IT channel leaders will help chart course for association initiatives
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the leading non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, announced today that 21 executives from across the IT channel will serve on its Communities Executive Board in 2014.
The Communities Executive Board provides oversight and coordination for the association's 10 member communities, assisting in strategy development and aligning community objectives with member needs and the association's direction.
"These channel leaders and all of our volunteers provide a great service to the industry by devoting their expertise and time," said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations. "The collective experience, insight and vision of this group are unmatched anywhere else in our industry."
The CompTIA Communities Executive Board includes the chairs and vice chairs from each of the 10 individual member communities. Serving on the board this year are:
Advancing Women in IT – Doriana Allyn, senior manager, environmental health and safety, Brother; Michelle Ragusa, global customer and partner experience manager, Cisco.
Cloud – Ted Roller, vice president, channel development, LogMeIn; Jason Bystrak, director of cloud services, Ingram Micro.
IT Security – Scott Barlow, vice president, sales and marketing, Reflexion Networks; Chris Johnson, chief executive officer, Untangled Solutions.
IT Services and Support US – Angel Pineiro, senior vice president, services, ASI System Integration, Inc.; James Walters, director, enterprise business service, Samsung.
IT Services and Support Canada – Kevin Hiebert, vice president, technology, IDS Solutions; Douglas Brown, national manager, solution services, Xerox Canada,
Managed Print Services – West McDonald, owner, FocusMPS; Gus Yusem, XPPS offer definition office, Xerox.
Managed Services – John Tippett, chief operating officer, EDTS; Vince Tinnirello, chief executive officer, Anchor Network Solutions.
Mobility – Heather Murray, director, sales and marketing, TDMobility, Tech Data; Michael Romero, vice president, West Coast mobility, SAP.
Technology Convergence – David Gilbert, chief executive officer, SimpleSignal; and Chad Massaker, chief executive officer, Carceron IT.
UK Channel – Mark Williams, chief executive officer, Pensar; and Susanne Dansey, independent IT consultant.
Dan Wensley, president, Plan 27, Inc., serves as the liaison between the Communities Executive Board and the CompTIA Board of Directors.
CompTIA Communities are the foundation of the association's initiatives, programs, education, research and advocacy. These member-driven groups collaborate to advance specific technology solutions and growth in vertical markets and business segments.
Several of these groups will meet at the 2014 CompTIA Annual Member Meeting April 1-3 in San Diego. Registration is now open for this event, where hundreds of top executives from all corners of the IT channel will gather for collaborative strategic planning and networking.