IT Industry Veterans Join CompTIA Educational Foundation Board of Directors

Board welcomes Gary Gillam, Wayne Mize.

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. — November 19, 2008 The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Educational Foundation , an organization that offers job education, training and certification programs aimed at bringing new workers into the high-tech workforce, today announced the election of two information technology (IT) industry executives to its board of directors.

Gary Gillam, vice president, North American Resellers Channel Operations, Xerox North America and current foundation board member, was elected to the position of secretary on the CompTIA Educational Foundation's board of directors. Gillam succeeds Peter Manni as secretary.

Wayne Mize, a former chairman of the board of directors of the Computing Technology Industry Association (2006-07) and a long-time executive with Ricoh, was chosen to complete Manni's term on the CompTIA Educational Foundation board.

"We are honored that Gary Gillam and Wayne Mize are a part of our board," said John Venator, president and chief executive officer of the CompTIA Educational Foundation. "They are both well respected and highly regarded in the IT Industry and will contribute greatly to the continued growth and success of the Educational Foundation."

Both Gillam and Mize will serve on the board of directors through August 2009.

About the CompTIA Educational Foundation

The CompTIA Educational Foundation provides career opportunities for individuals who have historically been under-represented in the IT workforce. With the support of individuals, industry leaders, companies and the government, the Foundation creates programs aimed at helping veterans transitioning out of the military, at-risk youth, women, minorities, dislocated workers, and individuals with disabilities to obtain the technical and business skills employers are looking for. Since its creation in 1998, the Foundation has helped more than 1,000 individuals enter the IT workforce, helping the industry alleviate its shortage of skilled workers. For more information or to make a donation to the CompTIA Educational Foundation, please visit http://www.creatingfutures.us/.

 

Contact:
Kara Kersh
Manager, Media Relations
CompTIA
630-678-8464
KKersh@comptia.org
www.comptia.org    

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