AVIXA Announces 2022 Board of Directors, Leadership Search Committee Members

FAIRFAX, VA – Dec. 2, 2021 – AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce the election results for the 2022 AVIXA Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee.

Cathryn Lai, Chief Commercial Officer, OpenBet, has been elected as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members also elected to the Board Michelle Grabel-Komar, Vice President of Sales, Full Compass Systems, and Dena Lowery, COO, Opus Agency

In addition, the Leadership Search Committee (LSC) appointed Tze Tze Lam, Executive Director, Electro-Acoustics Systems, and Mradul Sharma, Managing Director, 3CDN Workplace Tech, to AVIXA’s Board of Directors. 

Frank Pisano, Vice President of Sales, Americas, BrightSign, has been elected by AVIXA members to the Leadership Search Committee. In addition, Jon Sidwick, Chair of the Board of Directors, has appointed Sharath Abraham, CTS, Engineering Manager, NY Metro Region, AVI-SPL, and Christian Orcin, Managing Director, d&b audiotechnik Spain, Portugal, and Italy, to the Leadership Search Committee. 

In November, 2021 LSC Chair Jeff Day appointed Susana Alvarez, CEO of Newtech Solutions Multimedia, to the LSC to replace Flor Lopez, Vice President of Marketing, Mexico and LATAM, ENCORE Event Technologies, who stepped down from her position.

A complete listing of the 2022 AVIXA Board of Directors appears below:

LSC Chair: Jon Sidwick, Collabtech Group 
Chair of the Board of Directors: Samantha (Sam) Phenix, Magwire, Phenix Consulting
Vice Chair: Martin Saul, ICAP Global
Secretary-Treasurer: Cathryn Lai, OpenBet
Directors: Michelle Grabel-Komar, Full Compass Systems; Tobias Lang, LANG AG; Tze Tze Lam, Electro-Acoustics Systems; Dena Lowery, Opus Agency; Alexandra Rosen, GoDaddy; Jatan Shah, QSC; Mradul Sharma, 3CDN Workplace Tech; and Brad Sousa, AVI Systems. 

“AVIXA continues to be honored with an immense amount of talent on its Board of Directors,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, Chief Executive Officer of AVIXA. “This group’s unique experiences from different facets of the industry and parts of the world will help guide AVIXA and push the pro AV industry forward. I’m excited for the future collaboration with this incredible group of individuals.” 

AVIXA thanks outgoing Leadership Search Committee Chair and former Chair of the AVIXA Board Jeff Day, IdeaCloud; and outgoing Board members Ian Harris, CTS-D, ihD Ltd; Alexis La Broi, CTS, Production Resource Group; and Kay Sargent, HOK. 

AVIXA also acknowledges and appreciates the contributions of outgoing LSC members Mehryn Corrigan, Microsoft; Theresa Hahn, USIS AudioVisual Systems; and Stephanie Kohler, CTS, LG Electronics. 

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 20,000 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.