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CompTIA Boardroom Updates Reinforce Technology Association’s Evolution


CompTIA, one of the world's largest IT-focused associations, has announced several boardroom updates -- including a new chairperson. The moves reinforce CompTIA's core focus areas, such as technology education, business applications, channel partners, blockchain, drones & smart cities.

The announcement surfaces a few weeks before CompTIA ChannelCon 2019, an annual conference set for August in Las Vegas.

Rob Rae, VP of Business Development, Datto
Rob Rae, Datto
Gordon Pelosse, HP Enterprise

The IT association has named the following executives to board positions:

  • Gordon Pelosse, head of global support delivery for HP Enterprise in the Central United States and Canada, becomes chairman of CompTIA's board; he's joined by...
  • Steven Capper, chief information officer at the Royal BAM Group;
  • Dr. Georgette Fraser-Moore, president and CEO of Transformation Lead;
  • Rob Rae, vice president of business development for Datto; and
  • Louis Stewart, chief innovation officer for the City of Sacramento, California.

Ongoing board members include:

  • Tracy Pound, managing director, MaximITy, chair of the Audit, Finance and Investment Committee;
  • Toni Clayton-Hine, chief marketing officer, EY Americas;
  • Eric Hughes, partner, Agio Advisory (we're checking on his LinkedIn URL);
  • Jason Magee, CEO, ConnectWise;
  • John Scola, global vice president, cloud channels and strategy lead, SAP;
  • MJ Shoer, founder and principal consultant, MJ Shoer LLC; and
  • Raja K. Singh, solutions specialist, IoT and smart cities, Cisco.

CompTIA Evolution

CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux, the association's team and industry volunteers have evolved the organization in multiple ways.

Amy Kardel, CompTIA
Todd Thibodeaux, CEO, CompTIA

In addition to serving IT channel partners, CompTIA has moved aggressively toward training and education initiatives for all types of IT professionals. Moreover, the organization has industry advisory councils that now span business applications, channel, blockchain, drone and smart city initiatives.

Also of note: Former CompTIA board member and MSP industry veteran Amy Kardel recently joined the organization full-time as VP of strategic workforce relationships. The newly created position reinforces CompTIA's efforts to help organizations recruit, mentor and train technology-savvy employees.

Those themes and more will likely take center stage during ChannelCon 2019, set for August in Las Vegas.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.