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AVIXA introduces 2020 Board of Directors

The association also announced its new leadership search committee members.

The association also announced its new leadership search committee members

AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has announced the election results for the 2020 AVIXA Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee. 

Samantha (Sam) Phenix, AV Tech Executive, has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members also elected to the Board Alexis Bryant La Broi, CTS, Director of Sales, Mid-Atlantic and New England for VER, and Ian Harris, CTS-D, President & Principal Consultant, ihD.  

In addition, the Leadership Search Committee (LSC) appointed Kay Sargent, Senior Principal and Director of WorkPlace for HOK, to AVIXA’s Board of Directors. The committee also reappointed Martin Saul, CEO of ICAP Global, to the Board.  AVIXA membership elected Cassie Berger, Regional Sales Manager for Shure, to serve on the LSC. Current AVIXA Board Chairman Joe Pham, Ph.D., President and CEO of QSC, made two additional appointments to the LSC: Theresa Hahn, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Verrex, and Mehryn Corrigan, Associate Director of Strategic Alliances Marketing for Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America.

 “We are proud to have a diverse and truly global representation of the AV industry on AVIXA’s Board and Leadership Search Committee,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, Chief Executive Officer of AVIXA. “Our Board has been a key part of AVIXA’s success over the years — contributing selflessly of their time and expertise. I look forward to this continuing in 2020 with anticipation of great things ahead!” 

A complete listing of the 2020 AVIXA Board of Directors appears below: 
LSC Chair: Joe Pham, Ph.D., QSC
Chairman: Jeff Day, North of 10 Advisors
Vice Chair: Jon Sidwick, Maverick AV Solutions
Secretary-Treasurer: Samantha (Sam) Phenix, AV Tech Executive
Directors: Victoria Dade, Sonic Foundry; Ian Harris, CTS-D, ihD; Bharath Kumar, Kramer Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.; Alexis Bryant La Broi, CTS, VER; Catherine Lai, Scientific Games; Rodrigo Ordóñez, CTS-D, K2; Kay Sargent, HOK; and Martin Saul, ICAP Global.

 AVIXA thanks outgoing Leadership Search Committee Chair and former Chairman of the AVIXA Board Julian Phillips, Whitlock, and outgoing Board members Wallace Johnson, CTS, WLJ Consulting; and Shaolei Liu, Prime Connections, for their years of service to the AVIXA Board of Directors. 

AVIXA also acknowledges and appreciates the contributions of outgoing LSC members Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, IAS Technology; Virginia Daugherity, Sonic Foundry, Inc.; and Michelle Grabel-Komar, Full Compass Systems.

By Tim Albright

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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