CompTIA Acquires TechAmerica

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5 May 2014
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Information technology trade association CompTIA today announced it has acquired TechAmerica, and
said the acquisition will complement its strengths in "education, certification, advocacy and
philanthropy with TechAmerica’s public sector expertise and member base of large technology
The combined entity will retain the CompTIA name, brand, leadership, and board of directors. A
member from TechAmerica's board will join the CompTIA board. CompTIA added that the new tagline
"The ICT Industry Trade Association" would be added to its name to "reflect this broader, industry-wide
“The merging of CompTIA’s and TechAmerica’s membership bases enables our organization to pursue
the best interests of the ICT sector as a whole, eliminating an artificial barrier that has divided efforts in
the past," said Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer of CompTIA. "Moving
forward, CompTIA will champion member-driven business and policy priorities that impact the entire
continuum of companies from the small IT service provider to the software developer to the equipment
manufacturer to communications service providers. The transaction clearly amplifies the industry’s
already powerful voice in Washington, D.C., at a time when policies critical to continued innovation and
economic growth are at stake.” - Brian Hammond,