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 2016 class of ISA Elite participants!:

Adam Yorston, Yorston & Associates, Middletown, DE

Alex Lauretano, Lauretano Sign Group, Windermere, FL

Alexander Timmers, KeyedIn Solutions Inc., Minneapolis, MN

Alyx Haraway, Flexmark USA, Houston, TX

Ashley Bray, Sign Builder Illustrated, Warwick, RI

Ashley Hohensee, Southwest Signs, San Antonio, TX

Brooke Albring, Oakhurst Signs, Largo, FL

Chris Whitmore, Acorn Sign Graphics, Richmond, VA

Christopher Ezell, Davey Coach Sales, Inc., DBA Big Picture Graphics, Sedalia, CO

Corey Shano, Associated Sign Company, Phoenix, AZ

Dane Alvord, Royal Sign, Phoenix, AZ

David Shapiro, Triangle Sign & Service, Baltimore, MD

Emily Bamonte, Holthaus Lackner Signs, Cincinnati, OH

Eric M. Linquist, Ramsay Signs, Clackamas, OR

Faye Rowell, Watchfire Signs, Danville, IL

Gabriel Vazquez Espinell, Sign Engineering LLC, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Haeli Lowe, Ziglin Signs, Union, MO

Jeremy Johnson, George Lay Signs, Wichita, KS

Justin Matheny, Prairie Signs Inc., Normal, IL

Katy Downie, Icon Identity Solutions, Schaumburg, IL

Kelsy-Ann M. Hayes, TLC Sign, Kimberly, WI

Kyle Edmonds, Mitchell Signs, Meridian, MS

Mary Crim, National Signs, Houston, TX

Matt Humphrey, Bristol Sign Company, Bristol, VA

Matthew Budnik, Inpro-SignScape, Muskego, WI

Myles Amor, Amor Sign Studios, Inc., Manistee, MI

Nicholas Thompson, Image Supply Source, Inc., North Tonawanda, NY

Nick Wilson, Oxford Graphics, Monroe, LA

Rachel Moore, Design Center Signs, Tyler, TX

Rachel Wolfgang, Poyant, New Bedford, MA

Ryan Schurle, Schurle Signs Inc., Lawrence, KS

Sarah Norris, Cummings Resources, Knoxville, TN

Shawn Klinger, Optec Displays, Sarasota, FL

Tayten Tullis, Sign Wise, Hyde Park, UT

Thomas Young, YESCO Custom Electric Signs, Salt Lake City, UT


2015 ISA Elite Team:

Angela Bailey, Signage Legislation, Daktronics, Sioux Falls, SD

Matt Baker, Co-Owner / Operator, Bakers' Signs & Manufacturing, Conroe, TX

Joshua Barnett, Co-Owner, Ink'd Out LLC, Newport News, VA

Ryan Brady, CFO, Brady Sign Co., Sandusky, OH

Corey Burns, Designer, Ziglin Signs, Union, MO

Jasper Sterling Burton III, Custom Applications Specialist, Cuerden Sign Co., Inc., Conway, AR

Steven Carter, Project Manager, Barnett Signs, Mesquite, TX

Keith Chapman, Vice President of Business Development, Mid Florida Signs & Graphics, Leesburg, FL

Lance Cossey, President, Scott Services Company, Birmingham, AL

John C. DeBold, Head Installer, Graphic Options, Farmington, MO

Daniela Echeverry, Assistant Manager, Imagen Digital, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

Kevin Fink, Graphic Designer, Toledo Sign Co., Toledo, OH

Michael Garavaglia, Director of Environmental Design, Ideation Signs & Communications, Inc., Royal Oak, MI

Garrett Gibson, Apprentice Sign Installer, Ramsay Signs, Oregon City, OR

Todd Hayes, President, Sign Design of Florida, Inc., Leesburg, FL

Taren (Sitter) Heindl, VP of Maintenance Operations, Icon Identity Solutions, Elk Grove Village, IL

Jon Holthaus, Sales Representative, Holthaus Lackner Signs, Cincinnati, OH

Matt Humphrey, General Manager, Bristol Sign Company, Bristol, VA

Kendra Jennings, Senior Project Manager, Cummings Resources, Knoxville, TN

Marisol Kathleen Juarez, Project Manager, Southwest Signs, San Antonio, TX

Anthony Karnowski, Vice President, Sirius LED Signs, Englewood, FL

Starr Mershon, Service Manager, Universal Sign Company, Scott, LA

Troy Metcalf, Production & Installation Manager, Designer Sign Systems, Blaine, MN

Stephanie Poyant Moran, Sales Executive, Poyant Signs, Inc., New Bedford, MA

Alex Schlosser, General Manager, Schlosser Signs, Inc., Loveland, CO

Nicholas John Stauff, Regional Sales Manager, The Howard Company, Inc., Brookfield, WI

Bethaney Taylor, Service/Install/Purchasing Manager, Signarama Peterborough, Peterborough, ON

Ryan Trapp, Structural Designer, Poblocki Sign Co., West Allis, WI

Wayne E Vandenberg, CEO, Zircon Graphics, Lethbridge, AB

Chad VanEffen, Account Manager/Outside Sales, Signs by Crannie, Fort Myers, FL

Lauran Wang, Owner, Mustang Sign Group, Kennewick, WA

Johnathan Warren, Marketing Manager, KeyedIn Solutions, Minneapolis, MN

Andy Wasserstrom, Director of Business Development, Advance Sign Group, Columbus, OH

Jorden Weiner, President, Dvision 10 Signs, Lynnwood, WA

Christopher Wesbrooks, Purchasing, Charles Hampton's A-1 Signs, Inc., Burns, TN

Nathan Young, Training Development Director, YESCO, Salt Lake City, UT