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2018-2019 Board of Directors Election Results

Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kirsten Phillips
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Congratulations to the elected candidates for the 2018-2019 CCUMC Board of Directors Election. A special thank you to everyone who participated. Terms begin July 1st, 2018.

President-Elect - James Pierret, Carleton College

As a member of the Presentation, Events, and Production Support (PEPS) team at Carleton, Jim wearsmany hats. His primary responsibility is the project management of audio visual installation throughoutcampus, such as overseeing the commissioning of Carleton’s new Music and Performance Commons,which was completed this fall, and managing the AV aspects of the construction of a new science center addition currently underway. He also serves as the lead technician for the maintenance of the equipment in the 180 rooms (Classrooms, labs, conference rooms, dance studios, etc.) with installed presentation technologies. He also works with event setups, the loaner pool, and digital signage, as wellas being the campus AMX programmer.

He earned a BS in Psychology from St. John’s University in Minnesota, a BA in Geography from the
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Minnesota State University –
Mankato. He has been at Carleton since 1996 after serving a year on a MSU-M faculty after completing
his masters

STATEMENT OF INTEREST:I am interested in serving as President-Elect of CCUMC because I would like to continue to give back to this great organization. Throughout my career in media, CCUMC has been a great resource for information, networking, collaboration, commiseration, and inspiration. As president, I want to continue the efforts of those before me to ensure that CCUMC stays the number one professional organization for college and university media and AV professionals.

I became a member and attended my first CCUMC conference in 1998 at Santa Cruz. Since then I have attended 15 other conferences including this year’s at Notre Dame. I look forward to the conference every year. I have presented four times and was a member of two different panel discussions. I served two terms as a director on the CCUMC Board. While on the board, I was chair of the Constitution and Bylaws task force. I also serve as the Chair of the Small Institutions Interest Group, I was a member of the Classroom Design Award task force, and I served a term on the Membership Committee.

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 Secretary - Anthony Helm, Dartmouth College


Anthony Helm is Head of Digital Media and Library Technologies in the Dartmouth College Library, leading the Jones Media Center and the Digital Library Technologies Group (a team of developers and system administrators responsible for the library’s technical infrastructure). Prior to this position, he served as Director of the Arts & Humanities Resource Center at Dartmouth, a facility providing pedagogical and technical support for faculty. Before moving to northern New England, Anthony was an Academic Technology Coordinator at Clark University in Massachusetts, and at Minnesota State University – Akita in Japan. His current interests are digital signage, gaming in the curriculum, and the expanded role of students as media creators. Outside of the academy, he has served on the boards of the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District in Spencer,
Massachusetts, and the Old Church Theater in Bradford, Vermont, where he was Secretary. He is active in local theater and in Harmony Night, a community a cappella chorus. Anthony holds a B.A. in Television/Radio from Southern Methodist University and an M.A. in Japanese from the University of Texas at Austin.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: Working in higher education for over twenty years, I have had many opportunities to participate in a variety of professional organizations. The CCUMC is one of only two where I felt like I was part of a professional family from the first experience—a feeling that is reaffirmed at each annual conference. I'm running for the position of Secretary in order to give back to the organization. I served on the Government Regulation and Public Policy Committee from 2012-2015 and co-presented the CCUMC webinar “Copyright Updates for the Digital Age” in February 2014. I have presented at each of the past three conferences and led the Special Interest Group discussions on Instructional Design issues at each of those conference. While I am certain that there is still much for me to learn from peers in the organization, I feel that professionally I am at a stage in my career that I can contribute meaningfully to the organization and serve responsibly in a leadership role. I look forward to meeting more members and welcoming new members into the fold as we work to carry out the mission of the CCUMC for years to come.

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 Institutional Directors


Katie Kassof, American University

Katie Kassof is the Instructional Technologist and Learning Space Designer at American University. She works with the Planning Office as well as the Registrar to design new classroom technology as well as organize the enterprise classroom modernization plan. In addition to design, she also acts as the technical PM on most AV projects at the university, works on selecting and implementing new
instructional technology tools, and provides AV support at high profile University events. She has worked in the AV department in various technical roles since 2009. Prior to that she provided LMS and software support and training, and planned teaching conferences and workshops. She has an MFA in Film and Electronic Media specializing in documentary cinematography and a Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on science education.

