Nicola Kirkpatrick

ICT Customer Services Manager, Ulster University

Shantal Gomez Carrion

Certification Coordinator, AVIXA

Hi there, I'm one of the Certification Coordinators here at AVIXA! I enjoy working with and helping our members through the process of applying, obtaining, and renewing their certifications. 

Tom Hayashi, CTS

Marketing & Sales Assistant Manager, Yamaha Corporation

LAVNCH [CODE] serves technology enthusiasts with the emerging technology news and advice they crave—covering extended reality, experiential advertising, virtual production, and more!

Chaz Nielsen CTS

AV Support Engineer, Vega-Global (Kodum)

Experienced Audio Visual Technologist with a demonstrated history of working in the AV, Security & Information Technology sectors over the last 14 years. Skilled in designing, installing, and maintaining high-end AV solutions with extreme attention to detail, while offering white-glove executive support. Strategic thinker with the ability to turn insights into action, delivering on reliability and growth through innovation and consistency. In my current role, I successfully manage over 60 networked (Crestron and MS Teams) AV/VC rooms, across six campus buildings via on-site and remote preventative maintenance support SLAs. I am passionate about new technology and the pursuit of the best consumer experience in the digital age. I believe that success and progress in business development are best enabled through the seamless integration of technology. Professional Skills: Audio Visual Systems | Unified Conferencing | Crestron |MS Teams | Live Streaming | Digital Signage | IP CCTV Systems | Wireless Networks | Training & Coaching | Video Editing | Audio Production | CTS |
Aaron Turlington-Smith

AV Manager / Joint Chair LTSMG, Loughborough University / LTSMG

Adam Harvey, CTS

Solution Architect AV & Digital Media / Joint Chair LTSMG, University of Hertfordshire / LTSMG

Daniel López

Sales Manager COL / PAN / VEN, Kramer Electronics

Ashokkumar Baskaran

Consultant, Mannai Trading

Rodrigo Casassus Coke, CTS

Snr Director of Development - Latinamerica & Caribbean, AVIXA

I developed an AV Rental & Staging Company from the ground up to the 2nd best in sales in Argentina during the 1990s. Worked as independent Technical Director for major corporate shows. 
I have worked with projects all across Latin America during the past 30+ years.
For the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of being part of InfoComm, now AVIXA, helping the development of our industry in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Specialties: Professional Audio Visual Industry in Latin America, Non-Profit Organization, AV Business Development, Technical Direction. Strategic Planning, Product line Distribution, and Channel Development.

Harrison Radie

Director Global Industry Engagement, AVIXA

Leandro Insua

CSE Manager, ICAP Global

Rune Buerman

Internal Communication Partner, Barco

Tony Best

President, Tensus Technology

Priyesh Varshani

AV Specialist, London School Of Economics and Political Science

Stephen Breslin

Global AV Administration Manager, Indeed

The Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance, Inc. (HETMA) is a registered 5013(c)3 advocacy organization focused on the higher education AV industry. The goal of HETMA is to raise awareness of technology issues unique to the higher education community by communicating with manufacturers, vendors, and higher education administrators on the needs and challenges that technology managers face. HETMA is also dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities to our members so that we can empower and grow our influence as an industry. Our belief is that all resources provided through HETMA should always be FREE to the higher ed community. We are by us and for us, and hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity.

1. ADVOCACY: HETMA seeks to advocate for the needs of the Higher Ed vertical within the greater AV industry by investing in our institutional and manufacturer relationships through programs like “HETMA Approved Program.”

2. EVENTS: “We were virtual before it was cool” is our tagline. We recognize the importance of information sharing as an essential element to higher ed.

3. COMMUNITY: We believe we are stronger together. AV in the higher education vertical accounts for over $27B in annual spend. Join us as we work together to strengthen one another through our initiatives, including our Prism Scholarship

We offer two membership types that are always FREE OF CHARGE for the higher ed community! If you have a .edu,, or equivalent, you automatically become a voting member and may join our monthly all-hands meetings on the third Friday of each month as well as our backend communication channels (ya know, where the real biz takes place). We also welcome corporate allies to partner with us for our advisory boards, “HETMA Approved” program, and as conference session providers.