ISA Announces its 2020 Class of ISA Elite

The annual list, now in its sixth year, is meant to highlight up-and-comers in the sign and graphics industry who perform in a variety of roles.

ISA Announces its 2020 Class of ISA Elite
ISA Announces its 2020 Class of ISA Elite

The Alexandria, Virginia-based International Sign Association, a nonprofit trade organization serving the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, announces the 2020 ISA Elite. The organization says the annual list is meant to highlight up-and-coming young professionals in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry.

The 2020 ISA Elite class, now in its sixth year, is meant to showcase a range of careers in the sign and graphics industry, with the 36 participants representing a variety of professional roles-from those who own their own business to those who are working for some of the largest companies in the industry. Of the 36, 21 represent companies that are new to the program.

The first meeting of the 2020 ISA Elite will be held at ISA International Sign Expo 2020 in Orlando, Florida, in April. The group will meet again at ISA headquarters in the fall.

The 2020 class of the ISA Elite are:

  • John Adinolfe, vice president, operations, Alternative Sign Group Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Ryan Allen, head of Florida estimating, Allen Industries, Clearwater, Florida
  • Kerri Block, owner, GraphicWorks Sign Company, Arvada, Colorado
  • Dan Brown, account manager, Altec Industries Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Tiffany Burdynski, order processing, Creative Signage, Beltsville, Maryland
  • Jesse Burkhardt, graphics installer/sales, Big Picture Graphics, Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Eric Chessor, director, program management, Cummings Resources LLC, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Kevin Corey, general manager, McHale Sign Co., Redding, California
  • Josh De Ruyter, vice president of sales, Signage Solutions, Anaheim, California
  • Cristina de Zulueta, marketing and communications, Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Georgia
  • Michael Elrick, production manager, Precision Letter Corp., Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Melanie Emerson, director of marketing/client education, Everylite, Orlando, Florida
  • Zanna Flude, manager, project management, Pattison Sign Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Stacey Gagne, business development manager, Signex Manufacturing, Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
  • Bashir Hamis, business development executive, Media Resources Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Chris Henderson, production manager/purchasing, Metro Sign Corp., Oklahoma City
  • Chelsea Hose, vice president, i2 Visual Inc., Fort Myers, Florida
  • Brittany Janesy, production manager, All Right Sign, Schererville, Indiana
  • Will Johnson, director of operations, Johnson Sign Co., Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Kyle Kanoy, senior project manager, Poblocki Sign Co., Reidsville, North Carolina
  • Clark Lanius, branch manager, GSG, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Gray Lankford, national distributor and technical sales manager for America, AgiLight Inc., Liberty Hill, Texas
  • Mallory Lynn, production manager, Sign-A-Rama Brighton, Brighton, Colorado
  • Sarah Martin, senior project manager, GDS Inc., Astoria, New York
  • Ana Megrelishvili, business development manager, Custom Sign Factory, Duluth, Georgia
  • Brian Mehmet, director, production, Philadelphia Sign Co., Palmyra, New Jersey
  • Jeremy Odu, design manager, Oakhurst Signs, Largo, Florida
  • Schuyler Rath, national director of sales, One World LED USA LLC, Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Andy Sellers, account manager, Tubelite, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Justin Shapiro, regional sales manager, ThinkSign, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
  • Marc-Antoine Sheldon, assistant production manager, Enseignes Access Inc., Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
  • Russell Sparks, president, Double S Signs LLC d.b.a Hightech Signs, Texarkana, Texas
  • Katie Sutherland, design supervisor/creative lead, Hi Signs | The Fath Group, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Josh Temple, sales executive, Ad Light Group, Denver
  • Neal Williams, general manager, Ventex Technology, San Angelo, Texas
  • Angela Zambanini, north east regional sales manager, LORD Corp., Seven Fields, Pennsylvania

“The ISA Elite is the epitome of a program that provides wins for everyone,” says Lori Anderson, president and CEO of the International Sign Association. “Participants make life-long connections with their peers and receive training to help them grow in their careers. Company leaders have told me that ISA Elite members deliver an immediate, tangible benefit to the company through their enthusiasm and connections. And the industry benefits by keeping the best and brightest engaged and ready to lead.”

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