CEA's Deb Kassoff Receives Women in CE Industry Award

Kassoff Recognized for Advisory Role and Dedication to Women in CE

Arlington, Va., January 7, 2014 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Deb Kassoff, senior manager of member programs, will receive the Women in CE 2014 Carol Campbell Inspiration Award. Kassoff will be honored for her efforts during this evening's 5th Annual Women in CE Legacy Awards Networking Reception at the 2014 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, runs through Friday, January 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kassoff is being recognized for her volunteer efforts within Women in CE, an organization focused on empowering women, building networks and supporting career opportunities across the breadth of the consumer electronics industry. Kassoff serves on the organization's Advisory Board and has been a key advisor to the group.

"Deb Kassoff is a vital asset to CEA and has been instrumental in growing our membership divisions, specifically the retail and small business sectors," said Glenda MacMullin, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, CEA. "I'm thrilled to congratulate Deb for being honored by Women in CE and I thank Deb for her dedication to our dynamic industry."

As senior manager of member programs for CEA, Kassoff oversees the initiatives of the Small Business Council, Retailer Council and Audio-Video Retailer Division. She has been active in growing member engagement in the association's educational programs, legislative advocacy and the CEA Mentor Program. Kassoff was named to Dealerscope's 40 under 40 in the CE industry in 2009.

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