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Rick Bauer brings experience and insight as a technology executive and education professional to CompTIA. For the past 5 years, he served as Technology & Education Director for the 400-company, 7000-member Storage Networking Industry Association. He was responsible for the coordination of all technical initiatives of the association, including standards development, interoperability development and testing, and collaboration on trade shows and events worldwide. Rick managed SNIA’s successful Education offerings in tutorials, vendor-neutral storage networking training and certification, as well as SNIA’s successful hands-on labs program at Storage Networking World conferences. Rick also managed SNIA’s Technology Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is part of network of SNIA labs in Japan, China, and India. Rick was a catalyst for the Green Storage specification and US EPA Energy STAR™ collaboration with SNIA. Prior to his work at SNIA, Rick served as CIO for several organizations involved in education, data processing, digital imaging, and systems integration. Rick served as CIO for The Hill School, one of America’s leading educational institutions, named “the most wired school in America” by Yahoo’s Internet Life magazine in 2002. Rick created one of the first Microsoft certification programs for high school students at The Hill School, and managed the first high school in America where every student and teacher had a laptop computer. Rick was named one of the “Impact 30” luminaries in technology management & education by E-School News Magazine for 2000-2003. He also was responsible (as a non-partisan volunteer) for leading the technology and events management for the Bush-Cheney 2000 Inauguration & Transition Team in Washington, D.C. He also serves on several corporate and non-profit boards. Rick has master’s degrees in business and technology management from The Wharton School of Business and the Graduate School of Engineering at The University of Pennsylvania, and has additional advanced degrees from Harvard and The University of Florida. He has served as a professor and faculty member at several universities, lecturing in Computer Science and Management. Rick has written 4 books and numerous articles on a wide variety of subjects. Rick and his wife Mary, an award-winning special education teacher and consultant, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.