This year, Women in AV (WAVE) is honoring a female AV professional for outstanding mentor service with the Women in AV Mentor Award. Alexis LaBroi, account manager at AVI-SPL, was highlighted for her contributions to their mentees and others around them as women in the AV industry.
LaBroi has been in the event technology industry for 16 years, holding leadership roles in operations, training and sales. Starting her career at Renaissance Chicago, LaBroi has worked with companies such as PSAV, Swank and Swisscom.
Candace McPherson nominated LaBroi and said she looked up to LaBroi from the first meeting.
“She challenged me to test my own knowledge, and taught me to be a better, more knowledgeable professional,” McPherson said. “She inspired me to have faith in myself, and be confident in what I know.”
McPherson said LaBroi also inspired her to never give up, even though there were challenges as a woman breaking into in the AV industry.
“She gives 100 percent…even when others would throw in the towel,” McPherson said. “She is also a loving and warm family-centered woman. Her nurturing quality is evident in the way she serves those around her.”
Jennifer Willard, WAVE founder, said she is excited for LaBroi to be the first recipient of the award.
“LaBroi’s mentoring efforts to support and encourage women in our industry are remarkable,” Willard said. “Her accomplishments demonstrate why she is a very deserving winner.”
Willard also thanked Listen Technologies for sponsoring the award and their continued support of the organization.
“It is critical for us, as women, to recognize each other for the great work we do for others,” Willard said.
La Broi will was honored at InfoComm 2012, which will was June 13 – 15 in Las Vegas. As the largest AV trade show in the nation, Infocomm brings experts from all over the world to showcase products and lead education sessions.