Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT), an organization that promotes the advancement of women in the consumer technology industry, has announced the six recipients of its 2023 Legacy Awards. The annual awards program honors remarkable women who are changing the landscape of the consumer technology industry through their leadership across all sectors, including trade associations, manufacturers, specialty public relations, and buying groups. Honorees will be recognized during the 14th annual CES networking reception on Jan. 5 at 7:00 PM at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), West Hall, Room W306.
“Women continue to leave their indelible mark on the technology industry in profound and innovative ways,” says Carol Campbell, Founder of WiCT. “Every year I continue to be more amazed at not only the achievements of our inductees but also the ways in which they champion the industry and each other. This year’s Legacy Award honorees all have incredible passion and expertise that is shaping the future of consumer technology.”
2023 Legacy Award Honorees
Kinsey Fabrizio: Kinsey Fabrizio is the senior vice president of membership and CES sales at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association that represents more than 1500 consumer technology companies and owns and produces CES. Fabrizio provides leadership, guidance, and oversight of the membership, marketing, and sales teams. She is responsible for the teams’ performance, revenue generation, and achievement of goals.
Angela Larsen: Angela Larson is the senior vice president of customer operations at Savant Systems Inc., and a more than 20-year veteran of the smart home industry. She has been with Savant Systems for over a decade and currently oversees all aspects of front-end business operations, including sales and marketing, education, online dealer tools, and customer support. She has focused her career on bringing technology-focused solutions to market by building strong global teams with a passion for their craft. She is a proud and active member of her community, serving on various local school boards and youth programs.
Lucette Nicoll: Lucette Nicoll is the founder of Nicoll Public Relations, a full-service boutique PR and marketing communications agency. Established in 1987, Nicoll Public Relations specializes in representing manufacturers and brands within the consumer electronics and aftermarket automotive industries. The driving force behind the company’s phenomenal success, Nicoll’s intuitive sense and business savvy has helped lead the consistent growth of the firm. Her hands-on account management style has continuously built and strengthened the agency’s long-standing industry relationships.
Jessica Paskon: Jessica Paskon is the vice president of finance and operations for ProSource, the largest audio, video, and integration buying group in the United States. Pakson has been with ProSource for over 18 years, where her contributions have helped grow the organization from 13 to over 600 members. Through the ProSource annual charity events, she has been instrumental in raising over $550K for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a charity she holds near and dear to her heart. She holds a B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University and was selected as one of Dealerscope’s 2018 Powerful Women in consumer technology.
Carol Campbell Inspiration Award
Norma Garcia-Muro: Norma Garcia-Muro’s career is dedicated to entertainment experiences and the technology that fuels them. With her expertise, she brings a contagious passion for film, broadcast, theatrical exhibition, and cinema technology to the United States and abroad. As vice president of marketing at Kaleidescape, Garcia-Muro draws upon her extensive foundation in film marketing to propel Kaleidescape’s growth and revolutionize the home cinema experience. Prior to Kaleidescape, Garcia-Muro held positions with Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm Ltd., Dolby Laboratories, and THX Ltd.
Beyond her career as a leader in entertainment and technology, she is a consummate motivator and mentor with a passion for empowering young women of color within the industry. She served as a mentor of UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Program and is a member of both Women in Tech and Women in Exhibition. She founded the Latino Employee Network MUNDO under Dolby’s Diversity and Inclusion program and the #WomenCOLLAB, a resource-sharing association connecting female entertainment and tech professionals in the Bay Area. In 2021 and 2020, Garcia-Muro was named one of the Top 50 Women in Global Cinema.
Woman to Watch
JoAnn Arcenal: In her role as director of business development for Crestron, JoAnn Arcenal steers her team in connecting the design-build with the technology communities as these industries converge. She brings over a decade of experience in various technology roles to share expertise, supply resources, and offer education to these groups — empowering design partners to confidently drive tech-based conversations and make informed decisions. Arcenal continues her own personal development and has earned recognition as an InfoComm/AVIXA International certified technology specialist, a Digital Signage Federation digital signage certified expert, a CEDIA-certified outreach instructor, and a master sales associate as part of Crestron’s esteemed master’s program. Arcenal has been featured in many industry publications and named to the Commercial Integrator’s 40 Influencers Under 40 list.
The 14th Annual WiCT Legacy Awards reception at CES 2023, takes place on Jan. 5, starting at 7:00 PM at the LVCC, West Hall, room W306. Jackie Black, senior director, membership, Consumer Technology Association and Class of 2022 WiCT Legacy Award Honoree will act as the master of ceremonies. To register for the event, click here.
For more information about membership benefits and to join, visit www.womeninconsumertechnology.org.