The conclusion of CES 2018 last month brought with it the end of Jeff Joseph’s 12-year run at the Consumer Technology Association. On Thursday, CTA announced that it has promoted from within the association to fill Joseph’s post.
"I'm thrilled to congratulate Jean on her promotion - and excited about the strategic alignment this new position will bring to CTA," Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA, said in a statement. "Jean has made great progress in transforming CTA's Marketing Department into a digital-focused and data-driven organization. And given her extensive experience leading integrated marketing and communications teams in the past, I know our CTA teams will enjoy an even greater level of synergy and success across all our marketing and communications initiatives."
Prior to joining the association, Foster was the chief marketing officer of Ostendio, a digital health startup. And prior to entering the startup world, she was thee vice president of marketing at Neustar, where, CTA said, she successfully repositioned the brand with media and influencers.
Joseph, who closed out his second stint with the association at the conclusion of CES in January, said in a prior statement that he plans to “pursue consulting ventures and other strategic communications opportunities.” He began his career at CTA in 1998 when it was then called the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association. He left in 2006 to join the Biotechnology Industry Association as its Vice President of Communications. Joseph returned in 2012 and served as the senior VP of communications for the past six years.