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CompTIA Launches Policy Executive Board

Mar 22, 2016

Board will oversee and coordinate all CompTIA Policy Committees 

WASHINGTON – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, launches new Policy Executive Board (PXB), to serve as the coordinating body for CompTIA’s Public Advocacy. The Policy Executive Board (PXB) is composed of senior leaders from CompTIA’s corporate members and enterprise associates who oversee and coordinate CompTIA's policy committees. The mission of the PXB will be to ensure all policy committees are aware of policy positions and initiatives, seek consensus for those positions, and provide guidance on the growth and direction of CompTIA advocacy activities.  

“Given today’s broad technology policy landscape, the Policy Executive Board is essential in bringing together leaders from our member organizations to help coordinate across our state, federal and international policy disciplines and aid us in maintaining a laser focus on policies that advance innovation and growth in the tech industry,” said Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president for public advocacy.  “We are extremely grateful to these able men and women for volunteering their time and effort to this important objective.”

The first meeting of the PXB is being held at CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting in Chicago, IL on March 22nd.  It will meet three times annually. 

Members of the CompTIA Policy Executive Board:
Steve Perkins, U.S. and Global Managing Director, Grant Thornton
Chuck Lennon, President and CEO, Team Logic IT
Scott Barlow, Vice President, Global MSP, Sophos
Cynthia Johnson, Senior Advisor, Texas Instruments
Jonathan Williams, Director, State and Local Government Affairs, Intel
Brooks Raiford, President and CEO, North Carolina Technology Association
Larry Disenhof, Group Director, Export Compliance and Government Relations, Cadence Design Systems
Meg Hardon, Head of Government Relations, Infineon Technologies
Steve Crout, Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Mike Foulkes, Director, State and Local Government Affairs and Political Compliance, Apple
Lydia R Pulley, Senior Vice President - State Government and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon
Steve Emmert, Senior Director, Government & Industry Affairs, RELX 

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and nearly 2 million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. Visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. 

About CompTIA Advocacy
Through its advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers. CompTIA gives eyes, ears and a voice to technology companies, informing them of policy developments – and providing the means to do something about it. 

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