The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has appointed Kinsey Fabrizio as its new president. Formerly the Senior Vice President of CES and Membership, Fabrizio will now take a seat on the Executive Board and oversee several key departments, including CES, CTA Membership, CTA Conferences, and Marketing and Communications. She will serve as the primary spokesperson for the association.

Gary Shapiro, the current president and CEO, will continue in his role as CEO, relinquishing the title of president to Fabrizio. Shapiro, who has been with CTA for over 40 years, will remain responsible for all association activities, including CES, public policy, research, and standards. Fabrizio will report directly to Shapiro.

“This promotion recognizes Kinsey’s exceptional leadership, industry expertise, and track record of success,” said Gary Shapiro, CEO of CTA. “Kinsey is the perfect fit for the role of president, and I am delighted for her.”

Fabrizio joined CTA in 2008, initially working in the membership department before rising through the ranks. She played a pivotal role in expanding CTA’s reach into new areas such as disruptive innovation, content, and digital health. Under her leadership, CES sales experienced significant growth, and CES 2024 was hailed as a tremendous success with over 4300 exhibitors and 135,000 attendees.

Voxx CEO and Chairman of the CTA Compensation Committee, Pat Lavelle, praised Fabrizio’s appointment, emphasizing the meticulous succession planning that led to her promotion. Deena Ghazarian, chairwoman of the CTA Executive Board, commended Fabrizio’s leadership style and expressed confidence in CTA’s future under her guidance.

Fabrizio holds a double major in Government and International Politics and Spanish from George Mason University and an MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Prior to joining CTA, she worked at Smith Bucklin, an association management company. She resides in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, two children, and dog Rocco.