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AVIXA Announces 2020 Board of Directors, Leadership Search Committee Members

FAIRFAX, VA – Nov. 20, 2019 – AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce 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.

AVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 11,400 enterprise and individual members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and is the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership. Visit

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