Randi Parker comes to Creating IT Futures from CompTIA’s advocacy team. In that role, she focused on cybersecurity policy as well as workforce development issues including IT and cybersecurity job training and certification, and immigration reform. Prior to joining CompTIA, Parker served as director of counsel of federal government relations for TechAmerica, before it was acquired by CompTIA. In this role, Parker was responsible for issues related to cybersecurity, immigration, smart grid and STEM education. She managed various association committees while actively lobbying on Capitol Hill. Parker began her career in Washington as legislative counsel to Congressman John Shadegg (R-AZ). She was the Congressman's lead staffer on the Energy & Commerce Committee's Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommittee, as well as the office attorney. Parker graduated cum laude from American University and holds a law degree from New York Law School.