ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) proudly announced today that four CTA employees have been recognized for their outstanding service and leadership by a top industry trade publication and highly respected national and local organizations. Allison Fried, director of global communications, and Melissa Matalon, director of member programs, were named to 2017’s Dealerscope 40 Under 40 list; Julie Kearney, vice president of regulatory affairs, was elected president of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA); and Glenda MacMullin, COO and CFO, was elected vice chair of the Crystal City BID Board of Directors’ Executive Committee.
“I’m so pleased that these outstanding institutions have recognized what we at CTA already know: Allison, Glenda, Julie and Melissa are phenomenal leaders and great representatives of CTA and the technology sector overall,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Each truly deserves the honor she received. I am thrilled to congratulate Allison and Melissa for being named to Dealerscope’s 40 Under 40, and Julie and Glenda for assuming leadership roles in FCBA and Crystal City BID, respectively.”
Allison Fried and Melissa Matalon were both named to Dealerscope’s 2017 40 Under 40 list. The program honors consumer technology professionals for their years of hard work, innate maturity and determination to live by deep-seated principles.
Fried leads communications efforts for all CTA events, most notably CES® – the world’s largest technology tradeshow; CES Asia – the leading event for the consumer tech industry in China; CES Unveiled Events – hosted in technology hotspots around the world; and, most recently, the association’s inaugural New American Jobs Summit in Washington, DC. At CES 2017, Fried helped in attracting more than 180,000 attendees and was critical in garnering nearly 60,000 CES media hits in January alone. She also was pivotal in launching CES Asia in 2015, expanding CES Unveiled to 10 cities and establishing CES Media Days as the exclusive media event to give exhibitors the chance to break news before the buzz of the show. Read Allison’s full honoree bio.
Matalon works in CTA’s emerging technology areas including the Self-Driving Vehicles Working Group and Drones Policy Working Group. She has helped launch membership groups for the Internet of Things and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, and assists in designing and implementing research, promotional and standards projects designed to help grow these exciting new categories. Read Melissa’s full honoree bio.
Julie Kearney successfully leads CTA’s regulatory activities before the FCC, FTC, FDA and other government agencies. She serves on the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee and recently completed six terms as CTA’s representative on the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee. Kearney is a past chair of the FCBA Foundation and trustee of the CTA Foundation, a public, national foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. Kearney has served on the FCBA’s Executive Committee since 2011 as a member and officer. She will assume her role as FCBA President on July 1.
Glenda MacMullin, elected as Chairman of the Crystal City BID Board of Directors, joined CTA in 2004 as the CFO, and over the last 12 years has led successful efforts to increase revenue and membership for the association. Now serving a dual-role with CTA as COO and CFO, MacMullin is involved in all aspects of the association, from providing strategic financial leadership to developing overall business strategy and translating business plans into department operational plans, programs, goals and policies. Additionally, MacMullin has created a deeper partnership between CTA and the Northern Virginia Technology Council, expanding the U.S. Tech Vets program to help veterans tap into technology sector jobs.
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $292 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.
June 21-24, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Innovate! and Celebrate
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CES Unveiled Amsterdam
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CES Asia 2018
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