Commercial Integrator’s 40 Influencers Under 40: The Class of 2022

A cross section of the commercial AV industry’s brightest young talent, who are not only transforming their organizations but also elevating our trade and practice.

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Commercial Integrator’s 40 Influencers Under 40: The Class of 2022

Welcome to the 9th annual edition of Commercial Integrator’s 40 Influencers Under 40. This year’s list will look a bit different from any prior year, and I’ll start by explaining how. 

From its inception, the CI 40 Under 40 has focused solely on integrators, consultants, programmers, and others outside of the vendor and distributor sphere. This year, our editorial team made an intentional decision to eliminate that restriction, opening up nominations to manufacturers and distributors. 

Why did we do that? As you’ll see when you review the list we present below, the talents and accomplishments of women and men in those corners of our industry simply cannot be denied. And a list of young influencers must consider all who are exerting influence and driving commercial AV forward. 

I’m gratified and pleased to see considerable diversity among this year’s group — not only racial and gender diversity but also wide variation in career paths and personal passions. Every one of the 40 Under 40 stands alone as a singular inspiration for a girl or boy who’s sitting in school or at home, volunteering in a worship center or tinkering in a garage, dreaming of being a technology professional one day. 

We proudly present Commercial Integrator’s 40 Influencers Under 40: The Class of 2022, sponsored by TD SYNNEX. Hats off to these incredible women and men!

Click on any photo on the interactive graphic above to learn more about each professional highlighted:

Andrew Gross, 32, VP of Sales, Xyte

Alli Gritt, 33, UCC Practice Program Coordinator, AVI-SPL

Xzavia Killikelly, 33, Audiovisual Design Consultant, Conference Technologies, Inc. (CTI)

Katelyn Kazanowski, 31, Director of Sales, PTG

Marc LaPierre, 33, Executive Project Manager, McCann Systems

Jenny Hicks, 35, Group Head of Technology, Midwich Group PLC

David Pequeno, 28, Regional Account Manager, Sony

Samantha Potter, 29, Manager of Commercial and Install Audio, Allen & Heath USA

Chanan Averbuch, 38, EVP of the Americas, Primeview Displays

Brittany DiCesare, 33, Client Success Manager, Control Concepts, Inc.

Frank Padikkala, 38,Technical Sales Engineer, Audinate

Kaylie Shaffer, 25, Senior Manager of Public Relations, Crestron Electronics

Eric Jingst, 39, Enterprise Architect, AVI Systems

Anna Wrice, 32, Sr. Partner Business Manager of Collaboration, TD SYNNEX

Joe Dunbar, 35, Visual Sales Specialist, Starin

Jenn Steinhardt, 34, AV Design Consultant, Shen Milsom & Wilke (SM&W)

Steffan Ramage, 37, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Pro-Tech Management

Adrienne Knick, 37, Senior Director of Certification, AVIXA

Cory Allen, 35, Director of Services, Exertis Almo

Shannon Shamoon, 37, Global PR Lead, Poly

Mike Slamer, 36, Executive AV Engineer, Warner Bros. Discovery

Rachael Hinds, 30, Senior Marketing Manager, Peerless-AV

Graham Kelly, 32, Sr. Manager, North American Field Sales, TD SYNNEX

Gladys Marroquin, 28, Audiovisual Consultant, Newcomb & Boyd

Joe Dolce, 38, Senior Territory Account Manager, Panasonic Connect

Will DeWitt, 38, Learning Environments Manager, The University of Southern California

Cassie Wells, 32, Corporate Sales Manager, CCS Presentation Systems

Shane Springer, 33, Senior Technical Sales Architect, Zoom

David Phelps, 39, Head of Product Marketing, Display Division, Samsung Electronics America

Kate Adkins, 35, UX Engineering Manager, Root Integrated Systems

Steven Mason, 34, Global Account Manager, AVI-SPL

Jennifer Goodyer, 33, Sales Manager, RTSales, Inc.

Britton Gates, 35, Associate Partner and Audiovisual Consultant, Newcomb & Boyd

Taylor Lampar, 25, Marketing Coordinator, EDGE (formerly USAV)

Anthony Magarelli, 39, Director of Engineering – AudioVisual, USIS AudioVisual Systems

Monique Rezaei, 38, Director of NA Channels, Teams Rooms, Microsoft

Alex Fortin, 39, President, NDS Integration

Annie Foster, 37, Associate Director of Classroom Technologies, Washington and Lee University

Thomas Hauser, 33, Software Engineer, AVI-SPL

Jeffrey Franck, 35, Systems Design Engineer, Conference Technologies, Inc. (CTI)