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CompTIA Announces 2016 Member of the Year

Feb 16, 2016

Prestigious award recognizes John Tippett, Vice President and General Manager of Aisle8, for his ongoing commitment and contributions to CompTIA members and the industry

Downers Grove, Ill. – CompTIA today announced John Tippett, vice president and general manager of Aisle8, is the association’s 2016 Member of the Year. An inaugural awards ceremony in Tippett’s honor will take place next month at the CompTIA Annual Member Meeting, to be held March 22-24 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.

Tippett joined CompTIA in 2010, and over the last five years, has held numerous leadership roles within CompTIA’s Member Communities including the Managed Services Community where he served as chair from 2014-2015, and vice chair in 2013. Tippett also served as a member of CompTIA’s Communities Executive Board from 2013 to 2015, and continues to serve as a member of CompTIA’s Ambassadors Group. He is a familiar face at CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting and ChannelCon, and a recognized business leader within the MSP community.

“John has been instrumental in spearheading the growth of our Managed Services Community, and providing leadership and guidance to our members as they transition to a more proactive service delivery model,” said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, Industry Relations, CompTIA. “In a short time, John has helped shape our community and developed actionable content that is speeding time to market and helping members thrive. John’s leadership and constant motivation to do business better is contagious and has helped MSPs, and the IT industry, better understand the benefits of managed services.”

In 2011, Tippett participated as a subject matter expert in the development of CompTIA’s standards around Managed Services. Last year, he also led the development of The Lifecycle of a Managed Services infographic, which is now included in CompTIA’s Quick Start Guide to Managed Services. The easy-to-reference visual aid demonstrates to MSPs and IT service providers the role that marketing, sales, client on boarding, and other elements play in building a successful managed services business.

“It is an honor to be recognized by CompTIA as the association’s inaugural ‘Member of the Year,’” said Tippett.  “I have gained so much from my involvement with CompTIA, and I am equally excited and humbled to receive this award.  It has been gratifying to work with CompTIA staff and members over the years, and I am grateful for what I have gained and for the opportunity to give back to other members.  Being part of CompTIA has been a tremendously rewarding experience, and I am excited to see what the future holds.”

Established in 2016, the CompTIA Member of the Year Award celebrates the contributions and commitment of a single Premier Member to the greater community. Nominations are accepted and reviewed annually. Upon selection, CompTIA awards one member for his or her commitment, passion, professionalism and leadership toward advancing the industry in the prior 12 months.  To learn more about the CompTIA Member of the Year award visit

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, 65,000-plus registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Marie Rourke
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