Karen Chupka will succeed Chris Brown as leader of the conventions arm of the National Association of Broadcasters.
She was with the Consumer Technology Association for 34 years, most recently as chief strategy officer and executive vice president of CES. She left in January of this year to start a consultancy, with CTA as her first client, according to Trade Show News Network.
“In her new role at NAB, Chupka will set the strategy, manage the business and inspire the people that produce NAB Show, NAB Show New York and NAB Amplify,” the NAB said in the announcement. Her title will be managing director and executive vice president, Global Connections and Events.
She starts Jan. 1. Chris Brown announced in July that he plans to transition out after the 2024 NAB Show, after 25 years with the organization.
President/CEO Curtis LeGeyt noted Chupka’s “long track record of exemplary leadership managing and growing one of the largest trade shows in the world.”
Chupka called the spring NAB Show “a widely respected and unrivaled marketplace of innovative products, services and ideas that are driving the future of the media industry.”