|[January 09, 2013]
Women in CE Honor CEA's Tara Dunion at 2013 International CES®
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
The Consumer Electronics Association (News - Alert) (CEA)® today announced
that Tara Dunion, senior director of event communications, CEA, received
the 2013 Women in CE Legacy Award. The fourth annual Legacy Awards
reception was held last night at the 2013 International CES (News - Alert)®.
Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 CES is the world's largest annual
innovation event and runs through January 11, 2013.
Dunion brings more than fifteen years of promotional and media relations
experience to her role as spokeswoman and senior director of event
communications for CEA. She is responsible for overseeing outreach and
strategic communications efforts, as well as providing operational and
logistics support, to the more than 5,000 global media who attend and
cover CES. Dunion also oversees media outreach and support for CEA's
standalone conferences and events.
"Congratulations to Tara Dunion, the heart and soul of our event
communications team. Tara masterfully directs communication efforts for
all CES events, including the International CES, which receives more
media coverage then the Super Bowl," said Gary Shapiro (News - Alert), president and
CEO, CEA. "Her enthusiasm for innovation is contagious and she is
fiercely committed to advancing the technology industry. There is no
better candidate for this honor."
During her tenure at CEA, Dunion has increased CES media coverage by 30
percent. She has also initially developed CES' social media strategy,
launching CEA's blog, Digital Dialogue, and other CES social media
activities. In 2010, Engadget named Dunion one of the "Top Tech
Women to Follow on Twitter (News - Alert)," and she is a frequent speaker on the use of
social media for event promotion. Prior to joining CEA in June 2002,
Dunion worked at international PR agencies Burston-Marsteller and
Fleishman-Hillard, developing PR campaigns for technology clients
including Intel, Motorola and Sun Microsystems (News - Alert).
Dunion is the second recipient from CEA of the Women in CE Legacy award.
In 2010, Karen Chupka,senior vice president of International CES and
corporate business strategy, CEA, was recognized by Women in CE for her
outstanding work in the industry. CEA employs 87 women out of 139 total
employees. Out of that, 22 women are on the senior staff out of a total
of 40 senior staff members.
"The Legacy Award is a great honor and I commend Tara Dunion for all her
hard work that led to this accolade. Her passion for the consumer
electronics industry is unparalleled and she excellently represents our
industry," said Chupka. "Tara's contributions to the industry, CES
events and the International CES are extensive and she is undeniably
deserving of this award."
Women in CE focuses on empowering women and supporting career
opportunities across the consumer electronics industry. Entering its
fourth year, the Legacy Awards spotlights women in the consumer
electronics industry who display a sustained commitment to innovation,
growth and continuous improvement within the industry's areas. Dunion
was honored alongside four other influential women in the consumer
electronics industry: Marcia Grand, vice president and publisher, TWICE;
Mindy Grossman, chief executive officer and director, HSN, Inc.; Helen
Heneveld, founder and president, Bedrock Learning, Inc.; and Marla
Suttenberg, owner, Sapphire Marketing LLC.
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.
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: www.CE.org
Follow CES at www.CESweb.org
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2013 International CES
January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
March 8-10, 2013, Snowmass, CO
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