The Akron-Canton Chapter of CompTIA/AITP is an IT Professional Association focusing on Education, Networking and Leadership Building for its members and friends. We are technology agnostic and believe in delivering a variety of cutting edge technical content at our events. We meet throughout the year at the Bit Factory in the BounceHub building in Akron.
Members receive a host of benefits through CompTIA including online technical training from Lynda.com, TechTalent resume booster and career search tools, and discounts on CompTIA certifications. Join today at https://www.aitp.org/join-now/
In November, 1952 the first organizational meeting was held for what was to become the Akron Chapter of the National Machine Accountants Association (NMAA). The meeting was held in the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company office of Art Wernecke, and was also attended by F. Maguire, Russ Klippert, George Plazak, R. Young, and Jack Klingle.
The first official meeting of the newly formed organization was held at the Women’s Club of Akron on February 24, 1953 with 46 members and 15 guests in attendance. The NMAA – Akron Chapter received its charter in July 1953, and by October of that year had grown to 58 members employed by 25 companies in 8 cities in the greater Akron area.
As time marched on, and the nature, scope and importance of automation continued to grow in the workplace the NMAA evolved as well. In June 1962, the NMAA was renamed the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA), and in 1996 the name changed again to the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).
In 2017, we merged with Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) to become CompTIA AITP.
Today, the Akron Chapter of CompTIA AITP is still active in the greater Akron area, and as committed as ever to its mission of providing leadership and education for the information technology community.
Craig Purnell, President
<Open>, Vice President
Jackie Roth, Treasurer
James Glasgow, Chapter Liaison
Kelly Donham-Harris, Student Coordinator
Carlton Ramsey, Past President
Craig Purnell, 2016-2019
Roland Biggerstaff, 2018
James Glasgow, 2017-2020
Carlton Ramsey, 2018-2021
Brad Nellis, 2018-2021
James Glasgow, Audit
Barbara Shaver, Bylaws
Robert Logan & Brad Nellis, Programs & Publicity