Selected and Profiled in Dealerscope Magazine’s October Issue
ProSource, the largest audio, video, and integration buying group in the United States, congratulates Jessica Paskon, Vice President, Finance and Operations at ProSource, and Marie Devlin, President and Co-owner of Smart Systems, a ProSource member company, upon their selection as Powerful Women in Consumer Technology, class of 2018.
Dealerscope‘s Powerful Women in Consumer Technology is a program designed to recognize those women who are effective in their fields, who mentor to up-and-coming females in consumer technology, and are natural leaders among their peers and colleagues. The program honors individuals across the entire spectrum of the consumer technology industry, including the retail segment, the manufacturing world, professional organizations and associations, marketing and PR, and the custom integration space.
“Leadership is a core value for ProSource, and it is a quality that we encourage and support throughout our executive team, members, and vendor partners,” said Dave Workman, CEO and President of ProSource. “We are proud of the work Jessica and Marie have done as leaders in our industry. They’re serving as role models for the next generation of women.”
“I am certainly encouraged by the progress that has been made over the past 13 years when I attend industry events and see many more women in the crowd than ever before,” said Paskon. “A direct result of the increase of women in consumer technology is that there are more of us to mentor younger women and further expand our roles in the industry.”
“Since getting into the consumer technology field, I have seen the way respect for women has changed,” added Devlin. “Companies are starting to understand the unique value and perspective that women bring to the table. For example, we might understand and think out of the box when it comes to how technology can solve challenges and provide users with new features in the home as well as business.”
For information on becoming a ProSource member, contact Sherry Dantonio, Director of Membership, (562) 810-1706, Sherry.Dantonio@ProSourceinfo.com.
ProSource is a cooperative, member-owned, not-for-profit buying group representing more than 550 specialty retailers and custom integrators. With annual sales of more than $5 billion, ProSource is the largest specialty and consumer-electronics merchandising group in the United States, which allows it to negotiate stronger programs with manufacturers, help independent dealers stay relevant to consumers, and keep the specialty A/V channel competitive. For additional information go to www.prosourceinfo.com.