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Title: Associate Show Director
Company: Emerald X / CEDIA Expo
Years in Industry: 11 years (8 years at CEDIA Association and 3 at Emerald X specifically over CEDIA Expo)
Where You Grew Up, Live Now:: Newburgh, IN and I currently live in Zionsville, IN….100% Hoosier
Education: DePauw University….Go Tigers!
Accomplishments: 2020 would have been the 12th CEDIA Expo in which I have been part of planning, organizing, and executing. Each year, I enjoy and take pride in seeing the residential technology industry come together at CEDIA Expo to learn, discover new products, and connect with old and new friends. As Associate Show Director, I am committed to help grow our industry and keep us connected through the CEDIA Expo platform. I am saddened that we will not be able to come together this September in Denver, but I am busy crafting the first-ever virtual CEDIA Expo experience. I look forward to seeing you virtually in September and physically in Indianapolis in 2021!
Favorite Pastime: I enjoy spending time with my 6 and 4 -year olds. I also enjoy running, cooking, and traveling (which I miss dearly since COVID-19 hit in March)
Favorite Movie: Sweet Home Alabama or The Proposal…I love a good rom-com
Best Concert: Justin Timberlake
If You Could be Anyplace Right Now, Where Would it Be and What Would You Be Doing?: I’d love to be on 30A (panhandle of FL) with my 2 kids and husband, riding bikes, playing in the pool, taking walks on the beach, and watching sunsets.
What Makes You Believe the CE Industry Will Thrive in the Next 5 Years: I believe the CI industry has a tremendous opportunity to thrive during the next 5 years. The stay-at-home orders, put in place to contain COVID-19, have forced many people to 1) re-access the technology they have in their homes and consider upgrading or 2) finally take that first step to integrate more technology in their home to help them work and live a life best at home. Technology in the home has typically been considered more “luxury” and “nice to have” and now the dynamic is changing to be more “essential” and “need to have.”