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Sen. Gardner, Rep. Moulton and Steven Zylstra Named 2018 CompTIA Tech Champions

Feb 16, 2018WASHINGTON - CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, has named Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, Massachusetts Representative Seth Moulton, and Arizona Tech Council President and CEO Steven Zylstra the 2018 CompTIA Tech Champions. The CompTIA Tech Champion award is given out each year to recognize individuals who exemplify leadership in the technology sector and have championed policies that advance the country’s IT industry.


“Senator Gardner has quickly become a leader on tech policy in the Senate with his willingness to work across the aisle to develop bipartisan approaches to addressing the tech divide in rural communities, ensuring government serves its people in this modern age, and advancing innovative solutions to growing American tech talent,” said Elizabeth Hyman, CompTIA’s executive vice president of public advocacy. “His leadership on the CHANCE in Tech Act in the Senate demonstrates his commitment to experiential learning and embracing approaches that can help people build up their skills in technology and fill the jobs that are out there right now for the taking.”


“Representative Moulton was instrumental in the introduction of the CHANCE in Tech Act last year. His work with the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), with local technology companies and educators have given him first-hand knowledge of how hands-on learning can create a more skilled workforce,” said Hyman, “With more than 23,000 unfilled tech jobs in his home state, Moulton has been working tirelessly to find solutions to close the growing skills gap and boost innovation.”


“Under Steve’s leadership the Arizona Tech Council has made the Grand Canyon State a top destination in the country for technology companies and cutting-edge innovation,” noted Hyman. “His work pushing for R&D tax credits, increased workforce training and substantive tax cuts are just a few of the reasons tech companies are flocking to Arizona. CompTIA has worked with Steve for nearly a decade, and we are honored to present him with the Tech Champion Award.”


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About CompTIA Advocacy

Through its advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers. CompTIA gives eyes, ears and a voice to technology companies, informing them of policy developments – and providing the means to do something about it.