Fishers-based CEDIA has named Giles Sutton and Kory Dickerson interim co-chief executive officers. The residential technology trade association says the pair will begin their new roles in January after current CEO Tabatha O’Connor steps down.

Sutton is the senior vice president of member success and sales, while Dickerson is senior vice president of operations at CEDIA. Rob Sutherland, board chair for the association, says their appointments send a strong message of continuity, experience, and leadership to the CEDIA community.

“Giles and Kory have been part of a staff team that has worked tirelessly in response to the COVID-19 crisis to help members stay informed and connected,” Sutherland said in a news release. “Together, they have a depth of operational and financial expertise, industry awareness, and valuable experience in member engagement that can continue to take CEDIA forward until the time a new CEO is appointed.”

CEDIA says Sutton and Dickerson will focus on the continued execution of the association’s strategic plan, specifically its pillars of education, workforce development, and cross-industry collaboration.

In October, O’Connor announced her plans to step down at the end of her contract period in January. CEDIA says she is working with Sutton and Dickerson to ensure a seamless transition.

The interim co-CEOs will remain in place until the association’s search for a permanent president and CEO is completed.

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