John Krivit takes over as new AES president

John Krivit has been named the new president of the Audio Engineering Society.

Krivit will take over the leadership from Andres Mayo, the first Latin-American president of the AES.

Krivit was voted president-elect of the AES in 2014 and has served on the executive committee of the board of governors over the last year. Beyond his experience in the studio, he has served as chair of the AES Education Committee and is currently an associate professor teaching at Emerson College and Bay State College in Boston.

He is the founder of the Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit and of Hey Audio Student, a public Facebook group with more than 8,000 members that chronicles the events, resources and opportunities available to audio students at all levels. Now in his 20th year of teaching, his students have gone on to do award-winning work in all facets of the audio and broadcast industries.

Krivit has already contributed greatly to the efforts of the AES in his roles as administrator and educator, and has been a key part of expanding the ranks of the organisation with the next generation of industry leaders. He has spoken at colleges around the world and has been featured on or moderated a number of panel discussions at conventions and conferences.

Andres Mayo will remain on the AES executive committee as past president for the coming year. Krivit noted, “Andres has accomplished so much in his term as AES president setting in motion new financial planning initiatives and communications strategies. As the first Latin-American president of AES, he is a testament to our tremendous growth in that part of the world. I am grateful to stand on the shoulders of all the talented men and women who have preceded me.”

Krivit continued: “In my role as AES president, I am dedicated to our mission of strengthening and expanding our role as a driving force in shaping the future of audio technology.”