CompTIA appoints chairman as part of board room reshuffle

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CompTIA has announced a fresh chairman and four new members to its board of directors, as the tech association gears up for its annual ComTIA ChannelCon 2019 event in Las Vegas.

Gordon Pelosse, head of global support delivery for Hewlett Packard Enterprise for the Central US and Canada region, now takes over as the organisation’s chairman of the board, replacing the outgoing Amy Kardel.

Four additional members are also joining, with the group consisting of Royal BAM group chief information officer Steven Capper, transformation Lead president and CEO Dr. Georgette Fraser-Moore, Datto’s VP of business development Rob Rae, as well as Louis Stewart, chief innovation officer for the City of Sacremento in California.

Allyance Communications founder and CEO Quy “Q” Nguyen also returns as vice chair, alongside the newly-elected vice chair Scott Barlow, VP of global MSP at Sophos.

Other returning board members include Tracey Pound, Toni Clayton-Hine, Eric Hughes, Jason Magee, John Scola, MJ Shoer and Raja K. Singh.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with such a distinguished team of leading international tech executives,” Pelosse commented. “I believe CompTIA is ideally positioned to help the technology community in this time of accelerating change.

“Numerous strategic investments in tools, learning content, video broadcast capabilities, education and communities around the world enable CompTIA to deliver exceptional value to our membership.”

With three decades of experience at tech companies such as HP, Compaq, AT&T, Texas Instruments and Cablenet to the role, Pelosse currently leads a team of professionals across the Central US and Canada area at HP, responsible for the end-to-end delivery of a robust services portfolio.

The new chairman is also a long-standing champion for CompTIA, the organisation said, including as a founding member of the Canadian Services Community and as vice chair of the association’s board of directors.

As part of the changes, CompTIA also revealed that James Afdahl from GED Testing Service and TeamLogicIT’s Dan Shapero have concluded their service on its board this summer.

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