The CEDIA Board of Directors has announced the promotion of Tabatha O’Connor from acting to permanent CEDIA Global President and CEO.
The CEDIA Board of Directors has announced the promotion of Tabatha O'Connor from acting to permanent CEDIA Global President and CEO.
O'Connor joined the CEDIA team in 2002. Over her tenure, she has led many different departments including membership, finance, human resources, operations, and volunteer development. In 2015, O'Connor was promoted to CEO, a role that had her creating structures and processes to manage the association's activities. She has deep experience in association management and governance and has served as Acting Global President and CEO since May 2017.
"I am honoured to be named Global President and CEO. I am passionate about building this industry and providing our members the tools they need to be successful. The organisation is at a very exciting pivot point as we implement our new strategic plan, construct our new global headquarters that will serve as a resource to our members and our industry, and expand CEDIA's educational programming around the world," said O'Connor.
Humphries adds, "CEDIA is not the same organisation it was 12 months ago. We are shifting focus from an organisation whose primary function was running a tradeshow to an organisation that will push the industry forward through education, outreach to design and build specifiers, and increasing professionalism though standards, guidelines, and best practices."
O'Connor is the board treasurer for Integrated Systems Events, the management company co-owned by CEDIA and AVIXA that produces ISE, the world's largest tradeshow for the professional AV and electronic systems industry, among others. She also serves as board treasurer for ESPA (Electronic Systems Professional Alliance). In 2016, she was chosen by Dealerscope as one of their Powerful Women in Consumer Tech. Prior to CEDIA, O'Connor worked in association management in the construction and public service industry.
CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for 3,700 member companies who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA is committed to helping members at every level set a pathway to prosperity by offering industry-leading education, training, and certification; delivering market intelligence through proprietary research; providing opportunities to foster community within the channel, and cultivating awareness with industry partners and consumers. CEDIA founded the largest annual residential technology show, now in its 27th year, and co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, the world's largest AV and systems integration exhibition. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Life Lived Best at Home.
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