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Crowe Addresses Level 3 Partner Council

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Level 3 hosted in mid-June its second annual Business Partner Advisory Council (BPAC) meeting at the Level 3 campus in Broomfield, Colo.

Top Level 3 executives, including CEO Jim Crowe, spoke to the advisory council on the company’s vision and strategy, particularly around its enterprise services.

Crowe Keynote – Jim Crowe speaking to BPAC members

“Level 3 reinforced our commitment to the Business Partner Program and anticipate this to be a critical part of our growth strategy,” said Bill Steen, director of marketing and partner programs, for Level 3.

Four master agents and seven direct agents attended, including Jay Bradley, Intelisys; Jack Knocke, MicroCorp; Geoff Shepstone, TBI; Vince Bradley, WTG; Emmet Tydings, AB&T; Ron Dunworth, Advoda; Ian Kieninger, CDW; Chris Palermo, Global Communication Networks; Michael Murphy, New England Fiber; Steve Moody, Presidio; and Douglas Renner, Peak IP.

Council members attended sessions to identify ways Level 3 can strengthen its program. Areas discussed included automation, spiffs and incentives, and field support. Level 3 currently is evaluating the partner feedback, Steen said.

Along with business, the meeting included recreation. Level 3 hosted a golf outing followed by a partner dinner.

Vince Bradley, WTG, and Garrett Gee, Level 3, at the golf outing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDW’s Ian Kieninger and Level 3’s Craig Schlagbaum at the golf outing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Moody, Presidio, and David Busam, Level 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the second day, Level 3 hosted a dinner and E-Town radio taping concert at the Chautauqua Dining Hall and Auditorium located in Boulder, Colo.

The Level 3 BPAC dines at Chautauqua.
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