Outside of work, Katie has many diverse hobbies including peal bell ringing, photography, hiking and
camping, home improvement, gardening, baking, and cooking. She's also an avid reader and barely uses her high-tech AV setup at home.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: I have been a member of CCUMC for the past 6 years and really value what the organization does and how much guidance they have provided. Attending the presenting at the conferences and participating in the webinars always re-invigorates me and sparks my creativity. Being a member of the Professional Development Committee for the past 2 years and now being co-chair of the committee has given me the opportunity to help bring some of my excitement to the rest of the CCUMC community.

Joining the board would be a great honor as it would allow me to give back to the CCUMC community even more. I also really love our membership and having the opportunity to be more involved would be a pleasure.

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Joey Wall, Marist College

Joey holds a BFA in Communication from New York Institute of Technology and an MS in Information Technology from Marist College. Joey began her career in New York City as a Production Coordinator for Practising Law Institute, a nonprofit continuing legal education organization. Her area offered technical supported for live seminars and produced multimedia materials for sale. Joey eventually moved to New York’s Hudson River Valley when she accepted a position at Marist College in Poughkeepsie serving as Media Center Manager. In 2002 she was promoted to Director and holds that position today. Under her direction, the Marist College Media Center’s services include providing multimedia support for classes and events, managing production facilities, distributing equipment for loan, evaluating and implementing new instructional technologies, supporting online courses, and producing a variety of video and audio content for the college. At Marist, Joey serves on Marist’s Marketing Communication Group, is a lead on the Commencement committee, and is a member of the Advisory Committee for Marist’s Professional Women’s Mentorship Program. Other professional interests include Operational Planning and Copyright. Joey lives near Woodstock, New York, with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys the outdoors, exercise, music, reading, and cooking.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: I am interested in continuing to serve on the CCUMC Board of Directors as an Institutional Board Member because it is a great honor to represent this group of professionals. I am a proud member of CCUMC because of the professional expertise and comradery so sincerely shared among members. Our mission is “to provide leadership and a forum for information exchange…” and I often reflect upon my appreciation for a group from which I learn so much and to which I might make a valuable contribution. 

I have been active in CCUMC for a decade and have volunteered in many ways. I have been part of Conference Planning (including Quicktakes, Video Awards, and Proceedings Editor), the Finance Committee, the Strategic Planning Task Force, was Interest Group Coordinator, and am currently Chair of the Marketing Communication Task Force.

I bring passion for the work we do, dedication to my teammates, and enthusiasm to share ideas. I believe that my knowledge, skills, and abilities have been an asset to CCUMC as a Board member. I so very much would like to see through the projects with which I’ve been associated.

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 Corporate Director

Matthew Silverman, Crestron Electronics

Matthew Silverman is a R&D Program Manager with Crestron Electronics, Inc. with over 20 years of experience in IT and AV supporting the Education, Corporate and Government environments. At Crestron, Matthew is the responsible for development of Education Market strategy for product
development and acts as product manager for numerous software products.
Prior to joining Crestron, he worked as Project Manager and Technology Manager for George Mason University. He has served as a past chair of the InfoComm Standards Committee and as the moderator for the ANSI/INFOCOMM 10:2013: Audiovisual Systems Performance Verification Standard. Matthew has presented numerous workshops at higher education and AV/IT events on topics including: Creating an Enterprise AV Architecture for Higher Education; Scaling from 40 to 170 Classrooms; Designing Classrooms in the Digital Age; and Strategic Application of AV Assessment and Standards in Learning Spaces.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: I have been active with CCUMC since 2011 both as institutional member and now as a corporate member. In that time, I’ve been able to participate in many conferences, online events and listserv discussion which have lead to great professional contacts as well as many new friends. I’ve previously participated on the professional development committee and assisted both with development of webinars and as well as presenting both webinars, workshops and sessions at CCUMC events. The membership of CCUMC has always energized me by the ability to do new things and create inventive solutions and I would look forward being part of helping guide that journey. I see being a member of the board as an opportunity to get deeper involved with the growth of the organization, being able to provide my organizational resources where needed, and be able to give back to the organization in a volunteer capacity.

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