NWN CEO Mont Phelps on CompTIA Board of Directors for 2015-16

Waltham, Mass., June 12, 2015 – NWN announced today that CEO Mont Phelps will continue his service on the CompTIA Board of Directors for 2015-16, shifting from a director role to one of the board vice chairs.

“It’s a privilege to continue serving on the CompTIA board,” said Phelps. “Cultivating the talent of IT professionals is key to ensuring the success of our industry, and CompTIA is the industry’s best resource for vendors and professionals alike.”

CompTIA, the information technology (IT) industry association, announced the members of its Board of Directors for 2015-16 on June 2.

The board includes two new vice chairs and six new directors.

MJ Shoer continues as chairman of the Board of Directors for 2015-16. The president and virtual chief technology officer of Jenaly Technology Group, Shoer is starting his third year as chairman.

“As a member-led organization, CompTIA gives a voice to every aspect of the IT industry and IT channel,” Shoer said. “The diversity, experience and goodwill on our board is something I’ve not seen elsewhere in the industry. We’ve accomplished so much in a short period of time, and I’m eager to see what the future holds.”

Mont Phelps, CEO, NWN Corporation and Frank Vitagliano, vice president, channel sales, Dell, are the board vice chairs for 2015-16. Both men have served previously as directors.

CompTIA welcomes six new board members for 2015-16. They are:

  • Scott Barlow, vice president, sales and marketing, Reflexion Networks.
  • Mary Ellen Grom, vice president, U.S. marketing, SYNNEX Corporation
  • Eric Martorano, general manager, U.S. channel sales, Microsoft
  • Tracy Pound, managing director, MaximITy
  • Dan Shapero, director, global cloud marketing, Ingram Micro
  • Joseph Squeri, CIO, Citadel

Returning to the CompTIA Board of Directors for another term are Amy Kardel, co-owner, Clever Ducks; Quy Nguyen, CEO, Allyance Communications; Gordon Pelosse, vice president, technology support delivery, Canada, Hewlett Packard (Canada); Barry Williams, executive director, indirect channel sales, Comcast Business; and Aaron Woods, director, NARS relationship and partner program, Xerox.

“The collective experience, insight and vision of our Board of Directors is unmatched anywhere else in our industry,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “Their commitment to CompTIA is testament to the value that an independent organization, open to all corners of the industry, brings to individuals and organizations.”

About NWN

NWN Corporation, a nationwide firm, made its name by helping clients solve their business problems through technology. With more than 550 employees in 14 offices in the US, NWN provides clients with a complete range of information systems services and solutions. These include integrated communications services, data center and virtualization, network infrastructure, end user computing, business intelligence and application integration, IT staffing services, and managed services. NWN is privately held.

NWN’s clients include private and public sector organizations in almost every line of work. It provides solutions to universities, PreK-12 districts and schools, financial institutions, manufacturers, hospitals, retailers, professional service providers, and state and local government agencies. Learn more at www.NWNIT.com.

About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and nearly 2 million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. Visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.