Mike Pedersen (He/Him)

Audiovisual Experience Manager, Iowa State University

About Mike Pedersen

Mike Pedersen, the Audiovisual Experience Manager at Iowa State University since the summer of 2018, brings over 29 years of experience in the engineering industry, with a focus on the professional audiovisual (AV) sector for the past 24 years. Leading the Audiovisual Experience Team (AVXT) at Iowa State, Mike oversees the maintenance of AV systems in over 200 university classrooms and provides consulting, installation, and repair services across campus. The AVXT won the 2023 Higher Ed AV Team of the Year with Higher Ed AV Media.  Recognized as an expert in the field, he holds both Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certifications in Design (CTS-D) and Installation (CTS-I), a distinction shared by only approximately 700 individuals worldwide. In 2018, AVIXA named him CTS Holder of the Year.  Mike currently serves as co-chair of the Membership Committee and a member of the Program Committee with ETC.  He also serves as the 1-year at large board member for HETMA and has previously held leadership roles in AVIXA including Chair of the Technology Managers Council and an elected member of the Certification Steering Committee.  Before joining Iowa State, he spent almost 19 years at Mechdyne Corporation, contributing to various roles including engineering manager, R&D, and pre-sales engineering. Outside of his professional endeavors, Mike actively volunteers in STEM education, serving on the governor's North Central Iowa Regional STEM Advisory Board. A 1994 graduate of Iowa State University, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction and a minor in History.

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AV/IT Integration


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