Justin Frick

President, AV Chicago

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

Barbara Blaskowsky

Senior Director, Marketing, avixa

I head up the marketing for InfoComm, the greatest tradeshow on Earth. Chat with me if you want to talk about InfoComm, working at AVIXA, or shoes! Follow me on Twitter @AVshoeQueen. Fun fact: I've been with AVIXA since 2013, and in addition to working on the show, I'm very proud to say I was part of the awesome team that rebranded us from InfoComm International to AVIXA. (I'm also very happy that we changed the InfoComm show team apparel from red to purple.)

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Samantha Powell

Manager, Industry Advocacy, AVIXA

Presently as Country Manager, AVIXA for India and GCC, I do aspire to support the AV & IT industry with  access to the resources that are most beneficial to the businesses and professional outcomes.

My focus will be to bring to the AV/IT community in the region, knowledge and skill development through AVIXA Education, Certification and Training Resources. I look forward to work closely with allied associations, industry groups and professional society in the region with a similar focus.

And my areas of interest and learning are indeed the Emerging Technologies (what we know as AI, Metaverse, Cloud, Industry 4.0, and the likes) and how they impact what we do in our professional and personal lives as Humans!

Do feel free to reach out to me.

Scott D Norder

Chief Operating Officer, RGB Spectrum

I entered the AV industry in 2001 after a 20 year career in the software industry while based in Chicago, writing software tools for companies like Microsoft, Google and Oracle and executing more than a dozen M&A transactions building a network of software developers creating linguistic and search and retrieval tools.   

In 2001, I started with AMX and "learned the ropes" in the AV industry meeting many integrators, manufacturers, consultants and end users, who collectively induced my passion for this industry.   In 2010, I joined RGB Spectrum in Alameda, CA, and currently serve as the Chief Operating Officer overseeing all sales, marketing, development, operations, and IT functions of the company.

In my spare time, I am raising a pre-teen son and his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, volunteer at AVIXA and do a fair amount of creation in the kitchen, most recently with a focus on southeast Asian cuisines and fermentation. 

Matt Eckstein

Senior Engineer, CENSEO AV+Acoustics

Joseph Valerio

Program Director, Member Engagement, AVIXA

Gregory Rushton

Vice President, Mulvey & Banani Audio Visual Inc.

Frank Padikkala

Technical Sales Engineer, Audinate

Frank is an IT/AV Evangelist in the AV Industry. Frank strives to bridge the knowledge gap between Tech disciplines. As a self proclaimed "cert junkie" he holds more than 10+ IT/AV Industry certifications, along with an MS in Cyber-Security/Information Assurance and BS in IT Sec.

Frank is active on social media, is a life-long learner and believes in constant self-improvement. He contributes as an SME to AV publications and IT/Cybersecurity podcasts and events. He also hosts ITFactor, an IT - AV - Tech centric podcast on www.avnation.tv

He volunteers with AVIXA currently serving as the Chair of the Diversity Council where he is constantly mentoring and creating opportunities for community development through open communication.

Diana Quintero

Territory Manager LATAM, Bose Professional

Christopher Dechter, CTS-D, CTS-I

Manager, Instructional Technology, University of Wyoming

Sean Wargo

Sr. Director, Market Intelligence, AVIXA

Helping lead the charge of AVIXA's research efforts into the trends and opportunities in the pro AV industry. When not digging into data, speaking and writing about the trends, or discussing where to focus our research efforts next, I enjoy spending time outdoors on walks, hikes or fishing adventures. Though I also have a soft spot for consuming AV content in my DIY home theater, thanks to a love for good audio I get honest from my Dad! 

Rochelle Richardson

SVP, AVIXA InfoComm

A driven business leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, passionate about people, interested in innovation and technology, and finding solutions that help transform and make a positive impact.  I am fortunate to have spent 30+ years in a career that I love!  

Peter Hansen

Economist, AVIXA

Nicole Verardi

Senior Director of Marketing, AVIXA

When I first started in AV, I remember hearing how AV professionals really care about the human experience, not just the tech. And it's true! I love connecting the dots to help people find the AV resources they need, building communities where people come together and being a part of such a vibrant (and welcoming) industry. 

Sheila Bowman

Manager, Member Services, AVIXA

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Lee Dodson

VP, Global Industry Engagement, AVIXA

I am responsible for Global Industry Engagement for AVIXA, including all membership, councils, sponsorships, and engagement programs. Oversee global sales and account management programs including our global partner accounts. Member of Strategic leadership team with involvement in association operational management and product development to meet Member needs and deliver them profitably. This function engages AVIXA ProAV members across all segments and global regions to maximize Association membership growth, member engagement, and revenue.

Tyler Lawrence

Coordinator, Member Engagement Programs , AVIXA

I'm Tyler Lawrence, Coordinator of Member Engagement Programs. I work with the AVIXA Councils to support their missions and projects. I'm very excited to use the Xchange to continue supporting our Councils and the AV industry at large. Please chat with me if you would like more information on our Councils or would like to get involved.

Thomas Stimson

President, Stimson Group LLC

David Labuskes

CEO, Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association

I’m a has-been geek turned manager, turned executive, turned (hopefully) into leader.  I love technology and even more I love people.  So what I find really interesting is the intersection of people and technology…and in so many ways, that’s my definition of AV.