CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, May 4, 2018 — The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce that Kelly Perkins has joined its team as the first-ever program director, with a goal of developing, directing, implementing, and managing strategic initiatives and programs that align with the charitable organization’s mission.
Perkins has served on the NSCA Education Foundation Board of Directors since July 2015, and has been instrumental in launching many of its initiatives and programs, including IGNITE – which was unveiled at the 2016 Business & Leadership Conference as a way to showcase the industry and its career opportunities to jobseekers, students, and educational institutions.
Her industry experience first began in 2008 when she joined Vaddio in a marketing and communications role. For six years, she was involved with the company’s global product and brand marketing, as well as media and public relations – eventually becoming the company’s marketing and communications manager. In 2014, she joined integrator AVI Systems, leading the marketing and communications team and overseeing the company’s strategic integrated marketing approach.
The NSCA Education Foundation is thrilled to welcome Perkins to her new role, where she’ll work to build awareness and propel the industry forward, attracting a next-generation workforce. She’ll be responsible for initiatives such as IGNITE, PASS K-12, ESPA, and a variety of scholarship, educational, and research programs.
“Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her to the NSCA Education Foundation,” says Chuck Wilson, NSCA Education Foundation director. “Her first priority will be managing the IGNITE subsidized internship program this summer, and I’m certain she’ll make it a huge success.”
“With my background in marketing and communications for a manufacturer and an integrator, I’m excited to continue to help the industry I love in this new role,” says NSCA Education Foundation Program Director Kelly Perkins. “Manufacturers, dealers, and integrators count on these programs, and it’s time to take them to the next level.”
About NSCA Education Foundation
The mission of the NSCA Education Foundation is to advance educational opportunities by providing scholarships and awards to assist existing professionals and those pursuing careers within the low-voltage electronic systems integration industry. The foundation is committed to the growth of the industry by providing access to the best education and latest techniques available. The NSCA Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, promotes and engages current and future electronic systems integrators in educational experiences to enhance the growth, professionalism and business skills needed in the electronic systems industry. For more information, visit www.nsca.org/nsca-education-foundation.