NSCA Committees & Councils


Committees & Councils (10)

Business & Leadership Conference

Dale Bottcher Chair/Board Liaison AVI-SPL
Emma Roby NSCA Liaison NSCA
Matt Barnette PSA Security
Mike Bradley EDC Systens LLC
Ingolf DeJong GENCOMM
Brad Dempsey Solutions360
Laurie MacKeigan Backman Vidcom
Tina Peters SVT
Jay Rogina Spinitar

Pivot to Profit

Dale Bottcher Chair/Board Liaison AVI-SPL
Emma Roby NSCA Liaison NSCA
Randy Johnson Sound Solutions Inc
Robbin Reynolds Sound Products Inc
Rob Simopoulos Defendify
Sandi Stambaugh TD SYNNEX
Dan Schmidtendorff Chair/Board Liaison Communication Company
Chuck Wilson Executive director/CEO, interim chair and staff liaison NSCA
Ron Tellas NFPA 70 National Electrical Code on code-making panel #3 Belden
Brent Berger NAICS, SOC, and other classifications Bridges AV
Chuck Fairchild UL 1069, NFPA 99, IoT, PoE Fairchild Communications
Neil Lakomiak Code conflicts and compliance, standards Underwriters Laboratory
Scott Lord NFPA 730/731, NFPA 3000, NFPA 72, NEC code representative PASS
Sean Daly Licensing and code compliance Diversified
Lauren Mastro Contract law, license, permits, and compliance AVI-SPL
Alana Smith Legal, BAAs and IP transfer, contracts HB Communications
Ron Willis Specifications and code conflicts Shen, Milsom & Wilke
Eric Jones M/F Divisions 27 and 28, standards, code conflicts SWC
Jason Loar NICET, codes, accreditation All Systems
Jason Potterf Technical Leader Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • To provide a focal point for awareness and action on key legislative and regulatory issues for our industry.
Purpose Statement & Vision
  • The primary purpose will be centered on a heightened awareness of critical issues that the NSCA board will need to be informed about, which will shape our legislative agenda. This group will focus on issues related to licensure, codes, standards, policy, compliance, permits, industry classifications, regulations, contract law, safety, and best practices in managing software licenses, obligations of agreements, etc.
  • Build membership awareness of this exciting new resource and illustrate how unique and highly valued this is.
  • Work alongside the Emerging Technologies Council to make sure our industry is well-positioned to perform the scope of work desired without restriction.
  • The Codes and Compliance Committee is comprised of 10 industry volunteers who have a specific area of expertise in each of the key areas identified: legal experts, code experts, standards and compliance experts, etc. The executive director serves as an interim chair until the first meeting, where more structures and roles for members are determined.
Duties, Responsibilities, & Desired Outcomes
  • Write quarterly blogs/white papers/articles for Integrate on topics related to codes, standards, licensure, and policy.
  • Lead regular webinars discussing key topics deemed most urgent for our members.
  • Send email action alerts based on new laws, code changes, code conflict issues, or other areas of concern for members.
  • Provide committee reports to the NSCA board on items that require the budget to be adjusted to deal with a particular situation or opportunity.
  • Provide recommendations of action (pursuant to the delegation of authority) to such committee or council that has been empowered by the board of directors on matters of best interest for the membership.
  • Develop model legislation on the key areas of focus.
  • Conduct periodic policy reviews and submit recommendations on any edits, changes, or modifications to the NSCA board for approval.
  • Act in accordance with current NSCA legislative priorities and position statements and within the best interest of the members and on behalf of the association.
Mike Abernathy NSCA Liaison NSCA
Harry Aller Innovative Lighting
John Bailey AVI-SPL
Sid Bose IceMiller
Sunil Botrada AV Design Labs
Andy Bourquin Radiant Technologies
Jeff Brum Mechdyne Corporation
Michael Castigilione Automated Systems Design
Bill Fons PTG
JB Fowler Domotz
John Garmendi Sony Electronics Professional Solutions Americas
Chris Gazdic LibertyAV
Tim Hennen Digital Labor Solutions
Derek Holbrook TriTech Communications
Joe Perez ClearTech Media
Ryan Towner Towner Communications
Patrick Whipkey EDGE
  • To always be aware of the enabling and disruptive technology our members will be providing or interfacing with and build awareness within our membership of the impact it will have on their business.
  • To provide sufficient information of emerging technologies that will enable integrators to make actionable decisions within their business. Based on the knowledge we currently have provide integrators with tools and resources to implement.
  • To establish top innovation and technology specialists within our membership to provide guidance to both the board and membership on advanced technology that can either enable or disrupt the channel.
  • Give insight, do webinars and education sessions on emerging trends to ensure NSCA members don’t get blindsided by adjacent industries, advanced technology or innovation that obsoletes or devalues our solutions and service offerings.
  • Provide a futurist view of the most impactful technologies.
  • Add clarity to what our future scope could possibly look like.
  • Allow NSCA members to explore new business opportunities based upon the emerging trends that are influencing our businesses.
  • Assist and/or serve as the EPI awards judging committee.
  • Selected ETC committee members provide presentations with actionable items for integrators during ETC call.
Ray Bailey President Lone Star Communications, Inc.
Dan Schmidtendorff Vice President Communication Company
Dale Bottcher Secretary AVI-SPL
Christina DeBono Treasurer ClearTech Media
Mike Boettcher Immediate Past President NSCA
Tom LeBlanc Executive Director NSCA
Chuck Wilson CEO NSCA
  • To provide a focal point for evaluation of the effectiveness, performance, and practices of the executive director and other staff.
Purpose Statement & Vision
  • Deals directly with the executive director contract and issues that may need to be dealt with between full board meetings. The focus of the committee will be related to staff and organizational issues.
  • The Executive Committee is comprised of the board members who have been elected by the board of directors in accordance with the bylaws of the association to serve as president, immediate past president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The executive director serves as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • The Executive Committee may act in place and instead of the board of directors between board meetings on matters except those specifically reserved for the board by the bylaws, pursuant to delegation of authority to such committee by the board of directors. Actions of the Executive Committee shall be reported to the board for ratification by mail or at the next board meeting. An Executive Committee meeting may be carried out by teleconference to meet special requirements, needs, or emergencies of the association. Such meeting may be called at the discretion of the president or, in his absence, the vice president.
  • The Executive Committee shall annually review, negotiate, and arrange the compensation program for the executive director of the association. Such compensation program is subject to the approval of the board of directors. When approved, the Executive Committee shall arrange and have executed a management contract for the executive director together with a job description outlining duties, activities, and responsibilities for the position. Because the executive director is accountable to the Executive Committee through the president, the president shall be the primary spokesperson and communicator on behalf of the association.
Chuck Wilson NSCA Liaison NSCA
Tom Barry Tech Electronics
Jeff Bronswick Bronswick Benjamin P.C.
Brad Dempsey Solutions360
Joel Harris Navigate Management Consulting
Eric Morris Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers Inc.
Christopher Mounts AVI Systems Inc.
Mark Schweizer Jr Ronco Communications
David Taccone Solutionz, Inc


