The 2014 CEA Digital Patriots Awards

The Consumer Electronics Association Tuesday night honored three individuals in government and from the industry with its annual Digital Patriots Awards, which celebrate achievements in innovation and technology. Here are some snapshots from the event, held in Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum. (Photos: Nancy Klosek).

Digital Patriot honoree John Shalam, VOXX International, and his wife, Jane

CEA’s Gary Shapiro, with Peter Lesser, VOXX

DISH’s Joe Clayton and David Geise, VOXX

Samantha Smith, Etail Eye, and Bernadette Baillie, myIDkey

Gary and Silvia Yacoubian, SVS

Peter Fannon and Julie Bauer, Panasonic, with Shelly Palmer, Advanced Media Ventures Group

Kinsey Fabrizio, CEA; Joelly Gray, Fuji; Dan Unger, Panasonic; Jenni Moyer, CEA; and Jim Hamilton, Identity Ventures

Master of Ceremonies Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO, raising his voice – and his hand – against patent trolls

At the podium: Digital Patriot Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) – honored as a champion for patent reform and marketplace fairness

At the podium: Digital Patriot Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) – honored for his work in promoting job creation and economic growth policies

At the podium: Digital Patriot John Shalam, chairman and founder of VOXX International – honored for his career of entrepreneurism in CE, and for giving back to the industry and to society

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