Diversity Council Spotlight - Wallace Johnson

Wallace Johnson | AVIXA

Let's take a look at industry Pro, "Ace" Wallace Johnson!

Wallace was the 1st African-American to chair an AVIXA council & the 2nd elected to the AVIXA Board of Directors.

Promoted to VP of Operations of Live Events division at AVI-SPL at the age of 28, in 2011, he managed over 100 sites in the U.S., Mexico, & Puerto Rico. In 2014, he kickstarted a Live Event Staging operation of his own and created a multi-million dollar company.

Today, as an independent consultant, Wallace is the "Ace in the Hole" - A formidable resource to AV which has been 20 years in the making.

Wallace Johnson, Alexis La Broi, Guy Lafontant, and others came before me (1st Black female Chair of an AVIXA council). Because of them paving the way, I can - and I am Just Getting Started!!



Charmaine Torruella

Charmaine Torruella is the Global Services Manager at Verrex, and Chairperson for the AVIXA Diversity Council. Charmaine’s 18-year career in both IT and AV, along with her Jamaican and Cuban heritage and achievements as a single working mother, put her in the unique position to galvanize and champion the AVIXA’s diversity initiatives. Read more about Charmaine’s plan for the AVIXA Diversity Council.