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CEDIA Board Election

The ballot featuring five (5) elected director candidates for the 2021-2022 CEDIA Board of Directors is open. CEDIA is encouraging all global member companies to cast their vote for four (4) open elected director positions.

The candidates, listed in alphabetical order are:

Steven Brawner (Global Candidate)
ProAudio Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia

Shannon Bush (Global Candidate)
AVDG, LLC
San Jose, California

Albert Mizrahi (Global Candidate)
SmartLab
Mexico City, Mexico

Eddie Shapiro (Global Candidate)
SmartTouchUSA
Columbia, Maryland

Michael Sherman (EMEA Candidate)
Henri
Paris, France

Learn more about the candidates by clicking on their name below.
  • Steven Brawner

  • Shannon Bush

  • Albert Mizrahi

  • Eddie Shapiro

  • Michael Sherman

The CEDIA Board of Directors governs the association's activities, and is dedicated to furthering the CEDIA mission of building prosperity for its members and ensuring the growth of the industry through its programs and initiatives.

The board's makeup reflects the geographical density of the CEDIA membership, so the forthcoming elected director positions include one (1) CEDIA member candidate from the EMEA region and three (3) from the rest of the global membership. The candidate (1) from the EMEA region receiving the most votes will fill the EMEA-designated position and the top three (3) candidates from the rest of the world will fill the remaining three (3) seats.

Elected board members will be seated on January 1, 2021. The five (5) candidates have cleared a rigorous evaluation process by the CEDIA Governance Committee and have met the competencies required to be included on the ballot.
 
Current board members continuing their service next year are: 

Rob Sutherland - Chairman
David Weinstein - Vice Chairman 
Melanie Malcolm - Secretary
John Buchanan - Treasurer
David Humphries - Immediate Past Chairman
Jamie Briesemeister
Alex Capecelatro
Bill Skaer
Amanda Wildman

In accordance with the Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1991, as amended (the “Act”) and the Bylaws of Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (the “Association”), notice is hereby given of proposed action by written ballot by the members of the Association. The members will be provided with the opportunity to vote by electronic written ballot provided to the members commencing 2:00 p.m [Eastern] Time on September 11, 2020 and ending at 5:00 p.m. [Eastern] Time on October 21, 2020 on the following matters:

1. To elect a slate of directors to the Association’s Board of Directors.
2. To approve and adopt the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Association, attached hereto as Exhibit A.
3. To approve and adopt the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Association, attached hereto as Exhibit B.

Pursuant to CEDIA's bylaws, the association must receive responses from at least 1% of the membership in order to meet quorum requirements. Moreover, the amendment and restatement of the Articles of Incorporation and bylaws require the approval of at least 2/3 of the member votes cast. Voting will begin on September 11, 2020 and will be open for 41 days, ending October 21, 2020. Elected board members will be announced October 28, 2020.

The CEDIA bylaws govern and outline the board election process. All member company types (integrator, manufacturer, service provider, or other) may vote and each company has one (1) vote. Those listed as company administrators in the CEDIA database were sent the voting link, and if more than one ballot is submitted by a company, the first ballot cast will be the one counted.

There are no appointed positions open on the CEDIA Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term.

Board of Directors Criteria

  • Leadership

  • Industry Knowledge

  • Strategic Thinker

  • Business Practices and Management Skills

  • Business Ethics

  • Time Commitment

In This Section

Upcoming CEDIA Events  

Monday, October 5, 2020

Residential Networking

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Wireless Residential Networking

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Advanced Residential Networking