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Jan 1, 2007 12:00 PM

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InfoComm International is organized with an elected board of volunteer governors and hired staff. Officer positions on the board are chairperson, president, president-elect, and secretary treasurer. There are five elected at-large members, and the other board members are chairs of either a council or membership committee of the association.

InfoComm International has nine councils organized by members to pursue common goals. In addition, the association has three committees that assist the board and staff in operations of its activities.

As of Jan. 1, 2007, Randy Pagnan, CTS, of Rp Visual Solutions is chairman of the board; Jay Armand, CTS, of Advanced AV is president; and Mark Valenti of the Sextant Group is president-elect. Jay Rogina of Spinitar is secretary-treasurer. Rashid Skaf of AMX and Mark Gander of Harman Pro were elected to two-year governor-at-large terms beginning in 2007. Michael Vergauwen, CTS, of AVI Midwest was re-elected to a second two-year term as a governor-at-large.

Several council chairs were also elected. Logan Enright of The Enright Company was re-elected chair of the Independent Reps Council; Tom Stimson, CTS, of The Stimson Group, was re-elected chair of the Rental and Staging Council; and Ernie Bailey, CTS, of University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, was elected chair of the Technology Managers Council.

Appointed to the board as chairs of the association's committees are: Blake Brubaker, CTS, of Da-Lite Screen Company for the Exhibitors Committee; Chad Gillenwater of SPL Integrated Solutions for the Membership Committee; and L. William Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I, of Shen Milsom & Wilke for the Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC).

Board members serving their second year of a two-year term include governors-at-large Jim Ford, PE, of Ford Audio Video and Mike White, CTS, of Multi-Media Solutions. For a more complete list of such members, visit

“InfoComm has a robust agenda planned for 2007,” says InfoComm Executive Director Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D. “With the Board of Governors' expertise and commitment to the association, we stand ready to launch new initiatives that will improve the quality of our industry, while remaining committed to further growing our tradeshow, education and certification, and providing unparalleled programs, networking opportunities, and support for our members.”

InfoComm gratefully acknowledges the contributions of several members who are exiting from their leadership positions on the InfoComm Board of Governors, but who will remain strong supporters of the association and the AV industry. “Tom Peters, CTS, of Integrated Media Systems, will depart as chairman of the board of governors,” Lemke says. “His steady leadership will be missed and his years of service are very much appreciated.

“In addition, Chris Miller, CTS, of Professional Systems Network, will be leaving his role as president, International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF), and, as a result, will also depart from the board of governors. To my knowledge, Chris is the longest serving member of the board of governors in the history of our organization, and he has left an indelible imprint on the association we have become. His leadership has firmly cemented InfoComm as a leader in industry philanthropy and education.”

Other members departing from the board of governors are Fred Bargetzi, Crestron Electronics; Merry McCleary, AVYVE; and John Pfleiderer, MA, CTS-D, Cornell University. Their dedicated service is deeply appreciated by the membership.

If you would like more information on the InfoComm Board of Governors, please contact

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