2018 BICSI Board of Directors Election

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Secretary_Carol_OliverCarol Everett Oliver, RCDD, ESS (incumbent)
Network Cabling Specialist at The Siemon Company
11266 Royal Tee Circle
Cape Coral, FL 33991
Tel: +1 717.917.6299 or +1 860.945.4274
Email: carol_oliver@siemon.com

Carol Everett Oliver, RCDD, ESS, has been in the ICT industry for more than 20 years with a wide range of expertise—industry writer, technology leader, training manager and events coordinator. Her BICSI career highlights include: Secretary to the Board of Directors; Chair of the Intelligent Building Standards subcommittee, BICSI’s Northeast Region Director (2012-2016); recipient of the David K. Blythe/University of Kentucky BICSI Member of the Year Award (2010); and recognized as one of the Top 25 BICSI RCDD "Changemakers" (January/February 2009 issue of BICSI News Magazine). Oliver is currently a Network Cabling Specialist in the Technical Sales Group for the Siemon Company, where she supports the sales efforts by providing customer training as well as technical knowledge on structured cabling solutions and systems to best suit their environment, whether it is a data center, enterprise LAN or an intelligent building. Previously she was the Training and Contractor Manager for Legrand North America (Data Communications Division). Prior to that, she spent 10 years with Berk-Tek (New Holland, Pennsylvania) in marketing and promoted initiatives on structured cabling systems for emerging IP applications. Oliver is well known for authoring more than 100 technical articles and case studies and is a frequent presenter at conferences. From 1996-2006, she was owner of Everett Communications (Medway, Massachusetts), where she produced industry articles, brochures and coordinated events. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Oliver moved to California, earning her bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and got her feet wet in technology with her first job at AMD. She became involved in ICT when she moved to the Northeast. She and her husband, Dale, a long-standing BICSI member, relocated to Southwest Florida in 2016. Outside of her career, she is involved in community programs and learning languages, such as Greek.

Involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership:
Oliver is the current BICSI Board of Directors Secretary, Chair of the Intelligent Building Standards subcommittee, Vice Chair of the ESS Standards subcommittee, and liaison to the MOD (Membership and Outreach Development) Committee Other activities include: piloted 2018 Virtual Instructor-led Training Program on Intelligent Buildings; founding member of the Women in BICSI group and first event speaker; BICSI Northeast Region Director (2012-2016); Nominating Committee (2006-2010); first chair of the Exhibitor Liaison Committee (2003) and 10 year member; BICSI RCDD “Changemaker” (2009); David K. Blythe/University of Kentucky Outstanding Member of the Year Award (2010); RCDD since 2003; and one of the first Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) BICSI credential holders (2009).

If elected, Oliver will:
Oliver will continue her communications excellence as it has been a top priority during her professional career and personal life. As a presenter and trainer, she has earned a reputation for keeping audiences engaged and informed. This was demonstrated in Oliver’s unique and colorful presentation of the 2017 minutes at the BICSI Annual Membership Meeting during the 2018 Winter Conference & Exhibition. She understands the importance of maintaining comprehensive documents and keeping the stakeholders involved, both verbally and written. As a writer of case studies, technical articles and standards, she considers herself a master at meticulous reporting and effective communications.

Additional volunteer experience:
In addition to BICSI, Oliver has been an active in her local communities, such as volunteering for nonprofit music and arts programs, and contributes to many local charities, such as the Cape Royal Community Foundation (for local scholarships). During her children's formative years in Massachusetts, Oliver was a Girl Scout Leader, a cheerleading coach, a Sunday school teacher and very active with fundraisers and school volunteering, while maintaining a full-time career.