Dillman received the award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions, noteworthy leadership, and dedication to promote the audiovisual and information communications industries. In her capacity as an educator for Kramer, Dillman prepared approximately 300 people to take their InfoComm CTS exam, and taught a combined total of more than 600 people in the past year. She has also served as a role model and encouraged many of her trainees to pursue advanced InfoComm Certifications. She also conceived and successfully executed Kramer's highly successful “Designing in a Digital Age Road Show” program, creating regional opportunities for industry members to spend a full day earning InfoComm CTS renewal units while receiving essential industry technology training.
InfoComm said in its announcement of their yearly awards, that winners of this award “… are in the upper echelon of AV professionals and symbolize the strength of entrepreneurship and excellence in developing tomorrow's AV talent."
“I am honored to receive this most distinguished award from the association who represents the industry I love so much,” said Dillman. “My husband I have both been fortunate enough to work for many years in the AV industry, so it is a family affair for us. The AV industry is my passion and I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of it every day.”
Since Dillman joined Kramer Electronics in May of 2011, she has trained over 600 AV professionals from all over the country. She has over twelve years of extensive A/V experience and brings her diversified skills and vast experiences to the classroom when she teaches. Dillman has been active on several important InfoComm Committees, including most recently being one of the inaugural 9 members of the InfoComm Certification Committee. While serving on the Certification Committee she was the Chairman of the CTS Subcommittee, as well as being recognized as a “Subject Matter Expert” for test development. Through her years in the industry, Dillman has also owned and operated an AV installation company, worked as both a Regional Sales Manager and Division Sales Manager at AV dealerships, and also served as a Regional Field Sales Engineer for a prominent industry manufacturer.