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35 Emerging Leaders Named to 2016 ISA Elite




The 2016 class of ISA Elite, a program designed to offer special networking and educational opportunities for the sign and graphics industry’s emerging leaders, has been named. In all, 35 individuals were accepted into the program, out of more than 100 applications.

“This truly is the ‘elite’ of the sign and graphics industry’s up-and-comers,” said Iain Mackenzie, vice president of meeting and events and director of the ISA Elite program. “These individuals represent the diversity of our industry and all are excelling in their chosen field. I can’t wait to see what happens when we put this many excited young professionals all in one space.”

The ISA Elite, a program developed by the International Sign Association, includes three nights’ hotel accommodations and free entry to all education sessions at ISA International Sign Expo 2016, the sign and graphics industry’s leading tradeshow. It also includes unique networking opportunities with fellow sign and graphics professionals and industry leaders. A two-day follow-up retreat will be held in the fall. The program is now in its second year and one component of networking during ISA Sign Expo 2016 will bring together the 2016 class with the 2015 alumni.

Those named to the 2016 ISA Elite are:
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 and Service, Halethorpe, 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, PR
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

ISA International Sign Expo takes place April 20-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Learn more at




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