NSCA Committees & Councils


Committees & Councils (11)

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
Dan Schmidtendorff Communication Company
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.
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 Emerging Technologies Committee

Tim Hennen Chair IVCi
Mike Abernathy NSCA Liaison NSCA
Rob Simopoulos Defendify
Sid Bose IceMiller
Kurt Doornaert Barco
Greg Hussey Signet
Harry Aller Innovative Lighting
Dan Dunkel PSA
Michael Castigilione Automated Systems Design
Joe Perez ClearTech Media
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.
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Business & Leadership Conference

Dale Bottcher Chair AVI-SPL
Savannah Washburn NSCA Liaison NSCA
Ingolf DeJong GENCOMM
Jay Rogina Spinitar
Bill Bozeman PSA Security
Mike Bradley ECD Systems LLC
Brad Dempsey Solutions360
Kelly McCarthy Genesis Integration Inc

Pivot to Profit

Dale Bottcher Chair AVI-SPL
Savannah Washburn NSCA Liaison NSCA
Rob Simopoulos Defendify
Mark Rau Sound Products Inc
Randy Johnson Sound Solutions Inc
Anthony Berticelli PSA Security
Sandi Stambaugh Synnex
Kelly McCarthy Genesis Integration Inc
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Executive Committee

Mike Boettcher Board Chair New Era Technology
Ray Bailey Vice President Lone Star Communications, Inc.
Dan Schmidtendorff Treasurer Communication Company
Tim Hennen Secretary IVCi LLC
Josh Shanahan Immediate Past President Sport View Technologies
Chuck Wilson Executive Director/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.
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  Finance Committee

Ann Sellers Chair Sensory Technologies
Deb Gulick NSCA Liaison NSCA
Courtney Kerkman NSCA Liaison NSCA


  • To provide timely, relevant, and accurate reporting of financial information to association management and directors and to safeguard association assets.

Purpose Statement & Vision

  • Ensure that accurate financial information is provided to the board on a regular basis.
  • Safeguard association assets, including cash reserves.
  • Maintain the association’s not-for-profit status.


  • Committee chair will normally be filled by the treasurer.
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 Leadership Development Council

Chuck Wilson NSCA Executive Director/CEO NSCA
Mike Hester
Kelly McCarthy Outgoing President Genesis Integration Inc
Ray Bailey Chair Lone Star Communications Inc
Josh Shanahan NSCA Board 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.
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Tom Leblanc NSCA Liaison NSCA
Mike Boettcher New Era Technology
Dave Ferlino Chair Whitlock
Leah Grout Garris NSCA
Kelly Perkins NSCA


  • 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.


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Christina De Bono Board Chair ClearTech Media
Teresa Solorio NSCA Liaison NSCA
Max Johnson NSCA Staff NSCA
Brad Caron NSCA Board Signet Group
Shedan Maghzi Avidex
Don Mastro AVI Systems


  • 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.
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 Next-Gen Committee

Kelly Perkins Chair NSCA
Hilary French Kontek
Lainie Mataras Sapphire Marketing LLC
  • To develop a strong sense of belonging and community within the next generation of future industry leaders.
  • To engage the next generation of leaders within the industry and membership.
  • To develop activities, peer groups, and social networking opportunities that connect members with shared interests.
  • To build awareness of what our organization does for the next generation.
  • To create awareness and excitement for the Ignite program and have additional ambassadors emerge from this group to carry forward our goals.
  • To develop an even stronger sense of community and purpose through belonging to and volunteering with NSCA and affiliate groups.
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Laurie Englert President Legrand AV
Steve Emspak Vice President Shen, Milsom & Wilke Inc.
Lauren Simmen Secretary AMETEK/SurgeX
Jeff Kindig Treasurer HARMAN Professional
Ingolf deJong GenComm
Steve Greenblatt Control Concepts
Gina Sansivero AtlasIED
Tobi Tungl Conference Technologies Inc.


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Web Presence/Tools Committee

Dale Bottcher NSCA Board AVI-SPL
Dave Ferlino NSCA Board Whitlock
Deb Gaskill NSCA Liason NSCA


  • To always have valuable content and essential information on our websites to drive value and increase the relevance of our organization.


  • To support NSCA staff by giving input and direction on what content should appear on our various websites.
  • To serve as a review committee to make frequent assessments of web tools and the overall functionality of the sites we maintain.
  • To provide guidance on how easy it is to find the information we provide on our websites.
  • To make sure we have adequate privacy and security provisions and procedures in place.
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