Charles Eaton is CEO of the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the charitable arm of CompTIA, the IT industry association. Focused on inventing better on-ramps to IT careers, the foundation’s services help populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers.
Mr. Eaton joined CompTIA in June 2010 and has 20 years of non-profit management experience. Prior to joining CompTIA, he was responsible for fundraising, business development and marketing for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), a growing healthcare association focused on improving healthcare quality and patient safety. Before joining APIC, Mr. Eaton was vice president of member relations for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which organizes the largest tradeshow in North America, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Mr. Eaton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Duke University and has four kids, who have all been forced to love Duke basketball.