AVIXA has announced election results for the 2022 Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee.
The AVIXA membership elected Cathryn Lai, chief commercial officer, OpenBet, as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board. The members also elected Michelle Grabel-Komar, vice president of sales, Full Compass Systems, and Dena Lowery, COO, Opus Agency, to the Board.
In addition, the Leadership Search Committee (LSC) appointed Tze Tze Lam, executive director, Electro-Acoustics Systems, and Mradul Sharma, managing director, 3CDN Workplace Tech, to AVIXA’s Board of Directors.
Frank Pisano, vice president of Sales, Americas, BrightSign, has been elected to the LSC. Furthermore, Jon Sidwick, chair of the Board of Directors, appointed Sharath Abraham, CTS, engineering manager, NY Metro Region, AVI-SPL, and Christian Orcin, managing director, d&b audiotechnik Spain, Portugal and Italy, to the LSC.
AVIXA’s complete list of Board of Directors is as follows:
- LSC Chair: Jon Sidwick, Collabtech Group
- Chair of the Board of Directors: Samantha (Sam) Phenix, Magwire, Phenix Consulting
- Vice Chair: Martin Saul, ICAP Global
- Secretary-Treasurer: Cathryn Lai, OpenBet
- Directors: Michelle Grabel-Komar, Full Compass Systems; Tobias Lang, LANG AG; Tze Tze Lam, Electro-Acoustics Systems; Dena Lowery, Opus Agency; Alexandra Rosen, GoDaddy; Jatan Shah, QSC; Mradul Sharma, 3CDN Workplace Tech; and Brad Sousa, AVI Systems.
David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, CEO of AVIXA, praised the additions. He said, “This group’s unique experiences from different facets of the industry and parts of the world will help guide AVIXA and push the pro AV industry forward. I’m excited for the future collaboration with this incredible group of individuals.”
In a statement, AVIXA extended its gratitude to outgoing LSC chair and former chair of the AVIXA Board Jeff Day, IdeaCloud. It also thanked outgoing Board members Ian Harris, CTS-D, ihD Ltd; Alexis La Broi, CTS, Production Resource Group; and Kay Sargent, HOK.
AVIXA also acknowledged the contributions of outgoing LSC members like Mehryn Corrigan, Microsoft; Theresa Hahn, USIS AudioVisual Systems; and Stephanie Kohler, CTS, LG Electronics.
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