Michael Petricone

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

Michael Petricone is the senior vice president of government affairs for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Based in Arlington, VA, CTA is the trade association representing the $351 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. In his position, Petricone is responsible for representing the consumer technology industry’s position before the U.S. government on key technology policy issues that impact Americans’ lives. For over two decades, Petricone has advocated before Congress, federal agencies and state governments on areas such as Internet freedom, intellectual property, music licensing, trade, spectrum and high-skilled immigration. Frequently listed as one of DC’s top lobbyists, Petricone has been at the forefront of transformative innovations like transition to digital television, the advent of music streaming, and the rise of the internet as a platform that allows us to connect, collaborate and communicate. Petricone is passionate about using technology as force for inclusion, diversity, and social good. He serves as a board member for a number of non-profit organizations such as Public Knowledge, Center for Democracy and Technology, the American Library Association, Engine Advocacy and the i2Coalition.

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