CEDIA Board Seats Executive Committee, Elected Directors, and Names Governance Committee

Dan McGowan | Jan 19, 2021
FISHERS, Ind. (JANUARY 19, 2021) — The CEDIA Board of Directors approved the 2021 Executive Committee, authorized the seven-person Governance Committee, and welcomed three new, elected directors who will serve the 2021-2022 term: Shannon Bush, Eddie Shapiro, and Michael Sherman. Albert Mizrahi, whose appointed seat on the board expired in 2020, was voted by CEDIA membership for the 2021-2022 term as an elected member.

"CEDIA's Board of Directors is well-positioned to continue driving our industry forward and helping integrators throughout the world navigate challenges and support learning, business, and workforce development opportunities that help deliver tremendous value to our members and the industry," says CEDIA Chairperson Rob Sutherland. "We commend our new board members, Shannon, Eddie, and Michael, our new Executive Committee, as well as Albert and our returning directors as we roll up our sleeves and work to support member success."

The 2021 CEDIA Executive Committee members include:
Rob Sutherland
Inspired Dwellings Ltd.
London, United Kingdom

David Weinstein
Vice Chairperson
Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.
Coopersburg, Penn., USA

Melanie Malcolm
Bespoke Home Cinemas
Leeds, UK

Alex Capecelatro
Denver, Colo., USA

David Humphries
Immediate Past Chairman
Atlantic Integrated
Rockleigh, N.J., United States
Ex-officio, non-voting member

Directors on CEDIA's Board of Directors, voted in office recently by organization members, representing previously-open EMEA region and global members of the CEDIA community, include:

Shannon Bush is regional sales manager for AVDG, which has locations throughout the United States. She has over a decade of experience in the audio/visual industry and carries more than 15 professional certifications and licenses. Bush volunteers for CEDIA and serves on CEDIA's Integrator Business Owner Working Group. Bush says she is known for building highly successful teams that have strong cohesion, culture, and fanatically think outside the box. Prior to her AV industry career, Bush worked in the private defense industry, running multi-million dollar projects worldwide.

Eddie Shapiro is chief design officer for SmartTouchUSA, which has operations in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. He has worked in audio/visual and low voltage for more than 30 years in areas such as installation, system design, programming, marketing, sales, and executive leadership. A CEDIA volunteer for more than a decade, Shapiro says his focus today is on new technologies, developing industry standards, and increasing the industry's reputation among architects, lighting designers, builders, and the design industry. Shapiro is part of the CEDIA Technology Council, which focuses on emerging trends and key industry topics.

Michael Sherman is chief executive officer of Henri, a third-generation family business in France. Sherman has been with the company for 11 years, previously serving in management, development, and operations roles, and as project manager and technical director. The 2019 CEDIA Young Professional of the Year, Sherman has volunteered for CEDIA for 10 years and was on the CEDIA EMEA board of directors from 2011-2013. He currently serves on the Design and Build Resources Working Group, was part of the CEDIA Membership Advisory Council, and received the French Chamber of Artisans' Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2018. Sherman has been a panelist for the ISE Main Stage and CEDIA Expo Smart Stage.

Albert Mizrahi begins an elected term, following two years of service as an appointed member of the board. He serves as head of multiple businesses in Mexico, including Control4 Mexico, SmartLab, and DealerShop. He holds a degree in marketing and started his career in custom integrations as a director of distribution before becoming director of Control4 Mexico where he opened the first Control4 experience center in 2012, which has been replicated worldwide. Mizrahi, a Dealerscope "40 Under 40" honoree, has launched three showrooms with JBL Synthesis theaters that are open to the public and DealerShop, which he founded, distributes major brands in the Mexico City area.

"As their terms have come to an end, CEDIA and the board of directors would like to thank Peter Aylett, Michael Cogbill, and Joe Whitaker for their years of service and dedication to the board," said Sutherland. "There's no question board responsibilities have their challenges, but the friendship and guidance from Peter, Michael, and Joe help make it worthwhile. All three exemplify the very best qualities of our industry and have left lasting legacies that will be hard to replace."

The following directors complete CEDIA's board:

Jamie Briesemeister
Integration Controls
St. Louis, Mo., USA

John Buchanan
Meridian Audio
Huntingdon, UK

Bill Skaer
Bill Skaer and Associates LLC
Mesquite, Tex., USA

Amanda Wildman
Ada, Mich., USA

CEDIA has also announced the approval of the 2020 Governance Committee, which includes the board vice chairperson, two members of the board, and four additional individuals elected to the Governance Committee by the board. The Governance Committee includes: Committee Chairperson and Board Vice Chairperson David Weinstein, Board Member Jamie Briesemeister, Board Member Alex Capecelatro, Committee Member Hagai Feiner, Committee Member Steve Martin, Committee Member Hamish Neale, and Committee Member Matt Scott. The Governance Committee's tasks include preparing and presenting new board member orientation, nominating potential board candidates, and overseeing the board election and appointment process.

Find images of each board member here. Learn more about the CEDIA Board of Directors at CEDIA.net.