  • To create a peer group and financial interest community within the organization that provides our membership with a highly valuable resource for timely, relevant, and accurate methods of practicing financial leadership.

Purpose Statement & Vision

  • To demonstrate how systems integrators can effectively use NSCA data and research to improve their own business.
  • To provide best practices that ensure financial leadership along with timely, relevant, and accurate financial information is provided to their company to make the best decisions, regardless of size, scope, or scale.
  • To safeguard the business owner’s assets and improve owner equity by sharing best practices in improving profitability and de-risking their ownership position in an integration firm.
  • To assist integrators in comprehending the linkage between strategic plans and tactical initiatives.
  • To educate and share financial information specific to the management of an integration business.
  • To build awareness and share best practices in reporting of financial information, developing key metrics and incorporating forecasting and predictability tools.
  • To maintain the association’s leadership position of being the voice, business resource and trusted advisor for the systems integration industry.
  • To provide NSCA members with business valuation metrics and resources.


  • The NSCA board of directors will approve from the membership roster 6-10 business and financial leaders to serve on this council. The council chair shall be appointed by the board and provide regular reports on activity and key deliverables.
  • The initial deliverables shall be quarterly roundtables. Two of these will be done in conjunctions with BLC and P2P in the form of a workshop or webinar. The council will submit an article or recap of a roundtable for inclusion in Integrate, the NSCA official trade journal.
Ray Bailey Chair/Board Liaison Lone Star Communications Inc
Chuck Wilson NSCA Executive Director/CEO NSCA
Mike Boettcher Immediate Past President EDGE
Mike Hester Past President Beacon Communications
Kelly McCarthy Past President Genesis Integration Inc
Josh Shanahan Past President Sport View Technologies
  • This team will serve as our awards, governance, and nominations committee, consolidating the mission of all three into one cohesive group.
  • To maintain our history and provide guidance and mentoring to allow NSCA to stay true to its guiding principles and beliefs while facing the reality and excitement of the future.
  • Advise the NSCA board of directors on governance issues, including bylaw adherence, conflict of interest concerns, risk mitigation, indemnification, D&O liability matters, etc.  Note: This replaces the current governance and board development committees.
  • Be the voice within the board of directors on the history of the organization and its heritage, and maintain a strong sense of past.
  • Develop a long-range strategy for talent management and leadership needs based upon review of the 3-year strategic plan and financial status of the organization.
  • Serve as the nominations committee (this replaces the current nominations committee) and make recommendations on future board and officer positions.
  • Serve as our diversity committee for board and staff positions.
  • Serve as the Lifetime Achievement and Volunteer of the Year award nominations committee.
  • Lead or conduct any executive-level searches.
  • Assist the association president in an advisory capacity upon request.
  • Provide conflict resolution support when board issues reach an impasse.
  • Provide temporary or interim CEO support in the event of the CEO being unable or unfit to act. Assign an acting executive director in case of impairment to CEO.
  • Develop a board and staff succession plan that has a 3- to 5-year window.
  • Make sure the NSCA brand can survive and thrive regardless of personnel.


Don Mastro Chair/Board Liaison AVI Systems
Teresa Solorio NSCA Liaison NSCA
Brad Caron NSCA Board Signet Group
Shedan Maghzi NSCA Board Avidex
Michael Bridwell Sonance
Max Johnson NSCA


  • To provide guidance, support and oversight for the numbers and categories of members we have in our organization and to provide a recommendation to the board on the dues structure for upcoming years.


  • To grow membership in a changing ecosystem.
  • To create and sustain a viable and healthy organization through the dues we collect.
  • To assess the value of membership and provide input as to the types of services we offer.
Tobi Tungl President CTI
Lauren Simmen Vice President Crestron
Ingolf deJong Treasurer GenComm
Steve Greenblatt Secretary Control Concepts
Tim Hennen Director Digital Labor Solutions
Dawna Payne Director Texadia Systems
Chris Reese Director ASW
Gina Sansivero Director AtlasIED



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