Michael Elias

Director of strategic partnerships, Glass-Media
Alissa Haksar

Human Resources Business Partner, AVIXA

I am delighted to be part of the HR Department at AVIXA and an Ambassador of the Jobs Room of the Xchange! I hope to bring my 20+ years of broad-based experience in Human Resources, both in consulting and in-house roles, to our Xchange members as a helpful resource and source of information and best practices. 
Lisa Matthews, CTS - AVIXA

Manager, Digital Communities, AVIXA

A marketing professional and 20-year AV industry veteran, I am a proud CTS holder and enthusiastic #AVfoodie who is passionate about innovative technologies, design, and all things AV. I love sharing what this dynamic community has to offer and am excited to serve as Community Manager of AVIXA Xchange!
Rebeca Velazquez

Regional Sales Director , Novotech

Ben Thomas

Head of Pro AV, Sr. Director of Publishing, MarketScale

Ben currently serves as the Head of Pro AV and the Sr. Director of Publishing for MarketScale, a B2B publisher and strategic marketing firm. He has over a decade of award winning experience in media publishing for large scale events, OTT & live streaming platforms, marketing, network television, and podcasting. Ben decided on his career path at the age of 7, and to date has led some of the most influential brands in the world including Intel, Nokia, Samsung and Segway, to billions of content interactions. A huge hockey fan (Go Stars!), and former contestant and current fan of Family Feud, Thomas resides in Dallas, Texas.
Jeff Hostilo

Executive Director of Teaching & Learning Technologies, University of South Carolina

Chad Keathley

President, Reliant Media LLC

David Rudderham

VP Technology, Backman Vidcom

John Schrenker

Manager Learning Space and Classroom Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Nate Morris

Digital Signage Administrator, University of Nebraska

Melissa Deslauriers

Director of Sales & Marketing, bb Blanc

Todd Litchy

Audio Visual Manager, APG Electric

Petar Lazovic

CEO, Euro-Unit Montenegro

Matt McDonald

Head of Audio Visual Services, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Luis Phillips


Eva Oegger

Sr. Manager, Global Marketing, Shure Incorporated

Gary Harling


Tarek Marroushi

Director of Operations and Engineering, CP-Stoneman Inc.

Tarek has over 20 years of experience in System Integration and Program Management Specialist in Low Voltage Technology System Integration and Mass Communication Systems. Proficient in Systems Design for diverse platforms, in addition to Audit and Evaluation.  His role as Director of Operations and Engineering, Tarek worked on a multitude of Transportation and Institutional projects, including the vivaNEXT York Region Transit System with over 90+ Stations, GO Metrolinx Train Union Station Transit Shed, Billy Bishop Airport, Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), George Brown College, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Ottawa Convention Centre, Atomic Energy Canada Limited, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Etobicoke General Hospital (EGH-William Osler Health System) and the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.
Douglas Evans

Director of Sales, Mount-It! PRO

Christopher DeBondt

Director of Operations, Environmental Sound Solutions Inc.

Philip DiPaula

Director of Immersive Systems, Clair Global Integration

Philip DiPaula brings a vast range of audio and video system expertise and commitment to supporting customers throughout the country that require creative technical solutions, extensive project experience, and long-term support capabilities. DiPaula, an honors graduate in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, began his career with Maryland Sound Industries (MSI), specializing in live sound production. During his seven-year tenure at MSI, DiPaula was instrumental in developing MSI’s permanent systems division and working as a systems engineer with project management responsibilities on large international themed entertainment projects. As a founding member and partner of SPL Integrated Solutions, he dedicated twenty-three years as a project engineer and asset to the sales management team.  Working out of SPL’s Orlando location, he developed and led his team working on themed entertainment and large-scale audiovisual systems. For six years at Electrosonic, he served on the sales team to continue the development of immersive experiences.  As Director of Immersive Systems with Clair Global Integration, DiPaula aims to further his sales and business development focus to enhance the museum and immersive entertainment experiences.