Ann Batko is senior vice president of marketing at CompTIA. She is responsible for the organization's marketing strategy and its marketing and communications functions, including advertising, branding, social media, and corporate communications.
Before joining CompTIA, Batko was senior director of communications & brand management for CDW, a leading IT solutions provider for business, government, education and healthcare. At CDW, she was responsible for corporate brand planning, advertising, events, public relations, editorial content, and internal communications.
Prior to joining CDW, she was the senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications at Rand McNally & Co., where she had also served as the company's executive editor and creative director.
Batko spent the first 15 years of her career in the advertising industry, working at Los Angeles and Chicago agencies on consumer packaged goods and retail accounts, including Procter & Gamble and Kraft Foods. Her most recent agency role was as senior vice president and general manager of the Branding Practice at FCB Chicago.
A lover of good writing and good grammar, Batko is the author of the book "When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People: How to Avoid Common Errors in English."
Batko holds a BA summa cum laude in the Integral Curriculum of the Liberal Arts from Saint Mary's College of California. She serves on the Board of Directors for Baker Demonstration School in Wilmette, IL.