The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the promotions of five senior level managers: Karen Chupka, conferences and events VP, and Todd Thibodeaux, industry relations VP, who were both elevated to senior VP status, covering the same departments; Elizabeth Hyman, tax/trade counsel senior director, has been named international VP to direct the newly created international department; Cindy Hoag was named CES projects senior director; and Lisa McKellar was named conferences director … Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has been nominated for a second term by the Bush Administration. The nomination has gone to the Senate for approval ... Eli Harari, CEO of SanDisk, adds chairman title. Sanjay Mehrotra, the company's executive VP/COO, assumes the role of president while maintaining his current positions. Irwin Federman named vice chairman and lead independent director … Tweeter Home Entertainment Group has named Patrick Reynolds senior VP/chief marketing officer, replacing Mark Richardson, who has left the company … Joseph Rinzel joins the Retail Industry Leaders Association as state government affairs VP. He will report to Paul T. Kelly, federal and state government affairs senior VP ... Dan Weirich named operations VP and Ramprakash Narayanaswamy to engineering VP of 8x8 ... Scott Eppert, ex-national sales/marketing manager for Prime Finish, joins foneGEAR as business development manager ... Mike Everett hired as East Coast regional sales manager for Remote Technologies ... Specialty A/V dealer Definitive Audio has added retail sales veteran Dennis Schlossberg to its sales team … Whirlpool re-elected to its board the following: Gary DiCamillo, Kathleen Hempel, Arnold Langbo, David Swift, and Michael Todman, to three-year terms expiring in 2009. Swift is president, Whirlpool North America, and Todman is president, Whirlpool International … Michael Tribolet, interim president of Vonage, named president of the VoIP company ... Wendy Smith, ex- Rand McNally and Hammacher Schlemmer, joins GPX as special markets director ... Gregg Prendergast named sales VP for the Americas at Belkin, overseeing all sales channels in the United States, Canada and Latin America. He was previously a sales VP at Samsung.