CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology industry, announced five new executive council members to the State & Local Government and Education (SLED) Council.

“Our Executive Council leads the SLED activities and collaborates with CompTIA staff, state government affairs advocates, and other resources to drive member-led initiatives focused on advancing the interests of the IT industry in the SLED market,” said Jennifer Axt, chairwoman of the council and general manager of SLED at Dell EMC.

New executive council members include:

  • John Punzak, national sales director, Red Hat: Approaching 11th anniversary of founding the SLED division at Red Hat.
  • Charles Collier, managing director, KPMG: Trusted adviser to government leaders.
  • Claire Bailey: director, Federal, state, and local solutions, Compuware: Former CTO for the state of Arkansas.
  • Juliane Swatt, senior vice president, state government solutions, public sector, Xerox: Strategic adviser to commercial and government clients for over two decades.
  • Margaret Hallbach, vice president, government and education, public sector markets, Verizon Enterprise Solutions: Manages nationwide team responsible for customer engagement and solutions development to address changing requirements of SLED clients.

The council provides a forum for industry leaders to engage in dialogue with state and local program leaders and elected officials, in order to more effectively monitor key legislative issues that

“Our new executive council brings a great new dynamic to the SLED Council, and their experience in the IT industry will surely serve us well,” said Axt.

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