2018 BICSI Board of Directors Election

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SE_Lee_RenfroeLee Renfroe, RCDD, ESS, TECH
Owner at GoFroe
136 Pine Needle Rd.
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Tel: +1 229.425.0071
Email: lee@gofroe.com

Lee Renfroe, RCDD, ESS, TECH, has been in the telecommunications/low-voltage industry for 20 years. He started his career as a technician for Bellsouth/AT&T in 1998. During Renfroe’s 10 years there, he held the titles of service technician, digital technician and systems technician. In 2008, he transitioned into the role of a telecommunications instructor for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College where he found a passion for technical instruction. Upon leaving the technical college Renfroe gained valuable experience as an estimator and project manager for a low-voltage company. In 2015, he established GoFroe in his hometown of Fitzgerald, Georgia. The services at GoFroe include structured cabling, security, networking, communications, consulting and audits. In keeping with his desire to train others, Renfroe also provides nationwide fiber optic training through contract services. Education: Telecommunications Diploma — East Central Technical College; A.A.S in Technology — Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Certifications: BICSI RCDD, ESS, TECH; FOA CFOT, CFOS/I/O/C/S/T/H/L/A/DC/D; CompTIA A+. Licenses: Georgia Unrestricted Low-Voltage License LVU406123

Involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership:
Renfroe received his first BICSI credential of Technician (TECH) in 2008. In 2009 he earned the RCDD designation and became a BICSI member. He earned his ESS credential in 2012. From 2010 to 2014, Renfroe held a Certified Trainer designation, as he worked for an ATF in Georgia. He competed in the Annual BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge from 2010-2013, earning two "Installer of the Year" titles. He has also judged in the Cabling Skills Challenge from 2014 to present, and currently serves as Lead Judge. Renfroe has served on Ethics & Nominating Committees and currently serves on the Membership Outreach & Development (MOD) Committee.

If elected, Renfroe will:
Renfroe’s platforms as Region Director will be to encourage mentorship among industry leaders, promote continuing education/professional development, and to protect the value of our BICSI credentials. Throughout his career, Renfroe has had several mentors to guide and motivate him. Now, he finds himself as the mentor and wants to encourage others to do the same. He feels that professional development is a necessary component to a successful career. He wants others to realize the importance of challenging themselves by earning industry certifications. Renfroe needs BICSI members to know that their credentials have long term value and prestige.

Additional volunteer experience:
Renfroe is an active member of First Baptist Church in Fitzgerald, Georgia, where he serves on several committees. He is on the advisory board for the Telecommunications/Security Program at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. He participates in his local "Great Day of Service" where members of the community help others in need of household chores and basic home repair. Renfroe also supports his local "Christian Kitchen" that provides daily meals and food boxes to needy families.