Joins Dealerscope’s ‘Powerful Women in CT’ 

By Alan Wolf, YSN

Sherry Dantonio

Sherry Dantonio, VP of education/member recruitment at ProSource and a beloved member of the group’s leadership team, has won a “2023 Powerful Women in Consumer Tech Award” from Dealerscope magazine.

The accolade acknowledges the contributions of women to the progress and improvement of the consumer technology industry. Dantonio, one of a dozen honorees, was selected for leading, rallying and mentoring ProSource’s custom install and specialty A/V members and helping to advance the CT business.

A former buyer at Seattle’s Definitive Audio, Dantonio began her buying group career at BrandSource, where she spent more than 11 years with Home Entertainment Source (HES), the CE division led by current AVB CEO Jim Ristow.

She later joined ProSource, an AVB affiliate, as director of membership, and eventually added education to her responsibilities. In that latter role, Dantonio launched ProSource University in 2020, ProSource Academy in 2021 and ProSource Project Management Bootcamp this past June.

Outside of work, Seattle-based Dantonio enjoys spending time with family and friends, creating art and sailing, camping and hiking.

“Sherry is an incredible asset to the industry, to the ProSource membership and to the team,” said ProSource CEO Jim Pearse. “She has worked with the leadership of hundreds of the best custom integration businesses to leverage ProSource’s benefits and grow into profitable success stories.

“Most important,” Pearse added, “Sherry has the gift of bringing consumer electronics leaders together to collaborate and create new strategies to positively impact this industry. The ProSource team is proud of you.”

Joining Dantonio this year in the award winners’ circle are:

•          Jody Larsen – Director of Business Development, CEDIA

•          Cindy Gaboury – Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Audio Etc.

•          Sara Trujillo – Principal, Trujillo Public Relations

•          Michele Gloeckler – Vice President of Sales, ProtectAll

•          Caryn Derr Daugherty – Vice President of Operations, Azione Unlimited

•          Lynne Jaeger – CFO, Lead Technician and Programmer, Audio Experts, Inc.

•          Mandy Beckner – Vice President of Education and Training, CEDIA

•          Carolyn Ceccoli – Vice President of Marketing, Leon Speakers

•          Lindsey Corbin – Director of Marketing, Distribution Markets, Vanco International

•          Kathleen Thomas – Western Zone Sales Manager, Custom Integration, Sony Electronics

•          Lori Lampman – Chief Human Resource Officer, Harman International

Congratulations to Sherry and all of this year’s honorees.

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