Jim Nista is a digital graphics and design pioneer and has a long history working as a Creative Director for a large range of clients. Jim Nista has helped create the Digital Content and Media Expert (DCME) certification program and regularly speaks at industry trade shows. Mr. Nista holds two software patents and has received numerous awards for Digital Signage content creation.
A dynamic presenter, award-winning author and widely recognized industry professional, Joseph Cornwall has worked in the commercial AV industry for more than three decades. Cornwall is an InfoComm Educator of the Year award recipient. Joe Cornwall currently holds the position of AV Technology Evangelist for Legrand, where he is responsible for predicting the future and making it happen!
Pete Coman is an award-winning digital workplace experience designer whose career spans 30 years in the tech industry. Pete recently took on the role of Chief Technology Officer for PTS and is currently working with organizations to help them re-imagine their workplace by leveraging smart technologies to enhance workplace activities and the user experience.
Tom LeBlanc, NSCA’s director of industry outreach and media channels, has supported the integration market since 2003. As editorial director of Commercial Integrator from 2010 to 2019 and in various roles at CE Pro before that, he specialized in developing content to help integration firms improve their businesses. At NSCA, LeBlanc is focused on sharing NSCA success stories and resources aimed at improving members’ businesses.
Jake Sanders brings 10+ years to the ProAV industry — specializing in video technology, dvLED and projection, among other verticals. His passions are people, pixels and production (in addition to finding the next best BBQ joint in Texas).
Currently a system designer and trainer for Almo Pro A/V, Tom Kehr has been involved in AV systems since 1986. He has been heavily involved in houses of worship — church audio, leading ministry teams and training volunteers — in addition to being a licensed amateur radio operator.
Craig Recchia — the sales application engineer and installation instructor at Peerless-AV® — spent years specializing in wireless solutions and outdoor displays. Knowledgeable on Peerless-AV’s extensive product line, Craig also brings more than 15 years of experience as a teacher and former AV installer.
As senior principal and director of the WorkPlace practice at HOK, Kay Sargent uses her more than 35 years of experience to shape workplace design and strategy. Also serving on the AVIXA Board of Directors among other boards, she’s supported organizations in various locations and functions to help define how, when and where people work with technology.
Chuck Espinoza is a senior staff instructor at AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association and international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Chuck has been involved with AVIXA, formerly InfoComm International, since 2010 and remains involved in his local community.
Jonathan Brawn has extensive experience in AV and digital signage systems, and he currently serves as principal of Brawn Consulting — an AV consulting, educational and marketing firm with national exposure. Jonathan holds his CTS certification and is on the senior faculty at AVIXA (also awarded Educator of the Year in 2020 by AVIXA) and board of advisors for Digital Signage Expo.