Steph Willis (She/Her)

Office Manager, AVDOXA
Iulia Popescu - AVIXA

Coordinator, Digital Content, Avixa

A University of Central Florida double-alum with a Master’s in Digital Media, I'm a content creator who loves bringing people together over shared interests. As AVIXA's Coordinator of Digital Content, I produce articles on a myriad of technology topics. I've also been working on virtual reality projects lately, transforming folk tales into VR narratives. 
Alexis Bou Farhat, CTS-D, CTS-I

ELV Project Manager, IMAR Trading and Contracting

With over 15 years of extensive experience in the audiovisual industry and a solid foundation in project management as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, coupled with CTS-D and CTS-I certifications from Avixa, I offer a unique blend of technical expertise and project leadership. My career has been marked by the successful delivery of diverse audiovisual projects across sectors like corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, sports venues, and government. Proficient in AV technology including Crestron, Extron, and Biamp, I excel in AV system design, installation, equipment specification, and vendor management. I'm a seasoned user of project management tools such as Microsoft Project and Smartsheet, and my excellent interpersonal skills enable strong collaboration with teams and clients. Committed to continuous learning, I stay current with industry trends and actively mentor junior AV professionals, embodying a passion for exceeding customer expectations.
Alissa Haksar

Senior 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. 
Audinate is the leading provider of professional AV networking technologies globally. Audinate's Dante platform distributes digital audio and video signals over computer networks, and is designed to bring the benefits of IT networking to the professional AV industry. AV-over-IP (AVoIP) using Dante-enabled products ensures interoperability between AV devices and allows end users to enjoy high quality, flexible solutions—typically with a lower total cost of ownership.
Carla Charlton

Manager, Live Content EMEA, 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. 
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. 👟 
Tyler Lawrence

Administrator, Member Engagement Programs , AVIXA

I'm Tyler Lawrence, the Administrator of Member Engagement Programs here at AVIXA. I work with the AVIXA Councils to support their missions and projects. Please chat with me if you would like more information on our Councils or would like to get involved.
Joe Way

Executive Director, Digital Spaces, UCLA

I am Joe Way.
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.
Our Community Spotlight highlights some of the most prominent, active users in the AVIXA Xchange community. These quick interviews touch on hot topics within the AV industry right from the minds of experts in their respective fields.
Sarah Joyce

Chief Global Officer, AVIXA

Diana Quintero

Territory Manager LATAM, Bose Professional

Tammy Fuqua

Developer Partner Manager, QSC

I have been in the Audio-Visual industry for 20+ years in various sales and marketing roles in both the private and public sectors. My work history includes working with integrators and manufacturers such as Christie Digital, Epson, and currently with QSC. I am passionate about helping women succeed in the industry and have spent the past 6 years working with the AVIXA Women’s Council, a group of professionals committed to supporting and empowering women who work in the technology and AV industry – first as a member, two years ago appointed as co-chair to the Los Angeles/Orange County region, and at the start of 2022, Co-Chair to the council. The council has over a thousand members and 50 groups throughout the world.
Samantha Powell

Manager, Industry Advocacy, AVIXA

Greg Bronson CTS-D

Director, Standards and Technical Editor, AVIXA

In my role with AVIXA standards and content teams I provide technical advisement and strategic leadership. This primarily includes standards publications and the Exam Guide books. My interests span the broad spectrum of AV/IT technologies and systems our industry provides.  Prior to taking a staff role with AVIXA I worked supporting AV/IT solutions for both public and private education as a "Technology Manager" (roles including repair, installation, design and project management) as well as a longtime volunteer for AVIXA education and standards programs.
Kelly Smith - AVIXA

Marketing Manager, US/Canada, AVIXA

Hi! I help connect people to AV education, standards and more resources from AVIXA. I am an expert in finding resources to help you meet your training and certification prep needs to help you reach your goals.
Joseph Valerio

Director, Industry Engagement, AVIXA

Kristi Ross-Clausen

Training and Development Manager, ModTruss/IATSE

Theater safety expert. Decades of experience in live events, touring, AVL design for performing arts spaces and 
Michael Sullivan-Trainor

Senior Industry Analyst, AVIXA

I am a member of the AVIXA Market Intelligence team. I joined AVIXA in March 2024 as Senior Industry Analyst, which means I research and analyze data on the Pro AV industry across markets, geographies, solutions and products. I am responsible for content and analysis for the MOAR and IOTA. My background is varied as an IT analyst and consultant with more than 20 years' experience. In addition to building my knowledge in Pro AV, I have expertise in networking, IOT, and cybersecurity, and industry knowledge in telecom.