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CompTIA Strengthens Advocacy Team with Strategic Additions

Sep 04, 2019
Washington, D.C. –  The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading trade association for the global information technology industry, today announced four new strategic additions to its growing advocacy team, including Dileep Srihari as Vice President and Senior Policy Counsel, Public Advocacy. The appointments are part of CompTIA’s strategy to provide broader and deeper advocacy services to the global technology industry.

"Since joining CompTIA this summer, I’ve made a concerted effort to expand the scope and depth of our advocacy on behalf of a diverse and dynamic technology industry,“ said Cinnamon Rogers, Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy. “Adding experienced and dedicated staff to the team allows us to accomplish that goal and to provide our members with the comprehensive intelligence and effective advocacy they expect from CompTIA.”

Dileep Srihari, Vice President and Senior Policy Counsel, Public Advocacy

CompTIA announced the appointment of Dileep Srihari as Vice President and Senior Policy Counsel, Public Advocacy. In his new role, Srihari will focus on the development and advocacy of CompTIA’s policy positions on telecom, technology, supply chain security, and privacy issues at the federal and global levels, while also providing strategic counsel to CompTIA’s State Government Affairs team.

“Dileep brings to CompTIA a wealth of knowledge and experience on telecommunications policy issues including spectrum and broadband deployment, along with a proven track record on supply chain security issues,” said Rogers. “He will be a terrific asset and advocate for our industry as policymakers work towards solutions to address these complex issues.”

For the past eight years, Srihari was at the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), where he managed working groups on spectrum, broadband deployment, and supply chain security. He also provided counsel on cybersecurity and equipment authorization issues. His work routinely involved advocating for member companies in front of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and lobbying Congress.

Srihari was previously an attorney at law firm WilmerHale and a U.S. Senate staffer.  He is a graduate of Cornell University in electrical engineering & computer science, and of the Georgetown University Law Center.

New Federal, State, and International Team Members

CompTIA also announced that it continues to strengthen its Public Sector and Advocacy (PSA) operations with the addition of three new members to its federal, state and public sector teams. 

“As the association that represents the diverse information technology industry, CompTIA is uniquely positioned to push for thoughtful and effective policies on the federal, state and international levels to ensure that American tech companies continue to deliver the life-changing products and services the world expects from us,” added Rogers. “I’m proud of the team we’re building and believe we will deliver the vital results the U.S. technology sector needs to continue to be the global leader in innovation.”

The new appointments include:

Anna Powell, Director, State Government Affairs – Western Region

Anna Powell was named as Director, State Government Affairs – Western Region. In her new position, Powell will head up state advocacy operations in several states and be based in Seattle. Most recently, Powell was Senior Manager with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce working in Congressional and Public Affairs for the Chamber’s Northwest Region. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and earned her master’s degree from Seattle University.

Juhi Tariq, Senior Manager, International Trade Regulation and Compliance

Juhi Tariq was named as Senior Manager, International Trade Regulation and Compliance. Tariq brings a wealth of regulatory experience in both the public and private sectors.

Most recently, she was at Raytheon focusing on compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Tariq also worked for Chemonics, USAID’s largest government contractor, on export monitoring and compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and OFAC Sanctions. She is a graduate of St. Edward's University and earned her master’s and law degrees from American University in Washington, D.C.

Maggie Henkin, Manager, Public Advocacy

CompTIA also named Maggie Henkin Manager, Public Advocacy. In her new role, Henkin will report to Stefanie Holland, Vice President, Federal and Global Policy, and focus primarily on international trade and federal issues. Most recently, Henkin worked at U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s International Division, where she supported the Asia trade policy team on advocating for free trade to both the U.S. and Asian governments.

About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the leading voice and advocate for the global information technology industry. Through advocacy, market research, education, training, certifications, and philanthropy, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce.

About CompTIA Public Sector & Advocacy

CompTIA supports policies that positively impact the ability of the IT industry to develop, manufacture, and sell solutions in the global marketplace.  We work to promote investment and innovation, market access, effective cybersecurity, consistent privacy regulation, streamlined procurement, and research and development.  As the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, we also support efforts to promote a well-trained technical workforce.  Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.


Contact: 
Roger Hughlett
CompTIA
202.503.3644
rhughlett@comptia.org