MONROE, La., May 19, 2017 /CNW/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named three CenturyLink Alliances professionals to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. The professionals who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem.
Each woman is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. CenturyLink honorees include:
- Tina Smith, global director, CenturyLink Alliances marketing – named as 2017 CRN Women of the Channel and Power 100 honoree.
- April Miller, senior director, CenturyLink Software Alliances, and Janine Soika, senior business development manager, CenturyLink Channel Alliances – named as 2017 CRN Women of the Channel honorees.
"These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel's network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success."
CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. CRN's Power 100, a Women of the Channel subset, is based on exemplary record of success and level of influence in the channel.
"We are proud to have Tina, April and Janine recognized by CRN as Women of the Channel honorees, and congratulate them for their achievement," said Bill Corbin, senior vice president, Alliances and Strategic Partnerships for CenturyLink. "As a strategic part of CenturyLink's business organization, we applaud organizations like CRN that bring to light the opportunities the channel has to continue to support women in business and technology."
The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.
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