Tim Albright created AVNation for the purpose of bringing high-quality broadcasts (or netcasts) to the AV community. Tim has envisioned building a network of industry professionals who are passionately engaged in furthering the AV industry through education and knowledge. One of the premiere functions of AVNation is to see industry professional provide first-hand knowledge to other professionals across North America and the World. Many of the hosts and people involved with AVNation are industry leaders in various ways.
The first AVNation podcast was the initial episode of AVWeek – “The Pilot,” recorded July 29th, 2011. Ever since that first recording, AVNation has continued to grow its show offerings encompassing all aspects of the AV industry through weekly AVWeek episodes, as well as many additional periodic shows. We continue to have a wide variety of guests including industry professionals who work in or own integration firms, corporate industry leaders such as Crestron’s Randy Klein, marketing powerhouses the likes of Cindy Gallop & Chris Brogan, and members of the AVNation advisory board.
Below is information about key members of the AVNation team. Feel free to reach out to any of us with questions or comments.
Board of Directors
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.
Bradford Benn, CTS is the web architect for AVNation, as well as the digital janitor of the website trying to make things logical and fast for everyone. He has been involved in Audio, Video, Control, and Lighting design and installation for over 20 years. His comprehensive range of projects stretches from conference rooms to stadiums and from hockey arenas to theme parks. In his spare time, he is often behind a camera or writing.
Dawn uses her marketing and creative background with her technical savvy to become a leader in the emerging markets of Audio/Visual Systems Integration. Dawn has had over a decade of A/V experience and holds a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) designation from InfoComm International. Dawn currently sits on the Membership Committee and the Awards Committee for InfoComm International as well as serving as Membership liaison to Systems Integration Leadership Council (SILC). Dawn was named a Mover & Shaker in the AV Industry by the National Systems Contractors Association in 2011. She is the recipient of 2012 Randy Vaughn Founder’s Award from NSCA.
Harry Meade brings his 20 years of audio visual installation and engineering experience to the AVNation team. He holds an Infocomm CTS-D certification, as well as Crestron DMC-E-4K certification along with many other AV manufacturer credentials. Harry is currently the Director of Operations at Net-AV in Hampstead, MD specializing in process development and corporate efficiency. Before becoming Director of Operations, he worked as a design engineer in the Federal Government and defense sectors, with an emphasis on Secure VTC and C4ISR applications.
Josh Srago is an AV professional that focuses on education and the global view of how all technology integrates together. He’s spent time working throughout commercial AV and pro audio industries in event production, operating systems for venues, eventually moving to the manufacturing side and in 2013 to integration. He currently works for an A/V integrator in the San Francisco Bay Area as the manager of AV engineering while also writing for various industry publications. You can read more of his work at his website www.soundreason.org, Commercial Integrator magazine, or InfoComm All Voices.
Steve Greenblatt is founder and president of Control Concepts, Inc., a leading independent provider of audiovisual control system solutions since 1997. Steve has worked with audiovisual control systems and custom development for a variety of applications and environments including boardrooms, lecture halls and classrooms, and audio and video conferencing systems.