS, OSP, WD (incumbent)
    Director, Solutions Architect
    S2N Technology Group, LLC
    Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Email: william.foy@s2ngroup.com

    William Foy, RCDD, ESS, NTS, OSP, WD, has been in the telecommunications industry for over 35 years.  He is the Director, Solutions Architect for S2N Technology Group, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. In his role at S2N, William specializes in, but is not limited to, federal technology projects involving structured cabling, outside plant infrastructure, electronic security, distributed antenna systems, and Wi-Fi systems. William’s extensive career includes positions in data center operations, software development, and telecommunications design and project management. William is certified by BICSI as an RCDD, ESS, NTS, OSP, and WD, and is currently working to obtain is certification in data center design through BICSI’s DCDC program. He has worked on several publications for BICSI including the BICSI Dictionary and the Electronic Safety and Security manuals. William Foy is a former BICSI Master Instructor of the Electronic Safety and Security design specialty courses. He currently serves as the BICSI Northeast Regional Director. Prior to his current role at S2N, William was a Technical Systems Engineer for Panduit, where he traveled extensively throughout the East coast, developing telecommunications solutions for multiple vertical markets including education, hospitality, healthcare, and data centers. He maintains numerous relationships with manufacturers and distributors to stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the industry. Outside of work, William is one of 12 children and is recently married to his long-time best friend of 21 years. He has two children of his own, as well as four step-children from his new bride. His interests include home improvement, gardening, and hiking.

    Involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership:
    BICSI Member since 1997; BICSI Dictionary contributor and editorial committee in 1999; BICSI ESS manual editorial committee in 2005; BICSI ESS manual editorial committee in 2008; BICSI Master Instructor from 2009–2014; BICSI Regional Meetings volunteer support. Currently serving as the BICSI Northeast Regional Director, January 2020-January 2022.

    If elected, William will:
    William will serve his term in the service of the membership community. He will work on coordination of regional and national meetings, development of relationships with manufacturers to create continuing education, and develop products that meet the needs of the member’s client base. He will make myself available to the membership community to listen to suggestions and act as liaison to the Board, providing a voice and utilizing the vast knowledge and insight of the membership to advance technological expansion in areas underserved.

    Additional volunteer experience:
    William has volunteered for many years at a local nursery for underprivileged children in Baltimore City. He has also coached both indoor and outdoor recreational soccer for eight seasons. He has served on the board of his local church for three years as a deacon and has volunteered as a photographer for both high school and college soccer programs. In addition, William has both coordinated and participated in multiple missions trips to Central America.