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Associations Focus: InfoComm Announces 2009 Board Results

Jan 1, 2009 12:00 PM


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InfoComm International is pleased to announce the results of elections for its 2009 board of directors. As of Jan. 1, 2009, Jay Rogina, CTS, of Spinitar will ascend to president and Tom Stimson, CTS, of the Stimson Group will be designated president-elect. Mark Valenti, CTS, of The Sextant Group will become chairman of the newly formed Leadership Development Committee. The InfoComm membership has elected Michael Vergauwen of AVI secretary-treasurer of the board of directors for the 2009 term.

Barry Goldin, CTS, of Audio Video Systems and Cory Schaeffer of Listen Technologies were elected to serve two-year director-at-large terms. Johanne Bélanger of AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions and Mike White, CTS, of Multi-Media Solutions were elected to serve one-year terms.

Other members of the InfoComm International Board of Directors include Jim Ford, PE, of Ford Audio-Video; Greg Jeffreys of Paradigm Audio Visual; Paul Peck of Avidex Industries; and Tony Warner, CTS-D, CSI CDT, LEED AP, of RTKL Associates.

“Changes to the InfoComm bylaws have resulted in a smaller board, a new Leadership Development Committee, and other changes designed to increase participation in InfoComm activities while providing a more manageable governance structure,” says Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director of InfoComm International. “I am grateful for the dedicated service of outgoing Governors-at-Large Mark Gander of Harman Pro Group and Rashid Skaf of AMX.”

InfoComm also thanks its council and committee chairs, who will no longer serve on the board of directors, including Ernie Bailey, CTS, of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Tim Cape, CTS-D, of Technitect; Todd Dunn, CTS, of Keystone Resources; Matt Emerson, CTS, of CEAVCO Audio Visual; Logan Enright, CTS, of The Enright Company; Steve Greenblatt, CTS, of Control Concepts; Kirk Horlbeck of Liberty Wire & Cable; Rosanne Lang of Crestron; L. William Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I, of Shen Milsom & Wilke; and Andrew Yuen, CTS, of Edcom Limited.

REGIONAL ROUNDTABLES CONTINUE IN 2009

InfoComm's Regional Roundtables wrapped up 2008 with members in Houston and Austin. Special thanks to the 2008 Regional Roundtable sponsors, DLP, and Liberty Wire & Cable.

These networking events allow members to catch up with colleagues and learn about the benefits of belonging to InfoComm. Plan to join in a Regional Roundtable in 2009, when InfoComm visits a city near you! For more information, visit www.infocomm.org/roundtables.

MASTERS OF THE AV UNIVERSE 2009 CALENDAR ON SALE

The InfoComm 2009 calendar is in the mail. The calendar theme, “Masters of the AV Universe,” playfully emphasizes the feats you accomplish everyday for your clients. Order extra copies for all your staff at the InfoComm store, visit www.infocomm.org/store. Member discounts apply.

UPCOMING STANDARDS PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD

After a year of concerted standards development, the InfoComm Performance Standards Program is preparing to open up the first-draft standard for public review. The public review period is an important phase in the development of standards that are submitted to ANSI. During this period, the first draft will be available for review electronically at www.infocomm.org/standards.

InfoComm members and the general public are encouraged to formally participate in standards development by reviewing the document and commenting. Public review and comment of developing standards is critical to the ANSI process of openness and consensus, ensuring wide availability to the document and the opportunity for agreement or disagreement. Instructions explaining how to submit a comment are available online through the aforementioned link. Comments of positive support will also be welcomed, as the ANSI process seeks to ensure that there have been many eyes on the project.

This is your opportunity to play a role in the transformation of the audiovisual industry into a globally standards-based profession. The Performance Standards Steering Committee welcomes your involvement. If you would also like to participate as an expert contributor, email standards@infocomm.org.

TAKE THE CTS-D EXAM

Are you ready for the CTS-D exam? Answer the sample test questions on the new CTS-D Exam Resources page. Design your plan to become a CTS-D. Explore other CTS resources at www.infocomm.org/certification.

2009 INFOCOMM MEMBER ROUNDTABLES

Location Date Location Date
Phoenix Feb. 18 San Diego Feb. 19
Baltimore March 25 Philadelphia March 26
Toronto April 28 Denver May 20
Salt Lake City May 21 Chicago Aug. 5
Cleveland Sept. 23 Detroit Sept. 24
Kansas City, Mo. Oct. 7 Omaha, Neb. Oct. 8
Atlanta Nov. 4 Dallas Nov. 18



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