Sacramento, Calif., June 2, 2015 – CompTIA, the IT industry trade association, has named Jennifer Grutzius as new Director, State & Local Government and Education (SLED). This position is responsible for defining and executing the national strategy for CompTIA’s Public Sector SLED Council.
Grutzius most recently served under California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. as Deputy Director of Planning, Policy & Research for the California Department of General Services (DGS). At DGS, Grutzius oversaw all strategic planning and policy developments for the State of California's procurement and business management department.
“Jennifer’s expertise in addressing state procurement and legislative issues combined with her experience in working with the IT industry makes her an excellent fit to lead CompTIA’s SLED Council,” says Pete Kaminskas, Vice President, Member Relations with CompTIA. “Jennifer is eager to begin working with Council leadership and to collaborate with CompTIA’s State Government Affairs team to advance our collective initiatives in the SLED market. She is a natural leader and we are thrilled to have her on board.”
Prior to DGS, Grutzius served as Chief of Staff for Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Recovery Task Force. She advised the Administration and Task Force members on policy opportunities within the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 and helped to oversee implementation of the funds to benefit the administration’s agenda and the state’s overall economic vitality. Although her position has a national focus, Grutzius will be based in Sacramento.
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