TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2014) - AudioEye®, Inc. (OTCQB: AEYE) ("AudioEye" or the "Company"), creator of the Audio Internet™ patented audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform, today announced that Congressman Dennis Cardoza has joined the Company's Advisory Board.
"We are very excited to welcome Dennis Cardoza to our Advisory Board," stated Paul Arena, Executive Chairman of AudioEye, Inc. "Congressman Cardoza joins AudioEye at a time when we are poised to pursue the potential of our unique Audio Internet™ accessibility platform with federal agencies and large enterprise clients, and his government experience should allow us to execute our strategies more effectively."
Congressman Cardoza commented, "I am extremely pleased to be associated with AudioEye and be in a position to leverage my relationships to help the Company expand its technologies across many digital media verticals."
Dennis A. Cardoza is currently a public affairs director, co-chair of the Federal Public Affairs Practice and chair of the California Public Affairs Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP, which is recognized globally for its achievements in the area of diversity. He advises a broad range of clients on legislative, regulatory, public policy and advocacy matters, and has extensive policy experience with respect to water resources, banking, housing, infrastructure, energy, agriculture, education and foreign affairs.
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Cardoza served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 18th District. His committee roles included serving four years on the powerful House Rules Committee, and he was also a key member of the House Democratic Leadership Team. Mr. Cardoza served as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, where he played a leading role in the formation of the 2007 Farm Bill. He was a ranking member of the Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee of Livestock, Dairy and Poultry; a member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; a member of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; and a member of the Committee on Resources and its Subcommittee on Water and the Sciences.
Throughout his Congressional tenure, Mr. Cardoza assumed a leading role in advocating for fiscal discipline on the part of the government, serving as co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of House Democrats committed to fiscal responsibility and accountability for taxpayer dollars. He was also an advocate for homeowners facing mortgage difficulties following the housing crisis, and his work included authoring a modified version of the Housing Opportunity & Mortgage Equity Act and establishing a new congressional task force on housing stabilization.
Prior to his role in the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Cardoza spent six years in the California State Assembly, where he chaired the Rules Committee and helped found the Moderate Democratic Caucus. A number of organizations honored then-Assemblyman Cardoza as "Legislator of the Year" for his efforts to cut taxes, save family farms and promote education and children's safety. He also served as a council member in the cities of Merced and Atwater in California.
Recipient of the UC Merced Chancellor's Medal, 2009
Named State Legislator of the Year by the California Sherriff's Association, 2000
Named State Legislator of the Year by the University of California Alumni Association, 1999
Mr. Cardoza is a board member of the University of Maryland, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and a member of its Board of Visitors (2011-present). He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Thoroughbred Owners of California (2011-2014).
Mr. Cardoza graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in government and politics (B.A., 1982)
Selected Publications and Presentations
Contributor, Cardoza's Corner, The Hill's Congress blog
Panelist, "Global Capital Markets Advisory Council: Navigating the Year Ahead - Perspectives from Around the Globe," Milken Institute 2012 Global Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 29, 2012
Commencement speaker, University of Maryland, 2004 and 2012
Speaker, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, 2010 and 2011
Speaker, United Fresh Produce Association's Washington Public Policy Conference, National Harbor, MD, September 14-16, 2010
Speaker, National Association of Realtors Conference, 2009
Speaker, American Bankers Association Convention, San Francisco, 2006
About AudioEye, Inc.
Incorporated in 2005, AudioEye focuses on working to improve the mobility, usability and accessibility of all Internet-based content through the development, sale, licensing and use of its proprietary accessibility technologies. The Audio Internet® is a technology that utilizes patented architecture to deliver a fully accessible audio equivalent of a visual or mobile website in a compliant format that can be navigated, utilized, interacted with and transacted from, without the use of a monitor or mouse, by individuals with visual impairments. For individuals with hearing impairments, Audio Internet® provides captioning for websites, and the challenges of reaching those with other impairments are also addressed by the technology platform.
Complete with an ever-growing suite of utilities tailored to the needs of different disabled users, the AudioEye® Audio Internet® Accessibility Platform is a fully scalable cloud-based solution designed and developed to meet the needs and compliance mandates for an ever-growing demographic.
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