John Clark, whose contract as president and CEO of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) wasn’t renewed in June by the SCTE board, has been named director and CEO of BICSI.

BICSI, a professional association that supports the information transport systems industry, searched several months for a new leader after former BICSI executive director David Cranmer resigned in April. Clark, who started his new job on Monday, was hired after a search by BICSI’s executive director search committee.

“I’ve been well aware for several years of the great work being done by BICSI,” Clark said. “Career-wise I have two loves – telecommunications and association management. The BICSI executive director/CEO opportunity allows me to blend these two on a global stage.”

Clark had a 10-year stint as the SCTE’s leader. He served as president since 1998 and added the CEO title in 2000.

Clark was awarded the 2003 NCTA Vanguard Award for Associates and Affiliates. Clark was inducted into the Cable Pioneers in 2001 and was named one of Cable’s Hundred Heavy Hitters in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. Clark is also both a CTAM TAMI and Case Study Award winner.

Clark graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and he also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the same school.

Marv Nelson, SCTE’s vice president of professional development, is currently leading the SCTE while it looks for a new CEO.

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