Board of Directors

Honorary Board Member
Gary Shapiro
President and CEO
Consumer Technology Association

Up Close & Personal with Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies, which owns and produces CES® - The Global Stage for Innovation.

Shapiro leads a staff of 150 employees and thousands of industry volunteers, and has testified before Congress on technology and business issues more than 20 times. He led the industry through its successful transition to HDTV, co-founded and chaired the HDTV Model Station and served as a leader of the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC).

Shapiro authored CTA's New York Times best-sellers, "Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses" (Harper Collins, 2013) and "The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream" (Beaufort, 2011). Through these books and television appearances, and as a columnist whose more than 400 opinion pieces have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy.

Shapiro has held many exhibition industry leadership posts and received the exhibition industry's highest honor, the IAEE Pinnacle Award. He currently sits on the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, and has served on NVTC's Board of Directors, on the Board of the Economic Club of Washington, as a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Commission on Information Technology and on the Board of Visitors of George Mason University.