FAIRFAX, VA – Dec. 10, 2018 – AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce the election results for the 2019 Certification Steering Committee. Certification holders elected new committee members Heather Callaway, CTS®-D, APG Electric Inc.; Lauren Guidry, CTS, Whitlock; and Luke Jordan, CTS-I, Electro Acoustics & Video, Inc. Jordan has also been elected by his committee peers as chair.
“I am excited to join the committee, because I’ve witnessed CTS certification give AV professionals pride, skill, and confidence, and propel their careers forward,” said Jordan. “Getting certified provides people with marketable skills and proves the value that self-improvement and education can have. Getting to be a bigger part of that story as the chair of this committee is another way that I can serve, influence, and promote others in a way that I am thrilled to do.”
The newly elected committee members join current members Heather Corbin, CTS, Unified Technology Systems; John Lamberson, CTS, Salesforce; Rodrigo Ordonez, CTS-D, K2; David Petrelle, CTS-D, CTS-I, HB Communications, Inc.; Farrell Wood, CTS-D, CTS-I, Whitlock; and Ronald Willis, CTS-D, Shen Milson & Wilke LLC.
The AVIXA Certification Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the development and administration of the Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS) program and for ensuring the credentials meet high standards of ethical and professional practice for the audiovisual industry.
“The contributions of our committee members to the CTS program are immeasurable,” said Adrienne Knick, Director of Certification, AVIXA. “Their dedication enables the program to continue to evolve as professional AV practices improve and technologies advance.”
For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized as the leading AV professional credential. There are three CTS credentials: general (CTS), design (CTS-D), and installation (CTS-I). There are currently more than 12,000 CTS holders and over 2,000 of those are CTS-D or CTS-I holders. The certifications are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ISO/IEC 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Schemes of Persons program.
AVIXA thanks outgoing committee members Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, IAS Technology; Josh Srago, CTS, TEECOM; and Matthew Wood, CTS-I, George Washington University, for their service and commitment to maintaining the high standards of the CTS program.
For more information, visit www.avixa.org/certification.
AVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 5,400 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence and thought leadership. Additional information is available at www.avixa.org.