As executive vice president of events and education, Kelly Ricker is responsible for setting the association's IT education and event strategies and serves as Corporate Secretary. She oversees the departments responsible for managing and marketing CompTIA performance certifications and training content, creating and delivering member education, and producing live events and meetings.
Before joining CompTIA, Ricker served as vice president of conferences for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), where she was responsible for the CTA/CES conferences department that produced the CES keynotes and educational sessions, programs for CTA non-member communities, industry conferences, and special events. CES is the world's largest global technology tradeshow.
Ricker is an active volunteer and currently serves on the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she majored in Public Relations.