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CEA Executive Board Elects Three New Members to CEA Foundation Board of Trustees
Arlington, VA – 10/19/2012 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Executive Board elected Bruce Borenstein, president and CEO of Voxlinc LLC, Julie Kearney, vice president of regulatory affairs for CEA, and Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times to the CEA Foundation Board of Trustees on Tuesday, October 16. The election took place during the association’s Industry Forum in San Francisco, California, where all current Foundation Board of Trustees members were also reelected.
“Since its official founding in June, the CEA Foundation is working hard to provide seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives,” said John Shalam, founder of VOXX International Corporation (formerly Audiovox) and chairman of the CEA Foundation. “With extensive backgrounds in the consumer technology industry, Bruce, Julie and Robin will expand leadership across the board and open doors to new opportunities for this charitable organization.”
The CEA Foundation is a charitable foundation affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association. The foundation’s mission is to bring their considerable resources and access to technology to those who would otherwise never get to use it. The leadership of the CEA Foundation includes Shalam as chairman, Larry Richenstein as vice chairman, and Veronica O’Connell as secretary and treasurer.
Bruce Borenstein  is president and CEO of Voxlinc LLC, the selling arm of Voxtech LTD of Shenzen China. Borenstein has over 30 years of experience in the consumer electronics and technology businesses and is currently responsible for global revenue generation for one of Voxlinc’s brands.
Julie Kearney is vice president of regulatory affairs for CEA. Kearney represents CEA’s more than 2,000 member companies before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other government agencies.
In 2008, Robin Raskin founded Living in Digital Times, a company that produces numerous lifestyle exhibits and conferences including many at the International CES®, the world’s most important technology event, owned and produced by CEA.
Previously elected CEA Foundation Board of Trustees members who will continue service include the following:
  • John Shalam, chairman and founder, VOXX International Corporation
  • Larry Richenstein, president and founder, Unwired Technology
  • Veronica O’Connell, vice president, congressional affairs, CEA
  • Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research, CEA
  • Stan Glasgow, chairman (retired), Sony Electronics
  • John Godfrey, vice president, government and public affairs, Samsung
  • Robert Heiblim, principal, BlueSalve
  • Loyd Ivey, chairman and CEO, Mitek Electronics and Communications
  • David Rodarte, president and COO, NuVo Technologies
  • Paul Sabbah, president, Stamford International
  • George Stepancich, CEO, Invisionate, LLC
  • John Taylor, vice president, LG Electronics
The CEA foundation is currently launching its first series of grants to support its mission. More information will be available on the organization’s website, coming soon.Those interested in contacting CEA about its foundation should contact Tara Dunion at or 703-907-7419.

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About CEA Foundation:
The CEA Foundation is a charitable supporting organization of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). It was established with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. The Foundation is launching its first series of grants to support its mission in 2012. For more information on the CEA Foundation please visit
About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at, and through social media: facebookicon twitter .

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