WiCT award winner Jessica Paskon with ProSource CEO Dave Workman
Jessica Paskon receives WiCT Legacy Award for service to buying group
By Alan Wolf, YSN
Longtime ProSource stalwart Jessica Paskon was recognized for her more than 18 years of service to the buying group and to the CE industry with a 2023 Women in Consumer Technology Legacy Award.
Paskon, VP of finance and operations for the BrandSource tech affiliate, accepted the honor earlier this month at the 14th Annual WiCT Legacy Awards reception in Las Vegas, held during CES 2023.
Since her humble start as office manager for ProSource predecessor The PRO Group, Paskon’s contributions have helped the A/V and custom integration retail organization grow from 13 to over 600 members, and were instrumental in raising more than $550,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation through annual ProSource charity events.
“I am honored and proud to be named one of this year’s Women in CT Legacy Award honorees,” said Paskon, who was also lauded as a 2018 Powerful Woman in Consumer Technology by Dealerscope magazine. “I would like to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged me over the years, providing the path that has led me to receiving such a prestigious honor. This is an award I will always cherish as a representation of my years and achievements as a woman in the CT industry. I would also like to congratulate all my fellow honorees. I am truly humbled to stand alongside such an amazing group of women.”
ProSource President Jim Pearse said Paskon has been a trailblazer in the group’s evolution.
“The ProSource team would like to congratulate Jessica Paskon’s recognition as a Legacy Award Winner by the CTA,” he said. “Jessica has been a foundational leader in helping ProSource grow to be the strongest group in the consumer electronics industry. We are all so happy to celebrate this great recognition.”
Sharing the spotlight with Paskon were fellow WiCT Legacy Award recipients Kinsey Fabrizio, senior vice president of membership and CES sales, Consumer Technology Association (CTA); Angela Larsen, senior vice president of customer operations, Savant Systems; and Lucette Nicoll, founder, Nicoll Public Relations.
Congratulations to Jessica and all of this year’s honorees.
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