AVIXA Announces Results of 2020 Certification Steering Committee Elections

FAIRFAX, VA – Nov. 14, 2019 – AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce the election results for the 2020 Certification Steering Committee. Certification holders elected new committee members Gain Foster, CTS®, K2; Rakesh Kumar, CTS-D, CTS-I, Amazon; Christopher Kusek, CTS-D, CTS-I, ALL PRO SOUND; Michael Pedersen, CTS-D, CTS-I, Iowa State University; Rebecca Sullins, CTS-D, CTS-I, LMG; and Justin Watts, CTS, Apple.

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 Steering Committee helps serve as the voice of CTS holders,” said Adrienne Knick, Senior Director of Certification, AVIXA. “This committee ensures that the certifications remain the gold standard in the AV industry. Having a CTS on the team increases customer confidence in AV providers, leads to better opportunities for the CTS holder, and improves outcomes for clients."

The newly elected committee members join current members Heather Callaway, CTS-D, APG Electric; Lauren Guidry, CTS, Whitlock; and Luke Jordan, CTS-I, Electro Acoustics.

For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized worldwide 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 globally and more than 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 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, for their service and commitment to maintaining the high standards of the CTS program.

For more information on AVIXA’s certification program, visit www.avixa.org/certification.

About AVIXA
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 11,400 enterprise and individual 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 is the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership. Visit avixa.org.

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