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CEA Foundation Add Payfer, West To Its Board

Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Foundation announced the election of Jane Rodmyre Payfer, chief marketing officer at Ergotron, and Skip West, president and founder of Maxsa Innovation, to its board of trustees.

Both participated in their first board of trustees meeting last week during the CEA’s Industry Forum in San Francisco, where they joined 13 current board of trustee members who were reelected.

“In the year since its launch, the CEA Foundation has made an incredible impact on our mission of linking seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives through the foundation’s support of innovative nonprofit organizations,” said John Shalam, chairman and founder of Voxx International and chairman of the CEA Foundation.

“We had an incredible pool of candidates for the board of trustees, highlighting the strong industry interest in giving back to our society. Both Jane and Skip bring a great deal of experience and passion, and I am pleased to welcome them to the board,” Shalam said.

Jane Rodmyre Payfer is the chief marketing officer at Ergotron, with 20 years of experience in commercial and consumer marketing for small, medium and global organizations. Payfer focused on delivering effective market strategies under budget. She also serves on the board of St. Paul-based WomenVenture, a nonprofit, and is dedicated to helping women achieve economic success and prosperity.

Skip West is the president and founder of Maxsa Innovations. West is committed to making successful individuals with his entrepreneurship insights; he teaches at George Mason University and was named 2013 Mentor of the Year when he served on the selection committee for Ron Brown Scholars. West started with just two products at the birth of Maxsa, and now the company offers 60 life-enhancing products that solve everyday consumer problems, CEA said.

The CEA Foundation also thanked two of its trustees who left the board this year: Stan Glasgow, former chairman of Sony Electronics, and Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and research senior director at CEA.