Terry Erdle

Chief Operating Officer

National Restaurant Association

As chief operating officer, Terry Erdle will help the Association set the table for new ways to grow. 
Erdle has more than 25 years of leadership experience in cyber security, online learning and trade associations. He most recently was executive vice president of business development for Knowledge Factor, where he substantially grew revenue by building innovative go-to-market strategies. 
Previously, Erdle led the certification and learning division of CompTIA, the largest global IT certification body. He was chairman of the Cybersecurity Credentialing Collaborative, where he led initiatives to advocate for vendor-neutral credentials in information security, privacy and related IT disciplines. 
Erdle has held senior executive positions at Sun Microsystems, IHS Group and Mattel Toys. In each of those roles, he established a track record for advancing service and training solutions, while developing and growing sustainable revenue streams. 

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