PHONE+ Announces Top 15 Channel Managers of 2010

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CHANNEL PARTNERS — PHONE+ magazine, a resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, named the Top 15 Channel Managers of 2010 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

These telecom professionals were nominated by master agents, subagents and independent agents and selected by a poll of PHONE+ readers and supporters, Aug. 17-26. More than 1,000 votes were received for 133 candidates. A tie for the 15th spot resulted in 16 winners in 2010.

The winners are Joe Bartosz, Nitel; Nickie Beckstead, Integra Telecom; Brian Bitler, Cbeyond; Brian Carney, Nitel; Steve Cawley, Integra Telecom; Mike Gottwalt, Telarus; Bob Harrison, Freedom Voice; Justin Marano, XO Communications; Vincent Mussumeci, 8x8.com; Jason Para, Nitel; Chris Shubert, Windstream Communications; Eric Soloman, PAETEC Communications; Donna Turner, AboveNet; Rob Vandell, Qwest; Steve Warren, Integra Telecom; and Jennifer Weinstein, ACC Business.

Winners will be profiled in the November issue of PHONE+.

“PHONE+ congratulates these channel managers and is pleased to recognize them," said Larry Lannon, group publisher for PHONE+. “Our readers know best who deserves this recognition, and we gladly applaud these representatives and the great job they do in supporting their indirect channel partners."

About PHONE+
PHONE+ is the country’s leading resource for communication distribution channels. For more than two decades, PHONE+ has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis, education and peer-to-peer networking to the indirect sales channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide cloud-based communications and computing services and associated CPE, applications and managed and professional services.

PHONE+ includes a monthly print publication, a Web resource, daily and weekly e-newsletters, webinars, e-books, directories and buyer’s guides. PHONE+ is available on Twitter and Facebook and it hosts the channel community at the Channel Partners Network on LinkedIn.

About the Channel Partners Conference & Expo
PHONE+  hosts the twice annual Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the industry’s only event exclusively for the channel. The fall conference is taking place this week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The spring conference is set for March 13-15, 2011, at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.channelpartnersconference.com.

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