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Creating IT Futures Foundation announces new board members

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Creating IT Futures Foundation has updated its governing board with two new directors.

Guy Fruda, director of East Region Technology for Deloitte Services, and Joseph Squeri, Chief Information Officer of Citadel, were chosen to help guide Creating IT Futures as it continues to grow the IT-Ready program and develop a national youth tech careers initiative.

"We are so fortunate to be able to continue to draw on top leadership in the IT industry to help guide our foundation," said Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton. "Guy and Joe will certainly help us generate new ideas for widening access to IT careers."

Diana Ermini, IBM Business Analytics Market Management, moves up to the role of board chair, while Angel Pineiro, Senior Vice President of Services at ASI System Integration, moves into the position of vice chair.

Rotating off the board after three years of outstanding and dedicated service are: Pamela Green, President and CEO of Easter Seals TriState in Cincinnati; Chuck Lennon, President of TeamLogic IT; and Susan Underhill, former Vice President, Worldwide Enterprise Marketing, HP ExpertOne, Hewlett-Packard.

The remaining board directors and officers are:

    --  James Afdahl, Vice President and CFO, GED Testing Service
    --  Julius Clark, Information Security Officer, Wells Fargo
    --  Paul Cronin, Senior Vice President, Atrion Networking Corp.
    --  Charles Eaton, CEO, Creating IT Futures Foundation
    --  Rebekah Harvey, Ph.D., Director of Learning Product Management,
    --  Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO, CompTIA
    --  Hayward West, Solutions Network (SNET) Leader of Architecture, Deloitte

Dan Liutikas, Chief Legal Officer, CompTIA, and David Sommer, CFO, CompTIA, remain on the board as secretary and treasurer respectively.

Board directors are eligible to serve three consecutive one-year terms. To learn more about the Creating IT Futures Foundation Board of Directors, visit

About the Creating IT Futures Foundation
Founded in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of CompTIA, the Creating IT Futures Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charity with the mission of helping populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure, and be successful in IT careers. Learn more at

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