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Seven Mitel Leaders Earn Recognition on CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel List

Recognized for channel advocacy and driving innovative channel growth

Mitel, a global leader in business communications, announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sue Anders, Stephanie Ford, Lana King, Kristi Lakich, Jennifer Orr, Kilynn Sommer and Donna Walter to its esteemed 2020 Women of the Channel list. Recognizing the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of a select group of women, this prestigious, annual list acknowledges channel leaders who are blazing a trail for future generations. These women are from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations.

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“As digital transformation accelerates and customers seek greater choice in moving to the cloud, Mitel’s partners can depend on these outstanding leaders to provide the solutions and tools they need to offer customers a seamless communications and collaboration experience.”

CRN® editorial team selects the honorees to celebrate a list of exceptional women acclaimed for their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel. This year, the Mitel team made its strongest showing yet with a record number of its channel leaders securing spots based on the following contributions:

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  • Sue Anders, Regional Vice President, Verticals East, SLED and Healthcare – Anders helped secure the Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing contract for the third consecutive term, giving more than 200 Mitel channel partners, who are authorized selling agents, a competitive advantage in public sector sales opportunities. She additionally created a selling agent program, which enables partners to successfully navigate government contracts.
  • Stephanie Ford, Regional Vice President, Vertical Sales – Ford teamed with Mitel’s partners to address their specific needs and the growing customer demand for options in cloud solutions, mobility support and application integrations. She continues to focus on strengthening communications and sharpening strategies with partners while evangelizing Mitel’s unique ability to offer partners and customers greater choice in their journey to cloud.
  • Lana King, Senior Director, Global Channel Strategy and Programs – King advanced Mitel’s channel business through the development of new processes and digital tools, which enable partners to more effectively manage their customers and Mitel business. King and her team also streamlined communication processes to drive partner awareness and enhanced Mitel’s Global Partner Program dashboard to aid partners in measuring their success.

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