With over 30 years of distinguished experience in nonprofit leadership, Daryl Friedman brings a wealth of expertise and accomplishments to his role as CEDIA's Global President and CEO. His career has been marked by an impressive track record in overseeing membership, advocacy, industry relations, and the technical wing for the prestigious Recording Academy, known for the GRAMMY Awards, prior to joining CEDIA.
Daryl's areas of expertise include strategic planning, membership growth, branding, entertainment, event management, public relations, digital media, legislation, media relations, nonprofit organizations, operations management, budget management, social media marketing, music production, content strategy, and much more. His skill set has enabled him to guide organizations through complex projects and manage multimillion-dollar budgets.
Daryl's academic journey began with an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and continued with a master's degree in arts management from American University in Washington, D.C. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area.