Council will advise on policy issues most relevant to the IT Channel
WASHINGTON – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, launches the CompTIA Advisory Council on Policy (CACP) to serve as a voice of the IT Channel on policy. The CACP is comprised of appointed volunteers from member companies within the IT Channel that wish to be engaged and make a contribution to the discussion of policy and the way in which it impacts the IT industry. Their mission is to provide guidance to the CompTIA Public Advocacy team on matters of importance to the IT Channel and the IT industry as a whole. They are also charged with keeping the broader CompTIA membership informed and engaged on public advocacy issues and progress; and assisting staff in promoting Public Advocacy in general as a key pillar of CompTIA’s mission.
“The members of the CompTIA Advisory Council on Policy are crucial to understanding the always changing policy needs of the IT Channel,” said Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president for public advocacy. “Many of our IT Channel members are small and medium size companies that are affected by a wide variety of policy concerns including tax reform, availability of workforce talent, regulatory matters, as well as the numerous important technology issues. We are grateful to these volunteers for their time and effort to share their insights with our policy team.”
The first meeting of the CACP is being held at CompTIA’s ChannelCon Meeting in Hollywood, FL on August 1, 2016. It will meet at least three times annually.
Members of the CompTIA Advisory Council on Policy:
Chairman - Chuck Lennon, Team Logic IT
Co-Chair – Stephen Cobb, ESET
Ron Culler, Secure Designs, Inc.
Dan Shapero, Clikcloud
MJ Shoer, Internet & Telephone, LLC
Jeff Hine, Clearsight Consulting
Aaron Woods, Xerox Corporation
Angel l. Pineiro, Jr., ASI system Interation, Inc.
Rory Sanchez, SLPowers
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.