Some of you probably know that I have been a highly engaged member of CompTIA for over 15 years at this point. For those that may now know, CompTIA is the Computing Technology Industry Association, the leading voice for the global information technology (IT) industry. Perhaps more simply put, CompTIA is a non-profit trade association representing all companies that contribute to the information economy. In addition to providing a wide range of member support and education, CompTIA also is the global leader in providing vendor neutral certification training and accreditation for IT professionals and has an active Public Policy team working with Federal and State governments in support of these roles.
I have had the pleasure of serving on the CompTIA Board of Directors over the course of two terms, including three years as Board Chair. I am currently supporting our current Chairwoman, Amy Kardel of Clever Ducks, as the Immediate Past Chair.
In light of the recent Executive Order on immigration and travel from certain countries issued by President Trump, CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux released a statement on the concerns of the industry raised by the Executive Order. You may read it here. I find it to be an impressively balanced and reasonable statement on the matter.