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CEA Announces Jim Davin as New Vice President of Membership, Promotion of Siri Tyler to Vice President of Finance
Arlington, VA – 12/19/2012 – Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® president and CEO Gary Shapiro announced today that Jim Davin has been named vice president of membership and Siri Tyler has been promoted to vice president of finance. Shapiro also announced that long-time CEA employee Karen Chupka has been given a new title, senior vice president of International CES and corporate business strategy.
Davin will lead CEA’s membership development, member program activities and member recruitment and retention. Prior to joining CEA, Davin spent eight years with Johnson & Johnson as head of retail promotions and execution for Walgreens and team lead director for Meijer. In these roles, Davin worked to enhance relationships with Johnson & Johnson’s key retail clients. Davin also has worked as vice president and general manager at Pritchard Industries and as an account manager with Xerox Corporation. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
“We are very excited to have Jim join our CEA team,” said Shapiro. “Our staff and CEA members will benefit from Jim’s years of unique experience in client outreach and relationship development. I look forward to working with Jim to build and enhance CEA’s membership department so that we continue to provide strong value for all of our members.”
As vice president of finance, Tyler will directly oversee CEA’s team of accountants and finance professionals. Tyler joined CEA in 2004 as director of finance and was instrumental in establishing CEA’s budgeting and financial reporting process. CEA also congratulates Tyler on recently passing his CPA examination. Prior to joining CEA, Tyler worked as the senior accountant for the American Bar Association where he provided financial analysis and financial reporting for the association’s $50 million federal award portfolio. 
“Siri is an invaluable part of CEA and not only has a strong financial background but also a great work ethic and an infectious sense of humor,” said Shapiro. “Siri’s leadership allows CEA to operate effectively and efficiently when it comes to cash management and financial reporting.”
Chupka received her new title in recognition of her expanded role in driving CEA’s overall strategic direction while continuing to oversee the International CES®, the world’s largest innovation event. Chupka will continue to supervise CEA’s events and conferences departments. Under Chupka’s leadership, CES has grown to feature a record amount of exhibit space, with the show floor totaling more than 1.87 million net square feet in 2013, and has won numerous awards, including being named as the largest annual North American tradeshow by Tradeshow Executive magazine and Tradeshow Week every year since 2001. Chupka has been with CEA for 23 years and has held numerous roles within the organization. Prior to working for CEA, Chupka worked with other organizations including the Gartner Group, the National Association of Manufacturers and the University of Pittsburgh.
“Karen’s leadership of all CEA events, and specifically the International CES, has been vital to the overall success of CEA,” said Shapiro. “Karen’s increased focus on our strategy and international presence will provide the continued development of new business opportunities that will help drive industry growth while strengthening our organization.”
Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “International CES.” Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to “CES.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the International CES.
About the Consumer Technology Assocation

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:     .

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