CEIDA announced the hiring of Veteran Association Executive Daryl Friedman as the new Global President and CEO. Friedman has spent more than 30 years in nonprofit leadership roles, overseeing membership, advocacy, and industry relations for the Recording Academy. Friedman will assume the role on November 29.
“Having represented audio professionals for most of my career, I’ve long admired CEDIA for championing immersive audio experiences in the home,” notes Friedman. “Now, as our homes become the hub for work, education, entertainment, and wellness, CEDIA members are the indispensable partners for making our homes more comfortable and connected. This is truly CEDIA’s moment, and I am honored to join the team at this exciting time.”
Friedman has advocated for legislation providing assistance to the recording community during COVID-19 and protecting the right of creators in the streaming era. Billboard gave him the nickname “the music creators’ man in Washington”. Friedman’s selection concludes the lengthy search led by Vetted Solutions.
Daryl Friedman’s interest in technology was reinforced by his close work with the Academy’s Producer and Engineers Wing. He visited studios across the country, speaking frequently about the need to protect the rights of those who use their technological skills to improve people’s lives.
“Daryl is a very positive, thoughtful, and inspiring communicator. He is ready to listen, understand, and engage in constructive dialogue. I believe that he will apply what he already knows as well as what he learns to allow him to lead from the front,” says David Weinstein, CEDIA Board vice-chairperson. “There is so much opportunity for the custom integrator community at this time. With Daryl in this leadership role, I am very confident that he will help us to raise the profile of our association for the mutual benefit of the entire system integration and control industry.”
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