CTA Names New President; Gary Shapiro Remains Consumer Technology Assoc. CEO

CTA Names New President; Gary Shapiro Remains Consumer Technology Assoc. CEO


Arlington, VA—The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced a leadership change. CTA named Kinsey Fabrizio as the new president of CTA. Previously, Fabrizio served as senior vice president of CES and Membership.

Gary Shapiro, current president and CEO, will relinquish the president title but will continue to serve as CEO. Shapiro remains responsible for all association activities, including CES, public policy, research and standards. One of the longest serving association leaders, Shapiro has been with CTA for more than 40 years and recently agreed to another multiyear contract. Moreover, Fabrizio will continue to report to Shapiro.

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Gary Shapiro

“This well-deserved promotion reflects not only Kinsey’s many successes, excellent judgment and industry knowledge, but her executive leadership,” said Shapiro. “I am thrilled for Kinsey as she is the obvious choice for president.”

CTA Names New President

In her new role, Fabrizio will sit on the executive board. She will also oversee the following departments: CES, CTA Membership, CTA Conferences and Marketing and Communications. In addition, Fabrizio will speak for the association on all matters.

Fabrizio joined the association in 2008 in the membership department. She grew in the position and led successful efforts to expand CTA into several new areas. They included disruptive innovation, content and digital health. Further, she was promoted to vice president of membership in 2019 and led a major membership model and dues restructure in 2021.

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Kinsey Fabrizio

Additionally, she became senior vice president in 2022, with the added responsibility of overseeing CES sales, which expanded dramatically under her leadership. In 2023, Fabrizio was given responsibility for all CES, including international media events, conferences and show operations. CES 2024 boasted 4,300 exhibitors in more than 2.5 million net square feet of exhibit space. This year’s show also attracted in excess of 135,000 attendees, with more than 40% from outside the United States.

“This decision, supported unanimously by our board, resulted from years of careful succession planning and mentoring,” commented Pat Lavelle, Voxx CEO and chairman of the CTA Compensation Committee and a CTA industry executive advisor. “Kinsey’s hard work, successes, get-it-done and positive attitude propelled her to president. I am thrilled with the deep talent bench of CTA staff allowing us to confidently make this decision.”

Before joining CTA, Fabrizio worked at Smith Bucklin, an association management company.