Cincinnati, OH, May 16, 2016 – Powernet, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Penny Thurnau, Director Network & Carrier Services to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. The women executives 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 is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.
CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
Penny continues to build relationships with agents that are selling Powernet’s newest products and services successfully. In addition she has a great working relationship with the Marketing and Sales team creating strategies to communicate effectively with our targeted audience. Her efforts have lead to building strong partnerships within the Channel and for our company.
“These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry—growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements.” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem.”
“We are so proud of Penny and want to congratulate all recipients of the CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel list. For the past 16 years she’s been an integral part of our company’s growth within the Channel and telecom industry.” said Alli Stevens, CEO. “ Penny is dedicated, driven and a great role model for others within our company. Being honored with this award is a testimate to her hard-work.”
The 2016 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at
Powernet enables businesses to connect with audiences in the office and across the world through wireless networking, voice, data and call center solutions, in additional to domestic and international carrier services. As a Woman-Owned business with more than 24 years of telecom experience, we provide our partners and clients the unparalleled service and innovative technology they need to achieve their business goals.
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The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com