Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80CompTIAWorld | SPRING 2017 14 CompTIA Member Matters CompTIA Advocacy groups provide a voice to members and increase access to information concerning legislation, regulatory changes and procurement procedures. We have special interest forums in three areas including State Government Affairs, Federal Policy and Trade Regulation and Compliance. CompTIA Public Sector Councils serve as a collaborative source of knowledge, educational outreach and guidance to support and improve the development of the state and local government, human services and space enterprise markets. CompTIA Communities and Advisory Councils help advance the IT industry and bring members together to exchange ideas, share professional experiences and build business relationships. These collaborative groups work to strengthen the IT industry, each with its own focal point: from advancing technologies and expanding resources in geographic regions, to solving tech-related generational and diversity issues. Hat’s Off to Interiano of Google! Selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar Gerardo Interiano, Google’s head of external affairs for the southwest U.S., and a member of the CompTIA State Government Affairs Program active in our Texas Public Policy Committee, was recently selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar. The Presidential Leadership Scholars program is a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson. Interiano was one of 60 Scholars invited to participate in the program’s third annual class. The program kicked off in Washington, D.C. in early February when Scholars visited the National Archives and Records Administration, Mount Vernon and the White House Historical Association to explore personal and professional development areas including core values and civility. During his time with the other Scholars, Interiano says the chords that struck the hardest were ones that he couldn’t have been taught. “We were challenged to disagree with each other. To rank our values,” he said. “We were asked to defend our positions. We discussed criminal justice reform and mass incarceration, welfare reform and economic policy, abortion and human rights. Issues that divide our country. Throughout the week, we held conversations that we otherwise try to avoid.” The experience left Interiano with insight that we can all learn from. “We have to learn to celebrate compromise and empathy instead of division and anger.” Gerardo Interiano Google