NSCA Committees & Councils


Committees & Councils (10)

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
Dennis Burns Director of Public Safety Advanced RF Technologies, 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.
Initial Goals
  • To establish a better name and assign duties to each person based upon their interests and skillsets.
  • 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.
Tim Hennen Chair/Board Liaison Digital Labor Solutions
Mike Abernathy NSCA Liaison NSCA
Shanna Utgard Defendify
Sid Bose IceMiller
Bob Wise Notiphy
Harry Aller Innovative Lighting
Michael Castigilione Automated Systems Design
Joe Perez ClearTech Media
Patrick Whipkey USAV
Jeff Brum Mechdyne Corporation
JB Fowler Domotz
Brandon Gramse GENCOMM
  • To always be aware of the enabling and disruptive technology our members will provide or interface with and build awareness within our membership of the impact it will have on business.
  • To establish top innovation and technology specialists within our membership to provide guidance to the board and members on advanced technology that can enable or disrupt the channel.
  • Offer insight and lead 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 look like.
  • Allow NSCA members to explore new business opportunities based upon emerging trends that influence our businesses.
  • Assist and/or serve as the judging committee for the Excellence in Product Innovation awards.

Business & Leadership Conference

Dale Bottcher Chair/Board Liaison AVI-SPL
Emma Oldenburg NSCA Liaison NSCA
Ingolf DeJong GENCOMM
Jay Rogina Spinitar
Matt Barnette PSA Security
Mike Bradley ECD Systems LLC
Brad Dempsey Solutions360

Pivot to Profit

Dale Bottcher Chair/Board Liaison AVI-SPL
Emma Oldenburg NSCA Liaison NSCA
Rob Simopoulos Defendify
Robbin Reynolds Sound Products Inc
Randy Johnson Sound Solutions Inc
Anthony Berticelli PSA Security
Sandi Stambaugh Synnex
Mike Boettcher Chair/Board Liaison New Era Technology
Ray Bailey Vice President Lone Star Communications, Inc.
Dan Schmidtendorff Treasurer Communication Company
Tim Hennen Secretary Digital Labor Solutions
Josh Shanahan Immediate Past President Sport View Technologies
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.
Laurie MacKeigan Board Liaison Backman Vidcom
Deb Gulick Staff Liaison NSCA
Tom Barry Tech Electronics
Jeff Bronswick Bronswick Benjamin P.C.
Brad Dempsey Solutions360
Joel Harris Navigate Management Consulting
Mat Hennings Communications Engineering Company (CEC)
Eric Morris Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers Inc.
Christopher Mounts AVI Systems Inc.
Mark Schweizer Jr Ronco Communications
David Taccone Spinitar


  • 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.
Mike Boettcher Chair/Board Liaison New Era Technology
Tom Leblanc NSCA Liaison NSCA
Kelly Perkins NSCA Foundation
Chris Turner New Era Technology
Bruce Kaufmann Human Circuit
Amy Blackburn Mood Media
Joe Perez ClearTech
Akin Adewole Verrex
Mildred Ramos Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC
Luis Schilling Welnstall.IT
Khalil Williams Design Electronics
  • The NSCA’s Ignite 2.0 mission is to inspire our members and organizations to embrace the concepts and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We want and need our membership to be reflective of the markets we serve and provide opportunities for growth and influence for our professional workforce. Our commitment is to inclusion, where everyone is welcome — an inclusive industry across age, gender, race, religion, identity, and experience to drive us forward under the Ignite umbrella.
Purpose Statement & Vision
  • The NSCA Ignite program’s original mission was to provide NSCA members with reach to the next generation of potential employees. It has now evolved to Ignite 2.0. While the recruiting aspect of Ignite remains important, Ignite 2.0 has been created in response to societal injustices and inequities. The expanded objective is to provide membership with the foresight and knowledge to instill inclusivity and diversity as cornerstones of their business and to realize the business benefits in doing so.
  • The committee meets on a bi-weekly and as-needed basis to discuss action plans related to creating DEI-related resources for NSCA members, sharing DEI experience related content to amplify these issues for the NSCA community, leveraging industry resources to provide a platform for addressing the Digital Divide in communities and more.
Duties, Responsibilities, & Desired Outcomes
  • Inclusivity and equity are issues of humanity. For an industry to be relevant, it must progress by embracing and espousing the core values of humanity. Those core values are a bedrock for successful organizations. They embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Ignite 2.0 seeks to develop a framework for DEI embracing and endorsing the notions and practices of radical empathy and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The use of the word “radical” in radical empathy is not of the ilk of revisionist or revolutionary, it is rethinking or a new way of thinking. It is attempting to better understand and share the feelings of others. While CSR is simply a way of developing a program of giving back.
  • The forthcoming efforts of Ignite 2.0 will make your membership and participation in NSCA more valuable and rewarding. Your company culture is a reflection of your core values both internally and externally. The results will help you become a better and more successful business.
  • Ignite 2.0 looks forward to this challenge and engaging with NSCA members.
Ray Bailey Chair/Board Liaison Lone Star Communications Inc
Chuck Wilson NSCA Executive Director/CEO NSCA
Mike Hester Past President Beacon Communications
Kelly McCarthy Past President Genesis Integration Inc
Josh Shanahan Immediate Past President Sport View Technologies
Mike Boettcher NSCA President New Era Technology
  • 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.
Kyle Habben Chair/Board Liaison Electronic Contracting
Tom Leblanc NSCA Liaison NSCA
Leah Grout Garris NSCA Staff NSCA
Max Johnson NSCA Staff NSCA
Deb Gaskill NSCA Staff NSCA
Blair Rubio T1V
Steve Potts Primary Systems
Sy Granillo TRL
Brandon Breznick Apex One Agency


  • To provide leadership and guidance on the NSCA brand promise along with how we present ourselves relevant to the organization’s overall goals and purpose.


  • To support the growth and success of the organization through awareness initiatives.
  • To guide and support NSCA staff with our media relationships.
  • To have more influence in our marketing materials through the lens of the integrator.
  • To provide the NSCA staff with ideas for increased lead and demand generation concepts and programs.
  • To assess how we are doing and what more can be done within our budget constraints.



Christina De Bono Chair/Board Liaison ClearTech Media
Teresa Solorio NSCA Liaison NSCA
Max Johnson NSCA Staff NSCA
Brad Caron NSCA Board Signet Group
Don Mastro NSCA Board AVI Systems
Michael Bridwell Sonance


  • 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.
Laurie Englert President Legrand AV
Steve Emspak Vice President Shen, Milsom & Wilke Inc.
Lauren Simmen Secretary Crestron
Tobi Tungl Treasurer Conference Technologies Inc.
Ingolf deJong GenComm
Steve Greenblatt Control Concepts
Gina Sansivero AtlasIED



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