Follow These Young AVTweeps! The 40 CI Influencers Under 40 Class of 2020

Published: December 29, 2020


If there’s any good news these days across the AV integration industry, it’s that the future is in some impressive and hard-working hands.  

This year marks the seventh year we‚Äôve put together a collection of young superstars across the integration world and this year‚Äôs list features¬†some of the youngest people we‚Äôve ever had‚ÄĒincluding a high school sophomore who spent his free time at InfoComm 2020 Connected.¬†

As with previous years, this year’s 40 Influencers Under 40 features stand out individuals from integrators, programmers and consultants as well as a few people we just couldn’t keep out of the mix. 

In an industry that‚Äôs been filled with a lot of tough news to swallow since mid-March, please make sure you take time to celebrate this moment of positivity and get to know as many of the people on this list as you can.¬†They represent the future of the AV and IT space‚ÄĒand that‚Äôs a good thing.¬†

Congratulations to all 40 of this year’s influencers. They join an impressive club that features plenty of alumni who have taken over the industry in many ways. We expect the same from this group. 

Click on the name to learn more about why we chose each AVTweep

Will Amos, 40 

Director, Digital Media Group, Diversified 

@wamos80 and @DiversfiedUS 

Alberto Ayulo, 40 

Senior VP and General Manager, AVI-SPL 


Casey Becker, 34 

Director of Engineering, DGI Communications 


Christopher Bensch, 32 

Audiovisual Support Specialist, Princeton University 


Aaron Bever, 32 

Service and Install Technician, Conference Technologies, Inc. 


Katie Blough, 32 

Project Manager‚ÄĮand Business Analyst,¬†PSA/ USAV


Ben Boeshans, 32 

Senior Consultant, Idibri 




Nic Burton, 33 

Zoom Eco-System Partner Relations Manager, Starin 


John Day, 40 

Founder, AV Hero 


Jason Dilliard, 39 

Installation Technician, Tier II, Vistacom 


Aiden Divelbliss, 15 

Student, South Range High School 


Adam Dox, 37 

President, Advanced Video Group, Inc. 


Zachary Gamez, 32 

Lead Audio/Visual Systems Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 


Brian Giardini, 39  

Operations Manager, TRITECH Communications  


Kasie Grant, 38 

Business Development Associate, Baker Audio Visual 

@Kasie_Facey and @BakerAudio  

Thomas Hall, 25 

Business and Sales Development Manager, Aspen Custom Electronics, Inc. 

@TommyMHall and @aspen_ce 

Jarrod Hillman, 35 

Owner, Hillman AV 


Kylie Holm, 30 

Director of Marketing, Neurilink 


Ryan Jahnz, 33 

Systems Engineer, Tierney 


Max Johnson, 28 

Channel Partner Manager, NSCA  

@MaxNSCA and @NSCA_systems 

Maxim (Max) Kouznetsov, 36 

Manager of Project Delivery, PepperDash Technology Corporation 

@MKouznetsov and @PepperDash 

Brandon Krepel, 35 

Technical Solutions Director, TSI Global Companies, LLC   

@brandonkrepel and @global_tsi 

Kari Martinez, 22 

Live Sound Engineer, Water of Life Community Church  


Narin Nara, 31 

Digital Video Producer, AVIXA 

@narinternet and @AVIXA 

Chon Nguyen, 37 

Founder and CEO, Newgentek 


Aaron Peterson, 34 

Solutions Engineer, Mechdyne Corporation 

@_AVAP and @Mechdyne 

Zach Potter, 34 

Director of Sales, CCS Presentation Systems 

@ZachPotterTE and @ccsprojects 

Pat Scott, 38 

Field Integration Supervisor, Red Thread 


Ryan Scott, 35 

Design Engineer, Verrex 


Eric Schiffman, 38 

Senior Field Engineer, USIS AudioVisual Systems 


Justin Schwartz, 40 

CEO and Owner, SAGE AVT 


Alexandre Simionescu, 38 

Principal, Float4 and RealMotion 


Jimmie Singleton, 24 

Senior Learning Environments Support Analyst, University of Southern California 

@jimy_singleton and @itsjoesjoe 


Mathew Slack 

Service Designer ‚Äď Digital Workspace, CIBC¬†


Alana Smith, 33 

Director of Legal and Compliance, HB Communications  


Andrew Smith, 30 

Designer, BrightTree Studios 


Chelsea Summers, 29 

AV Design Engineer, RoomReady 

@summers_chels and @room_ready 

Nick Vershon, 31 

Design Engineer, Solutionz, Inc., Southeast 


Derek Wilson, 33 

President, Diem Digital 

Matt Wilson, 33 

Director of Marketing, McCann Systems 

@wilsonmat612 and @McCannSystems 

This article was originally posted on Aug 17, 2020

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