Tuesday, March 21, 2023

AVIXA announces 2020 Board

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.

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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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