CEDIA Hires Industry Veteran Amanda Beckner

Amanda Beckner, CTS, brings two decades of market experience to her new role as new vice president of education and training for CEDIA.


 CEDIA, a global trade association that serves the home technology industry, has announced the hiring of Amanda Beckner, CTS, as its new vice president of education and training. 

Amanda Beckner has over two decades of experience in association management, learning program development, and the audiovisual industry. As vice president of learning at AVIXA, she led the digital transformation of the association’s curriculum, shepherded three AVIXA certifications and multiple standards to ANSI/ISO 17024 accreditation, and built an active global network of over 250 education, certification, and standards volunteers.

As president and COO of THE rAVe Agency, she led long-term strategy and operations and oversaw growth of the LAVNCH program into the leading virtual event platform for the audiovisual industry. 

“No other individual could be better suited to serve the CEDIA membership in this role,” says Giles Sutton, interim co-CEO of CEDIA.

“We’re in the midst of developing training and resources to support stacked certifications; expanding our virtual conference programs; and launching in-person training led by certified volunteer instructors across North America. Mandy, astonishingly, joins us with a record of smashing success across all these initiatives, and two decades of AV industry experience to boot. She’s a unicorn.”

At CEDIA, Beckner will be charged with the stewardship of CEDIA’s education initiatives, championing the mission of making the association the leading global source of education and certification in the smart home industry. She will oversee curriculum design, content development, delivery, stakeholder engagement, and business strategy for CEDIA education and certification programs.

“The audiovisual community are the world’s global experts on experience and connection,” adds Beckner.

“It will be my mission to bring the principles of quality, craftsmanship, personalization, and human-centered design that define industry to bear on all of CEDIA’s education and training programs.”

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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