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CEDIA Expo Design Connection Tour Popular with Designers

August 10th, 2018

Alpharetta, GA - (August 10, 2018) - CEDIA Expo today announces that eight additional designers will join 22 design professionals for the first-ever Design Connection tour series at CEDIA Expo, September 6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center. 

Integrator tour guides Joe Whitaker and David VanWert will each lead a group of 15 design and construction professionals to select brand booths for conversation around the intelligently built connected environment. The Design Connection series wraps up at the Bourbon and Brownies event for continued networking and relationship building.

Joining the Design Connection Tours are: 

  • Dawn DeLuca, principle, Dawn DeLuca On Design 
  • Joseph Cephas, Vice President of Communications & Brand Experience, ASID
  • Laurie Haefele, owner, Haefele Design
  • Mary Massey, owner, Massey Design Group LLC
  • Rebecca Flynn, owner, Rebecca Flynn Design
  • Samantha Hillstrom, senior project designer, Case Design/ Remodeling 
  • Sandra Tierney, owner, Cabinets By Design
  • Karl Champly, owner, KDLA Inc. 

Previously-announced designers include:

  • Bob Borson, principal, Malone Maxwell Borson Architects
  • Christina Drogata, product design specialist, Monogram Appliances
  • Dean Larkin, principal, Dean Larkin Design
  • Jamie Gold, certified kitchen designer, Certified Aging in Place Specialist
  • Jeanne Chung, proprietor of Cozy•Stylish•Chic Design Lab
  • Joel Fraley, principal, Fraley + Company
  • Kelly Finley, principal and owner, Joy Street Design 
  • Kelly Morisseau, certified master kitchen & bath designer, Certified Interior Designer
  • Lori Gilder, founder and principal, Interior Makeovers Inc.
  • Michelle Youell, principle, Natural Domain Interiors
  • Molly Switzer, principal and owner, Molly N Switzer Designs, LLC
  • Robin Rigby Fisher, principal designer, Robin Rigby Fisher Design
  • Toni Sabatino, owner, Toni Sabatino Style, NKBA Manhattan Chapter President
  • Sherrié Pantalon, certified master kitchen & bath designer, San Diego NKBA Programs Chair
  • Dawn DeLuca, principle, Dawn DeLuca On Design 
  • Joseph Cephas, Vice President of Communications & Brand Experience, ASID
  • Laurie Haefele, owner, Haefele Design
  • Mary Massey, owner, Massey Design Group LLC
  • Rebecca Flynn, owner, Rebecca Flynn Design
  • Samantha Hillstrom, senior project designer, Case Design/ Remodeling 
  • Sandra Tierney, owner, Cabinets By Design
  • Karl Champly, TBD on correct Title 


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About CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo powers the disruptors, innovators and integrators in the intelligently connected built environments by providing the only platform for discovery and collaboration. More than 20,000 home technology professionals and more than 500 exhibitors convene each year for the leading event in connected technology and connected built environments. CEDIA Expo is the place for system integrators to experience new products and breakthrough innovations first and to access targeted training in technology integration. CEDIA Expo 2018 takes place September 6–8 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.

CEDIA Expo is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.



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