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CTA Announces 2018 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders

October 11, 2017

Arlington, VA, October 11, 2017 - The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the nation's leading tech trade association and owner and producer of CES® - the world's largest tech event - today announced the election of its 2018 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders (BIL).

"What an honor to have such a diverse and passionate team of volunteer leaders helping CTA and CES continue to grow and thrive," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. "The tech industry is delivering innovations that change lives for the better - and these are the executives helping guide the industry association. I congratulate each of our new volunteer leaders, and thank them for sharing their experience, energy and vision to championing our mission focused on ensuring innovation improves peoples' lives."

CTA announced the 15 new members of the association's BIL and Executive Board during Innovate Celebrate in San Francisco, co-hosted by CTA and TechCo.

Joseph Stinziano, executive vice president at Samsung Electronics America is the newest member of the Executive Board, serving as an At-Large Member. David Hagan, chairman and CEO, Boingo Wireless, will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board. Mike Dunn, 20th Century Fox; and Steven Tiffen, The Tiffen Company, will serve as the newly elected Vice Chairs.

EB members who will continue to serve include: Eliott Peck, Canon; John Penney, 20th Century Fox; Jim Mault, Qualcomm Life; Mike Fasulo, Sony Electronics; Randy Fry, Fry's Electronics; Bridget Karlin, IBM; Laura Orvidas, Amazon; Fred Towns, New Age Electronics; and Pat Lavelle, Voxx International.

CTA's Gary Shapiro continues to serve on the association's Executive Board, along with Glenda MacMullin, COO and CFO, CTA, serving as treasurer; and Jacqueline Black, manager, office of the president, serving as secretary.

Along with the announcement of the Executive Board, which helps shape the association's strategic direction and oversees its services and programs including CES, CTA also announced the newest members of the BIL. The BIL serves CTA and the Executive Board in an advisory role, supporting public policy and association activities.

CTA's new BIL Members are:

Terms through December 31, 2017
Richard Feller, Owner, Hedgehog Technology Services
Terms through December 31, 2020
Eric Bodley, President and CEO, Future Ready Solutions
Steve Carlin, Chief Strategy Officer, SoftBank Robotics America
Marjorie Dickman, Global Director and Associate General Counsel, IoT & Automated Driving Policy, Intel Corporation
Stephanie Dismore, Vice President & General Manager, Americas Channels, HP Inc.
Bettina Experton, CEO, Humetrix
David Inns, CEO, GreatCall
Kenneth Lowe, VP & Co-Founder, VIZIO, Inc.
Michael Mauser, Executive Vice President and President, Lifestyle Audio, Harman
Drew Schiller, CEO, Validic
Jack Sheng, Founder and CEO, eForCity.com
Bob Struble, CEO, Directed Electronics
Sonia Wadhawan, Head of Distribution & Channel Expansion, Google Hardware, Google
Skip West, President and Owner, MAXSA Innovations
CTA's continuing BIL Members are: Terms through December 31, 2018
Itai Ben-gal, Chief Innovation Officer, Bluewater
John Bosch, President and CEO, Grand Destiny
Scott Burnett, Managing Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM
Henry Chiarelli, Executive VP, Industry Relations, Gibson Brands
Matthew Diamond, Chief Medical Officer, Nokia Technologies
Mike Dunn, President of Product Strategy and Consumer Business Development, 20th Century Fox
Denise Gibson, Co-Founder and Chairman, Ice Mobility
Eric Hsia, Venture Partner/ Senior Adviser, TransLink Capital
Bridget Karlin, CTO and VP, IBM GTS Technology, Innovation & Automation
Dave Keller, VP Sales - North America, Vantage Controls (Legrand)
Henry Muyshondt, Executive Director, MOST Corp. and Sr. Manager, Microchip Technology
Paul Sabbah, President, Stamford International
Jake Sigal, Founder and CEO, Tome
Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company
Terms through December 31, 2019
Ty Ahmad-Taylor, VP, Product Marketing, Facebook
Jim Braun, President and CEO, Dual Electronics Corporation
Deena Ghazarian, Senior Partner, TargetPath
John Ivey, President and CEO, MiTek Corp. and AtlasIED
Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO, Gibson Brands
Omar Khan, President, Enseo
Sally Lange, Vice President, National Retail, Sprint
Noel Lee, Head Monster, Monster Inc.
Mike Mansuetti, President, Robert Bosch LLC
Jay McLellan, Vice President, Energy Management, Controls and Automation, Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Doug Webster, Vice President, Global Marketing and Corporate Communications, Cisco Systems
Tim Yerdon, Global Vice President - Marketing & Communications, Visteon Corporation
Ex-Officio Members (2018 Division Chairs, Investment Committee Chair and Foundation Board Chair)
Melissa Andresko, Communications Director, Lutron
Brett Beveridge, President, The Retail Outsource
John Boris, CMO, Shutterfly
Henry Chiarelli, Executive VP, Industry Relations, Gibson Brands
Brian Dunfee, Sr. Director, Global Product Management, Best Buy
Robert Fields, President & CEO, Beacon Technology Group
John Godfrey, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America
Hunter Hankamer, VP of Operations, Starpower
Jim Mault, MD, VP and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life
Rajan Mehta, EVP and CTO, World Wrestling Entertainment
Paul Sabbah, President, Stamford Technology
John Shalam, Chairman and Founder, VOXX International
John Taylor, VP Public Affairs and Communications, LG Electronics


About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $321 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies - 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands - enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® - the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.



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