Laurie Englert of Legrand AV now Board of Directors president
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the election of a new president to its executive committee, as well as many other leadership changes, including the addition of two new officers to its Board of Directors for 2019.
Laurie Englert, vice president of customer experience at Legrand AV and current NSCA Education Foundation vice president, assumed the role of NSCA Board of Directors president on Jan. 1, 2019. “The Foundation has come a long way over the past few years with the Ignite and PASS initiatives,” says Englert. “I can’t wait to see how much more progress we make in 2019!”
Englert replaces Jeff Kindig, global marketing director of events and installations at HARMAN Professional Solutions Division. Kindig will become treasurer.
Steve Emspak, partner at Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC and current NSCA Education Foundation treasurer, will become NSCA Education Foundation vice president; Catherine Shanahan, owner of Shanahan Sound & Electronics, Inc., will continue as secretary.
In addition, the following professionals joined the NSCA Education Foundation Board of Directors and began their three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2019:
- Gina Sansivero, VP of Marketing and Corporate Communications at AtlasIED
- Tobi Tungl, Director at Conference Technologies, Inc.
Gina Sansivero has a demonstrated history of working with start-ups and SMBs in the commercial electronics, AV technology, and electronic manufacturing industry. She is also recognized in the education market as an AV industry cheerleader and resource.
Sansivero and Tungl join the following board members who continue their terms from last year:
- Paul Cronin, CEO at Apogee IT Services
- Ingolf de Jong, CEO/President of General Communications, Inc.
- Mike Shinn, Vice President of Operations, South Central AV
- Lauren Simmen, Director, Marketing at AMETEK Powervar; AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (ESP/SurgeX)
Rob Pusey, former president and CEO of Communications Specialists, Inc., and Tom Hanson, vice president of specialized audio at Bosch, ended their terms at the end of 2018.
“The NSCA Education Foundation leadership is very thankful for the generous contributions of Ron and Tom and the many years of service they gave to the board,” says Chuck Wilson, executive director of NSCA. “Ron had many talents, including running the annual NSCA Business & Leadership Conference golf outing. Tom was very instrumental in starting the ‘next-gen’ movement on the Foundation board by insisting we bring a younger dynamic to the organization. He helped launch Ignite and created far greater age diversity within the leadership of the Foundation.”
Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.