CEDIA Names 2012 Volunteers of the Year

ESC Volunteer of the Year and Associate Volunteer of the Year to be Recognized at Awards Celebration

INDIANAPOLIS (August 13, 2012)-The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) has named the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award recipients. The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership to the growth and advancement of CEDIA. CEDIA awards an individual from the Associate Member category and the Electronic Systems Contractor Member category. These distinguished volunteers will be honored at the annual Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Celebration on Saturday, September 8 at CEDIA EXPO:


Brannon Young, Luxul - Associate Volunteer of the Year:
Brannon has championed the process for Luxul to reduce the complexity of commercial networking solutions for the residential industry. His expertise in the field of IT/Networking has made him a valuable subject matter expert and instructor for CEDIA University. Brannon was instrumental in the educational development of two new courses that were built for the CEDIA University Technical college this year.

"Brannon brings a great amount of technical insight to the table and without his dedication to this project, the CEDIA University Networking Performance course would not have been completed on time and CEDIA EXPO attendees would not have had the opportunity to learn about this critical topic," said Steve Rissi, CEDIA Technical Project Manager.

Shawn Lemay, S & T Enterprises - Electronic Systems Contractor (ESC) Volunteer of the Year:
Shawn has also been instrumental in the development of IT/Networking education content, as well as the Technical and Designer curriculum for CEDIA University. In addition, Shawn assisted in the creation of the new Residential Networking Specialist Credential by helping develop the credential's Job Task Analysis (JTA).

"What makes Shawn truly special is his ability to distill the critical information from such a large body of knowledge in the IT/Networking realm and present it to our members in a way that they can relate to and understand," said Jeff Gardner, CEDIA Director of Technical Training. "He has a great talent for getting to the core of the skills that will help our members become more efficient, successful, and profitable."

Volunteers have always been a critical element of CEDIA's success. More than 200 CEDIA volunteers dedicate their time, energy, and resources to the association year round. All CEDIA volunteers are invited to the Volunteer Appreciation Reception during CEDIA EXPO. Volunteers interested in attending may contact Chelsey Wetzel, CEDIA Member Programs Project Manager at 800.669.5329.

About CEDIA

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at www.cedia.net.

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