Penny Thurnau was selected as one of 2018's Women of the Channel by CRN

Penny has played a vital role in our MDU solution gaining traction amongst agents. Her commitment to the channel has paid off in a variety of ways for the company.

Penny Thurnau of Powernet Recognized as One of CRN's 2018 Women of the Channel

Date: May 14th, 2018
Author: Powernet
Tags: Telecommunications, Powernet, technology, Agent, Award

CINCINNATI, OH - May 17, 2018 – Powernet, enabling you to connect, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Penny Thurnau, director of network & carrier services to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The 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 based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.


Penny's growth within Powernet over the past 18 years has led her to become one of the most recognizable faces of the company's channel presence. Her work has drawn a growing number of agents to Powernet's channel program, one of which became a top channel contributor. Penny is currently spearheading the company's MDU initiative in all sales channels and is working to bring an expanding variety of product bundling options to agents.


“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships," said Bob Skelley CEO of The Channel Company. ”CRN's 2018 Women of the channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements--exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth--as well ass advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives."


"The team here at Powernet would like to congratulate Penny and all the women honored on this year's CRN Women of the Channel list," said Alli Stevens, CEO of Powernet. "Penny has played an instrumental role in developing and implementing our MDU solution for our agents. Her commitment to the channel and versatility continue to help our agents, as well as the company, grow. Penny is undoubtedly deserving of this recognition."


The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at


About Powernet


Powernet enables businesses to connect with audiences in the office and across the world through wireless networking, Wi-Fi, voice, data, IT managed services, in addition to domestic and international carrier services. As a Woman-Owned business with more than 24 years of telecom experience and expert sales and support teams, we provide our partners and clients the unparalleled service and innovative technology they need to achieve their business goals.

Powernet and "Enabling you to connect" are registered trademarks of PNG Telecommunications, Inc.
About the Channel Company
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.
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