Lisa McKellar, Director, Conferences, Consumer Electronics Association
Career History: If you’ve ever successfully schmoozed at a non-CES CEA event, you have Lisa McKellar to thank for the circumstances. She joined CEA in 2001 and increased participation in CEA’s VIP Buyer group and CEO Summits, and launched the CEA Winter Summit, which has tripled in size in five years. She also is the project leader for CEA’s Spring Washington Forum and its Fall Industry Forum. Prior to coming to CEA, she was assistant director for the American Plastics Council, a meeting assistant with the International Dairy Foods Association and an event coordinator for the Baltimore Office of Promotions.
Greatest Business Achievements: Her most recent CEA event. “I always feel that my last event is my greatest achievement, and then I start planning another event and that becomes my greatest achievement.”