Arlington, VA—The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced two executive promotions involving newly created positions. Karen Chupka, a nearly 30-year employee of CTA, is now executive vice president of CES.
In addition, Tiffany Moore, who joined CTA in 2015, is senior vice president of political and industry affairs.
These promotions not only recognize the success of two members of the association’s current senior management team, they also reflect CTA’s leadership in issues critical to the future of the technology industry and innovation itself, the CTA announced.
“We are thrilled to recognize and reward the significant successes and outstanding contributions of Karen and Tiffany,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “They are outstanding examples of professional excellence, strong leadership and executive innovation at work. They represent the best of the consumer technology industry.”
Karen Chupka oversees the sales, marketing, conferences, operations and management of CTA’s events. This includes its annual trade shows, CES and CES Asia.
At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, nearly 4,500 exhibitors filled more than 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space. Moreover, they showcased their latest products and services to more than 180,000 attendees from 150 countries.
“Karen has been invaluable in the remarkable evolution, growth and influence of CES,” added Shapiro. “Our exhibiting companies know and trust her vision for the show and understanding of the tech trends that will drive our entire industry. Karen has helped enable CES to become the largest and most influential global technology event in the world.”
Chupka first joined CTA in 1989. She has since held numerous roles within the organization. They include vice president of business development, director of industry relations and education, and director of marketing for CES. She has also served as director of business development with Gartner and worked for the National Association of Manufacturers.
Tiffany Moore joined CTA as vice president of government and political affairs. She has lead the association’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill on issues regarding communications and technology policy, patent litigation reform, strategic immigration reform and international trade. She also oversees CTA’s political action committee, CTAPAC. In addition to these responsibilities, her new role will include overseeing CTA’s U.S. Jobs, and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
“As an integral leader of our government affairs team, Tiffany has found common ground for Republicans and Democrats to work together as well as helped shape policies that allow U.S. innovation to flourish,” said Shapiro. “Given her deep policy understanding and strategic vision, I know she’ll thrive leading our efforts on diversity and inclusion, and the American workforce—key issues for CTA and the entire tech industry.”
Before joining CTA, Moore served in public sector roles, including assistant U.S. trade representative for intergovernmental affairs and public liaison at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. She was also a legislative director for U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI).