Retail Observer

February 2019

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM FEBRUARY 2019 66 ANNUAL TRIBUTE AWARD DINNER MICHAEL PETRICONE Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association Michael Petricone is the senior vice president of government affairs for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Based in Arlington, VA, CTA is the trade association representing the $377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Among his many roles, Petricone is responsible for representing the consumer technology industry's position before the U.S. government on key technology policy issues that impact Americans' lives. For over two decades Petricone has advocated before Congress, federal agencies and state governments on areas such as Internet freedom, intellectual property, music licensing, trade, spectrum and high-skilled immigration. Often listed as one of Washington's top lobbyists, Petricone has been at the forefront of transformative innovations such as the transition to digital television, the advent of music streaming, and the rise of the Internet as a platform that allows us to connect, collaborate and communicate. Petricone is passionate about using technology as a force for inclusion, diversity and social good. He serves as a board member for a number of non-profit organizations such as Public Knowledge, Center for Democracy and Technology, the American Library Association, Engine Advocacy and the i2Coalition. Petricone received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Tufts University. Originally from Connecticut, he resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two sons. STEPHANIE DISMORE Vice President and General Manager Americas Channels, HP, Inc. Stephanie Dismore is vice president and general manager of Americas Channels at HP Inc. Dismore is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of HP's commercial and consumer channel sales in the U.S., spanning distribution, national solution providers, regional VARs, public sector, and SMB partners in the commercial channel, as well as retail partners in consumer electronics, office product super stores, regional retailers, e-tail and specialty channels. Dismore is also responsible for overseeing all channel-related partner planning, development and programs for the Americas region. During her 19-year tenure at HP, Dismore has held a variety of leadership positions in sales, marketing and channel roles. Most recently she served as vice president and general manager of the Americas commercial channel with primary responsibility for HP's U.S. commercial channel business and Americas Channels partner development and programs. Previously, Dismore led HP's U.S. consumer business where she was responsible for the development of go-to-market sales strategies for retail and online channels. Dismore earned a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Messiah College and currently resides in Austin, Texas with her two children. RICK ALBUCK Vice President, Business Development, 2020 Companies For 25 years Rick Albuck, Vice President, Business Development for 2020 Companies, has balanced his passion for the consumer electronics industry with community service and his family. 2018 National Consumer Technology Fred Towns, Industry Chair

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