Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and ClikCloud FounderDan Shapero Recognized as TechVoiceChampions
Policymakers, Industry Leader Honored For Advocacy of TechnologyPolicies
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA,through itsTechVoice partnership, presented the inaugural
TechVoice Champion Awards to Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Sen.Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to recognize their leadership and advocacy onbehalf of the country's information technology (IT) industry. LongtimeIT industry executive and activist Dan Shapero , founder of ClikCloud,also was honored for his ongoing commitment to policy advocacy onbehalf of the industry.The TechVoice Champion Awards were presented here Wednesday aspart of the two-day TechVoice D.C. Fly-In."Last year saw so many important policies that impact the technologysector, particularly small and medium-sized companies," said ToddThibodeaux , president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. "With theinaugural TechVoice Champion Awards, we recognize three individualswho were instrumental in realizing some of these accomplishments
and continue to advocate for the small business tech sector."Rep. Grimm was recognized for his leadership and advocacy of theStartup Act 2.0, a legislative proposal intended to boost our economicrecovery by providing greater support for high-paying, high-skilled jobsin science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).