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Chuck Brooks '79 Named Chair of Association's New & Emerging Technologies Committee

Chuck Brooks '79 Named Chair of Association's New & Emerging Technologies Committee

April 20, 2017

Chuck Brooks, a 1979 DePauw University graduate who is vice president for government relations and marketing for Sutherland Global Services, has been named chairman of Computing Technology Industry Association's (CompTIA) New and Emerging Technologies Committee.  He served as vice chair last year.

CompTIA is the world's leading tech association and the committee Brooks will lead "addresses the impacts of big data and data analytics, cloud, mobility, artificial intelligence, supercomputing, digital government, smart cities, and the Internet of Things," according to an announcement. "Founded last year, it has a mission that brings together the brightest technological minds in the industry to help address the current and future emerging technology policy landscape. The committee is currently involved in advocating for legislation that focuses on smart cities and communities."

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Brooks served as vice president and client executive for Xerox for the Department of Homeland Security and was the first director of legislative affairs for the Science and Technologyectower dusk Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security. He also served six years as a defense and foreign adviser to the late Senator Arlen Specter and is currently adviser to the Technology Partner Network (TPM) of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He was named 2017 "Marketer of the Year" in the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

A political science major at DePauw, Brooks earned an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago and holds a certificate in international law from The Hague.