Todd Thibodeaux

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Todd Thibodeaux is the president and chief executive officer of CompTIA, the ICT industry trade association. He is responsible for leading strategy, development and growth efforts for the association.

Before joining CompTIA in July 2008, Thibodeaux spent more than 17 years with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), where he served in a wide range of roles culminating as its senior vice president of industry relations.

Thibodeaux is a life-long IT and tech enthusiast dating back to his very early years. The son of an electrical and mechanical engineer, Thibodeaux's love of technology continues to this day and he has infused CompTIA with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the industry the organization represents.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Bachelor of Science, economics, 1988) and George Mason University (Master’s degree in economics, 1997).

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Todd Thibodeaux and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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