CompTIA Announces Community Leaders for 2013

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CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry, today announced the 2013 leadership roster for its member communities.

CompTIA’s 10 member communities bring together thought leaders from across the IT industry to collaborate and consult on best practices, education, research and other initiatives to advance industry growth. Several of the communities address fast-growing areas of the technology industry, such as cloud computing, IT security, managed services, managed print services, mobility and unified communications. Other communities serve geographic-specific markets, including the U.K. channel and the IT services and support markets in Canada and the United States.

The newest CompTIA member group, Advancing Women in IT, was established to empower women with the knowledge and skills necessary to help their pursuit of successful IT jobs; and to inspire women to enter the IT industry as a career option.

“Each of these groups is performing important and inspired work that’s benefitting the entire IT industry and the customers we serve," said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “Their collective expertise has contributed greatly to the development of new credentials and trustmarks for IT companies and hundreds of IT channel training courses and publications. Their insights have helped shape advocacy efforts and policy stances on critical issues and legislation affecting the IT industry."

In 2013, CompTIA’s member communities will be led by the following individuals:

  • Advancing Women in IT – Sandy Ashworth, global director of channel relations and warranty, Unisys Corporation, chair; and Jean Mork Bredeson, president, Service 800, vice chair
  • Cloud/SaaS – John Rice, senior director, partner community, Intermedia, chair; and Ted Roller, vice president, channel development, LogMeIn, vice chair
  • IT Security – Scott Barlow, vice president, sales and marketing, Reflexion Networks,chair; and Grant Johnson, principal-IT consultant, Array, vice chair
  • IT Services and Support (Canada) – Christopher Adamson, director, IT and professional services, Ricoh Canada Inc., chair; and Brook Douglas, director of sales, Parts Now Canada
  • IT Services and Support (U.S.) – Michael Schuler, vice president, U.S. sales, Zylog Systems Inc., chair; and Aaron Woods, director, NARS Program, Xerox, vice chair
  • Mobility – David Sobel, director of partner community, Level Platforms, chair; and Heather Murray, director, mobility, Tech Data, vice chair
  • MSP Partners – Jay McBain, co-founder, Channeleyes, chair; and John Tippett, CEO, EDTS, vice chair
  • Managed Print Services – Barney Kister, senior vice president, Supplies Network, chair; and Ian Berger, regional account executive, Parts Now, vice chair
  • UK Channel – Lee Evans, managing director, Vital Technology Group, chair; and Jim Harrower, UK & Ireland sales manager, GFI Software, vice chair
  • Unified Communications – Guy Yasika, regional sales manager, Alteva, chair; and David Gilbert, CEO, SimpleSignal, vice chair
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