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Windstream Names 2014 Elite Channel Partners

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Windstream on Thursday named its elite channel partners for 2014.

John Leach, executive vice president of enterprise sales for Windstream, said the company’s indirect program grew almost 14 percent in the past year.

“Our channel partners play a key role in helping us reach more businesses across the nation, and it is through these strong partnerships that we are able to provide even greater access to our communications portfolio,” he said in a prepared statement.

To that end, here’s the rundown of Windstream’s 2014 Elite Channel Partners:

  • ABS Telecom–Dallas, Texas
  • Association Resource Group–Washington, D.C.
  • Avant Communications–Chicago, Ill.
  • Business Communications Management, Inc.–New York, N.Y.
  • Carousel Industries of North America–Exeter, R.I.
  • City Communications Integrated–Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Clarus Communications, LLC–St. Louis, Mo.
  • Expert Technology Associates LLC–Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Intelisys Communications Inc.–Petaluma, Calif.
  • J.I.L. Communications–Louisville, Ken.
  • JP Colocation Express, Inc.–Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • MicroCorp Inc.–Atlanta, Ga.
  • Netstar Communications–Seattle, Wash.
  • PlanetOne Communications–Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Sandler Partners–Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Simplify–Dallas, Texas
  • Solutions Possible LLC–Daytona, Fla.
  • TCG–Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • TD Communications–Long Island, N.Y.
  • Telarus–Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Telecom Brokers–Santa Ana, Calif.
  • Total Choice Communications–Atlanta, Ga.
  • Total Communications–Hartford, Conn.
  • Worldnet Solutions, Inc.–St. Louis, Mo.
  • X4 Communications–Chicago, Ill.

The news comes the same week that Windstream named Jason Dishon as its new channel chief. Leach and Jeff Howe remain in charge of their respective territories while Dishon takes on responsibility for the overall program. Windstream made the announcement during an exclusive video interview with Channel Partners at the Spring 2015 Channel Partners Conference & Expo that just wrapped in Las Vegas.


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