Russ Berger Elected President of NCAC

Berger, president of Russ Berger Design Group, has recently been elected
president of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC). He
begins a two-year term as president following a long history of board
participation and membership. Berger’s duties will include supervising all
affairs of the Council as well as serving as an ambassador for the consulting
“It is an
honor to be selected by my peers to help bring to light the importance of
acoustics in everyday living,” says Berger. “NCAC member firms are working hard
to find better ways of communicating solutions that serve society by
controlling and managing noise, vibration, and the acoustical environment.”
( is an
international organization committed to supporting the acoustical profession
and promoting the applied science of acoustics that deals with issues in
real-world settings. It supports member growth through peer interaction and by
positioning itself as a resource to the public to help match the appropriate
consultant to each project. Membership requires that the firm principals who
practice acoustical consulting must be full members of either the Acoustical
Society of America (ASA) or the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE).
Other membership criteria include references from professional peers,
demonstrated experience, and adherence to a strong Canon of Ethics supporting
the highest standards of business practice, technical consulting, and client
“Russ is
a very active participant within NCAC and the industry as a whole — so taking
on a leadership role is a great fit for him,” says Jackie Williams, executive
director of NCAC. “With his extensive knowledge base, along with his
commitment to education, we’re excited to have him help to further the message
of NCAC over the next two years.”
One of
Berger’s priorities as president is educating those new to the industry. “I am
particularly excited about building on the excellent relationship NCAC member
firms enjoy with higher education, and expanding our commitment to supporting
meaningful academic programs in acoustics, architecture, engineering, and
design.” His commitment is evident in his relationships with some of the top
university communities, board positions at higher education institutions, and
continued participation in speaking engagements for schools and professional
With over
30 years in the industry, Berger has had ample opportunity to hone his talent,
and has lent his signature sound to some of the top recording and broadcast
studios across the country. His designs include Whitney Houston’s personal
studio, NFL Films and NFL Network, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and
Sony Music NY. He is one of the acoustical pioneers in the green revolution,
developing some of the first LEED-certified studio spaces for Circle R Media,
Sweetwater Studios and the University
of Las Vegas.

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