CEA Names New Government Affairs Chiefs

CEA Names New Government Affairs Chiefs

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The Consumer Electronics Association on Monday announced a new slate of members for its Government Affairs Council, a group responsible for pushing for the association’s public policy goals.

The new slate will be chaired by Derek Khlopin of Nokia. Mark Sharp of Panasonic will chair the Environmental Policy Committee, while Theresa Jordan of Motorola will oversee energy efficiency. Paul Schomburg of Panasonic and Cecily Cohen of Nokia will both oversee spectrum policy, while Jeff Howell of Toshiba will be responsible for product safety. Sony’s Jim Morgan will handle telecommunications, while Brendan Harrington of Eastman Kodak will handle trade and logistics. And Johanna Shelton, of Google, will be responsible for intellectual property.

“The diversity of industry segments represented by CEA’s volunteer leaders – including wireless, in-vehicle technology, broadband, retailers, next-generation networks, and content – demonstrates that CEA truly is the hub of technology industry policy advocacy,” the association’s vice president of government affairs, Michael Petricone, said as part of the announcement. “The volunteer leaders of CEA are strong advocates in the fight for consumer freedom to enjoy digital technologies.”

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