Board of Directors

Collectively, ITCC's experienced Board of Directors oversee all facets of the council's involvement in the IT certification industry and assure that every program and project supports ITCC's mission to enhance the collective value of certification for the industry, employer and test taker.

Click below to learn more about each member.

Kristin Wall Gibson Chair

Kristin Wall Gibson is IBM’s Certification Strategy Lead. She is responsible for developing IBM’s Solution Based Certifications and for helping set their Certification Program’s strategic direction. 

In 2005, Kristin joined the IBM Tivoli Certification Team. In 2009, she became the IBM Tivoli Certification Team Program Manager. As an integral part of the IBM Certification Read More...


Jedi Hammond

Jedi Hammond is the certification Product Manager and leads certification strategy for Dell Technologies he is responsible for customer and partner certification offers and helping to set the overall strategic direction under the Dell Technologies Proven Professional Certification program. The proven professional program is a large global program Read More...

John Sowles

John Sowles is the Exam Development and Psychometrics Manager at Ericsson, Inc., located in San Jose, California.  John is responsible for the development, quality and performance of over 45 exams that make up the Ericsson Technical Certification Program (ETCP) and has been instrumental in the implementation of new and innovative strategies and ways of working, such as, implementing Candidate and Proctor Read More...

Emily Hendershot
Executive Director

Emily Hendershot is the Executive Director of the IT Certification Council (ITCC). She is responsible for operations of the organization including headquarters team oversight, financial management, and acting as the liaison to the Board of Directions and Committee Chairmen in moving forward key ITCC projects and initiatives. Read More....

Steve Addicott
Membership Director

Steve Addicott is one of the founders of Caveon Test Security, and currently serves as Senior Vice President. He is an experienced technology professional and self-proclaimed test security evangelist. With 25 years of industry experience, Steve's career has focused on growing companies in the technology and measurement arenas. In addition to driving Caveon's growth, Steve is deeply involved in the delivery of  Read More...

Kristin Bernor Marketing Director

Kristin Bernor, as Questionmark's Marketing Manager, is passionate about the certification marketplace and helping program managers with their work to ensure that certification exams provide reliable and valid results that can be trusted to make informed and defensible business decisions. Kristin recognizes that for IT company certification exams, just as with their products, effective and efficient speed to market is vital. Read More...

Kate O’Connor
Securing Certification Director

Kate O’Connor is Caveon Test Security’s Sales Director for the Certification and Education markets. Kate has worked in the testing industry for over 20 years in varying capacities at ACT, Breakthrough Technologies, Innovative Exams, Promissor and Computer Adaptive Technologies. Read More...

Clyde Seepersad
Education Director

Clyde is responsible for the training and certification arms of The Linux Foundation. The goal of the team is to provide high quality training and skills development to the Linux community. Over the past decade Clyde has held senior leadership positions in the Education space, most recently as head of Operations at and before that as a senior executive of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a global Read More...

Joshua Hester
Director of Professional Training

Joshua has 20+ years of experience as a corporate trainer, coder, technical writer, and engaged student, and balances a broad perspective of the certification industry with a keen obsession for learning about the next Big Thing. Joshua is the Program Director for Kaplan IT Training, a leading provider of IT certification exam preparation. He is both a certified project manager and Read More...

Chuck Cooper
Member Emeritus

Chuck Joined IBM in 1969. He initially held roles in Program Development and Marketing of IBM's Database Inquiry systems and Document Publishing systems. Chuck helped IBM develop a new Business Partner channel of Web Integrators (regional system integrators), and then moved into his role of Program Director of IBM's Professional Certification programs. Chuck held the position until retiring in 2016. Chuck also Read More...

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