Results: who will serve on CEDIA’s board of directors?

Following a round of voting, CEDIA has announced who has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the 2021-2022 term.

Filling the open EMEA position will be Michael Sherman, while Shannon Bush, Albert Mizrahi, and Eddie Shapiro were elected to fill the open positions for the rest of the world. 

The Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and the CEDIA Bylaws have also been approved by CEDIA members. The updated version of the Articles of Incorporation can be viewed here and the updated version of the Bylaws can be viewed here

CEDIA’s chairman of its board of directors, Rob Sutherland said: “The four elected directors bring to the table a wealth of knowledge, an infusion of new ideas, and a track record of dedication to the industry. CEDIA membership, the industry, and the world continue to evolve, and the CEDIA board of directors is rising to the challenges.

“We welcome Michael, Shannon, Albert and Eddie to their two-year terms and look forward to getting to work with them on behalf of the members and the association.”

Who are the newly elected directors?

Michael_Sherman_200x200Filling the position in EMEA, Michael Sherman is the CEO of Henri, a third-generation family business in France. Sherman has been with the company for 11 years and has served in management, development, and operations roles, as well as a project management and technical director. 

He has managed and grown the team from 15 to 45 employees, including several that Sherman has mentored from apprenticeships to management positions. 

Sherman was named the 2019 CEDIA Young Professional of the Year and has volunteered for the association for 10 years. He was also on the CEDIA EMEA board of directors from 2011 to 2013. 

He currently serves on 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 also been a panellist for the ISE Main Stage and CEDIA Expo Smart Stage.

Shannon_Bush_200x200Shannon Bush is the regional sales manager for AVDG, which has location throughout the US. She has over a decade of experience in the AV industry and carries more than 15 professional certifications and licenses. 

Before joining AVDG, Bush served as vice president of an integration firm in Texas where her accomplishments include contributing to 30% growth, developing new software, managing large integration projects, and leading a team of 60 professionals. 

A regular volunteer for CEDIA, she also 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 career in AV, she worked in the private defence industry, running multi-million-dollar projects worldwide. 

Albert_Mizrahi_200x200Albert Mizrahi will complete his current appointed term on the board, which runs through the end of the year, and take on his elected term at the beginning of 2021. He serves as head of multiple businesses in Mexico, including Control4 Mexico, SmartLab, and DealerShop.

With a degree in marketing, he started his career in custom integrations as a director of distribution before becoming director of Control4 Mexico where he opened the first Control4 experience centre in 2012, which has been replication worldwide. 

Businesses that Mizrahi has led have been awarded international distributor of the year five times. SmartLab, which he founded, has worked in residential, commercial and hospitality space, earning multiple honours including several CEDIA Awards. 

Mizrahi is a Dealerscope “40 Under 40” honouree and has launched three showrooms with JBL Synthesis theatres that are open to the public. DealerShop, which he also founded, distributes major brands in the Mexico City area. 

Eddie_Shapiro_200x200Eddie Shapiro is the chief design officer for SmartTouchUSA, with operations in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Having worked in AV and low voltage for than 30 year, he has experience in installation, system design, programming, marketing, sales, and executive leadership.

Shapiro began his career on the security side where he installed systems for customers including PriceWaterHouse Coopers, IBM, Nordstrom, Nestle, and Verizon. He regularly attends ISE and CEDIA Expo for education and technology updates. 

He has served as a CEDIA volunteer for over a decade and 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 also part of the CEDIA Technology Council, which focuses on emerging trends and key industry topics. 

The two-year terms of the elected Directors will begin on 1st January 2021. Board members continuing their service in 2021 include:
Jamie Briesemeister 
Integration Controls 
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

John Buchanan 
Meridian Audio
Huntingdon, UK

Alex Capecelatro
Denver, Colorado, USA

Dave Humphries (Immediate Past Chairman, non-voting member)
Atlantic Integrated
Rockleigh, NJ, USA

Melanie Malcolm
Bespoke Home Cinemas
Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

Bill Skaer
Bill Skaer and Associates, LLC
Mesquite, Texas, USA

Rob Sutherland 
Inspired Dwellings, Ltd
London, UK 

David Weinstein 
Lutron Electronics Co. Inc
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Amanda Wildman
Ada, Michigan, USA 

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