Susan Littleton, longtime VP of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), died Sunday after a short battle with cancer, CTA said in a statement.
"Susan mentored and taught so many, and she leaves a strong legacy," said Gary Shapiro, CTA president and CEO. "She helped propel CES to greatness, and her planning and organizational skills are legendary among our staff. We will miss her terribly."
"Susan will have a lasting impact on CTA and her colleagues as a mentor, teacher and dear friend," said Glenda MacMullin, COO and CFO. "She approached her work as she did her life — with enthusiasm, compassion and a sense of humor. She'll be missed by all who crossed her path."
Susan started her own event marketing consultancy, SLL Consulting, last year after a 15-year career at CTA. During her time at CTA, she led marketing for the association and CES, helping drive CES attendance to more than 50 percent growth from her first show in 2003 to her final show in 2017. Susan's attention to detail helped CES succeed, said CTA, and was one of the reasons she became a mentor to so many colleagues at CTA.
"Susan's passion, dedication and friendship touched many of us here at CTA," said Karen Chupka, senior VP, CES and corporate business strategy, CTA. "She was a trusted colleague in CES planning and execution, and a wonderful friend who will be missed."
Memorial service arrangements are pending.