Patty Wanzer

President, Synigize llc
Christa Bender

Client Services Manager, Pivot

Michael Pedersen

Audiovisual Experience Manager, Iowa State University

Joe Way

Director, Learning Environments, University of Southern California

John Cheatham, CTS

Design Engineer, AVI-SPL

Up through May 2022, I managed the AV Engineering & Operations team at the University of North Georgia. We maintained multiple campuses of classrooms with control systems in each and we worked with a team of support technicians who handle work on incident management while we handled incident escalations as well as problem management, change management, and request fulfillment (to use the ITIL vernacular).

I now work as a Design Engineer for AVI-SPL, based out of the Atlanta, GA office. I work with the Account Managers to design systems for customers prior to sales, then work with the post sales team once a system is purchased.

Jennifer Steinhardt

AV Design Associate, Shen Milson & Wilke

Erin Maher-Moran

Multimedia Services Manager, Johns Hopkins University

Allan Rea

Senior Designer, A-Tek

Over 35 years of combined experience as a AV integrator, consultant and designer supporting the audiovisual needs of corporate, government, and broadcast clients.

Proud Grandpa, old truck and tractor enthusiast, like all the geeky details. 

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.

Aaron Peterson, CTS-D, CTS-I

Senior Solutions Engineer, Mechdyne

Megan Dutta

Director of Emerging Technologies, THE rAVe Agency

As a technology journalist, Megan A. Dutta puts her passion for the audiovisual industry on each and every page, whether print or digital. Dutta is currently the director of emerging markets at LAVNCH and editor-in-chief of LAVNCH [CODE] where she explores new technologies like extended reality (XR), experiential advertising, projection mapping, and more.

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.

Narin Nara

Producer, Digital Media, AVIXA

Hello, I'm the Digital Media Producer at AVIXA! I'm a proud #AVTweep and love working in the awesome, vibrant industry known as AV. I'm Thai-'merican, overly-obsessed with cars, a hockey rink rat, and a doggo dad. (he/him)

Barbara Goldstein

Senior Director, Marketing, AVIXA

I head up the marketing for InfoComm, the greatest tradeshow on Earth. InfoComm 2023 will be my 10th show. Chat with me if you want to talk about InfoComm, working at AVIXA, or shoes! Follow me on Twitter @AVshoeQueen. 👟 
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!  

Joé Lloyd

Senior Director, Communications, AVIXA