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...


Jim Lucari

Jim Lucari leads certification development in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Global Field and Partner Enablement organization. He is responsible for sales and technical certification exam development and program operation, certification course development, certification architecture and framework, translations, HPE Press publications, and remote lab operations. 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...

Clarke Porter
Badging Co-Director

Clarke is currently responsible for the pan-Pearson badging initiative, Acclaim ™. Acclaim’s intent is to create an ecosystem of millions of learners by issuing them digital credentials with their verified skills. Like many of the other initiatives in Clarke’s career, Acclaim will deploy modern technology to streamline otherwise cumbersome processes and introduce the immediacy expected by today’s learners and professionals. 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...

Rory McCorkle
Securing Certification Director

Rory is the Vice President of Certification Services for PSI. He helps certification clients meet their goals through the suite of services offered by PSI, while leading a team of business development, account management, and consulting professionals. During his career, Rory has worked with over 125 associations and IT credentialing organizations, including well-known licensure programs and globally. 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
Certification Roadmap Director

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...

Andrea Roth
Association Manager

Andrea Roth is the Association Manager 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...

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