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Tech Data's Heather Murray Named Vice Chair of CompTIA's Mobility Community

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), one of the world's largest distributors of IT products and services, today announced that Heather Murray, director of Sales and Marketing, TDMobility has been named the vice chair of mobility for the 2013 leadership roster for CompTIA's member communities. In this role, Murray will consult on best practices, education, research and other initiatives to advance industry growth within mobility.

In her role at Tech Data, Murray leads the Company's mobility strategy and is responsible for the development and delivery of complete end-to-end mobility solutions, including hardware, software, activation, and managed services, as well as the recruitment of new vendor partners to TDMobility. Murray joined Tech Data in 1998 as a Marketing Account Executive and has progressed through various positions of leadership in product marketing, with responsibility for industry leaders such as Microsoft, Intel, and Hewlett Packard.

"Heather is a valued member of the TDMobility team and has been a leader in the mobility community," said Joe Quaglia, senior vice president, U.S. Marketing and president, TDMobility. "She is an industry expert with broad knowledge of the mobile market and a deep understanding of mobile technology, enabling her to act on behalf of our solution providers. Heather demonstrates leadership within TDMobility, and we look forward to her continued success in this role."

CompTIA's 10 member communities bring together thought leaders from across the IT industry to collaborate and consult on best practices, education, research and other initiatives to advance industry growth. Several of the communities address fast-growing areas of the technology industry, such as cloud computing, IT security, managed services, managed print services, mobility and unified communications. Other communities serve geographic-specific markets, including the U.K. channel and the IT services and support markets in Canada and the United States.

"I am honored CompTIA has entrusted me to serve as vice chair of the mobility community," said Heather Murray, director, Sales and Marketing, TDMobility at Tech Data. "In this capacity, I look forward to bringing awareness to the critical issues affecting the IT community pertaining to mobility solutions."

"The important and inspired work Heather will be performing for mobility will greatly benefit the entire IT industry and the customers we serve at CompTIA," said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. "The continued insight Heather will provide will enhance and help shape advocacy efforts and policy stances on critical issues and legislation affecting the IT industry."

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized authority for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. Visit http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx, http://www.facebook.com/CompTIA and http://twitter.com/comptia.

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