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2017-2018 Election - Corporate Nominees
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 President-Elect Candidate - Kathleen Dooley, Midwestern University

Kathleen started with Midwestern University in 1992 after achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Southern Illinois University. As the Director of Media Resources, she is responsible on the Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ campuses for media technology and creative services including: audio visual equipment services, audio visual design, audio visual project management, media technology installations, live event technology services, creative support services. Kathleen also participates in all media related purchases, media equipment planning, and new facility projects for the University.

Kathleen and Midwestern University have been a member of CCUMC since 2007. She currently serves as an Institutional Director on the Board of Directors. She also has served on the Professional Development Committee since 2009, chaired the committee from 2012 - 2014, and has been directly involved with producing all of the committee’s webinars. She was the 2013 Conference Co-Host in Oak Brook, and served as a member of the Conference Program Planning Committees in 2013 and 2014.
STATEMENT OF INTEREST: I was honored to be nominated for the President of the Board of Directors. I have seen the great work that previous board members have done, and it is my hope to continue to contribute towards the organization's success. I have been fortunate to get actively involved with the conferences, interest groups, and Professional Development Committee. The organization is growing and evolving. I have a strong interest in continuing the efforts towards making it a vital resource for professional development opportunities, networking opportunities, and educational opportunities accessible to the CCUMC community.

Treasurer - Don Merritt, University of Central Florida

Don Merritt is the Director of the Office of Instructional Resources (OIR) at the University of Central Florida. OIR maintains a staff of certified Crestron programmers and CTS-certified installers to design, install and support hundreds of integrated multimedia rooms across all of UCF's campuses. In addition, OIR provides end-user support for collaboration and Panopto lecture capture systems for UCF. OIR is also home to UCF's Faculty Multimedia Center, a multimedia production facility dedicated to empowering faculty in the use of digital technologies.

Don holds a PhD in Texts and Technology from UCF where he studies virtual environments, games and accessibility in addition to his OIR responsibilities. Don’s background includes several years in broadcasting radio and television and several years teaching. He has also been involved in a number of international theatre projects that used telepresence to combine actors and audiences across North America in real time, and has contributed to Emmy-nominated productions and internationally-screened documentary work.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: I am very interested in the CCUMC Treasurer position because I believe strongly in the mission and direction of CCUMC and want to do all I can to help keep it strong. I have many years of direct budgetary experience in my current position at UCF and I feel that is a strength I can leverage for CCUMC. I also believe that my experience with a variety of vendors and institutions will be beneficial to the needs of the Treasurer role. 

On a more personal level, I’m really, really excited about CCUMC. Every year I’ve attended I leave more energized and with fantastic connections to great people at schools all across the country who understand what we do, why we do it, and the challenges we face. I’ve been encouraging the other schools in Florida to start to become involved as well, since many of the conversations we’re having within the state are happening in so many other places. As AV professionals I feel that CCUMC is a strong (and growing stronger!) voice for our needs and concerns, and I very much want to do all I can to help it succeed.

Corporate Director Nominees (Two seats available)

Robert Kensinger, Spectrum Industries

I am currently serving as Corporate Board Member for CCUMC. My current position is at Spectrum Industries as the Vice President of Sales. I have held positions at several corporations including: Honeywell Inc. in Minneapolis Minnesota as Sales and Product Manager; Barber Colman in Rockford Illinois as a Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing and Engineering and Director of Field Construction Offices; Emerson Electric in St Louis Mo. as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Emerson Specialty Motors and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Emerson Flow Controls. In addition, I have been awarded three United States patents for computer control systems. I earned an Education B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana in 1973.

I have served in several board positions in other organizations including: 

• Past Chair Home Owners Association Rockford 
• Past and Current Board Member Squirrel Lake Owners Association 
• Past Board member of four Construction Companies: New York City, Boston, Birmingham, Kansas City.

I have spent over 30 years hiring and training employees. I am passionate about education and the evolving tools and processes to accelerate learning. I believe my corporate business experience as well as other Board experiences would allow me to provide worthwhile counsel to CCUMC.

Gina Sansivero, FSR

Gina Sansivero is currently the Director of Business Development, Education for NJ-based manufacturer, FSR. (She would like to make note that she lives in NY, not NJ.) While attending college, she took a summer job in marketing at a medical components company. After graduating college with a BA in Psychology, Gina continued to grow in her marketing career and brought her knowledge and experience to the AV industry. That first year (2005), two months after she was hired, she attended her first InfoComm and was hooked. Now, with over ten years of experience working with media services, AV, IT and library services departments in educational facilities nationwide, Gina has the pleasure of collaborating with a great network of industry experts. The knowledge and experience gained from communicating and working with these experts allows Gina to share information from a variety of viewpoints with an exceptional understanding of the limitations that budgets, bureaucracy and resources have on technology departments. She is a member of InfoComm, CCUMC, PADLA, and a proud supporter of DET/CHE, NWMET and NSCA. Gina’s passion is fueled by her love of the people in this industry, the need to keep learning and the challenges of keeping up with the fast changing world of technology. Gina is also passionate about her son, her pup, her family, and (however unfortunately) the NY Mets.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: Is it possible that there is any focused higher education technologies group better and more active than CCUMC? The list-serv is constantly full of current and relevant conversations. The annual conference consistently pulls in a few hundred attendees, no matter which part of the country it’s in. And no where else are the relationships as strong as between the members at CCUMC. For me, being involved in this community is a wonderful and rewarding part of my job. As a corporate member or sponsor of similar organizations, we are usually left to network with other sponsors at events. We are rarely asked for the level of involvement that CCUMC requests of us. CCUMC believes that all pieces of the industry are an important part of the conversation because that type of collaboration balances the organization, stabilizes it, and supports relevancy. By being further involved at the board level, I hope to support the progression of CCUMC, to learn from fellow members and to impart my knowledge and experiences in a way that guides CCUMC into the years ahead- maintaining and building on its value and success.