ISA Elite

The International Sign Association’s inaugural class of ISA Elite recognizes the next generation of sign and visual communications industry leaders. The ISA Elite is comprised of 36 young professionals who work in the industry.

ISA Elite is designed to combat one of the most pressing issues facing the sign and visual communications industry as older workers retire. Sign industry leaders continually say they are concerned about replacing workers in both skilled and management positions. ISA Elite is the latest program in ISA’s comprehensive workforce development initiative.


See what it's like to attend ISA Sign Expo as an ISA Elite!





For more information on the ISA Elite program or the 2017 nomination process, please contact ISA Vice President of Meetings and Conferences, Iain Mackenzie at [email protected].



Bill Lockett is the President of CIMA Network, a signage and environmental branding company. Lockett addressed the ISA Elite at the ISA International Sign Expo 2015.

His 15 years of sign-industry experience includes program management, estimating and business development. Bill gained invaluable leadership and project-management skills with two of the most prominent electrical sign companies in the nation.




Congratulations to the 2017 class of ISA Elite participants!

Adam Ortega, Operations Expeditor, Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems, Hutchinson, Kansas

Amanda Lauridsen, Account Manager/Designer, Precise Sign, Phoenix, Arizona

Bethany Leonard, Project Manager, Poyant, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Betsy Luke, Account Executive, Mitchell Signs, Meridian, Mississippi

Brian Vlasich, Manufacturer's Representative, Yorston and Associates, Iowa City, Iowa

Colin Carpenter, Operations Manager/Department Coordinator/Scheduler, Archetype, Bloomington, Minnesota

Dennis Nameth, Central Territory Manager, AgiLight, San Antonio, Texas

Dustin Monroe, Owner/Division Manager, BSC Signs, Broomfield, Colorado

Eric Salmon, Sales/Project Management, Talley Sign Company, Richmond, Virginia

Gary Kurtz, National Sales Manager, The Howard Company, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Jack Protesto Jr, Estimator, Pro Sign Co., Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Jason Lamberts, President, SignComp, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Joseph (Joey) Summers, Regional Sales Manager, ThinkSIGN, Louisville, Kentucky

Kacie Cullen, Jr, Project Manager, TLC Sign, Kimberly, Wisconsin

Kelsey Schauer, Project Manager, Signtech Electrical Advertising Inc., San Diego, California

Mark Wallis, Vice-President, Co-Owner, Signature Sign & Image, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Matt Ambrose, President, Excellart Sign Products, Olathe, Kansas

Matt Vaughn, Director of Grand Format, Sun Solutions, West Columbia, South Carolina

Matthew Lauretano, Sales Executive, Lauretano Sign Group, Terryville, Connecticut

Michelle Pedley, Project Manager, Sign Engineering, La Villa de Torrimar, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Natalia Harrington, Project Manager, Ramsay Signs, Portland, Oregon

Nathan Mulcahy, Account Manager-Lights and Signs Northeast, Altec Industries, Cranston, Rhode Island

Nick Wilson, Director of Marketing, Montroy Sign and Graphic Products, Signal Hill, California

Robert Ascenzi, Jr, Project Manager, Spectra Advertising, Concord, Ontario, Canada

Rocky Fincher, Sales Manager, A.R.K. Ramos Architectural Signage, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Roxie Schwochert, Purchasing, Priority Sign, Inc., Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Sean Hart, Project Manager, Selkirk Signs & Services Ltd, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

Sean Sheedy, Director of Project Management and Installation, Creative Sign Designs, Tampa, Florida

Skyler Rucker, Production Manager, Ziglin Signs, Marthasville, Missouri

Steve Glasenapp, Market Manager-Higher Education, Retail Chain & Restaurant Chain, Inpro, Glendale, Wisconsin

Tabitha Bowen, General Manager, All-Right Sign, Inc., Steger, Illinois

Thomas (Tommy) Allen Jr., Assistant Director of Operations, Allen Industries, Greensboro, North Carolina

Tori Rivers, Marketing Specialist, Sign Faces LLC, Pelham, Alabama

Troy W. Mayer, Vice President, CreativeSignage Systems, College Park, Maryland