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Voting Opens for CEDIA 2019-2020 Board of Directors

September 7th, 2018

Voting Opens for CEDIA 2019-2020 Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS (September 6, 2018) – CEDIA has announced the eleven candidates on the ballot for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors and is calling upon all global members to cast their vote. 

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.

CEDIA’s global integration resulted in one (1) unified board with regional representation that reflects the geographical density of the membership.  As such, for the 2019-2020 term, there are four (4) open elected positions– one (1) to be filled from the EMEA region, and the remaining positions to be filled from the entire global membership. To implement this regional representation, the candidate 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 (3) three seats. 

After an in-depth evaluation process by the CEDIA Governance Committee, there are eleven home technology professionals who have met the competencies required to be included on the ballot and are in contention for the four open elected positions. They are:

Max Angst
Los Angeles, California , USA

Peter Aylett
W Sussex, United Kingdom 

Steven Brawner
ProAudio Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Michael Cogbill
ETC Palm Beach LLC
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Ric Johnson
Right at Home Technologies
Ada, Ohio, USA 

Albert Mizrahi
Mexico City, Mexico 

Eddie Shapiro
SmartTouch USA
Columbia, Maryland, USA

Michael Sherman
Paris, France

Joe Whitaker
The Thoughtful Home
Clayton, MO, USA

Ian Williams 
Kensington, Maryland, USA

K.C. Wolbert
Vertex AV
Huntington Beach, California, USA

Each of the eleven candidates brings different skills, knowledge, goals, and vision to the table. Key details on each candidate can be found here. 

Voting opens today and will remain accessible until October 19, 2018. Each member company may cast one ballot. As CEDIA has transitioned to a single board representing the global CEDIA membership, it is important to note that all member companies are eligible to vote, regardless of where they are located. Those listed as company administrators in the CEDIA database were sent the voting link, and if there is more than one ballot submitted by a company, the first ballot cast will be the one counted. Members who are visiting CEDIA 2018 in San Diego may vote in the CEDIA booth, #1527. 

Elected directors will be announced immediately after voting closes and will be seated on January 1, 2019.

In parallel to the election process, the CEDIA Governance Committee is reviewing applications and conducting interviews with potential appointed candidates. Appointed directors are chosen from among all member types (manufacturers, service providers, home technology professionals, etc.) 

There is one open appointed position for the 2018-2019 term to be filled from the EMEA region. This position will be voted on by the newly seated board at the first board meeting in January 2019.

The board election process is governed and outlined by CEDIA’s bylaws.




CEDIA is the global trade association and central touch point for 3,700 member companies who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA is committed to helping members at every level set a pathway to prosperity by offering industry-leading education, training, and certification; delivering market intelligence through proprietary research; providing opportunities to foster community within the channel, and cultivating awareness with industry partners and consumers. CEDIA founded the largest annual residential technology show, now in its 28th year, and co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, the world’s largest AV and systems integration exhibition. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Life Lived Best at Home. To learn more about CEDIA, visit