AVIXA Leadership is comprised of executive staff and an elected volunteer Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The officers of the Board include the Chairman of the Board of Directors; Vice Chair and Secretary Treasurer of AVIXA as well as the Leadership Search Committee Chair. There are four elected at-large Directors and four appointed Directors. Voting for the AVIXA Board of Directors takes place in the fall and is open to current AVIXA members.



2023 Board of Directors 

 


Leadership Search Committee Chair 
Samantha Phenix
Founder, Phenix Consulting
Ireland


Chairman of the Board of Directors

Martin Saul
CEO
ICAP Global
Argentina

Vice Chair
Cathryn Lai
Chief Commercial Officer
OpenBet
USA

Secretary-Treasurer
Jatan Shah
President and Chief Operating Officer
QSC
USA



Directors 

 


Michelle Grabel-Komar

Vice President of Sales
Full Compass Systems
USA


Mradul Sharma
Managing Director
3CDN Workplace Tech Pvt Ltd
India


Tze Tze Lam
Executive Director
Electro-Acoustics Systems Pte Ltd
Singapore


Nyere Hollingsworth
Senior Manager, Collaboration and Productivity
Grainger
USA


Dorothy Di Stefano
Founder/Director
Molten Immersive Art
Australia


Dena Lowery
President
Opus Agency
USA


Bren Walker
Partner & Founding Principal of Integrated Systems Design
Kirkegaard
USA


Brad Sousa
Chief Technology Officer
AVI Systems
USA

Ex Officio

 

Chief Executive Officer
David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD
AVIXA

General Counsel
Venable, LLP
As represented by George E. Constantine, Partner

Executive Business Administrator to the CEO
and Manager of Board Affairs
Yvette Robinson, AVIXA


Executive Staff

 
David Labuskes | AVIXA

David Labuskes
Chief Executive Officer

Greg Feehan | AVIXA

Greg Feehan
Chief Financial Officer

Dan Goldstein | AVIXA

Dan Goldstein
Chief Marketing Officer

Sarah Joyce | AVIXA

Sarah Joyce
Chief Global Officer


Leadership Search Committee

The Leadership Search Committee (LSC) was established by AVIXA in 2008 to find and mentor volunteers to serve on committees and to appear on the next AVIXA election ballot.

The LSC consists of the Leadership Search Committee Chair; the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer of AVIXA; three members elected by AVIXA membership; and four members appointed by the Leadership Search Committee Chair. The LSC will make appointments and nominations and will make suggestions to committee chairs, the Board, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors for their use in recruiting committee members.

2023 Leadership Search Committee



Chair: Samantha Phenix
Founder, Phenix Consulting


Sharath Abraham, CTS
Digital Workplace Consultant
Accenture

Mike Brandes
Senior Product Marketing Manager of Q-SYS Video Solutions
QSC


Graeme Harrison
VP and General Manager
Bluesound Professional

Cathryn Lai
Chief Commercial Officer
OpenBet


Christian Orcin

Managing Director
d&b audiotechnik, Spain, Portugal, & Italy


Frank Pisano

VP of Sales, Americas
BrightSign


Monique Rezaei

Director, Americas Channel Sales | Microsoft, Teams Room Devices
Microsoft


Althea Ricketts

Associate Vice President, Corporate Initiatives
Shure Incorporated


Martin Saul

CEO
ICAP Global


Jatan Shah
President and Chief Operating Officer
QSC


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee was established by AVIXA as a standing committee of the Board of Directors to monitor the finances of AVIXA.

The Finance Committee consists of the Leadership Search Committee Chair; the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer of AVIXA; up to three non-officer Board members appointed by the Board of Directors; and two AVIXA members who do not serve on the Board of Directors appointed by the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee is charged to present budgets for approval by the Board and monitor AVIXA’s finances and work with AVIXA staff and the auditors to plan, monitor, and report on any annual or special audits. The Finance Committee is chaired by AVIXA’s Secretary-Treasurer.

2023 Finance Committee

Chair

Jatan Shah,
President and Chief Operating Officer
QSC

Committee Members

Michelle Grabel-Komar,
Vice President of Sales,
Full Compass Systems

Ben Martin,
Senior Vice President, Sales and Strategy
Legrand AV

Martin Saul,
CEO,
ICAP Global

Cathryn Lai,
Chief Commercial Officer,
OpenBet

Mradul Sharma,
Managing Director,
3CDN Workplace Tech Pvt Ltd

Laura Watson,
Chief Financial Officer,
CCS Presentation Systems

Samantha Phenix,
Founder,
Phenix Consulting


AVIXA Foundation

The foundation is led by a board of directors composed of esteemed though leaders. It utilizes AVIXA's vast resources and help from industry volunteers to cultivate growth of AV skills training programs around the world.

2023 Board of Directors

President

 Cristiano Mazza,   CTS,
 Product Director,
 DISCABOS Group

Directors

Althea Ricketts
Vice President, Corp. Initiatives
Shure Incorporated


Chris Fitzpatrick, PHR, SHRM-P,
Campus Relations Manager,
Crestron

Bren Walker
Partner & Founding Principal of Integrated Systems Design,
Kirkegaard

 

Brad Sousa
Chief Technology Officer,
AVI Systems

Jack Laidlaw
Program Leader,
Middlesbrough College

Virginia Wu
Sales & Marketing VP,
Aavara Innovation Corp.

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