SCTE's Nelson To Depart

After almost 20 years with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, Marv Nelson will leave SCTE at the end of May to "pursue opportunities" in the non-profit sector, the association announced.

Nelson, most recently senior vice president of strategic initiatives, will remain available to SCTE in a consulting role.

He joined SCTE in 1991 as director of chapter development, and became director of certification programs two years later. From 1996-2009, he was vice president of professional development, with responsibility for building SCTE's training and certification business, directing all technical education programs and developing the organization's training resources. During that period, Nelson also served twice as interim president and CEO.

"Marv Nelson has been involved in every aspect of SCTE's growth and change for the past two decades," SCTE president and CEO Mark Dzuban said in a statement. "The dedication, commitment and insights that he has brought to our organization have been responsible for many of the programs that have become synonymous with SCTE. We're tremendously grateful for his efforts in the past, and for his continued support and care for the organization in the future."

Nelson commented, "Over the past several years, I've had specific goals that have involved transitioning SCTE to new leadership, a new board structure and the expansion of SCTE member resources beyond training and certification, as well as other new areas of focus. As that process came to an end, I gave increasingly greater consideration to taking on new challenges, particularly in entirely different segments of the non-profit sector."

SCTE said Nelson was instrumental in the restructuring of the SCTE board of directors earlier this year, as well as in developing the weeklong SCTE Leadership Institute with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College held last month.

Exton, Pa.-based SCTE currently has nearly 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide.