CES Press Release

CTA’s Glenda MacMullin Receives Women in Consumer Technology Legacy Award

Las Vegas, NV – 01/07/2016 – 
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ , formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, today announced that Glenda MacMullin, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, CTA, received the Women in Consumer Technology 2016 Legacy Award. The 7th Annual Women in Consumer Technology Legacy Awards Networking Reception and Award Ceremony was held last night at CES® 2016. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology and will run through January 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
MacMullin was recognized for her service and accomplishments in the consumer technology industry as well as her leadership skills and commitment to the advancement of women. Bringing more than 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management, MacMullin’s responsibilities at CTA include management of information technology, building operations, human resources, legal services, membership and the CTA Foundation along with the financial services of the association.
“Glenda’s strong mentoring and management skills, focus on competence and dedication to the industry have earned her enormous respect from all whom she interacts with at CTA and beyond,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “We are thrilled that Women in CE have chosen her as one of the recipients of this prestigious award. We are extremely fortunate to have Glenda as a critical member of our team.
 MacMullin began her career at CTA in 2004 as chief financial officer. In 2006, her responsibilities were extended to oversight of all building operations. Additionally, she became responsible for overseeing the contract and legal operations of the association. In 2007, MacMullin began managing the information technology team, and in 2008, the human resources department. In 2012 MacMullin was promoted to chief operating officer for CTA.  
MacMullin joins several other CTA staff who have received this prestigous award in past years.  In 2010, Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy for CTA, was recognized by Women in CE for her outstanding work in the industry and in 2014 CTA’s Deb Kassoff, director, member programs was recognized for her volunteer efforts as recipient of the Carol Campbell Inspiration Award. Currently roughly half of CTA’s senior staff and vice presidents at CTA are women. CES 2016 also featured two prominent female keynoters this year with Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors and Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM both taking the stage yesterday.
The vision of Women in CE is to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. MacMullin was recognized alongside five other influential women in the consumer electronics industry: Tara Maitra, senior vice president & general manager, Content and Media Sales, TiVo; Dawn vonBechmann, SVP Technology, Entertainment and Office,  Walmart/Sams Club; Ann Bouthcher, CMO, vice president, Voxx International Corporation; Iris Goldschmidt, president and CEO, APW Brands and Vanessa Zitzmann, marketing & sales, 21st Century Distributing.

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CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online atwww.CESweb.org and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. 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 technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.


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