Wade and Singh Honored for CompTIA AITP Service

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At the All Member Meeting held December 18, 2018, CompTIA AITP honored two leaders for their service to the association. Raja Singh and Julian Wade have both played an important role in leading CompTIA AITP into the future. Both have given their time and expertise to further the association's mission, helping to build a community that supports IT pros as they start and grow in their careers.

Raja K Singh: Service Award
Raja-SinghAs CompTIA AITP executive council chair since 2016, Raja Singh was instrumental in the CompTIA and AITP merger, helping to guide members and volunteers through the transition to CompTIA AITP. Prior to his role as chair, he served in numerous leadership capacities, including president of the CompTIA AITP Houston Chapter and as a member of the CompTIA Board of Directors.

An accomplished technologist, Raja brings 20 years of technology expertise in voice, data, and complex network architectures. As a solutions specialist, IoT and smart cities, at Cisco, Raja has been at the forefront of market adoption of IoT and has firsthand experience in intelligent and connected facilities, connected manufacturing/distribution and smart cities. The culmination of this experience and expertise helps Raja deliver a technology solution to his clients that solves business issues and delivers immediate and positive returns.

We thank Raja for his service as executive council chair and look forward to his continued work with CompTIA AITP. 

Julian Wade: Lifetime of Service Award

jwade headshotFrom 2016-2018, Julian Wade served as the chair emeritus on the CompTIA AITP Executive Council. As the last official president of the AITP Board of Directors, he was instrumental in negotiating and joining these two organizations and has worked tirelessly to shepherd CompTIA AITP into the future.

As an active member of the Atlanta Chapter since 1981, Julian been involved in the IT field for more than 40 years and has served on the Chapter Board of Directors since 1988, including serving as Chapter President in 1991.

In 2012, Julian retired from Georgia Piedmont Technical College after a 43-year career. During the course of his tenure, Julian taught for 15 years and served in several other capacities, including chair of the CIS department. Julian moved to the dean's office in 1989, where he began as dean of evening programs and also served as dean of other disciplines at the college before retiring in 2012 as dean of academic operations. 

In his spare time, Julian also serves on the board of the Families of Children Under Stress Foundation. He volunteers regularly at his church and is an avid lover of music and drama.

To further honor Julian and his dedication to the CompTIA AITP, future service award winners will be recognized with the CompTIA Pro Julian P. Wade Distinguished Service Award.

Congratulations to Julian and Raja for their commitment to CompTIA AITP!